Gtechniq done

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    Picked up the Macan today after 6 days of paint correction and ceramic coating. They also repaired a rip in the leather on the drivers door, looks good as new now, in fact better than new. The inside was coated too, well impressed. (The Maclaren is obviously not mine, but it was in the showroom along with the M3 CSL)

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    Looks terrific! where you get it done?

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    Wow! That looks terrific !

    Admire the attention to detail, shame about the rear number plate screws (n)
    Best change them for black before pc plods pulls you!
     
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    Mulgari in Bracknell Berks.
     
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    Yes, I did notice them a few weeks ago but have not got round to changing them yet.
     
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    @kleynie what coating did you go for - crystal serum? And dare I ask how much it all cost?
     
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    Yes, £1300 all in.
     
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    I thought it might be in that region. I was quoted £850 just for the paintwork and wheels on my 330d.

    I might bite the bullet when I get my Porker. :D
     
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    Looks great. You will be well impressed with it. More so the wheels how really easy they come clean.
    Plus as you can get your hand in you can clean the insides too - this is what makes them stay looking new for years.
    If you cant get your hand through the spokes, get yourself a "Wheel Wooley." (a long bent one for inside) Worth the money.

    But, for those thinking of it, I had my previous 2 coated with Gtechniq, the last one was Crystal Serum Light, on the new car I didn't - I was still in my boots and so didn't want to spend it. I even got a price for film, but that was nuts.

    Instead, I prepped the car and then sealed it with FK1000P. I had never used it before, but Jesus its fantastic. Beading is amazing, it cleans easily, and tar dots come off pretty easy too.
    Sill too early to see if I should have gone the coating route or not. And obviously it needs applying every so often, but I found it easy.
    I am still a big fan of coatings though.

    I have done the wheels myself with Gtechniq C5 because it really does keep them looking new, and makes sense for the cost DIY v the repeated application of sealer over the years.
    Its easy to apply too.

    Although, surprisingly in July, it did start to rain hence ...

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    I have a wheel brush that gets through the spokes, what is a wheel wooley?

    Thanks for the compliments.
     
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    Apart from the badge, it looks fantastic Ian! :whistle: :)

    What exactly did they do to the inside (the interior?)?

    How long is the protection supposed to last you think?
     
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    I had a tear on the leather of the drivers door card about 6” long, they welded and filled the leather and it’s perfect now. They also cleaned the leather seats/dash and door cards as well as polished the inside of all the glass.
     

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