October 6th, 2007, 10:55
How clean is your RS4 ????????
I have decided that a RS4 not only atracts attention but also dirt.
I now have a relatively quick method to clean the car minimising any scratches.
I am also convinced the zymol on the car saves stone chips as the surface is smooth and stops the stone digging in.
First off how dirty it looks.
This is my Karcher which I bought quite a few years ago. It also produces hot water, but I don't use that on the RS4 as I don't want to remove the zymol.
The Lance, but I have always fancied one with a angle end ... never seen a nice one to buy ..
So out with spray, note how clean the front of the car is ..
I use to use hot Wheels.. but despite what MG say, you can smell acid .. I now use P21s, but today nothing as the wheels have jet seal 109 on.
I now have a fully wet car...
This is the foam gun I use, I add a splash of Zymol wash to it
Yum, Foam foam foam
While foam does it's job, I make up my wash bucket
I now spray the car off to remove the foam and hopefully any dirt
At this stage I have not touched the car or wheels by hand.
looking much better
Now I start to wash and include the door shuts... I use the jet wash without the lance to clean the sponge..
This is what I use to clean the wheels and ALSO the inside of the exhaust at the back. The exhaust were cleaned with Zymol metal cleaner and only need soapy wash to stay shiny
No Kerbed alloys here, LOL
Behind the caliper, but you still need to move the car slightly if you want 100% job.
Now I spray off
I use this to dry, with the odd squirt, LOL
I also have this
I now dry all the wheels, note different towels,
No fading of my RS logo, as I don'y use acid on my wheels
Sometimes, I wipe the tyres down with this ...
Job done, but the light has just gone, LOL .. about 1 hour
The following morning ..
Hope you enjoy
October 6th, 2007, 11:06
The perfect job congrats.
I am so lazy to do that...
October 6th, 2007, 11:36
Quite same way with different product that I do. Good wax is the most important thing. After that keeping car clean is so much easier.
October 6th, 2007, 13:22
Nice Job Andy. I envy you coz we can't do that in Sydney due to water restriction laws in placed. My K'Archer is collecting dust.
October 6th, 2007, 13:56
Move to the UK, It's much better here than whay people think
October 6th, 2007, 20:47
You got a bit excited there.
October 6th, 2007, 21:17
October 6th, 2007, 21:25
Various online retailers, most are on the Uk site detailingworld
October 7th, 2007, 00:09
Great work - where do you get the wheel brushes from?
October 7th, 2007, 09:14
I buy the brushes from a UK company called The Polishing Company, but I know they are made in the US. I have no idea of the name.
October 7th, 2007, 10:52
October 7th, 2007, 14:40
My RS4 is how I like my women... Dirrrrrtay!!!!!!!
October 7th, 2007, 14:56
October 9th, 2007, 21:04
Great job Andy but a pure wool wash mit is probably a better bet than a sponge as it reduces the dreaded swirl marks
October 9th, 2007, 23:06
Most people have dropped the mit as it can trap dirt you can't see.
I use a Zymol sponge ....and water off the whole time .. almost like the 2 bucket method
October 10th, 2007, 12:40
I'll give that a try next time. Phantom Black is a bloody nightmare for showing swirls