Another detail from the back end of September – the portfolio backlog continues!!
The vehicle in question was a Mercedes E350 CDi BlueEFFICIENCY Estate in need of protection throughout – Exterior, Interior & Engine Bay – and just a short local trip out to Milton Keynes.
Not looking to bad at all…
Light soiling throughout, nothing drastic but definitely in need of stripping off the sub-standard dealership protection for Valentines Concours.
First up were the alloys, arches & tyres.
The alloys were treated with a non-acidic wheel brightener and agitated with various brushes. The arches and tyres were cleansed with an all purpose cleaner and later dressed – plus the alloys were sealed with a high durability wheel wax later in the detail.
Light soiling at best – both tips received an all-in-one polish and protection.
The exterior then received the standardised Refined Details wash process including snow foam and the two bucket method – once dried I set about doing the engine bay.
Engine Bay Before
The entire engine bay was treated with an all purpose cleaner and then dressed/polished accordingly.
Engine Bay After
Once the engine bay was completed it was time to give the inside a Full Interior Detail.
Not so bad! The worst was where the youngsters were putting there feet where they should be!!
The interior surfaces were all dressed, the leather was cleaned & conditioned, fabrics protected and the inner glasswork treated.
Time to put my attention back to the exterior, starting with the clay bar, which returned the following contaminants from the roof:
Mostly sap, nothing exponential – and a few rogue tar spots from the lower halves:
The paintwork was then treated with a pre-wax cleanser followed by protection provided by Valentines Concours Wax. The glasswork, plastics and rubbers were also treated.
Thank you very much for looking and reading as always, and a big thank you to the owner for their incredible hospitality…