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  1. Murcielago & GT86

    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. Bit of advice cleaning my car?

    Detailing Shed
    Just a bit of advice wanted really.. Im a clean freak and I love cleaning my car even when its only a small bit dirty... So I'm going to list how I would usually do it myself and hope u can point me into what I can improve products wise etc.. I usually wash the car with a power washer, and...
  3. OCD-ni detail of BMW 6 Series

    Cleaning & Detailing
    Thread over on Detailingworld about OCD detail: http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=293671
  4. 535d in for a 1-day detail

    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. Porsche Boxter & Jaguar XK CQuartz Details

    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...
  6. 2 New Polishes coming in

    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...
  7. X5 Detail

    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...
  8. 5 Series Paint Correction

    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...
  9. Slight Change of Business Hours

    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...
  10. Dr Leather Cleaner Introductory Offer

    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...
  11. Professional Leather Preservation

    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...
  12. Bentley Continental GTO Detail

    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...
  13. New Elite Option 4 - Surface Tech Winter Detail

    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...
  14. Bart's E30 M3

    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...
  15. My Mobile Detail Service

    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...
  16. 330i CQuartz Detail

    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...
  17. Impreza STI in CQuartz

    Spirit Detailing
    Just a quick write up. Fingers are fecked after polishing steel rims for a few hours this morning!! :p Had this STI in from the South East last week. It was fairly swirled and scratchy so needed the full Spirit TLC treatment. The pix will do most of the talking, but just in case it did get...
  18. E90 330D M Sport CQuartz Detail

    Spirit Detailing
    This E90 330D M Sport is a cool car. I have a very slight preference for a 335D but this particular 330D is very alluring in this dense metallic Graphite colour and carbon fibre trim. An ideal car for CQuartz coating - but in need of a good prepping and polishing first! Here's how it arrived...
  19. 330D 1-Day Intensive Detail

    Spirit Detailing
    Guys, A good way to keep a car looking new is with an intensive 1-day detail. This 330D came in for a good all-over Detail. Since its a bespoke service, tailored to the owners needs, the owner requested that I focus more on the exterior polishing than on the interior. However, I'm always up for...
  20. Thinking of starting Detailing services based in Cork any interest.

    Cleaning & Detailing
    Starting Detailing services based in Cork any interest. Firstly Sorry to Mods if this is in the wrong section, Please feel free to move. I've been detailing my own Coupe and other cars for a while now and have come to realise that there is a gap in the market for detailing services in Cork...
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