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  1. keano


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  2. Dodo juice lime prime, poorboys black hole glaze and collinite 845. Loving the black hole at the moment - so many reflections it was messing with my depth perception!! [emoji23][emoji23] This is the drivers side passenger door.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah agreed! [emoji23] The Rs a great all rounder, but it wouldn’t be my choice for just as a weekender... also if you’re going to have a crisis, do it properly... I often enjoy considering what my crisis purchase might be but the wife says I’m not old enough yet to go through with it - maybe next year [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. If the R is your midlife crisis car, you’re doing it wrong!! [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. keano

    Car drying

    Cheers for the comprehensive reply Gazza. [emoji106] A few points in reply to clarify at least from my perspective and in recognition of you taking the time to reply. Sorry to be in the minority, but I would say washing gives you more swirls than drying depending on how you are drying. K - typically yes but I have sought to minimise potential for swirls in technique/approachso looking to areas where further improvements could be made. For me that is drying. I find the following helps with drying my car (I only use collinite 845 so no fancy sealants K - I use 845 too. Find it excellent. I bought some poor boys sealant and will be trying them together shortly. But anyway, back to car drying. 1. On a slope. K - nice idea but not feasible for me unfortunately. 2. Have you checked your wash mitt? How do you rinse this after washing? A pet comb will help with the lambswool wash mitt to get out any debris. K - I have new mitts for the golf. I use each mit about 5 times before it gets relegated for use on the wife’s car. I always go through and rinse/wash buckets mitts etc etc after each car wash. Takes about 30mins just getting everything cleaned up!! 3. You could pat dry your car, takes longer but you are not dragging anything over the paint, currently out of stock but I use one of these to pat dry with https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/monster-microfibre-purple-monster-edgeless-xl This is similar to what I do now. I use a dodo drying towel and have 5 (roof, front, back, sides plus spare for the wife’s car) 4. This is me currently - lifes to short to worry about swirls marks, you will never eradicate the problem completely - unless you stop washing your car. True. Eradication is not possible but I am open to reducing infliction of marks... it’s a balance between time and what willing to do and the benefit that brings. At the moment I’m willing to do a little bit more to try to reduce potential damage inflicted. 5. I find the vacs personally take a while, I have not timed myself but I would say try the pat drying first before splashing out £60+ on a pet groomer for example. K - cheers. I take quite a while drying currently so not too concerned by timescales as may not be too much longer... Therefore from point 4 above I would say a DA is a better investment, then get some sealant / wax on the car and do the re waxing (if waxing) as much as possible to stop things sticking to the car. K - good point, however I already have a DA. I am hoping that with improved drying technique there will be less work for it to do though... Again, thanks for your input on this [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Well that’s an excuse for testing launch control if ever I’ve read one - never knew you could adjust the launch revs. Always thought it was just smash it and go!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Think it’s to do with a clutch delay valve or similar to stop the clutch getting minced on fast shifts. All MT will have it unless modified to remove. I hated it - I ended up selling my MT and got a dsg. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. http:// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt2z31I22CE&feature=share Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Is the link/video showing? Not sure if it’s my phone/Tapatalk but doesn’t seem to be showing even though I’ve put one in? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Having not touched the car for over a month, i gave it a prerinse, snow foam and then light maintenance wash. Really happy with the collinite [emoji106] This is after snow foam - not touched the car still but pretty good beading I thought... https://youtu.be/Lt2z31I22CE Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. keano

    Car drying

    Been using QD and a few dodo drying towels but been thinking about better drying options... Want to ensure no swirls and these days I think any marks I cause are from drying rather than washing so want to stop that. So, thoughts on drying options please if you will. I am thinking a leaf blower of some description perhaps, but don’t want anything too loud... and if it would be quite compact that would be good. Don’t have a garage otherwise I would have looked into an air line... Any links to good options would be most welcome. Thanks in advance. Ta. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Those who want it loud regardless of whether it actually sounds any good are going to ruin it for the others... Personally I don’t like being told what to do so this is another nail in the coffin and yet more rules but with so many dicks about it’s kinda inevitable. I live near (ish) a bypass and now and again you can hear some real nice cars tearing off down the road after the junction. It doesn’t annoy me and I like guessing what car it is that’s just been “sent”. A few Aston’s an rs3 an few f8x m3/4 and a lovely e9x m3 I often hear and don’t mind them at all. That being said, the specific maps for all the bangs that are getting more popular recently are probably to blame for this new rule too - they sound crap and are just noise and will ruin it for the rest of us... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. You’re probably right, that’s likely the thought behind it. However, that’s just dammed stupid - 4wd is all about traction. If fun is rwd slipping around, why buy 4wd and moan it’s not fun?! I like a good curry, but I wouldn’t go taste some pizza, then buy a pizza only to then moan that’s it’s not a curry...... Slightly distracted myself now - I wonder if curry would work on a pizza.... [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Variety seems to make you dislike everything so not sure thats a good idea if you’re anything to go by - it’s sucked the life out of nearly every car you’ve owned from the sounds of it...!!!! [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Mike is being replaced under warranty tomorrow - it was broken from factory [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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