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  • MikeWDY's Black Megane RS 250, mini MYNT detail

    MikeWDY travelled up on Sunday, so we could give his newly acquired 250 a freshen up and add some protection for winter.

    Being black it has some swirls and marring, but overall it's a very tidy motor considering age and mileage. Mike is planning on bringing it back after winter for a proper detail and a machine polish, so today was about giving it a proper clean, decontamination, a hand polish and add some protection.

    This was also a good opportunity to try out some more of the MYNT range as well, I'll probably do an individual thread for each product, but this should get the ball rolling.....

    As always, started with the wheels, which had been refurbished recently so were in pretty good condition.

    Cleaned with Auto Finesse Imperial and various brushes.

    IMG_5058 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

    IMG_5060 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

    IMG_5061 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr



    Tyres were then cleaned using MYNT All Purpose Cleaner, diluted 10-1 for general Cleaning.




    IMG_5063 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5064 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5065 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Wheels were then decontaminated with MYNT Fallout Remover.




    IMG_5070 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5072 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    They were actually not too bad at all due to recent refurb, but some contamination could be seen when rinsed.




    IMG_5074 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Bodywork was then given a pre wash with MYNT Traffic Film Remover, diluted and sprayed over the entire car, especially all the nooks and crannies.




    IMG_5077 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




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    IMG_5079 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Then rinsed.




    IMG_5081 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Both the the MYNT APC and TFR worked really well and I'll be using them some more in the coming weeks.


    Next up Snow Foam, MYNT snow foam used and was first class, a lovely thick foam! some areas cleaned with brush while the foam was left to dwell.




    IMG_5082 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5089 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




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    Then washed using the two bucket method using MYNT shampoo and a Klin Korea wash mitt.




    IMG_5097 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5099 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    The whole car was then decontaminated with MYNT Fallout Remover and Intensive Tar remover. It seemed pretty clean overall and being black, it was difficult to see either working on the paintwork.




    IMG_5100 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5101 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Looking a lot better for a proper clean.




    IMG_5108 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Before putting the car into the garage to clay and polish, I gave the wheels some protection with Auto Finesse Aqua Coat. It won't offer the same protection as a wheel sealant, but as time was limited it's a super quick way of adding some protection, simply spray on and jet wash off.




    IMG_5104 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5105 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    After rinsing, protection evident.




    IMG_5215 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5216 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Wheels dried with a Wowo wheel drying towel.




    IMG_5109 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    into the garage




    IMG_5110 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Clayed with Auto Finesse Clay, using Glide as a lube.




    IMG_5115 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5116 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5117 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Overall not too bad, the usual lower parts of the car being the worst.




    IMG_5118 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5119 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5120 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr







    With the car clayed it was onto the polishing, as mentioned, today wasn't about getting a perfect finish, but to reduce/hide the swirls a little if possible, to bring some gloss out of the paintwork and add some protection for winter.




    Auto Finesse Tripple or Rejuvenate used, applied with AF microfibre polishing pads.




    IMG_5122 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5123 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5121 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Microfibre cloths of choice were the excellent Zero finish towels from Kline Korea and the Happy Ending edgeless towels from Chemical Guys




    IMG_5124 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5125 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Also tidied up the exhaust trim as best as possible, using Chemical Guys Heavy Metal Polish and some wire wool




    IMG_5130 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5131 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5132 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5167 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr







    For protection, I was going to use Soft 99 Fusso Dark, but as time was ticking on and with Mike wanting to get back and see his daughter before bedtime, I decided to go with MYNT Pro Seal instead.




    IMG_5126 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    This is so, so easy to apply, being a spray sealant you just mist onto the paintwork and buff off, we had the whole car done in the time it would have taken the Fusso to cure....


    I've used Pro Seal on my wife's Golf already, which is white, but I must admit it did look great on the black paintwork, some nice reflections too.


    Tyres were dressed with Auto Finesse Satin, door shuts finished with MYNT Quick Detailer.




    IMG_5136 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5137 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5138 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    Faded front splitter treated with MYNT Tyre & Trim, this did a great job, as you can see from the pic below.




    IMG_5181 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5204 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr







    Finally, some finished shots, I would have liked a bit more time with the car to tidy up a few bits and pieces, but a definite improvement achieved, given the time available.




    IMG_5150 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5152 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5209 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5148 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5146 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5210 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5144 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5143 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5140 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5139 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5155 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5213 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5163 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5165 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5169 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5171 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5173 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5200 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    And mine and Mike's together




    IMG_5186 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5188 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




    IMG_5191 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr




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  • #2
    Black with swirls come off it lol.

    That does look ace does that really brought out the shine

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    • #3
      buffed up well

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      • #4
        Brilliant job mate, looks superb.

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        • #5
          Looks great mate, i need to try the snow foam also can you let me know how well the tyre and trim lasts

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          • #6
            Originally posted by foxspeed View Post
            buffed up well
            You spotted my bald head in one of the reflection shots then I take it. 😂😂😂😂

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            • #7
              I'll post up what the results are after a bit more rain and use and give an idea on the products.

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              • #8
                Great write up and good work. Looks like I might have some competition next year for my Waxstock champion title !

                How do you find the trim and tyre shine ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MikeWDY View Post

                  You spotted my bald head in one of the reflection shots then I take it. 😂😂😂😂
                  I think that might have been my head Mike 😂

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stevie View Post
                    Great write up and good work. Looks like I might have some competition next year for my Waxstock champion title !

                    How do you find the trim and tyre shine ?
                    Thanks Stevie 👍🏻

                    Not sure I can be doing with all the bitching at Waxstock! 😬😂 A club stand at waxstock though, that would be cool.... 😊

                    I only tried the Tyre & Trim on Mike’s faded front splitter and it did a great job of restoring some blackness to that.

                    i’m going to try it on the Golf’s tyres at the weekend, so will post up some thoughts then .

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                    • #11
                      Excellent, We will definitely be having a club stand next year and hopefully win a prize.

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                      • #12
                        I may take the plunge with some of their stuff. Think its about time I try some different products.

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                        • #13
                          I have put another order in today

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                          • #14
                            Awesome work as always Andy top work and Mike the car looks awesome

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                            • #15
                              Ive ordered the rest of the range to try it

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