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  • The Great Red Hope

    Ok where to start and i must admit to not looking forward to doing this 1 as was Graeme, both wanted to have a go at a solid Red but maybe a VXR8 wasnt a good start...........

    Only had the Car for a day, about 11 Hours total so 22 overall with the 2 of us doing different bits and bobs as usual. Oh sorry if you listen to anybody else its Graeme that does all the work and i just sit and watch, make a good Foreman me

    The idea was not really correction (car is a 59 plate so shouldnt be to bad ) but protection, but we couldnt pass an opertunity to have a go with my new Spin Doctor.

    Car was:

    Wheels off and fully cleaned and polished with a a coat of FK 1000P
    Arches and engine bay APCed, agitated then Bareboned under arches.
    Citrus snowed
    Rotary polished with 3m ultra fina polish and 3m high gloss polish pad.
    Chemical guys New look Trim Gel used
    LSP/Wax was HD Auto glym just because it looks the nuts on Red.

    Inside was Auto glymed interior shampoo and then Autosmart Finish that dont smell of vanilla.
    Glass done inside and out with Autoglym Glass.

    Before shots











































































    Arches Before











    After



    Before Wheels











    During






    After











    Silly Honeycomb bumper agitated and it also liked to collect lots of water







    Engine After







    50/50 Snow



    Snowed



    Dirt







    Free plug thanks to Juciy Jen



    Wash Bucket



    Rinse Bucket



    Boot shut growth and APCed and agitated



















    Car didnt really need claying but was done just as a rule before polish



    After wheels back on had a bit of a squeky bum moment when the car turned into a Rally Car and needed driven round the block to settle the shocks







    Pre polish Pics



















    Water marks ?



    New Detailing Product

    Last edited by Ralphvxr; 5 September 2010, 11:30 AM.

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    All in all was very very happy with results.



    I think i want a VXR8

    I couldnt find fault with it having seen 1 up close for 11 Hours.

    I have been in Badboyburt's 8 but this was different and i really enjoyed it, watch this space

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    • #3
      Nice work Ralph, and like the ecoFlex badges on the rear lol and why is it different to mine lol you where only in mine for 2 minutes lmao
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      V8, not for everyone but 10/10 for your effort.

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      • #4
        I meant different experience.

        To work on it as oposed to being taken out in it

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ralphvxr View Post
          I meant different experience.

          To work on it as oposed to being taken out in it
          got ya lol ye must admit i love cleaning mine but its much bigger than an astra lol
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          • #6
            Your have to get it cleaned properly soon

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            • #7
              Before you start saving for a VXR8, I really think you need to get a new camera. If it wasn't for the far 'A' pillar, I would have sworn that you'd been taking pictures of Graeme's car.

              Originally posted by Ralphvxr View Post




              As you can see here, the car is red in shade and sunlight.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ralphvxr View Post
                Your have to get it cleaned properly soon

                your welcome over anytime mate lol
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by badboyburt View Post
                  Nice work Ralph, and like the ecoFlex badges on the rear lol and why is it different to mine lol you where only in mine for 2 minutes lmao
                  Different to yours, as it's the superior LS3.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by badboyburt View Post
                    your welcome over anytime mate lol
                    Nah your have to bring it to me and leave it a day or 2 and i hope you got deep pockets

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ARAF View Post
                      Before you start saving for a VXR8, I really think you need to get a new camera. If it wasn't for the far 'A' pillar, I would have sworn that you'd been taking pictures of Graeme's car.




                      As you can see here, the car is red in shade and sunlight.



                      Didnt notice that, was flash i think

                      Sorry i will get him to not bring the asbo next time

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ARAF View Post
                        Different to yours, as it's the superior LS3.
                        Lmao not that superior really is it lol

                        Originally posted by Ralphvxr View Post
                        Nah your have to bring it to me and leave it a day or 2 and i hope you got deep pockets
                        I might not have to bring it over to you, we have a little surprise coming soon
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                        • #13
                          Your Preggers

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                          • #14
                            nice work, i love that engine bay, and the ecoflex badge

                            Corsa VXR now sold

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ralphvxr View Post
                              Your Preggers

                              lmfao thats not it mate lol, Ill tell you soon
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