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#1 User is offline   Ed Taylor 

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 08:59 AM

I am looking forward to the better weather in the new year. So I can give my Tourareg a good detailing. I did manage to put a hood coat of colinite 915 on it before the bad weather arrived. I have many different wax,s and polishes to try out in the better weather. Probably like most of us. I find detailing very relaxing.
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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:06 AM

A wash once a year by the dealer's Romanian gang is more than good enough for any car! Just keep the lights and side windows clean in the interim.
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:
http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg and here:
https://www.autoevol...swagen/touareg/

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used Generation 1 VW Touareg [T1 & T2 2002-10] that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:
http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1; 957 = T2; 958.1 = T3; 958.2 = T4; 9YA = T5
Brilliant site with a lot of information and many photos of all the Cayenne models since launch! https://www.stuttcar...ls/cayenne/958/

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Posted 07 December 2020 - 11:20 AM

Still quite ocd about cars being clean, however in a Scottish winter it’s a salt bath for 5 months minimum.
Always clay bar the cars at least once after the winter and apply some decent wax and then just wash with a shampoo with wax , tej chamois the rest of the time
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Posted 07 December 2020 - 01:27 PM

I am very OCD about keeping our cars clean. I have no fear of getting them dirty. But I give them a good clean probably too often. The neighbour's have got used to my OCD and quite often ask me how to clean something on their car.
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Posted 07 December 2020 - 04:12 PM

View PostEd Taylor, on 07 December 2020 - 01:27 PM, said:

I am very OCD about keeping our cars clean. I have no fear of getting them dirty. But I give them a good clean probably too often. The neighbour's have got used to my OCD and quite often ask me how to clean something on their car.

I was like that and used a clay bar regularly, followed by washing, cleaning, polishing and then waxing. For several years now I’ve been a convert to having my cars professionally detailed and protected with Gtechniq products. I wash my cars far, far less, although still very carefully but often just a quick power wash, and infrequently followed by a 2 bucket hand wash and microfibre towel dry. No more polishing and certainly no more waxing and my cars stand outside in all weathers. My OCD is now in rehab ;)
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Posted 07 December 2020 - 08:17 PM

I still love my adiction to detailing. I have all the kit mwchinr polishers many grades of polish and paint cleaners and wax,s ect.. There appear to be no swirl marks on my car. As you appreciate I haven't had it long. But a good cull eorks will be done on it in the new year" ish". Mine and the wifes car seem to be the only cars in our road where the rsin water beads on the paint work. My OCD seems to be of some use.
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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:09 PM

It’s extremely sad , I should know 🤣
I even rain x my house windows
Nobody in my street ever washes their car 🤣🤣
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Posted 07 December 2020 - 09:28 PM

When I bought my Touareg I had it detailed and ceramic coated by a local valeter, who continues to clean/polish it regularly - during his original preparation, he was surprised at the paint quality, virtually no swirls or imperfections, and even now is still impressed with it.

Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, I've hardly used the car much this year so I haven't given him much business.
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Posted 08 December 2020 - 06:19 PM

Have used autoglym ultra HD wax the last couple of cars, can’t fault it. Not the cheapest, but lasts years and gives great protection. Better than any dealer lifeshine that they try and charge you hundreds for
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Posted 09 December 2020 - 10:14 AM

They asked me if I wanted the lifeshine type of protection. I said no ad I prefer and enjoy doing it myself. I have loads of various waxes and polishes.
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Posted 09 December 2020 - 10:33 AM

The dealer and the salesman would have made more money out of this than they did selling you the car!
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:
http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg and here:
https://www.autoevol...swagen/touareg/

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used Generation 1 VW Touareg [T1 & T2 2002-10] that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:
http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1; 957 = T2; 958.1 = T3; 958.2 = T4; 9YA = T5
Brilliant site with a lot of information and many photos of all the Cayenne models since launch! https://www.stuttcar...ls/cayenne/958/

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:10 AM

My dealer gives me a life shine foc, without the warranty paperwork as I wouldn’t pay for it. Have good relationship with them. Actually think the ultra HD wax is better. A £50 pot will last years.
Another good product is autoglym aqua wax, wash the car, leave wet, spray this on a wet car and and rub over with microfibre, then buff off with clean microfibre, good results.
And no I have connections to autoglym, just like to look after my car.
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Posted 26 March 2021 - 07:01 PM

I quite enjoy giving our cars a good detaling. I have all the kit.and have quite a few different brands of wax,polish and sealents. Having now regenerated by interest in detailing due to my acquisition of my Tourareg I will be putting my kit to good use. Yet again.
I was offered one of those sealent for life coatings. I declined. Due tk the fact I can and will do it for free as I enjoy doing it. But more so I probably would polish their coating off. But some people might not have either the time or the inspiration like I have. So each to their own.
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Posted 26 March 2021 - 08:17 PM

Never buy the coatings garages offer. They probably make more money out of this rubbish and the other hard sells than the car itself!
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:
http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg and here:
https://www.autoevol...swagen/touareg/

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used Generation 1 VW Touareg [T1 & T2 2002-10] that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:
http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1; 957 = T2; 958.1 = T3; 958.2 = T4; 9YA = T5
Brilliant site with a lot of information and many photos of all the Cayenne models since launch! https://www.stuttcar...ls/cayenne/958/

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Posted 31 March 2021 - 10:25 AM

View PostEd Taylor, on 26 March 2021 - 07:01 PM, said:

I quite enjoy giving our cars a good detaling. I have all the kit.and have quite a few different brands of wax,polish and sealents. Having now regenerated by interest in detailing due to my acquisition of my Tourareg I will be putting my kit to good use. Yet again.
I was offered one of those sealent for life coatings. I declined. Due tk the fact I can and will do it for free as I enjoy doing it. But more so I probably would polish their coating off. But some people might not have either the time or the inspiration like I have. So each to their own.


I’m in the West Midlands and my car could do.with a good wash and wax , so you’re more than welcome to come and do mine ( as you’ve got all the gear) 👍👍😂
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