Car ceramics, Caramics, oh I get it.
Was meant to be fitting my summer wheels to the car this weekend but:
- It was snowing
- The roads are still being regularly salted
- My cars going in for EGR check at the end of the week so could be gone anywhere from 1 day to 3 months and that’s a long time of someone else being in charge of not kerbing my wheels
So instead, I jumped in to Halfords and grabbed one of Auto Finesse’s Caramics kits to have a play with.
Piece of cake to use, pleased with the results. Now just need to wait ??? weeks to get them on the car and see how the coating stands up to real world use.
Video of how to apply if anyone is interested, mostly because I didn’t find out that was any real use on YouTube when I went looking
Not going to lie, an inordinate amount of planning went in to this picture!
Lovely frosty Sunday morning in Edinburgh before heading up to Knockhill Racing Circuit to help promote some of the SMRC race series…
Tuesday morning, in the driveway, some lovely frost beads just before the snow started…
Decided to have a go at giving the car a touchless wash using just Snowfoam, no separate wash.
3 weeks since it’s last wash but the roads here actually haven’t been too filthy.
Also proof that the wing vents must do something on the 4 series, even if it is just accumulate road grime and salt crystals!
Used a bit of G101 diluted 5:1 in water to help out with the wheels. Rest of the car was just foamed, AutoBrite Magifoam diluted 4:1.
Video of the whole shebang:
Mid wash pics:
Let it dwell for about 7 minutes whilst I grabbed a coffee, then rinsed it off (and missed a bit on the rear bumper
Didn’t foresee quite how many miles I would be covering over the Christmas break so ended up hitting 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 on the 30th not the 31st. Epic fail.
Anyways, eight days of mucky and wet road use now since it got its mini valet before Christmas and I’m impressed with the level of beading the application of Quik Detailer is giving on the paint work.
I’ve heard of a new hydrophobic product for this off a YouTube channel I follow so hopefully doing to get my hands on some of that soon.