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So the XK's been at the valeting/detailers for the past week so I popped in to see how it's going today. Due to being busy they've only just started on it so was getting a pre wash before the machine polishing and GTechniq treatment is applied.
Some dents have been removed and the side windows have had the privacy tint applied so I took a couple pics. Looks good I think?
Lots to do on it yet though but should hopefully all be done end of next week....will post some photos of the end result. https://flic.kr/p/FUebAD https://flic.kr/p/FUebWP
 

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What's the damage for the detailing part, Philnanks?
Well OCD it's a lot more than I've told the wife and I hope she doesn't see this....it's going to cost me £800 inc the tinting, drivers seat bolster refurb, detail inside, out and wheels. It's the g-technic crystal serum and exo hybrid coating too which has a 7 year guarantee and is top stuff.ive taken this off their website just to make myself feel better about the amount it's costing.

Looking for perfection, or as close as possible to it? This service will remove most of the swirls or oxidised paintwork by removing microscopic layers of the top coat to reveal the good paint underneath.

A true transformation that will revive and rejuvenate your vehicles paintwork.
A non-acidic wheel cleaner is applied to the wheels. Various brushes are used to agitate the cleaner, this is then rinsed.
An all-purpose cleaner is applied to the wheel arches, door shuts and boot shut.
The whole car is rinsed to remove the loose dirt from the bodywork.
Vehicle is then washed and then thoroughly rinsed, including the door shuts and boot shut.
A tar remover is applied to remove tar spots, if applicable.
A fullout remover is applied, allowed to dwell and then rinsed.
The vehicle is then clayed to remove bonded contaminants.
A drying aid is applied to the vehicle.
The vehicle is then dried with a microfibre drying towel.
The vehicle is masked up, ready for paint correction.
1st stage process of paint correction is carried out to remove heavy swirls, holograms, webbing and oxidised paintwork. This is an aggressive approach and is designed to remove the top layer of the paint to expose the fresh paint below.
2nd stage is designed to remove the very fine scratches which have been left behind from the 1st stage
3rd stage is a finishing polish again applied by machine, this is designed to ready the paint for the pre-cleaner and a high grade Carnauba wax or sealant.
A pre-cleaner is applied to the paintwork.
A high grade Carnauba wax or sealant is applied by hand.
Wheels are waxed and sealed.
Interior is detailed. Vacuumed, seats and carpets washed/leather cleaned and treated. Trim is also cleaned and dressed.
All glass cleaned inside and out.
Door, boot and bonnet shuts are waxed or sealed.
All exterior chrome detailed and polished including tail pipes.
Tyres and plastic trims are dressed.
Final inspection
N.B. Wheels can be removed so that the insides can be thoroughly cleaned clayed and then sealed.
 

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Phil -having your wheels refurbed and window tints at the same time and in that price makes it actually quite a decent price I'd say.

Sounds good and looking forward to seeing the end result

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Jim
 

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And for anyone with enough elbow grease, you can buy the products separately: https://gtechniq.com/products/

A bit too confusing for me - I wouldn't know where to begin! (can anyone spot the hood sealant they show being brushed on in the video?)
 

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Phil -having your wheels refurbed and window tints at the same time and in that price makes it actually quite a decent price I'd say.

Sounds good and looking forward to seeing the end result

Best
Jim
Wheels are just getting cleaned and treated Jim, not refurbed.
 

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So popped in yesterday with eager anticipation to see how it's coming along. Machine polishing finished and all the swirls and scratches are gone. The photos don't do it justice but the gold fleck in the paint is stunning!
Rear window privacy glass finished....bit of a gamble but looks so much better than I thought it might!
Just needs washing and the Gtecniq treatment applied, chrome window trim cleaned up (found that a light polishing with wet and dry works well here), interior and wheels.
Hopefully end of next week should be done.

Not great photos but gives you an idea.

https://flic.kr/p/Gcomer
https://flic.kr/p/214akv9
https://flic.kr/p/GcokDZ
https://flic.kr/p/Gcokek
 

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At the risk of boring you with photos, the G-Techniq as been done and she's looking REALLY shiny now. All's left to do is the interior treatment and rather than try to smarten up the tarnished chrome I'm having them wrapped in a satin black finish. Ive seen a couple of XK's done and I like the look of it. Been quoted £120 for a professional wrap. Will post some pics when finally done.

https://flic.kr/p/Z9aoWo
 
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