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    Matt,can I book mine in with you!
    Insignia 16 T Elite,Royal Blue non Nav.Elite Spec:
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    Snow foam - used as a spray (no foamer), activated with water left for 15 minutes, seemed to work as described, Need foamer to test properly.

    Car wash - Mix 260 - 1 , works really well with warm water, didn't leave many water marks after rinsing.

    Micro fibres - nothing special in regards to drying. Was hard work actually, but used to old car that dried with one wipe.

    Wheel cleaner - wow no smell, no colour change and don't need much. Wet wheels, spray on, leave 1 minute, brush in well, rinse. Only did them quick and not a very good wheel brush (to big), still managed to get a lot of ingrained crap from inside the rims.

    Quick detail spray - used this as did not dry car perfectly. Spray on, wipe, change cloth buff off, even at 20:30 still buffed without much effort, just don't leave to dry to long or it needs another wipe with product to allow buffing.

    Reckon il get about 10 snow foams from the 800ml bottle, 4/5 wheel cleans from the 250ml bottle, quick detail spray used next to none to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howy View Post
    Matt,can I book mine in with you!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO already in bother from OH for spending over 2 hours washing mine
    MATTG - 2016 - 2.0 ELITE 170
    Usual Elite specification;Dancing lights, up/down windows, sliding seats, on board atlas, slippery seats, musical bumpers, storm detectors, tubeless radio, female knight rider communication system, all seeing windscreen, cherry air freshener, auto moaning passengers, learner driver.

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    Started on the paint correction today, more a trial than anything else, see how products are, what i need to do etc.

    Pure Definition Waterless Wash - Decided to just do one part at a time, car wasn't bad so used this to wipe each section down first. Not usually a fan of this stuff in general, it did ok, didn't scratch easy on and off. To be fair il save it for inside doors etc, also used it after claying to wipe down.

    Pure Definition Clay Bar used with the quick detail as a lube - First time i have clayed a car, have to say the sections i did, it was quite easy, feels so much better and clay still in good condition. Granted the parts i did are going to be the easiest id imagine.
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    Think i did it right.

    Paint correction next - Various grades in kit, i tried the medium to fine compound, ok on swirls but hard work by hand, so went for the heavy to medium compound by hand, this not as hard work by hand and after two passes removed most of light scratches. Suspect both would be good using a machine. Both easy to buff off when finished.

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    Next was a 3 in 1 type thing that tries to level the imperfections out, fill light scratches and swirls etc, good for if don't want to compound.
    Easy on easy off.

    Next was a pre wax cleanser - meant to prepare the surface to help bond waxes and sealants.
    Easy on easy off.

    Next was the sealant - Supposed to protect the paint surface for up to 10 months.
    Easy on, its a very thin liquid. Leave to dry for 20 minutes then buff off, very easy.

    Next was the liquid wax. Easy on, leave for 30 minutes then buff off. Very easy in fact just brush microfibre over and its gone.
    I am not sure about this, its not a deep shine, but started to rain as finishing the buffing typical.
    Photos don't do it justice to be honest, no swirls, all light scratches gone, most medium gone, heavy scratches look so much better.

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    Only did back bumper and back hatch, gonna take ages by hand
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    Managed to get the roof done, not perfect, it needs a machine polish and there is some top coat damage. Think someone used a hard brush to wash the roof, straight lines right across. Happy for now considering how it was.

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    MATTG - 2016 - 2.0 ELITE 170
    Usual Elite specification;Dancing lights, up/down windows, sliding seats, on board atlas, slippery seats, musical bumpers, storm detectors, tubeless radio, female knight rider communication system, all seeing windscreen, cherry air freshener, auto moaning passengers, learner driver.

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    It'll come better and you will get how you want it
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    Ok used the leather care products today, then the cockpit detail spray and glass cleaner again.

    Leather cleaner, well smells like cheap washing up liquid, foams like cheap washing up liquid, feels like cheap washing up liquid but......
    Spray on, leave a minute, rub in with pad or microfibre then wipe off with a damp microfibre. Pad turned from bright yellow to dark brown, after seat had dried i reapplied and new pad stayed yellow, so assuming it cleaned seats really well. This was the drivers seat, in which i do sit with my work trousers on. The rest of the seats cleaned the same, but were not to bad to be honest.
    The leather balm, looks like hand cream, smells like hand cream, feels ....... Rub it into leather, leave for a minute and wipe off with a microfibre. Yeah well not that easy, the product does not dry, it gets into the stitching, all the seams and creases etc, and is a right barstad to get off. But once off seats look refreshed, smell nice, feel nice etc. Could really feel how much softer to the touch they were.

    Cockpit detail spray - what a delight, spray or wipe on, removes all dust, muck etc, change microfibre and buffs of nice and easy. Works on dash, chrome, leather trim, plastic in fact everything i tried it on it cleaned and shone. Smell was terrific, that just cleaned new car smell if you know what i mean. Nothing smeared, not anywhere.

    Glass creame - again as i have said, i hate doing glass, this is so easy. Wipe on like a polish / wax, buff off with microfibre. No streaks or smears. And easy to do because you can see the product dry on glass.

    Never used leather products before so have nothing to compare against. But cleaner seemed to work as did the balm, but wasn't easy work.

    Cockpit detail spray, best i have used in ages, very easy with the results i like. Don't like high gloss finish, just like it clean and matt. This stuff works for me and this car, so i will buy more of this.

    Glass creame, again works for me and this car so will buy again.

    Leather care - Looks ok to me, it was only 14 for both products, have enough cleaner to do all seats one more time, and enough balm for maybe two more times. How often will leather seats need cleaning i don't know, so may well try other products.
    MATTG - 2016 - 2.0 ELITE 170
    Usual Elite specification;Dancing lights, up/down windows, sliding seats, on board atlas, slippery seats, musical bumpers, storm detectors, tubeless radio, female knight rider communication system, all seeing windscreen, cherry air freshener, auto moaning passengers, learner driver.

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