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White VFII SS-V Wagon

Discussion in 'VF' started by spud_22, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. spud_22

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    Picked this up last night after a 3 week wait. Don't know how some of you blokes can wait months, was the longest 3 weeks of my life.

    So took the missus to Holden to have a look at the series 2, we had never really seen one in person and were pretty keen to look. Wasn't ever considering getting one just looking because we both liked them. A few days later I really felt like driving one and dragged the missus back to Holden again to go for a squirt. Needless to say we were both hooked. My girlfriends Grandpa worked at Holden for 40+ year so we were entitled to a pretty good discount, but when the dealer told us the price we would be getting it for my jaw nearly hit the floor. Yeah so in the end they made it really hard for us to not buy the car. lol
    Just under $42K drive away, 5 year warrantee, 5 year roadside assist

    Engine: LS3 6.2L V8

    Transmission: 6 speed auto with paddle shift

    Wheels: Stock 19"

    Suspension: Stock

    Factory/Dealer extras:
    • Smoke bonnet protector
    • Boot lip protector
    • Floor mats
    • Boot liner
    • Cargo net
    • Paddle shift

    Coming soon/Done extras:
    • Opti coat Done 11/7
    • Tint Done 35% Darkest legal
    • Coil overs
    • Bee sting Done
    • Gloss black roof Done wrapped 12/8
    • Sports armour Done
    • OTR Pending missus approval
    • Exhaust Pending missus approval
    • Tune Pending missus approval

    Still need to take some pictures but heres one for now.
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    Quick drive today.

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    Sorry if the pictures are too big, still learning how to resize properly.
     
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    Nice wagon
     
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    bargain! nice pics!
     
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    .... sweet
    like white wagons :)
     
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    Nice Wagon mate - and good pics :)
     
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    Thanks heaps guys. :spot on:
     
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    Opti coat+ was done yesterday. Did a little water test, poured some water on another car to see what happened then poured some on the wagon.
    Didn't expect the water to just run off like it did, thought it was just going too bead up nice. Very happy with the results so far.
    For those who haven't seen it.
     
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    waynebatt Only milk should be 2L

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    ive got my wagon done with opticoat also. Been about a year now and is still good...

    the water doesnt bead off quite as well as when i first had it done, which isnt a huge deal.... BUT the best thing is i Still dont have a single swirl mark or hairline spiderwebbing anywhere on the car. Still looks like glass after every wash.

    I have however done my best to still treat it right. I dry the car with an air blower to avoid wiping it with anything which may scratch it. I also use a foam lance to clean the car before then cleaning it with the wool mit & detergent. again to avoid possibly scratching any surface dust around on the car....

    If you treat it right then it will keep the car looking as new for a long time to come.

    good luck buddy, love the car :)
     
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    Thanks mate, one of the main reasons I got it done was because I saw your car done and when I found out it had a lifetime warranty.
    Iv ordered some snow foam which I hope is as good as iv heard. I don't really plan on touching the car with a sponge or kit.
    Going to take it for regular detailing at the place that did the opti coat.
     
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    yeah a snowfoam and good gernie do wonders. Ive probably only used the wool mitt for a hand wash like 5 times in a year, the rest of the time i just foam and rinse with the gernie. comes up like new every time.....

    Yeah im actually about to take mine back for a detail soon too, just a bit of a professional freshen up as i dont get the time myself to really look after it. Thinking about getting the wheels done with the opticoat too but not sure at this stage.
     
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    Opti-Coat may have a lifetime warranty but it won’t last a lifetime without the proper follow up maintenance unless of course you’re talking about the life span of a fly.

    Snow foam also won’t always remove all dirt and grime from your paintwork and your hands will have to get involved at some stage.

    First off anyone who has a sponge should throw it away or only use it for the inside of your guards and tyres and maybe on your rims depending on the coating but never ever use it on your paint as it will swirl.

    Get yourself a good quality micofibre mitt like the one pictured below which is readily available from places like the Forum sponsor Car Care Products and learn to use the two bucket method.



    https://www.carcareproducts.com.au/product/mint/mircofibre_deluxe_wash_mitt


    The products shown are the Mint brand but there are other good ones and also other good suppliers of car care products.


    A microfiber deluxe wash mitt
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    A microfiber waffle weave drying towel in place of a chamois
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    A microfiber Uber Plush buffing cloth
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    If you're serious then all these are cheap and along with some other products play an important role in keeping your paintwork in good nick.
     
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    Do it.

    I don't use Opti-Coat on my paint as I prefer the look of high quality carnauba wax but the rims on all my cars have 4 coats of Opti-Coat and it makes them ridiculously easy to keep clean.

    Your nice Vossens deserve it.
     
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    My wheels got opti coated. I only use microfiber mits and cloths on my cars and only use meguiars products.
     
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    Weekend drive,
    Day 1 Mornington to Apollo Bay via the great ocean road.
    Day 2 Apollo Bay to Forrest for a bike ride then up to Horsham.
    Day 3 Horsham to Halls Gap, drove some nice winding roads and back to Horsham
    Day 4 Horsham back to Mornington
    Averaged 11.4L/100Km so pretty happy with that :yeah:

    Just a few shot the missus snapped with her phone.
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    Fitted sports armour today, still unsure of how the black lip lines up with the white skirt.

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    Nice bike ! I've got one of them.

    So the two bikes fit in the back of the wagon ?

    I'm not a fan of the sports armour precisely for that reason.
     
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    I did see a thread awhile back that you had the same bike. They go alright :yeah: both bikes fit with their front wheels taken off and just on top of each other.
    Have just put roof racks on and looking into bike carriers now.

    The missus had a cruze sri-v and the front bumper scrapped all the time, didn't want the same thing happening to the wagon. Waiting on my tax return then will be investing in some coil overs. So the armour is for practicality not for looks. lol
     
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    Got the roof wrapped yesterday. Sorry for picture quality, these were used on Facebook and they turned crappy.
    Time to start saving for coil overs now.

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