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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 20-09-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By ALTEA
Be careful. Vauxhall paint is as soft as s%$t....

Be careful. Vauxhall paint is as soft as s%$t. Only have to look at it and it's swirltastic.
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 07-09-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By ALTEA
Just out of interest how much does it cost to...

Just out of interest how much does it cost to have such a repair carried out? My wife has 2 door dents in the side of her car I'm thinking of having done.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 07-08-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By ALTEA
By its very nature an organic solvent like tar...

By its very nature an organic solvent like tar remover, wouldn't the concentrated form evaporate sooner than a diluted one?
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-08-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By ALTEA
Is it really or are we just paying over the odds...

Is it really or are we just paying over the odds for the likes of Autoglym, Megs and all the other branded stuff? I get it with waxes and detailing spray etc where there is noticeable difference in...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-08-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By ALTEA
Anyone used Frogchem?

I was looking for a reasonably priced tar remover and came across Frogchem. They seem to have very reasonable prices with 5 litres of Tar remover for £8. Has anyone got experience of their...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 09-08-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,134
Posted By ALTEA
Is it not worth giving it a descent wash first....

Is it not worth giving it a descent wash first. Its like bath towels you have to wash them before use or they don't dry you.
Forum: Interior & Glass 13-04-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By ALTEA
I had some nasty scratches on piano black Adam...

I had some nasty scratches on piano black Adam interior. Used some meguires 205 and 105 and got 100% improvement.
Forum: Interior & Glass 22-03-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By ALTEA
There was a thread on here a few days ago....

There was a thread on here a few days ago. Someone improved the condition of their windscreen using bar keepers friend purchased from the supermarket. Try that.
Forum: Interior & Glass 20-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By ALTEA
interior trim protection film?

Does anyone know of any thing that can be applied to interior trim to stop it getting scuffed and scratched. I know you can get film for exterior body work but is there anything to protect interior...
Forum: Auto Finesse 19-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,090
Posted By ALTEA
First guess 75.

First guess 75.
Forum: Interior & Glass 19-03-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By ALTEA
Am I getting this wrong? Does this sponge remove...

Am I getting this wrong? Does this sponge remove light damage from interior trim or when you refer to rubber do you mean that off someone's shoe? Sorry if I seem a bit thick with this but I'm getting...
Forum: Interior & Glass 18-03-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By ALTEA
Thanks for reply guys, the marks are fine...

Thanks for reply guys, the marks are fine scratches in the plastic at the bottom of the drivers door, I'm guessing the last owner had heals or pointy toes and managed to catch the bottom of the door...
Forum: Valet Pro 18-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,158
Posted By ALTEA
Ok thanks for the reply. I only want a natural...

Ok thanks for the reply. I only want a natural look on plastics so is it best to dilute or use as is. I hate glossy plastic. Thanks.
Forum: Interior & Glass 18-03-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By ALTEA
autoglym magic sponge

Has anyone got any experience of using the magic sponge? Do you have any before and after photos please? I have some light scuff marks on the bottom of my door where shoes etc have caught it
Is it...
Forum: Valet Pro 18-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,158
Posted By ALTEA
classic protectant

Hello, could you please tell me if I can dilute classic protestant. On the website I bought it from it said it was dilutable but there is no mention of this on the packaging, thought I would check...
Forum: Motorgeek 14-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,163
Posted By ALTEA
Any reviews on oid & Gi please?

Any reviews on oid & Gi please?
Forum: Interior & Glass 14-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By ALTEA
leather steering wheel protection.

Hello people, what is the best way of keeping a leather steering wheel in as new condition. I see so many steering wheels that have gone hard, shiney and loose the nice satin textured appearance. I...
Forum: Autosmart 13-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By ALTEA
Thanks for the reply. Can tango be used on...

Thanks for the reply. Can tango be used on interior plastics as well? I like a natural look dressing for interior plastics and have always liked using poor boys natural interior dressing. If tango is...
Forum: Autosmart 13-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,294
Posted By ALTEA
could someone please clarify, i am looking for a...

could someone please clarify, i am looking for a quick detailer and was considering going for reglaze. but you guys recommend tango right? is tango ok for paintwork as a qd, looking at the autosmart...
Forum: Help..! 06-03-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,433
Posted By ALTEA
Never mentioned anything about retorqueing nuts /...

Never mentioned anything about retorqueing nuts / bolts or wheels as you say, my point was purely regarding safety, if there is a problem / fault with a torque wrench the nut / bolt may appear to be...
Forum: Interior & Glass 05-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By ALTEA
This is called delamination of the glass. The...

This is called delamination of the glass. The last 2 vw's that I had both had it all the way along the bottom of the windscreen. The cars were under a year old when I got them and over three years of...
Forum: Help..! 04-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,433
Posted By ALTEA
You also need to check with a normal wrench after...

You also need to check with a normal wrench after using a torque wrench, obviously don't apply too much pressure or you will increase the torque but it's worth going over them as your ttorque wrench...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 31-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,826
Posted By ALTEA
I use a ryobi, never had any problems with it....

I use a ryobi, never had any problems with it. Came with 2 batteries and a 1 hr charger which was why i got it as I'm not very good at keeping my drill charged up so I know I haven't got to wait long...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 24-10-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,801
Posted By ALTEA
Can't say that the paint quality is bad but it is...

Can't say that the paint quality is bad but it is on the soft side which is not helped by dealers not having a clue how to prep cars. I've just spent the last 2 days removing the horrendous swirls...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 24-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,801
Posted By ALTEA
Nope fiat 500 is based on ford ka. I think adam...

Nope fiat 500 is based on ford ka. I think adam has same platform as corsa.
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