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One day Swissvax Detail – Jaguar XK Convertible

August 4th, 2010

Here are some before pictures of the car when it was delivered to my unit yesterday:

Starting with the engine bay:

then a look inside at the cream/white leather:

drivers footwell;

next up a look round the fabric roof:

wheels – faces dont look too bad, but look at the inners!

apparently, it has chrome pipes too

I can see why that gets left shut:

and a quick flash of the laser pen to see how the paint fairs…..


The car was booked in for a one day Swissvax detail – interior, engine bay, and exterior with single stage machine polish.

First job was to sprsay some de-greaser on/in to the wheels and give them a good rinse with the arches too.

with the intial attack complete, it was time to get more thorough, so next spray in/on the wheels, and brushes out and scrubbing time:

after wheels, its engine bay and door shuts:

with the wheels, bay and shuts rinsed, time to start attacking the fabric roof:

and this would be left to dwell and soak for now:

and battering of snowfoam:

panel gaps and badges etc:

wash mit, altho having seen the swirls, I think a sponge would have done!

clayed with 3m cleansing clay:

Once all rinsed time to dry:

time to dry the roof:

With the car on the ramp, paint depth gauge readings done, it was time to start the spot pad work and cutting in.



under natural light, the slight is right in the middle if you look closely:


half way:


still going:

thats going to make things better:

with all the spot pad work done, time to hook up a 6 inch pad:

and continuing on around the car:

some deeper scratches too:

now you see me, now you don’t:

once all side panels complete, time to lower the car and hit the flat bonnet and boot:

and at the back, on the boot lid areas:

with the machien work complete, it was time to start the other tasks, keep up people!!!!

Proof the roof:

wax the paintwork – Best of Show:

tar and gluie all wheels, inners and fronts, then wax wheels:

go searching for chrome:

polish glass inside and out:

scrub some hide, I did try to get a 50: 50 here but camera not quite got it as I would have hoped:

once all sealed, mats cleaned, and everything finsihed on the interior:

finish off the engine bay:

then just buff off the wax on the alloys, dress tyres, remove Best of Show, check round, and detail up before capturing some images of a one day’s worth of hard graft!!!

and parked up ready for collection:

thank you for taking the time to read my post, and being part of one day detail by FinerDetails Ltd, car detailer and car detailing in Manchester.


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