2019 Plans

With 2019 upon us here’s my new thing for the year… a post per day.

Posts will range from cars, autosport, detailing, family, work and marketing.

2018 Recap

So, while still settling into life with a 6-week old Hugo, 2018 started well with a quiet NYE in with Alina.

Work-wise, I was into my last few months with my old job in Harlow and starting to look out for new ventures.

In February, we went to Ashbourne for a Valentines weekend that ended up being a wet weekend of Shrovetide football. On the way home, we bought Alina a nice new Jaguar XF to play with.

At Easter, I left my job and started some well-earned time at home with Hugo.

We went skiing, weekend breaks away and a cruise with Alina’s family before I landed an interesting role in Cambridge with a tech-startup.

I bought my own little toy and we roll into 2019 in a great place.

Car detailing prep

So a few months back I bought an Audi TT Quattro. It’s in great condition but not quite perfect – a few deep stone-chips, light scratches, some tired interior leather and a dirty engine bay.

It needs a full valet so I’ve come up with an 18 stage cleaning regime for operation ‘mint condition’.

  1. Jet wash rinse
  2. Pre-wash
  3. Snow-foam
  4. Wheels
  5. Details (door shuts etc.)
  6. Full Wash
  7. Engine bay
  8. Drying
  9. Decon
  10. Polishing
  11. Sealant
  12. Glass
  13. Carnauba Wax Paste
  14. Trim/tyre dressing
  15. Finishing
  16. Vac interior
  17. Feed leather
  18. Dust and shine interior