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Forum: The Studio 17-11-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Mark@PD
They are a smooth big cruser with a good...

They are a smooth big cruser with a good interior, they're a nice place to spend some time.
Forum: The Studio 17-11-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Mark@PD
Thumbs up BMW E60 530d M Sport Passion Detailing N. Ireland

This car is in carbon black and has over 100K miles on the clock, it was previously owned by a mechanic who didn't care to much for the appearance of the car inside or out.
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Forum: Detailing Guide 16-11-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By Mark@PD
Thumbs up How to Care For Plastic Trim

Most modern cars now come with nice matte black plastic trim which looks great for the first year or so but this tends to quickly fade to some horrible grey colour and looks awful. So how do we care...
Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 15-11-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mark@PD
Good work. What happens is as the product dries...

Good work. What happens is as the product dries out the water evaporates leaving a more concentrated chemical that causes the damage.
Forum: Machine Polishing 09-11-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Mark@PD
I recomend the meguiars microfiber system, thats...

I recomend the meguiars microfiber system, thats the cutting pad and microfiber compound used together.
I take it your using a DA?
Forum: The Studio 08-11-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Mark@PD
You need to use the megs microfiber system...

You need to use the megs microfiber system together the pad works best with the microfiber cutting compound.

The orange hex pad might be a bit heavy I wouldn't use anything more than green.
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Forum: The Studio 08-11-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Mark@PD
I used the meguiars microfiber system cutting...

I used the meguiars microfiber system cutting disks and compound then corrected with a white rupes pad and 3m finishing polish.

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Forum: The Studio 08-11-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Mark@PD
Thumbs up Panther Black Ford Focus - Passion Detailing N. Ireland

This was a pretty new car with less than 20,000 miles on the clock, so the paint certainly shouldn't have been in as bad condition as it was, turns out the owner also owned a water blade! As you can...
Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 08-11-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mark@PD
Where are you in the country Sent from my...

Where are you in the country

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Forum: Detailing Guide 03-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 873
Posted By Mark@PD
Thumbs up How to Clean Your Engine

Introduction
First up why would you want to clean your engine bay, after all who is going to see it under the bonnet anyway? Well if you have a show car a clean well presented engine bay is a must,...
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-11-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Mark@PD
Horses for courses really, I use chemical guys...

Horses for courses really, I use chemical guys green hex pad for most of my polishing but use a finishing pad with a finishing polish. I don't think you are going to get a pad to do everything.
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Forum: Machine Polishing 25-10-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Mark@PD
Have you experience using a rotary and have you...

Have you experience using a rotary and have you been trained to use it properly? If the answer to these is no then go with the DA.

I'm not saying this to be a prick but the margin for error with...
Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 25-10-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,666
Posted By Mark@PD
Just use an old microfiber and some polish. ...

Just use an old microfiber and some polish.

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Forum: Machine Polishing 24-10-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By Mark@PD
If you shop on price alone then you could end up...

If you shop on price alone then you could end up disappointed with the result.

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Forum: Northern and Southern Ireland 21-10-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 58,894
Posted By Mark@PD
I guessed that but it's early Saturday morning ...

I guessed that but it's early Saturday morning

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Forum: Help..! 21-10-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mark@PD
Where do you live? I have been in the middle...

Where do you live? I have been in the middle east and saw clear coat fail quite a few times but it's obviously quite a bit warmer than the UK. Is there much environmental pollution in the area? ...
Forum: Northern and Southern Ireland 21-10-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 58,894
Posted By Mark@PD
All depends where you live and how far you want...

All depends where you live and how far you want to walk.

To be honest I don't think they have any distributors over here but I have bought from them and clean your car before with no dramas
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Forum: Machine Polishing 18-10-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mark@PD
I haven't read through the whole thread, but IPA...

I haven't read through the whole thread, but IPA isn't strong enough to remove all the polishing oils and fillers from the paint after polishing. You should use panel wipe from gtechniq.
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Forum: Help..! 10-10-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Mark@PD
Hi Hope you enjoy your new car. Don't forget to...

Hi Hope you enjoy your new car. Don't forget to use a fallout remover and tardis, just because it's new doesn't mean it won't need them.

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Forum: Northern and Southern Ireland 03-10-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By Mark@PD
No idea, but they are up the town turn right at...

No idea, but they are up the town turn right at the church and they are on the left.

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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 30-09-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By Mark@PD
To be honest I never really thought foam brought...

To be honest I never really thought foam brought much to the party but people like lots of suds

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Forum: Machine Polishing 30-09-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Mark@PD
What machine are you planning to use is it a...

What machine are you planning to use is it a rotary or DA?

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Forum: Detailing Chat 28-09-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Mark@PD
If your going to practise why not try a scrap...

If your going to practise why not try a scrap panel just in case. If not be sure to check the debth just in case it has been polished before and there isn't much paint left.

BMW paint tends to be...
Forum: Detailing Chat 28-09-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By Mark@PD
You can't really get a deep gloss on white, you...

You can't really get a deep gloss on white, you need to decontaminate it properly first and get rid of the tar, tree sap and any iron deposits.
Polish to remove swirls. Then depending on your level...
Forum: Northern and Southern Ireland 27-09-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Mark@PD
Aye Dunsilly Hotel turn of for antrim and first...

Aye Dunsilly Hotel turn of for antrim and first on the left

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