Detailing 2015 CR-V : White Orchid Pearl

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by FirstHonda, Monday 25th May, 2015.

  1. jazzway Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    She looks whiter than white and is a shining beauty again! :Thumbup:
    And i know what you mean with the easiness of cleaning a car which has a good protection. Last week i washed the Jazz, it was also 3 weeks after her last wash and the winter detail with Finish Kare 1000p sealant and their tyre and trim gel. Less than an hour later she was shining again, i used my favorite Finish Kare #425 detailer after the wash.

    Our summer wheels are also waiting in the garage for a good clean, maybe this week when it's not freezing. :Wink:
     
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  2. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    I was going to do them today, but it's still only JUST above freezing at 12.30, so they will have to wait until the weekend when the forecast is much warmer.
     
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  3. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Only a week and c200 miles since I cleaned the CR-V, and this morning it looked like this...:Aghast:...the combination of Winter weather and a daily commute on country roads. You can't see all the mud under the arches, either!

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    It's too damp to do much today other than a quick clean (which I've done, so she now looks better again) - but I also took the opportunity this morning to give my Summer wheels a quick clean before storing them for Winter.

    Today was just a clean and a quick detail with Bouncers 'Done & Dusted' with a few surface scratches removed using Megs 'Scratch-X' which works well on the 'shadow chrome' finish I find. fullsizeoutput_1f2. fullsizeoutput_1f3.

    They will be stored in blankets in my garage, and in the Spring I'll give them a proper going over and a few coats of wax.

    I'm pleased at how unscathed they still are! :Grin:
     
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  4. jazzway Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I just said it yesterday to someone, we better could have a sunny cold winter with light frost (NO snow) than this wet weather. And by the time i read your post i guess she's dirty again. :Wink:
    You have beautiful summer wheels, i love them!
     
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  5. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    She was filthy, but I washed her again this afternoon - as I won't get a chance with Christmas next week.

    :Xmas:
     
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  6. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Just five days on from her last wash, and...

    ...I'm not sure white is the best choice for a proper rural life LOL.

    :help:

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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I thought you'd changed her for a grey one! :taunt:
     
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  8. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    On the positive side, the CR-V is almost the perfect car for where I now live.

    High enough to see over hedgerows, grip from the 4WD, and enough clearance for flooded roads as I've already found out.

    This afternoon I went 12 miles across country entirely on single track roads, all covered in mud and leaves. Despite how dirty the car is, I found myself feeling that I couldn't have a better companion for the conditions.
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    You do realise that all this praise could tempt me into a CR-V when I change next. (Not for a good while though).
     
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  10. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    My sister lives in an even more rural location than me - she has just got her second CR-V and she's a tough person to please.

    It really is a fantastic multi-purpose car, and that's why I'll be keeping this one for the duration.

    Practical - just look at the size of the boot - comfortable, well built, reliable, 4WD...the ideal SUV. I genuinely don't understand why it doesn't get more praise in the motoring press.
     
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  11. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    It's not German. :Unknown:
     
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  12. DrSam Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Wow! What have you been doing?
     
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  13. jazzway Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Until you have cleaned it, you can change the color of the car in your garage.

    I love our storm silver Jazz with this weather. :party:
     
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  14. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Do it. You'll not regret it.:Smile:
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    Have you informed your insurance of the respray:Rolf::Rolf::gotcha:
     
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  15. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I need to run my Accord for a few years first, but a CR-V next is quite possible.:Grin:
     
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  16. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Looking good mate (insert thumbs up) as have no smileys.
     
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  17. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Just use your keypad : and a ) and you should get this :Smile:
     
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  18. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    A full day spent getting the CR-V back into shape today...:Smile:

    Wash & de-contaminate
    Pre-wash 1 - Meguiars APC, left to dwell for 2-3 mins then hosed down
    Pre-wash 2 - CarPro TRIX Iron & Tar Remover, left as per instructions (5-7 minutes), then gently washed off and car hosed down again
    Bodywork Wash - Bilt-Hamber Auto-Wash
    Wheels Wash - Bilt-Hamber Auto-Wheel

    Paint Cleanse & Protect
    Light correct by hand & polish stage - Bilt-Hamber Micro-Fine Conditioner
    Protect - Bilt-Hamber Hydra-Wax

    Rest of the car
    Glass - AutoGlym Fast Glass
    Exhaust & boot lip protector - Meguiars NXT Generation Metal Polish
    Plastic trim - Chemical Guys New Look trim Gel
    Wheels Wax - Bouncers Looking Sweet
    Tyres - Meguiars Endurance Gel

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  19. Smokingman Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Better than showroom condition!
     
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