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    22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Hello Folks,

    The first of the 2017 Lowiepete Detailing Days is planned for Saturday 22nd April.
    The meeting venue is unchanged at The Fighting Cocks PH in Lowestoft, NR33 0NA
    The meeting time is brought forward to 09:30 for 10:00hrs.

    The date chosen is the weekend before the Duxford Spring Show, generally seen as
    the event that kicks off the car show season. Please note that the date of this meet is
    now a week earlier than originally posted, to allow for practice time twixt events.

    Instead of the meeting then coming to my home, we will transfer to a local industrial unit.
    What this means is that the meet is no longer weather dependent and I can increase the
    attendees limit from 10 to at least 15. If there are enough experienced detailers to
    support it, that limit could be extended to 20. Please indicate this willingness as you register.
    We'll be providing hot drinks, but you will need to bring your own packed lunch. We'll not
    be retiring to the local pub as hitherto.

    The invitation to this meet is also to members of two other Forums, so preference will be
    given to those who register first, should the limits be reached.

    Instead of goodie-bags, there will be a free prize draw, with some worthwhile items.
    See next post for list...

    Please register by adding your name here... (Show *E for experienced and willing to be a guide)

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    Regards,
    Steve
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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Hello Folks,


    Instead of the usual goodie-bag, as it might be a bit of a challenge assembling 20 of them,
    there will be a draw with some worthwhile prizes. More prizes are promised and will be
    listed when received...

    The Prize List - Incomplete

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Updated and combined list as at 18 March 2017...

    1. Balky001 (DW)
    2. dchapman88 *E (DW
    3. SamD (DW)
    4. mgtf (DW)
    5. Andy (Local)
    6. Ray (TR)
    7. JimJam92 (PH)
    8. iluvmercs (PH)
    9. Graham (Local)
    10.
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.

    Regards,
    Steve
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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Such a shame your not closer
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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Updated and combined list as at 18 March 2017...

    1. Balky001 (DW)
    2. dchapman88 *E (DW
    3. SamD (DW)
    4. mgtf (DW)
    5. Andy (Local)
    6. Ray (TR)
    7. JimJam92 (PH)
    8. iluvmercs (PH)
    9. Graham (Local)
    10. ndwall (PH)
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.
    15.

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Hello Folks,

    Introduction

    They've been a bit like buses these electric blue cars coming my way, 2
    Méganes, a Rav 4 and now a Clio 182. We seem to have a bit of a Renault
    enclave down our road and this car joins those that shine a bit, or at least it
    will. Andy, the car's owner is bringing it to my Detailing Day on the 22nd, so
    we're doing the prep ahead of it being ready for machine work on the day.

    A Tuition Detail

    Andy is no stranger to keeping his cars tidy, but seeing us gathered on
    previous detailing days, he was intrigued. The biggest headache, and ongoing
    puzzle, is the car's bonnet that has had a couple of experiments carried out
    on it. There are some bad water streak damage lines emanating from the
    screen-wash jets.

    So, the first job was to wash the car, with a single bucket ADS No Rinse
    (ANRSS) mix and a spray bottle of ONR. This method of washing, especially
    its simplicity and effectiveness, was appreciated by Andy, as was the clay
    cloth clean that came next. Again, there was ANRSS in the bucket for rinsing
    and helping to lubricate the surface.

    So, I then set to on the front of the car, with the bonnet being my first
    attention priority. Here's a couple of pictures where study will show the
    screen-wash damage...





    The first tool used was a magic sponge. This was used in conjunction with
    CarPro Spotless. The sponge had been wetted in the ANRSS bucket, and
    squeezed out before picking up the cleaning liquid. There was a curious
    reaction where there was some unexpected light foaming as if the sponge
    was pulling out previously used detergents. No pics taken...

    Once rinsed and dried, I tried a coat of ADS Blue Lotion.(ABL) Presently, I'm
    trialling no less than 3 versions of ABL, so my comments below are mainly
    for the guys in SG. My original bottle (used here) was Version 3, and gently
    working in 3 tiny drops from a soft black sponge applicator produced this...



    ...half the bonnet done



    ...and all the bonnet done. Yeah, I know, I missed a bit!



