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  1. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys. Hope everyone is keeping well. Here's a couple of cars I had in last week that had very colour-rich paintwork and came up very nice after a detail. First in was a Lamborghini Murcielago. A beautiful Pearl Yellow colour, but looking rather grimey after a long road trip. The car is in...
  2. Spirit Detailing
    There's been a lot of cars over the threshold at my place recently with pretty bad damage caused by people who don't know how to use a machine polisher but still charge for the service. Here are two cars that came in one after the other last week for paint rectification. BMW 520D 2011...
  3. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys, How is everyone on BMW-Driver.net? Just thought I would stick my head in and say hi. Its been a long while. :) I know loads of members and non-members have been in with me over the summer for paint corrections and detailing work (and I promised to get back on the forum) but if...
  4. Spirit Detailing
    Had John's lovely 535d in for a special once-over last week. Lovely car and the only real issues were the drivers seat which had a build-up of heavy grime in the grain, and then the paint which needed a good polishing. I gave it a single-stage polishing with my orbital rotary to get rid of the...
  5. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys, Iron X just received three Awards from the Detailing World community. BEST GENERAL DETAILING PRODUCT http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=241040 BEST WHEELS & TYRES PRODUCT http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=241039 BEST INNOVATION PRODUCT...
  6. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys, you get two write-ups for the price of one here! The paint on these cars were polar opposites, the Porsche having nice hard German paint and the Jaguar having challenging Land Rover paint! I didn't get too many in-process photos, so this will short and sweet! Starting with the...
  7. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys, I just want to gauge interest in these as I am ordering in a batch of stuff next week. Manufacturers info is in italics below. First - For those of you with scratchy windscreens, hazed plexiglass and dull headlights: I had a chance to try this out while it was in development and...
  8. Spirit Detailing
    If you were ever wondering how long it takes to do a complete interior detail of a 7-seat (leather) X5, well try 9 hours! Here's the beast. The family who own this X5 have given me a couple of their other cars for complete interior and exterior details but they saved the best for last with...
  9. Spirit Detailing
    I had Sean's 520i in for a paint correction in the past few days. I was hoping to do a good photo-thread of the detail but on day 1, I had my camera but left the memory card at home! D'Oh! :rolleyes: So the first bunch of photos are just taken with my (old) phone!! So, I collected the car at...
  10. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys, Over the Winter, I am doing a slight change to my business hours. I will be open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.15 to 5.45. Although on Saturday, if its a quiet day I might leave at 5. :rolleyes: The reason for this is that a lot of people have been calling about collecting...
  11. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys, I had a long talk today with Darryl Cassingham of Dr Leather in the UK about getting some of his product over to my workshop and also yapping about the general direction of automotive leather, cleaners and the best care of them. This is a very advanced leather cleaner and is better...
  12. Spirit Detailing
    A full day spent on a set of leather! But it needed proper professional attention. Here's a few photos and the process went like this: 1. Overnight Surface Prep to loosen grime, body oils, stains and surface dirt. 2. Surface deep cleaning 3. Rinse 4. Acidity Regulator 5. Rinse 6 Surface...
  13. Spirit Detailing
    I planned in advance to do a photo-log of this detail but I didn't realise it was going to be such a difficult paint correction. Here's how the Bentley arrived. It was a tumult of swirls and a heady haze of holograms. No time to waste, so straight in with the prepping. I started off...
  14. Spirit Detailing
    Its time to prepare your car for winter. How do I know? Well, as I write this, I'm sipping a hot whiskey in front of the fire after prepping a car in the rain yesterday! (I know - Any excuse!!:p) But seriously, winter poses many hazards to a vehicle. Extreme temperatures, salt and grit and...
  15. Cleaning & Detailing
    If you're interested in keeping your car clean, and spend any time on detailing forums - you will already know what Nano Technology is. The Car Care industry is coming up with and perfecting such a wide range of new technologies, there's no better time to be a car care enthusiast. It's pretty...
  16. Spirit Detailing
    I put this in Bart's thread over in the showroom, but just sticking it here for reference as well... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bart's E30 M3 was one of the tougher paint corrections that I have had for a number of reasons. The curves, contours...
  17. Spirit Detailing
    Guys, I got a good few emails about my mobile detail and paint correction service since the E30 & Z4 thread. Just to clarify what to expect from a single-day paint correction: Example A. If your car is a few years old and is pretty hazed over with deep scratches, then a single-day's detailing...
  18. Spirit Detailing
    Here's one that turned out to be a lot tougher than I anticipated... and just to boot, the photos I took were at the wrong setting, so this is a short write-up for the amount of work! LOL:o It was raining when I got the car back to the workshop, so I began with the engine detail. Trigger-spray...
  19. Spirit Detailing
    A nice return visit to work on a few more nice cars from a very cool collection. :cool: The first car had a few problems and I was a little concerned when I saw it....:eek: A ceiling panel - basically a big piece of plywood - had come loose and dropped on the side of the car causing some...
  20. Spirit Detailing
    Hi guys, Quick one for ye, because I've been really busy the past few weeks. I've been getting a heap of BMW in and loads more booked. Next week is Jap week though... STI, RX8 and Skyline in for Paint correction and CQuartz details. This 320D came in a few weeks ago for a paint correction &...
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