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    Thread: Project Bora! VERY well written detail write-up on a TDI Bora detail...

    1. 09-21-2007 07:09 PM #1
      This has to be the most comprehensive and well written detail write-up ever. For any car. This guy freakin' cleaned and dressed the spare tire! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You have to check it out!<p><A HREF="http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=43269" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detailingworld.co.u...43269</A><p>This needs to be in the new DIY/FAQ.

    2. 09-21-2007 08:03 PM #2
      Agreed to use it as a DIY. This guy marked everything he used, the mixtures, and just did everything absolutely amazing. Pictures are great for beginners like myself, so I loved it. Thank you for finding the link, 67!

    3. 09-21-2007 10:10 PM #3
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Yamiyanazz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thank you for finding the link, 67!</TD></TR></TABLE>No problem. I'm just as thankful as you are that I found it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">

    4. 09-21-2007 10:28 PM #4
      Ha! I linked this in my regional forum and 2 of my friends have already called me about stuff!<p>It IS a very good write-up.

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      09-22-2007 12:39 AM #5
      saw that last night its quite amazing the attention to detail in the write up as well as the detail itself.

    6. 09-22-2007 02:16 AM #6
      <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>that is amazing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> this guy must have a few hundred cars under his belt.

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      09-22-2007 03:04 AM #7
      Holy crap.

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      09-22-2007 01:21 PM #8
      That's pretty sick. I wish I had that time/skill to do all of that! DAMN! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I am curious...I have some little divots in my door moulding where people have opened their doors into mine. He mentioned in this write up that he replaced the moulding on the Bora. Anyone know where I can find a DIY on how to do that? I'd like to replace mine on both sides. Thanks.
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    9. 09-22-2007 01:27 PM #9
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cycle_Michael</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's pretty sick. I wish I had that time/skill to do all of that! DAMN! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I am curious...I have some little divots in my door moulding where people have opened their doors into mine. He mentioned in this write up that he replaced the moulding on the Bora. Anyone know where I can find a DIY on how to do that? I'd like to replace mine on both sides. Thanks.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I believe they are held on with double sided tape, you should be able to run some fishing line/ dental floss in between the car and the molding and peel them off.

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      09-25-2007 04:29 AM #10
      OMG! I cannot believe how clean he got it...inside and out. WOW.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">

    11. 10-17-2007 01:35 PM #11
      he mentions using megs apc on multiple parts of the car. what is apc and where can i get it?
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    12. 10-17-2007 01:51 PM #12
      APC is Meguiar's All-Purpose-Cleaner that is found in their Detailer line.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/images/uploads/meguiars_APC.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>You can purchase it from Meguiar's. Click this link (<A HREF="http://www.meguiars.com/estore/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.meguiars.com/estore/</A>) and then click on the Professional (Detailer Brand) link on the left and look for the APC.<p>Or, I like buying it from AutoGeek. They are top notch people.<br><A HREF="http://www.autogeek.net/mg10101.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autogeek.net/mg10101.html</A>

    13. 10-17-2007 07:54 PM #13
      ok. so its kind of a multi surface, multi application cleaner. the bora write up mentioned using it in the door jambs and the engine bay, although the link you posted has it mainly as an interior cleaner. would it work well to clean up hoses and surfaces under the hood? thanks for the info. <p>and on a sidenote. this detailing forum is by far the best forum i've found on vortex. more people full of information here than anywhere else instead of just the same old threads. thanks<BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by CBerger at 7:00 PM 10-17-2007</i>
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    14. 10-17-2007 09:42 PM #14
      We try.<p>Well, it may talk about interiors more, but I have found little that Meg's APC will not work on inside and outside the vehicle. I use it outside, inside, under the hood, under the car, etc... Heck, my wife has a bottle of it to clean inside the house. It works everywhere.