    Next up came the upper grilles; typical Renault plastics. Before...



    ...and after...



    The car's front beginning to look quite tidy...



    More Water Damage

    With Andy having given the car its clay cloth clean, it was time to give the
    paint a more thorough inspection. At first glance, it doesn't look too bad...



    ...but closer inspection shows that the car hasn't avoided the East Coast style
    water-spotting. We've seen this on the Rav 4 and although you have to look
    for it, the dulling effect on the paint will become clear.



    What do you notice between this next photograph and the one that follows it?





    The give-away is the bit of the ABL bottle, that was Version 4, and the release
    of the shades of purple so far absent. I'm quite thrilled with these comparison
    photographs because they show that it can_only_ be clean paint that shows
    its true colours. All we had done is reduced the water damage by the final
    cleaning action of the ABL.

    The paint is now ready for its cleaning by ABL applied by DA, where hopefully
    the remainder of the water spots will be removed. You'll need to study this
    next photo to establish how much the spotting has been reduced, there is
    still some there...



    Nearing Day's End

    Back to the car's front end, and more plastics to deal with. This could be
    quite a fiddle, but the ABL was applied with a long-haired brush first, then
    worked in with a shorter bristle brush. Here's a quick 50/50...



    The remaining pictures show our progress by the end of the day. On the
    Detailing Day, it will want nothing more than a thorough wash and final check
    for tar spots before being ready for some machine demos...









    Having got the bonnet vinyl looking reasonably tidy, there was more ABL
    used on the wipers and trim behind...



    Overall, a pretty rewarding day, with nary a sweat broken. From my
    perspective, it's really good to share a bit of a different way to do things and
    to witness the sense of satisfaction of my partner for the day. The 22nd can't
    come soon enough!

    Regards,
    Steve
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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    The list as of 12 April 2017

    1. Balky001 (DW)
    2. dchapman88 *E (DW)
    3. SamD (DW)
    4. mgtf (DW)
    5. Andy (Local)
    6. Ray (TR)
    7. JimJam92 (PH)
    8. iluvmercs (PH)
    9. Graham (Local)
    10. ndwall (PH)
    11. barclayboy (PH)
    12. tel595 (PH)
    13. panda (Local)
    14.
    15.
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    Last edited by Lowiepete; 13-04-2017 at 03:12.

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    Safety Notice - PPE Requirements

    Back in the day, the thought of wearing anything special for detailing was an
    anathema, after all, the very best waxes were always best applied by hand,
    literally! How the World has changed?

    While the majority of this meet will be around benign potions and methods,
    if we are to do more than just talk about what are essentially "professional"
    practices, then we do need everyone to stay safe. By attending this event it
    is incumbent upon you to not put yourself or anyone else at risk. You _will_
    need to bring the following items with you, and you'll be required to wear
    them when instructed, else stay well clear of that work area until that demo
    is concluded.

    Please bring...
    • protective eyewear
    • nitrile gloves (more than one pair)
    • a face mask to FFP3 standards (disposable is fine)


    I do want everyone to enjoy their day. We're there to share experiences with
    each other, not to test ambulance response times. Your collaboration is much
    appreciated. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Hello Folks,

    After a long absence I'm once again able to distribute samples of ONR to
    everyone who attends this detailing day. Along with your PPE equipment, please
    also bring an empty 100ml bottle for filling on the day. In the past, when I
    funded this myself, I gave out 60ml samples, but at this meet that amount will
    be increased to 90ml, the equivalent of 6 capfuls.

    I'm able to do this thanks to Dr. G of OPT in the USA.

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    Hope this is a great day for everyone.
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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    The List as of 20 April 2017

    1. Balky001 (DW)
    2. dchapman88 *E (DW
    3. SamD (DW)
    4. Panda (Local)
    5. Andy (Local)
    6. Ray (TR)
    7. JimJam92 (PH)
    8. iluvmercs (PH)
    9. Graham (Local)
    10. ndwall (PH)
    11. barclayboy (PH)
    12.



    Please note that the list closes at 21:00 on Friday 21st

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    Re: 22nd Lowiepete's Detailing Day Lowestoft

    thanks again to Steve for organizing another grate day. you lot don't know what you mist.

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