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About twitch

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  • Birthday 05/07/1989

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  • Gender Male
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  • Interests cars
    money
    girls
    bikes
    boats
    karts
    tattooing
    japanese culture/lifestyler /> asian foods
  • Occupation I do lots of jobs... ;)
  • Car integra DC5 :D

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  1. twitch added a post in a topic Polished Bliss Honda Fomula 1   

    most definitely, have to say my all time favourite is Kelly from KDS 
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  2. twitch added a topic in Detailing   

    Polished Bliss Honda Fomula 1
    Copied from Deatilingworld, but thought id show off some of Clark's work from Polished Bliss.
     
    Enjoy.
     
     
     
    Polished Bliss detail a Formula 1 car...
     


     
    This detail was carried out over 2 years ago now
    but due to us wanting to wait and get final pictures of the car in the Client's
    new house (which was being built at the time) and then me completely forgetting
    about it resulted in it being delayed until now

    When
    I got the call from the Client saying he was standing watching his new Jordan
    being delivered off a trailer I initially wondered what he was buying a Honda
    Civic for, thinking he meant one of these...




    But no,
    what he meant was one of these!





    Taken
    from the website it was bought from:

    "2001 JORDAN - EJ 11 - CHASSIS
    NO: EJ 11 / 6

    This car, one of only seven built. It is a genuine race car
    and NOT a display car. It has been in a private collection for many
    years.

    It will be sold as a rolling chassis, without engine, gearbox
    internals and wiring loom.
    All works Honda engines were returned to the
    factory at the end of the season.

    It could be adapted to race (Euro Boss
    Series etc) or used as a static display/ show car.

    This car is fitted
    with Titanium Fabricated uprights, Brembo Carbon brakes and calipers, radiators,
    wishbones and Jordan chassis plate. The seat is molded for Heinz-Harald
    Frentzen.

    EJ 11 cars were raced by Heinz–Harald Frentzen,( who was
    replaced half way through the 2001 season by Juan Alesi) and by Jarno Truli. The
    test driver was Ricardo Zonta.



    Quite a nice showpiece for
    your new garage I'm sure you'll agree



    Whilst
    the site of an F1 car in your garage looks amazing, the Client wanted it to look
    its best but at the same time retain its battle scars and sign of racing so with
    this in mind I got to work...


    A few before pictures to begin with,
    showing a low level of dirt and dust:








    I
    gave the car a thorough QD to clean all the surfaces up and then took some paint
    readings just to make sure there was actually enough paint to polish in the
    first place:








    Starting
    with a finishing pad and some Menzerna 85RD (basically one of the least
    aggressive combinations available) I started polishing at
    1200/1500rpms:



    I
    was hoping for a slight improvement but due to the paint being super soft the
    correction achieved was pretty damn good to be fair and removal was 1-2 microns
    if that (many times the gauge didn't give different readings before and after
    polishing at all):




    With
    the polishing method and products settled on, I began to carefully work my way
    round the car, being extra careful of where I put my feet as it could be so easy
    to stand on or catch the front wing or diffuser etc - it felt like an extremely
    fragile thing to work on so concentration was 100% at all times!



















    Carbon
    Weave showing through the paint:



    Checking
    the finish with the 3M Sun Gun:





    I
    had alot more process pictures taken but due to a laptop meltdown last year I
    lost alot of pictures but to be honest I'm just glad I still have as many as I
    do!


    Once Polishing was done the paintwork was given a coat of
    Swissvax Crystal Rock:






    The
    wheels were given a going over with Werkstat Prime Strong:





    And
    then fast forward 2 years to this afternoon where I took some final pictures of
    the car sat in its new surroundings - you'll notice the different garage
    lighting really shows off the true colour of the car, it's more of a fluorescent
    yellow that you never really saw even on the Television or in many magazine
    pictures:



    Ingrained dirt left intentionally on the rear
    wing:











    Cockpit
    left as it was delivered:


































    The
    rubbish masking that you don't see up close on TV
































    I
    hope you enjoyed something a bit different, it was certainly fun to do!

    Thanks
    for looking,

    Clark
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  3. twitch added a post in a topic Cleaning on a budget   

    £15 for 3 cars? take them to the eastern european car wash. they will scratch your paint to shit, but best your get for £15 on 3 cars...
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  4. twitch added a post in a topic Buffing Frost White Civic   



    lol.
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  5. twitch added a post in a topic Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax 2.0   

    its alright, but not to bad mouth Meguiar's its a cheap wax. its what you pay for i guess
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  6. twitch added a post in a topic Anyone got $180,000 spare please?   

    saw this on his twitter page, dude is something else. hate to say but i highly doubt he has an Aventador lined up, his got alot of money but not enough for that.
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  7. twitch added a post in a topic cars you regret selling   

    every honda ive owned, mostly the DC5, use to dream of owning one.
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  8. twitch added a post in a topic making money   

    To be honest i agree with jono, detailing and paint correction takes alot of time and money to perfect. you would also need a decent size garage or unit to carry out such work.

