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August 3, 2011

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New Car Prep: Peugeot 308 VTi

by Kenneth Tang

A short write-up of a new car prep which involves some light polishing as well as protection on paint, wheels and interior.

Wheels were cleaned with Wolf’s Chemicals Deironizer, wheel wells and tires cleaned with Osren Degreaser FX.

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My old soft brush from Autogeek is pretty worn out already since it bunches up in the middle as a result of using it to clean the lugnut area.

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So I used some of the new ValetPRO brushes, thanks again Greg!

The chemical resistant brush (the one in the back) seems nice, as the bristle is not as hard as Autoglym’s brush and not as soft as a hair brush, so no more tangling like my old brush.

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However, on first use, the bristles seems to be a bit too long and slides around the place you are trying to clean, not very controllable, I think it would be better if the bristles were a tad shorter.

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Conversely, the ValetPRO long reach brush was a joy to use on the back of the spokes.

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Body is washed with ONR and clayed with ONR at clay lube dilution ratio.

The paint was really in a good condition already, it just had some odd machining holograms and mild swirl marks.

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Paint was polished with:
1. M105 / Lake Country White Polishing Pad / Makita 9227C @ ~1500rpm
2. GTechniq P1 Nanoscopic Polish / Lake Country White Polishing Pad / Dodo Juice Das 6 Dual Action Polisher @ Speed 5

Swirl free before LSP.

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Reflection shot,

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Paint is then protected with Wolf’s Chemicals Body Wrap.

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Wheels with Wolf’s Chemicals Nano Rim Sealant.

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Interior wiped down and carpets protected with GTechniq i1 Smart Fabric to make cleaning easier in the case of spills.

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Finally, paint is wiped down with some Meguiar’s Quik Detailer before collection.

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Thanks for looking and as usual, feel free to leave any comments below. Have a great week everybody!

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Tan Yee Hou
    Aug 3 2011

    That some really great work, as usual.

    Sidenote: I drove the 308 turbo about a year back and… damn the boost was an awesome kick in my rumps.

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    • Aug 3 2011

      Thanks partner in crime, 😛

      Awesome boost? Too bad the build quality of this car isn’t as good, there’s a piece on top of the fog lamps which actually feels loosely fitted when you touch it…and the fenders…you can push in with two fingers. Not sure if this is only for the locally assembled model or same for all Peugeot 308s across the globe.

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  2. Aug 3 2011

    Great work as usual! Nice beautiful brushes… May I ask, how did you do picture 22? Where there’s 2 of you but blurred out??? Nice effects man!

    *P.S. – I’ve sent an email to you. Did you get it? Just asking your permission to link your site in my blog.

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    • Aug 3 2011

      Hi bro, thank you! Of course you can link my site, will be very much appreciated, I will do the same too! Oh I didn’t receive the email though, and very nice blog you have, you should post on ZTH also so people know off your blog.

      And for the photo effect… small aperture F/22, long shutter speed 25 secs, then spend about 10 seconds posing and wiping slowly on the bonnet and another 10 seconds on the bumper.
      🙂

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  3. Waltz
    Aug 3 2011

    Hi there, I really enjoyed your writeup.

    Btw, why did you follow up with DJ dual action polisher instead of using 9277c for the whole process?

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    • Aug 3 2011

      hi waltz, thanks! I followed up with a dual action because it will guarantee me that I will have no holograms left from the first polishing step even without any solvent/IPA wipedown. This leaves out all the guesswork from the final finishing step, ultimately saving me time.

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  4. dschia
    Aug 5 2011

    Wah bro, you are always testing the new stuff. How is wolf Deironizer? Any difference from the usual apc/degreaser?

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    • Aug 5 2011

      hey bro, haha nolah, thanks to VX55 for it. The deironizer only used it on this new car, which was easy to clean, need to try to clean a much dirtier wheel for this.

      I’m sure you know this already, it only react with iron particles, so not sure if it’s suitable for general cleaning like APC.

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  5. naqy
    Aug 11 2011

    awesome work as always.. nice to see ure back up writing 🙂

    -naqy

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    • Aug 18 2011

      Thank Naqy, was nice meeting you. Hope you can restore your headlights!

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  6. chris lim
    Jan 31 2012

    Hi Kenneth,

    Reading your article is very joyful, nice works for all the detailing .
    By the way i am just wondering where to buy the GTechniq produtcs in Malaysia?
    especially the C1, i am really interest to try it on my car. Would be great i can buy and get it.

    Thank you and appreciated

    Best regards
    Chris Lim
    Brunei

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    • Feb 2 2012

      I don’t think they are available for sale, the official Gtechniq guys in Malaysia is in Penang, not sure if they sell the products. You can order direct from Gtechniq.com in the UK, but C1 is not available for sale to the public, the rest of their products are.

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      • chris lim
        Feb 4 2012

        Thanx Kenneth for your info 🙂

  7. Jun 7 2013

    Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you are utilizing?

    I’ve loaded your web in 2 completely different web browsers and I will have to say this blog site loads a lot faster then others. Can you recommend a good internet hosting company at a fair price? Thank you, I appreciate it! Please also excuse if my english is not good.

    Reply

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