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Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
28-01-2009, 12:42 PM
Post: #1
Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
This past weekend Myself and Grant got to detail quite a special vehicle. I am sure most of you know Rabbit's S3 and his lust for tastefull yet subtle mods that set his cars apart from all the others. His latest cabbie, a black Audi S3 is no different sporting many discreet mods that all add up to create a truly stunning ride.

Our mission for the past weekend was to pamper his car and bring it back into show room condition. Lets get started...

Day 1

Wash & Clay

With Shaun living out in Centurion we had an early start and hopped in the car just after 7 to arrive at his place by 8. Day 1 would prove to be a hot and long day Bawling

1st up some quick snaps before we started the wash and clay process

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Some sad looking BBS's
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The car was given a good rinse before being misted with a 4:1 APC solution and then washed with Meg's Gold Class shampoo. Clay duty was handled by Meguiars Fine clay followed by a final rinse before being dried and pulled into the garage.

Polishing Prep Work

With the car safely parked inside the garage we taped up all the trim and plastics before setting up the lights and inspecting the paintwork.

Here are some pics of the paintwork and the condition it was in
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Overall the paint was quite badly swirled with several RIDS. As with the past weekends black S3 we knew we would be in for a tough time, and no surprise the paint on this one was as hard as the last Hammerhead

Paint Correction

Before compounding we decided to see if some other quick combo's wouldn't by some miracle work but alas it was not to be. We eventually settled on a mixture of SIP on foamed wool along with 3M FCP on foamed wool and orange LC CCS spot pads. This seemed to knock the snot out of the swirls but left it's own hologramming which we then needed to refine out using a mix of SIP and/or 106FA on 3M yellow pads.

A post compounding pic, you can see the haziness on the lower half of the photo
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After refining with FA
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Remember these ?
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Asta lavista swirls baby Rofl
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Completed bonnet
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Outside to check for any other nastys
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With the bonnet out of the way we proceeded to work on the rest of the vehicle, here are a few snaps from along the way

Drivers door
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Front fender, a few of the deeper RIDS remained
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Have some flake
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With the majority of the polishing completed we decided to call it a day, it was after 10pm and we still had an hours drive home Hammerhead

Day 2

Wheels and interior

Day 2 started off with us pulling the car outside to get the wheels off and sort out the rims and arches. The rims were washed with Sonax Extreme Rim cleaner followed by a 4:1 APC solution and then tar remover where required before being sealed up with our favourite wheel sealent, Smartwax Rimwax. Arches were scrubbed and APC'd before being dressed with 303. While I was on wheel duty Grant attended to the arches and the interior, unfortunately no interior pics this time round Argue

Some dusty and dull BBS's
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Crusty arches anyone ?
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Now thats what I am talking about Clap
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Arches and calipers all tidied up
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With all that out of the way we proceeded with the final wash down and dry before pulling the car back into the garage to apply the LSP and various other odds and ends

LSP and final touches

LSP of choice today was to be one of our favourite waxes which we have found to offer excellent durability and extreme ease of use...Sonax Extreme paste wax Clap Trim was treated to 303 and tires were dressed in Meg's Endurance Gel

No photies of application, etc but some finished snaps outside

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Shekshy ass
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Black eyes anyone Icon9
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BBS goodness....mmmm
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And finally some reflection shots from inside and outside

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The roof in the roof Bluebiggrin
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After the LSP and finishing touches we packed up and headed home. It was 2 long, hot but also fun days filled with some delicious traditional indian cuisine (thanks Shaun and SO) Wink

Thanks for looking Wavey

David : 083 642 2118
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28-01-2009, 02:06 PM
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RE: Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
YOH! nice ride! and a great job there D&G Bluebiggrin

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28-01-2009, 05:49 PM
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RE: Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
You guys are taking your game to a whole new level.

Excellent work as usual. Please forward my sentiments to Rustbucket seeing that he is scarce around these parts.
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28-01-2009, 06:15 PM
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RE: Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
Great work, nice and shiny black black.
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29-01-2009, 09:20 AM
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RE: Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
Beautiful car... Beautiful job guys!!!

Depth and reflection on that black is superb... and wow look how those wheels turned out!

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27-04-2009, 06:31 PM
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RE: Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
One of the older ones this but I just got these pics off another forum. Rabbit's car is featured in this months SNS magazine, well done Shaunie boy Wink

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27-04-2009, 07:58 PM
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I thoroughly approve of the wheels and arches! Bluebiggrin

The rest of the car doesn't look too bad either. Rofl
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27-04-2009, 08:05 PM
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RE: Mobile-Image : Rabbitmobile Detailed
Beautiful! I want a Audi like that!

Great work guys and brilliant correction work Bluebiggrin

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27-04-2009, 08:13 PM
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(27-04-2009 07:58 PM)springbok Wrote:  I thoroughly approve of the wheels and arches! Bluebiggrin

The rest of the car doesn't look too bad either. Rofl

You arch

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Rofl

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27-04-2009, 09:28 PM
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Bluebiggrin Bluebiggrin
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