The owners were a couple who first met at a Toyota event, they were petrolheads but this was their daily - there to cart the family around Wiltshire rather than parade at concours shows. As a result, it was so filthy that even identifying the colour would have taken some detective work.
Mark got to work on the pre-wash first using the trade range from Autoglym. Judicious use of correctly diluted traffic film remover was required to loosen the grime around the lower regions of the car.
This was left to work it's magic briefly before being rinsed off, then the whole car was snow-foamed and rinsed again. Visually it was still far from clean, but the essential pre-wash phase made the main two-bucket wash easier and safer.
Once dried with a microfibre towel, Mark commenced the decontamination stage with fallout remover, followed by some targeted use of tar remover. Finally the clay bar came out to remove the last of the bonded on contaminants.
Mark chose Autogylm Radiant Wax Polish to coat the car as it offers a combination of filling, gloss, and durability - ideal for a mile-muncher with more than a few swirls and blemishes.
The tyres were dressed, interior vacuumed, glass cleaned and then Mark turned to details - the little things that make all the difference. This could be a final wipe of the sills, or polish of the chrome grill. The end result was a complete transformation.