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Forum: Detailing Chat 21-10-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By steelghost
If they're the same as the head I have on my 25%...

If they're the same as the head I have on my 25% dilution Surfex bottle, there is a point just before the head is totally closed where it will generate a mist, especially if you squeeze the trigger...
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-10-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By steelghost
Sounds like you need something finer - cutting...

Sounds like you need something finer - cutting polish on a DA?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-10-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 638
Posted By steelghost
I had an i30 for five years (2010 to 2015). Never...

I had an i30 for five years (2010 to 2015). Never had anything go wrong. Comfortable, reliable, economical - any Hyundai with an ”iXX" name would be worth a look. Same for the equivalent Kias.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 20-10-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By steelghost
You can use it on its own, or you can put any wax...

You can use it on its own, or you can put any wax or sealant you like over it. You'll get better longevity if you top it with a reasonably durable LSP; Cleanser Polish topped with several coats of...
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-10-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By steelghost
If you have an idea of what things you want,...

If you have an idea of what things you want, folks can suggest what might best work from a given brand. But if you want the best item for any given job, you would need to mix and match brands -...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 18-10-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By steelghost
What condition is the paint in? If there's swirls...

What condition is the paint in? If there's swirls needing filling / reducing in appearance, I really like Bilt Hamber Cleanser Polish for this - it's an excellent paint cleaner as well as filling. If...
Forum: Detailing Chat 17-10-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By steelghost
Yes, assuming suitably diluted - if just spraying...

Yes, assuming suitably diluted - if just spraying on and agitating by hand would suggest ~5%
Forum: Detailing Chat 17-10-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By steelghost
Surfex HD...

Surfex HD (http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/bilt-hamber-surfex-hd.html) :thumb:
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 17-10-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By steelghost
https://www.flowjet.co.uk/images/PDF_downloads/JET...

https://www.flowjet.co.uk/images/PDF_downloads/JET-SIZES-FOR-PRESSURE-WASHER-PUMPS-page-001.pdf seems useful - unfortunately the Chinese eBay vendors don't advise the nozzle sizes. nickyd - do let me...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 17-10-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By steelghost
I don't think it has the right kind of abrasives...

I don't think it has the right kind of abrasives - they're really just for cleaning and removal of oxidisation. Plus, it's *designed* to fill so you'd have a difficult job to check levels of...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 16-10-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By steelghost
Have been looking at this myself: ...

Have been looking at this myself:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jinkang-Pressure-Washer-Power-Nozzles/dp/B06XV12W8K looks like it might do the trick?

That should actually fit straight onto the end...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 16-10-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By steelghost
Brian1612 on here apparently does so. Seems like...

Brian1612 on here apparently does so. Seems like a good plan so long at the abrasives don't clog up the spray head!
Forum: Obsession Wax 15-10-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By steelghost
A proper naptha-based panel wipe *will* dissolve...

A proper naptha-based panel wipe *will* dissolve ordinary waxes, especially as the cured layer is so thin. It will have a good go at a lot of other LSPs as well, depending on their particular...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 14-10-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,409
Posted By steelghost
Dust certainly can ruin water behaviour; some...

Dust certainly can ruin water behaviour; some LSPs seem more sensitive to this than others. It may be that 121 has amazing beading when clean but poor when dusty?
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By steelghost
Fuel, be it petrol or diesel, is not very...

Fuel, be it petrol or diesel, is not very different chemically speaking from tar remover. So I don't see that it would do the paint any harm. It would very likely have a go at whatever LSP was on the...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-10-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By steelghost
I'd start again at snowfoam.

I'd start again at snowfoam.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 13-10-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By steelghost
Panel wipe :thumb:

Panel wipe :thumb:
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 13-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,409
Posted By steelghost
For some reason I don't think the PMs appear in...

For some reason I don't think the PMs appear in the sent folder until after they've been read...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-10-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By steelghost
Definitely worth picking some up. Shiny does...

Definitely worth picking some up. Shiny does indeed use Glare on his Type R - here's (http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=361578) the thread where he first gave it a go, and...
Forum: The Showroom 13-10-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,958
Posted By steelghost
As long as they follow the rules (correct font...

As long as they follow the rules (correct font and spacing, correct colours, retro-reflective) they will be fine.

Many metal plates do not follow the rules but "being made of metal" is not a...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,863
Posted By steelghost
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=389378

This is the review thread for reference...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By steelghost
Still available on eBay for now... ...

Still available on eBay for now...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F182808579900

I've got nearly two bottles of all four polishes so should be...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 12-10-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By steelghost
Etch primer then whatever paint you like. As...

Etch primer then whatever paint you like. As mentioned, POR 15 is ideal great for this and between that and the galvanising these things will last forever. All that said, you probably don't need the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-10-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By steelghost
There are different ways to make panel wipe - if...

There are different ways to make panel wipe - if you use naptha, you can use slightly lighter or heavier fractions to control the evaporation time, making it "fast" or "slow". You can also make a...
Forum: Detailing Chat 11-10-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By steelghost
From here...

From here (https://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/products/subcat.asp?mID=Pressure-Washers&sID=Bundles):



It's about £11 to extend the warranty to 1 year.
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