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Forum: Detailing Chat 03-08-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By gareth_j
Household glass cleaners typically contain...

Household glass cleaners typically contain ammonia which strips tints. So be careful even if you have a slight tint


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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 31-07-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,204
Posted By gareth_j
Only just googled what youíre talking about! I...

Only just googled what youíre talking about! I see now!


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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 30-07-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By gareth_j
I use chippex. Havenít used what youíre talking...

I use chippex. Havenít used what youíre talking about specifically but having used a number of touch up pens over the years... theyíre crap IMO!


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Forum: Machine Polishing 29-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By gareth_j
Iím based in the north east... can anyone point...

Iím based in the north east... can anyone point me in the right direction of anything up here?


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Forum: Machine Polishing 26-07-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By gareth_j
First time using a DA/polishing in the sun

I was toying with getting the das6 pro, thinking buy cheap buy twice but the V2 came highly so highly recommended for a beginner but at only 500w it does seem way off the mark, even the Halfords DA...
Forum: Machine Polishing 26-07-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By gareth_j
Cheers fellas Sent from my iPhone using...

Cheers fellas


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Forum: Projects and Restorations 26-07-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,843
Posted By gareth_j
Looks great, had 2 VTRs back in the day. First...

Looks great, had 2 VTRs back in the day. First was a gold mark 2 (ended up in a field) and then a silver mark 1, always wanted a VTS!


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Forum: Machine Polishing 26-07-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By gareth_j
I saw a video on forensic detailing channel, DA...

I saw a video on forensic detailing channel, DA polishing for beginners, basically had that exact kit (apart from he used the das6 pro) and got great results on a golf, which is why I bought it. Like...
Forum: Machine Polishing 25-07-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By gareth_j
First time using a DA/polishing in the sun

Ok so just had my first crack at DA polishing. I donít own a garage so had to battle with this hot weather and try polish around it but inevitably did polish in some sun.

I used a das6 v2 with a...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 22-07-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,676
Posted By gareth_j
Good info on polished bliss, might help... ...

Good info on polished bliss, might help...

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/choosing-paint-protection.html


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Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 22-07-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,676
Posted By gareth_j
Absolute basics to get a mirror finish, white vehicles

Youíve misread what I meant. I meant if you had a choice between the 2 then go for a sealant. Not literally put a sealant on top of a wax.


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Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 22-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,676
Posted By gareth_j
For a white car you want to add a sealant over a...

For a white car you want to add a sealant over a wax if youíre trying to achieve a mirror finish. The sealant will help bounce the light off the paintwork. Auto finesse tough coat for sheer ease of...
Forum: Auto Finesse 22-07-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By gareth_j
Not really a one for glazes but I always thought...

Not really a one for glazes but I always thought a glaze should typically sit under a wax/sealant. Thus getting rid of your issue!


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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 21-07-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,362
Posted By gareth_j
He said the panels were clayed Sent from...

He said the panels were clayed


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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 18-07-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,655
Posted By gareth_j
Auto Finesse Verso Sent from my iPhone...

Auto Finesse Verso


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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 18-07-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By gareth_j
Thanks - Iíve got Tripple which they say is up to...

Thanks - Iíve got Tripple which they say is up to 1 month. Couple of weeks in my experience which I think polished bliss backup on their website. They also say youíll get 6 months out of power seal...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 18-07-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By gareth_j
Soft 99 Fusso Coast vs Auto Finesse Power Seal

Hi guys

Donít have either of these but Iím considering purchasing one of the 2. Fusso has the obvious buzz about it backed up by great reviews. Iíve also read great things about power seal, just...
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-07-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,964
Posted By gareth_j
Iíve used it a few times now at different...

Iíve used it a few times now at different concentrations. Canít complain for the money but not too keen on it. Stains my rubber trim. Does what itís supposed to though, probably stick with citrus...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 14-07-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By gareth_j
Havenít tried this myself but obsessed garage and...

Havenít tried this myself but obsessed garage and pan the organiser really rate the power lock/845 combo. The stuff in the vid is menzerna but just the American brand name.
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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 14-07-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By gareth_j
Gets my vote! Great stuff, no frills but does the...

Gets my vote! Great stuff, no frills but does the job very well all over the car, including glass which they donít seem to recommend but I still apply it. My girlfriend just bought a red polo, it...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-07-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,221
Posted By gareth_j
Uniroyal rainsport 3 are a good higher end but...

Uniroyal rainsport 3 are a good higher end but lighter on the Wallet tyre


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Forum: Detailing Chat 09-07-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,964
Posted By gareth_j
Iíve got some let me know how it goes. Quick tip...

Iíve got some let me know how it goes. Quick tip though, donít order from euro car parts again. Copy the product code, paste it into the search bar on carparts4less.co.uk and hey presto cheaper price...
Forum: Detailing Chat 07-07-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,964
Posted By gareth_j
Iím finding this. Cheap but not too sold on it....

Iím finding this. Cheap but not too sold on it. Good for lashing on and blasting off with a pressure washer on the Mrs car etc


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Forum: Detailing Chat 07-07-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 466,162
Posted By gareth_j
What detailing did you do today??

Scirocco R:
Auto Finesse Avalanche
Simonez Wash and Wax
Sonax BSD
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Forum: Detailing Chat 07-07-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,663
Posted By gareth_j
Auto balm is more of a sealant than a wax. Donít...

Auto balm is more of a sealant than a wax. Donít think it actually has any wax in at all just in wax format


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