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Old 5th May 2015, 12:30 PM
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Default My S8 professionally detailed

Took a whole 12 hours of non-stop work by a fantastic local detailer, but the results are great. He removed scratches and blemishes that I thought would be permanent. Very pleased!

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He also worked on my BMW a few months ago, here:
http://www.atten2detail.co.uk/blog/2...ss-enhancement
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:54 PM
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Stunning, that looks the spit of mine even down to the scratch on the osr arch

Wonder now if mine is Aqua Blue (no colour code in book or boot)

Congrats
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Old 5th May 2015, 01:25 PM
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Good result there, looks like a totally different car man
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Old 5th May 2015, 01:39 PM
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Looking good!

Was he mobile, or did you drop it off?

I'm considering getting mine booked in with a local detailer/valeter in the next week or two. Trouble is, being my only vehicle, it's hard to find a day or two when I won't be needing it! My main concern is that he'll get half way through and I'll get called out to some IT emergency.
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Old 5th May 2015, 01:55 PM
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He [Mark] came to mine. Booked it a couple of months before and then he reconfirms a day or two before the booking to check the weather. Fed and watered him generously throughout the day and popped out now and then to check the progress and learn about what stage he was up to.

He measured the paint at approx. 70-80 microns thick in most places and didn't go too mad with the cutting and polishing because of this and the fact it's almost 15 year old paint. I remember my BMW's was around 100 microns and even 300 microns thick on the front bumper which suggests that it had been resprayed at some point in its life.
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- D3 A8 3.0 CVT. (awful gearbox!)
- D3 3.7 V8.
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Old 5th May 2015, 10:52 PM
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WOW, dont know what else to say other than car looks bloody amazing and guy really knows what he is doing.
Great work Ollie --> (The Guy) :P
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Old 5th May 2015, 11:18 PM
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looking very good Ollie
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Old 6th May 2015, 02:34 PM
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Wow that looks great!
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Old 6th May 2015, 04:21 PM
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Very nice. You can tell that summer is approaching (+ the annual meet )
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Old 6th May 2015, 06:49 PM
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Looks great Oliie, that colour looks awesome when shiny!
Hmm yes there seems to be a large amount of cleaning, modifying and fettle get going on doesn't there. . . Could it be that people have heard we are having some bespoke trophies made up this year?
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