View Full Version : Polished & Waxed the GP

9th October 2008, 01:47 PM
Sorry I have no before pics,
On sunday about 4 in the afternoon I started to do the GP. Total time was about 20 hours start to finish (spread over sunday, monday,tuesday) as the sun was out again today (well for a wee while anyway) I managed to get some outdoor pics.
Products used...
>pressure wash
>snow foam (Super Snow Foam )
>wheels washed (Meguiars Wheel Brightner)
>pressure wash
>black trim & tyres cleaned (Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner)
>washed with 2BM (Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo)
>car was then dried (Sonus Der Wunder Drying Towel)
>quick spay clean (Meguiars Last Touch)
>taped up black trim ready for polishing
>G220 used with Sonus SFX-3 Final Finish & Wax Pad & Sonus SFX-3 Final Finish Polish
>glaze was next (Meguiars #7 Show Car Glaze)
>first coat of wax (Dodo Juice - Supernatural)
>tyres dressed (Meguiars High Gloss Tyre gel)
>black trim done (black wow)
>quick spay clean (Meguiars Last Touch)
>second coat of wax (Dodo Juice - Supernatural)
Also hoover and cleaned inside....
Outdoor pics





A couple of reflection shots..

I liked this one.. 2 classic minis can fit in a new MINI..

All clean and waxed for the winter:thumbs up:

9th October 2008, 02:03 PM
Looking very good, some amount of work has went into it! :thumbs up: Is that i all parked up for the winter? Noticed you removed some stuff on the car in which makes it look all the better. Am I right in saying you have removed the silver line round the bonnet scoop, removed the vinyl at the back of the number plate and removed the side markers?

P.S what did you use to cover up the arch reflectors on the bumpers?


9th October 2008, 02:39 PM
The chap I bought the GP from removed the bits you are talking about:thumbs up:ryan, he bought another set of orange markers and
got the sprayed thunder blue (I still have the original ones) he also
debadged the boot, but I didn't like that so I put them back on:yes nod:.
It has now done 2000 miles, I will use it though the winter but only on good days, will use VOLVIC (orange sportspack) as my everyday car now..

9th October 2008, 03:11 PM
Very Nice :thumbs up::thumbs up:

Wish I had a big garage like you... :yes nod::yes nod:

9th October 2008, 04:02 PM
love absolutely everything about these cars apart from the wheels and the price :thumbs up: nice job!

9th October 2008, 04:17 PM
Mmmmmm very very nice car u got there - stunning :thumbs up:

Me?...I'm not jealous at all !!! :frown::argh:

Gaz B
9th October 2008, 05:23 PM
That looks amazing! :D:D I wish I had the time and patience to clean mine like that. As soon as I get mine cleanish I want to take it out and show it off!:frown:

9th October 2008, 05:56 PM
Very nice... Good job :thumbs up: :cool:

9th October 2008, 06:00 PM
Thats looking awesome... Nice work, what time will i take mine round this weekend... :smilewinkgrin:

9th October 2008, 06:39 PM
Wish i could make my car that clean. But the next day its filthy again

9th October 2008, 07:26 PM
Looking Great. What a finish! :thumbs up::thumbs up:

Duncan Stewart
9th October 2008, 08:04 PM
Looks superb! :D Great work :cool:

9th October 2008, 08:34 PM
WOW!!! :thud: thats an amazing job on getting that car looking so fine... whats your hourly rate? :D i'd have to drive mine to you and trailer it home in a sealed trailer so it didnt get dirty on the way home!!!

Well done though, you showed that car some serious love in those 3 days! :clap:

9th October 2008, 10:38 PM
Gorgeous :yes nod:

9th October 2008, 11:38 PM
OK no beating about the bush ..............................

Feckin awesome :thumbs up:, what a MINI ;)

AndyP & Lenore
9th October 2008, 11:43 PM
Very nice job. Very sparkly.:cool::thumbs up:

Looks waaaay better with the wee bits removed. :thumbs up:


AndyP & Lenore
10th October 2008, 10:49 AM
I've moved this thread to the Car Care forum, as it seems a more suitable place for it.

Volvic, if you wanna add these pics to your existing Gallery Showcase thread, feel free to do so.

A.:thumbs up:

10th October 2008, 12:16 PM

Completely stunning job!!!:eek::eek::eek:::clap::clap::clap::thud:

There is a Black JCW in Gauldry needing the same treatment if you can spare the time:smilewinkgrin:


11th October 2008, 07:28 PM
How is the GP looking now after the horrendous weather this week???

13th October 2008, 07:04 PM
Looks great m8

24th November 2008, 10:15 AM
That is a great looking MINI.:clap:

24th November 2008, 11:32 AM
Aye, looking awesome, and a great job on the cleaning!

24th November 2008, 02:57 PM
What are those wheels called they look amazing.