Preparing for Winter

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    I thought it was a good time to get the car cleaned and waxed ready for the Winter.
    First thing was to give the car a thoroughly good wash with AG Bodywork Shampoo and Conditioner.
    Then it was on to the engine bay which was cleaned with AG Engine Cleaner and hosed off - as can be seen in the photos.

    5 minutes after taking these shots, I was applying a coat of AG Ultra High Definition Wax and had just got the bonnet done, when the sky darkened and down came the rain. 10 minutes later the sun re-appeared and it was out with the drying towel and then start waxing again. This recurred a couple of times before I finally got it done. :rolleyes:

    Tomorrow, I'll be getting some protection on the alloy wheels and applying a couple of coats of Poorboys Wheel Sealant.

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    Will you stop, you're making me feel guilty.... :oops: :hehe:
     
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    @Mieke when can you do mine ? :whistle::ROFLMAO:

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    Sure Kev, £50 per/hr OK? :D
     
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    Don't forget to mention you're a slow worker....:whistle:
     
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    Have you been talking to my wife? :D
     
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    Same here, family commitments and hospital visits preventing opportunities to do anything to the car. Definitely want to get a good wax covering on the car, ASAP. Needs claying and a polish, to get a good base, so not a couple of hours job, even in good weather.

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    Excellent job! (y)

    I need to get mine done, but sadly it's taken a back seat as I'm up to my eyeballs in a DIY bathroom renovation. :oops:
     
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    Ditto :oops:
     
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    Bet she baulks at the £50 per hour :D
     
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    Looking Good.
     
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    She get's a special deal. 100% discount. :(
     
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    That does look good.(y)

    With regards to applying the AG engine cleaner do you literally just spray on and hose off? My engine bay rarely gets any attention but when it does I hoover it (dont tell the wife!) and then wipe with a damp cloth. I have always been too scared to get the hose pipe anywhere near the engine bay..
     
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    Estoril blue always looks good in pictures, I wish Sophistico grey was like that.

    I have to admit I never even open my bonnet unless the fluids need a top up. I cant see the point in cleaning the engine, but fully understand why people do.
     
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    Not only fluids - around Autumn I find the drain holes catch a lot of leaves!
     
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    I just sprayed a little AG engine cleaner onto to soiled areas and used an old paint brush to work it in. Just set the hose on a gentle trickle and rinse away the cleaner, taking care not to soak any electronics or the alternator etc. I wouldn't use a spray as such under the bonnet. I also used an old wash mit to clean off and rinse the engine cover and the flat area in front of the windscreen. You don't need to use much water at all.

    I followed @Singvogel 's technique - he's the expert at cleaning engine bays - look for his earlier posts. (y)
     
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    Nice work Mike, has spurred me onto clean mine today, nice weather for it today

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    Well done, Adie. That's a nice view under the bonnet. (y)
    I like the carbon strut - is that standard equipment?
     

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