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Mobile-Image : Mellow Yellows spring make-over
01-09-2008, 05:33 PM
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Mobile-Image : Mellow Yellows spring make-over
This past weekend Myself and Rusty got to detail this baby...

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To anyone who hasn't seen this colour in the flesh it is awesome and I think it complements the R26's racy looks flawlessly !

Quick list of tools and products for this one

Sonax Xtreme Wheel cleaner
Sonax High Gloss shampoo
Sonax Polymer dewax
Sonax Glass cleaner
Sonax Tar remover
Automagic Medium clay
Menzerna 106FF
CG's Xtreme Top Coat
CG's XXX paste wax
Meg's Gold Class wax
Meg's Endurance tyre gel
Mothers Back to Black
Rotary
LC White pad
Mini blower
Various brushes, MF cloths and other bits

Not to many befores as we wanted to get stuck in asap but here are a couple.

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Overall the car looked fairly clean with a few RIDS here and there and general swirling but we wouldn't know for sure until it was properly clean.

Car was foamed, left to dwell and then rinsed, rewashed followed by claying and then rinse and dry.

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We had a visitor while we were drying up...Maya came to check on her ride Bluebiggrin
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Some quick snaps out in the sun to see what the paint looked like. This colour proved extremely difficult to photograph nicely so not many useable pics here. Pretty much swirled all over with some marks here and there but nothing too serious.

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We found a single pass with 106FF on the white LC pad pretty much did the job. Some areas were hit twice to remove some deeper RIDS but overall the 106FF did a stellar job.

Test section on front bonnet after single pass.
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Head and Tail lights were polished as well. Not much difference to be seen in the pics aside from the crisper deeper reflections

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Rims were treated to some Gold Class and Endurance gel
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Unfortunately my camera's battery died when we went to drop the vehicle off so I only got in a few snaps afterwards of the finished job Hammerhead I think Rusty has a few on his cell as well that he might post up

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Thanks for looking Clap

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01-09-2008, 05:53 PM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2008 05:54 PM by freerider.)
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
very nice, and I do agree that that is a colour to be seen in the flesh! absolutely stunning!

edit: how did you find the removal of the xtreme top coat this time?

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01-09-2008, 06:15 PM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Definitely my favourite colour for the Megane. I can only imagine what the finished product must have looked like in the metal.

Nice going guys - usual high standard of workClap
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01-09-2008, 06:28 PM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
freerider Wrote:how did you find the removal of the xtreme top coat this time?

Considering Rustbucket read the instructions this time and used a damp sponge applicator it was definately easier to remove than previously Bluebiggrin

Woodie6250 Wrote:Definitely my favourite colour for the Megane. I can only imagine what the finished product must have looked like in the metal.

Nice going guys - usual high standard of workClap

This colour is simply awesome, if I ever bought a Megane it would have to be that colour. The rest just look too tame Bluebiggrin

Thanks Woodie, much appreciated Clap

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01-09-2008, 06:52 PM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Nice work, how did you polish the tail lights?
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01-09-2008, 07:01 PM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Tails were done with a single pass of FF on the white pad much the same as the paintwork. The headlights were done with Presta Swirl remover Wink
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01-09-2008, 08:02 PM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Awesome results there guys! Bluebiggrin Again, like the rest, what a lovely colour! Menz & LC pad for the win. Tongue

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01-09-2008, 08:56 PM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Excellent results gents, another top detailing job. Always look forward to loging in on Mondays incase you two have posted more pics of your detailing success.

The pics may not give a fair account of the gloss but the clarity is evident.

Great work
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01-09-2008, 10:33 PM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Great work guys. I agree about the colour of the car.
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02-09-2008, 08:27 AM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
(Read the instructions!!??)

Don, this time I actually just used the Autoglym applicator. You use it for the Super Resin polish while slightly damp. Tried this with the CG and I must say it worked very well. And yes, can off a bit easier too.
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02-09-2008, 08:41 AM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
rustbucket Wrote:(Read the instructions!!??)

Don, this time I actually just used the Autoglym applicator. You use it for the Super Resin polish while slightly damp. Tried this with the CG and I must say it worked very well. And yes, can off a bit easier too.

Thought you said it said to use a damp applicator hence your decision to try it...unless you were lying to me Rofl

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02-09-2008, 09:01 AM
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I normally use a foam applicator doused in detail spray Bluebiggrin

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02-09-2008, 10:33 AM
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Now he tells us Hammerhead Bluebiggrin

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02-09-2008, 10:46 AM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Err, thanks Don.
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02-09-2008, 11:44 AM
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rustbucket Wrote:Err, thanks Don.

LOL, sorry didnt think about that Bluebiggrin




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03-09-2008, 08:13 AM
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RE: Mellow Yellow's spring make-over...
Super Job. Like looking at the face of God!

What would a detailing job like that set a person back?
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