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Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 17-03-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By TOGWT
Selecting a suitable polish/pad, things to...

Selecting a suitable polish/pad, things to consider:
http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/menzerna-range-menzerna-heavy-cut.html

What polish should I use?
Where do you start with this...
Forum: Interior & Glass 15-03-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,377
Posted By TOGWT
Cause; moisture and dirt Effect: mould spores ...

Cause; moisture and dirt Effect: mould spores

Mould in vehicle interiors is, unfortunately, more common than you would imagine. Although car manufacturers do their best to keep water and even...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 17-02-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By TOGWT
Paint colour has little relevance to a polish/pad...

Paint colour has little relevance to a polish/pad choices, paint density (hardness) and how deep the scratches are however, relevant

Selecting a suitable polish, things to consider:...
Forum: Interior & Glass 12-02-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By TOGWT
Headlining / Headliner - Duragloss 451 Fabric &...

Headlining / Headliner - Duragloss 451 Fabric & Carpet Cleaner Aerosol Foam is a blend of surfactants, which gently foam away soil, oil and grease from fabric and carpet surfaces. Spot cleaning can...
Forum: Machine Polishing 12-02-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By TOGWT
Selecting a suitable polish, things to consider: ...

Selecting a suitable polish, things to consider:

http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/menzerna-range-menzerna-heavy-cut.html
Forum: Interior & Glass 23-01-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By TOGWT
LTT Alcantara Cleaner

LTT Alcantara Cleaner
Forum: East 19-01-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,767
Posted By TOGWT
Before you can even apply the coating, the...

Before you can even apply the coating, the surface should be as free of surface blemishes as you can safely get it, which applies to even brand new vehicles. T

he high reflectivity of a coating...
Forum: Interior & Glass 09-01-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By TOGWT
Most manufacturer’s advice against using...

Most manufacturer’s advice against using oil-based conditioners on steering wheels as it makes the surface slippery and could be dangerous if you lose control of the vehicles steering

1. Clean the...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 07-01-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By TOGWT
Non Biological means it doesn’t contain enzymes,...

Non Biological means it doesn’t contain enzymes, so the cleaning chemicals need to be harsher and usually rely on hot water. Biological cleaners can be used effectively at lower temperature and still...
Forum: Detailing Chat 05-01-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By TOGWT
“Orange Peel Removal” -...

“Orange Peel Removal” - http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/orange-peel-removal.html

Orange Peel is a paint film surface that has a dimpled appearance that paint takes on due to an...
Forum: Interior & Glass 28-12-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By TOGWT
UK Detailers- LTT US / Other Countries -...

UK Detailers- LTT

US / Other Countries - Leather Masters

“Three Step Leather Care” - http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/basic-3-step-leather-care.html
Forum: Interior & Glass 27-12-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By TOGWT
A quality water-based cleaner is the way to go

A quality water-based cleaner is the way to go
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 27-12-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By TOGWT
A wax, sealant or coating can only reflect what...

A wax, sealant or coating can only reflect what is underneath it, so a clean, level well-prepared surface is the most important consideration (85% of a surfaces reflectivity is its preparation) along...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 21-12-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By TOGWT
YES It's not the size that matters as long...

YES

It's not the size that matters as long as there's lead in it ;)
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 20-12-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By TOGWT
Use a Pencil set designed for pencil hardness...

Use a Pencil set designed for pencil hardness testing – common brands include Mitsubishi UNI
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-12-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By TOGWT
Pencil hardness - is it relevant?

Pencil hardness
http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/pencil-hardness-hardness-in-materials.html

Hardness: [In materials science, hardness is the characteristic of a solid material expressing...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 18-12-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,587
Posted By TOGWT
"Choosing an Air Compressor"-...

"Choosing an Air Compressor"- http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/choosing-air-compressor.html

Air Compressor
[: a device that converts electrical power or gas into kinetic energy by...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 16-12-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By TOGWT
Isn't it the purpose of a grit guard to ensure...

Isn't it the purpose of a grit guard to ensure any debri stays underneath the guard to ensure it doesn't get reintroduced on to the cleaning media (ie Separate dirt/grit from clean water) so why...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 14-12-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By TOGWT
Removal of Water ‘Spots’ There are two...

Removal of Water ‘Spots’

There are two categories of water mark (the so-called water spots)

Stage I (Surface) Corrosion
[: defined as a surface with light to moderate corrosion damage to the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 28-10-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By TOGWT
A paint thickness reading of 100 µ (Microns) (4...

A paint thickness reading of 100 µ (Microns) (4 Mil) is reasonably safe for polishing. 80-90 µ (3 – 3.5 Mil) I wouldn't use anything stronger than > 2000 grit polish, 70-80 µ (2.75 – 3.0 Mil) > 2500...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 30-08-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By TOGWT
Regardless of material type or quality, a dirty...

Regardless of material type or quality, a dirty micro fibre, or a 100% Cotton towel will scratch, Microfiber has static attractant properties (polyester) that is dirt, dust, and various other...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 25-08-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By TOGWT
Counterweights The counterweight off-sets the...

Counterweights
The counterweight off-sets the weight of the pad and ensures overall balance of the system. The Counterweight always has to match the pad to minimize vibration.

Porter-Cable 7424XP...
Forum: Detailing Chat 24-08-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,626
Posted By TOGWT
May be of some help - “Convertible (Roadster) Top...

May be of some help - “Convertible (Roadster) Top Detailing” - http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/convertible-roadster-top-detailing.html
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 24-08-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,803
Posted By TOGWT
Abrasive Polishing Polishing alleviates a...

Abrasive Polishing

Polishing alleviates a myriad of paint surface problems. But use abrasive polishes wisely to maintain paint condition and to resolve surface damage problems. But know when to...
Forum: Interior & Glass 14-07-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By TOGWT
Sticky buttons Try an electrical contact...

Sticky buttons

Try an electrical contact cleaner (WD-40 Specialist Contact Cleaner) it won't cause any issues shorting out wiring. make sure you buy the stuff a brand that’s safe for paint and...
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