    My advice would be get your savings in order, see what you have and what would be a good investment, most banks give out free 1 hour financial advice.
    This would help you almost pick and choose what sort of path you want to go down.

    Another bit of advice from me would maybe see what your town needs. what is it missing that neighbouring towns have.

    I'd stay well clear of quick cash jobs like cutting grass and window cleaning etc. They're usually word of mouth jobs and experience counts for alot.
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  9. twitch added a post in a topic Sold my car, but what next?   


    oh no, im pretty much down grading from a dc5 performance wise.
    ive seen a few touareg's that comment how they've had complete new engines, so i guess thats out the window.

    ive looked at 3 series but my price range id only be able to get the E46 shape which in all honestly looks old compared to the newer shape.
    there also not worth what people want for them in my eyes as above you can get a nice 5 series for the same money.
    but again insurance companies seem to hate the idea of me owning one...

    with 8k there really is too much choice, i was looking a good month before i even sold the dc5 with my mind set on an estate. but for the price you dont get much more boot space to a similar model saloon.

    its actually starting to frustrate me i cant find anything out of the hundreds of cars in my range.
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  10. twitch added a post in a topic Sold my car, but what next?   


    thanks, im not really after a big litre as it needs to be a kind of 'cheap' daily driver with all the toys.
    just something nice to drive and hammer miles really, and can handle all my gear
    ive looked at 5 series and for the money there well into there 100k+ miles plus the insurance for me is expensive considering the other options out there.
    so lost in what to get next, ive looked at vw touareg all the way to BMW mini clubmans

    also thanks tenz78 for the PM cant seem to be able to reply to you.
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  11. twitch added a post in a topic Sold my car, but what next?   


    got the link to this? cant find it on autotrader.
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  12. twitch added a post in a topic Sold my car, but what next?   


    Thanks, ive viewed a few a3's but im really fussy on interiors and paint, so for the money ive got there not standing out to me.
    not considered a Leon FR so ill see what i can find. thanks again




    As mentioned, it was more of a toy to drive. Didnt want to rack up the mileage.
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  13. twitch added a post in a topic BMW 330ci ive detailed recently   


    Thank you
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  14. twitch added a topic in Detailing   

    BMW 330ci ive detailed recently


    This is my mates new car, he asked me if i would 'tidy' it up so he would have a clean car ready for the weekend
    He settled for a single stage polish and a date was set



    apologise now for the poor camera skills and a dirty lense!



    on a lovely friday morning i picked up this

    DSC_0018 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    DSC_0019 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    up close

    DSC_0020 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    interior

    DSC_0023 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    DSC_0027 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    intricate areas

    DSC_0025 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    DSC_0026 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    now onto the wash process
    wheels (before)

    DSC_0028 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    (brushes and products used)

    DSC_0029 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    Iron x working its magic (first of two hits)

    DSC_0030 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    now im missing pictures of the wheels after, snow foam and wash process



    snow foam used was Valet Pro - PH Neutral Snow Foam
    shampoo Meguiar's NXT Car Wash



    after

    DSC_0031 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    DSC_0032 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    intricate areas

    DSC_0033 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    iron x working its magic again

    DSC_0034 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    DSC_0035 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    tardis was also used but only on the front bumper, bonnet and lower areas of the cars body.



    Clay and lube used

    DSC_0036 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    after

    DSC_0037 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    snow foamed again and rised



    dried with Chemical Guys - Wooly Mammoth (love it)

    DSC_0038 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    Machine, pad and polish used

    DSC_0039 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    Results

    DSC_0041 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    Eraser was used after each pass



    Now onto my favorite sealant

    DSC_0044 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    after two coats

    DSC_0045 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    DSC_0046 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr



    processes not shown



    exhaust Auto Finesse - Mercury
    trim Auto Finesse - Revive
    tyres Meguiars High Gloss Tyre gel (two coats)
    alloys protected with Poorboys Wheel Sealant
    exterior glass was rain x glass cleaner and repellent



    interior was wet vac'd
    interior trim with 303 Aerospace Protectant
    interior glass i used 3M glass cleaner
    Mark decided the leather didnt need cleaning and protecting... so it wasnt done.



    afters

    DSC_0048 by watkins-enterprises, on Flickr




    Thanks for reading, any comments and criticism welcome :thumb:

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  15. twitch added a post in a topic which sealant?! advice needed asap!   


    thats insane!
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