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      10-18-2007 12:32 PM #15
      I'm amazed at the process and the turnaround.<p>My sister has that same model of Jetta, and after reading this detail have a sudden urge to make it look new again....hmm.....<p>Good find, 67

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      10-18-2007 12:40 PM #16
      that is unbelievable. truly a professional. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I love a clean car as much as the next guy, but honestly, this much work into a Jetta? I may have missed it, but did he get paid to do this, and more importantly, how much? <BR><BR>
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    17. 10-18-2007 01:13 PM #17
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mhjett</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I love a clean car as much as the next guy, but honestly, this much work into a Jetta? I may have missed it, but did he get paid to do this, and more importantly, how much?</TD></TR></TABLE>Yeah, a Jetta. Think about it, 10 - 20 hrs worth of detailing can completely put a car into a new level of worth. Adding a couple thousand dollers to it's value in some cases. Even on a lowly Jetta.<p>He didn't get paid for it. He bought the car for himself. He is either cleanign it up for himself or he is restoring it to sell it and make money. I think he will sell it because he calls it his 2007 spring/summer project.<p>Think about it, for the steal he bought it for and the condition it is in now, he could easily make a good chunk of change for his work. OR, if he was just detailing it for himself, why not. You buy a car that has been decently maintained drivetrain wise for cheap, especially a diesel, and you have the capability to completely make it look new again, why not? You get a completely cheap car that you make worth much more.

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      10-18-2007 05:25 PM #18
      true, i was thinking similar things... such a thorough detail could easily add a couple grand to the value of the car, if you take into account what you'd pay for a car in the original condition, and what you could ask for it after. <p>but when i read thru his summary , it sounded like he'd worked on it over a couple <i>weeks.</i> if it was only 10-20 hrs., that's a whole different story. <p>I definitely understand the value in a good detail though--I keep my own car as clean as I can because to me, elbow grease is the easiest/cheapest way to retain it's value. but this guy's skills and products make my details look like a dog and pony show.
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    19. 10-18-2007 09:29 PM #19
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mhjett</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">but when i read thru his summary , it sounded like he'd worked on it over a couple <i>weeks.</i> if it was only 10-20 hrs., that's a whole different story.</TD></TR></TABLE>Well, it sounded to me like he was just doing a little at a time. I am taking my sweet time cleaning up my new to me Jeep. At an hour and a half a day about three days a week, it has taken me two weeks so far and I still have to polish some of the paint. It takes time when you don't have the time all in a couple of days to devote to it.

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      10-19-2007 10:19 AM #20
      This isn't the same guy that does the $10,000 detailing jobs on Veyrons and such, is it? <p>He looks very similar and his process seems nearly identical. And he's in England. <p>Either way, he's an incredible detailer! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
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    21. 10-19-2007 09:27 PM #21
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      10-22-2007 12:57 PM #23
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>67Customs</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>He didn't get paid for it. He bought the car for himself. He is either cleanign it up for himself or he is restoring it to sell it and make money. I think he will sell it because he calls it his 2007 spring/summer project.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Didn't the thread mention it was a company car? I bet he got a sweet deal buying out the lease. That + even <i>that</i> much time & effort probably still gives him room for profit out in the resale space<p>Or it may be a company car he owns outright now off a car allowance.

    24. 10-22-2007 01:18 PM #24
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jman5000</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Or it may be a company car he owns outright now off a car allowance.</TD></TR></TABLE>No, I think he just bought it from the company. He might have payed the lease off, but either way, he payed the company for it and definitely got a good deal on it.

    25. 10-22-2007 01:51 PM #25
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tampaSi</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This isn't the same guy that does the $10,000 detailing jobs on Veyrons and such, is it? <p>He looks very similar and his process seems nearly identical. And he's in England. <p>Either way, he's an incredible detailer! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Different guy.

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      10-22-2007 05:35 PM #26
      Excellent write up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

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      10-26-2007 05:39 PM #27
      He does good work.

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      10-28-2007 05:25 PM #29
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    30. 10-30-2007 08:52 PM #30
      wow fantastic job i did the inside of my A3 2 hours and its not even close to that job. great info tips for rookies likes us. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

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      11-01-2007 01:53 AM #31
      This man is my hero!<p>

    32. 11-01-2007 07:32 PM #32
      Hello everyone, I thought I ought to reply to this. Yes, that is or I should say was my Bora.<p>Having seen that my thread has attracted so many views I decided to google it and see if it had been linked to from elsewhere. Yes is has!<p>Anyway, I thought I'ed reply to firstly thank everyone for taking the time to read/comment/reply to it all and also to maybe try and answer any questions. <p>Regards<p>Stewie.

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      04-02-2012 10:25 PM #34
      This was one of the first write ups I have ever seen and that's what got me into detailing.

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