Gave the cars some love today seeing as I had that rarest of things in my life, a Sunday off.
BMW was probably clean after just the Snowfoam but I gave it a hand wash as well, followed by some tyre shine. It got a proper wheel wash this time as well which it was crying out for. Polar Seal is still beading nicely after a couple of weeks use in the winter grime.
Then there was the Celica…
First up was a full (diluted) G101 bath from a trigger spray bottle. Not sure why I didn’t use one of my new pump spray bottles there tbh.
Then I broke out my new Farecla clay mitt to have another go at removing the bonded on paint primer and other junk.
The before, all manner of nastiness.
The mitt was an absolute revelation. 15 mins solid on half the rear wing with clay didn’t even get it half way ready for polishing. 5 mins total with the mitt took care of the whole bonnet.
Then I gave it a go with Meguiars Ultimate Compound and my new DAS-6, my first time properly using the machine polisher beyond half the rear wing.
Bonnet was a good choice to start with, barely a flat section on it! Made a few rookie errors despite all the YouTube videos I’ve watched over the last week telling me not to; too much product, too much pressure stalling the polisher, lifting it off the panel before it’s done spinning etc.
Anyways, absolutely made up with the results:
The best illustration of how much improvement there is in the finish, is this comparison of the reflection on the untreated roof vs the polished bonnet: