Nice job, glad to see you gave it a go in the end Mine has yet to be opened Work has been crazy for the past few weeks, no time for activities like detailing. I have two weeks off school for the Twelfth Fortnight, I'm taking the first of those to sort the car, it's going into the garage at our holiday house on Friday and I'll have until the following Friday to sort it - full correction and protection detail, right down to the nitty gritty stuff. This is the oldest trick in the detailers handbook. Many pro's use regular dish soap to strip wax and sealant, even though there are "specially formulated" soaps out there for doing so. A popular one is Dodo Juice Lime Prime. I just use Fairy >.> There are a couple of synthetic sealants on the market now which are resistant to even Fairy - Our own local Orchard Autocare do one that can be washed with neat Fairy and still bead water like it was never touched! To get a head start on next weeks big job, I took the battery, battery box and air box out of the car for a good clean over the weekend. I'll post more pictures later when I'm not uploading from a mobile connection, but let's just say they were filthy, as was what I found underneath My primary concern was getting the airbox flushed out because it had quite a bit of debris like small twigs and leaves in the bottom of it. Clio engine bay sans battery box, air box, intake pipework etc: There's going to be a huge update to this thread over the next couple of weeks - I plan on taking pictures of the whole process next week. I just need Elite Car Care to get my order through ASAP so I have the tools and products necessary to actually do the work!