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Forum: The Showroom 30-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Rich5ltr
Fine for me...

Fine for me...
Forum: Detailing Chat 30-08-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rich5ltr
Can't you simply throw a clean sheet over it? Or...

Can't you simply throw a clean sheet over it? Or is that not the done thing...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 28-08-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By Rich5ltr
Fair enough but fortunately my Makita is working...

Fair enough but fortunately my Makita is working really well, it's got a metal motor and brass fittings throughout unlike my first two Karchers which were plastic and it has a nice weight to it. I'll...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 27-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By Rich5ltr
I wondered if keeping it refrigerated means that...

I wondered if keeping it refrigerated means that the natural oils, or whatever are less likely to evaporate off. :confused:
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 27-08-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By Rich5ltr
So no real consensus then, some do, some don't.

So no real consensus then, some do, some don't.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 27-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By Rich5ltr
Do you put your wax in the fridge?

For some reason I have it in my head that it's best to store waxes in the fridge, is this true? It's not a problem for me because I have a beer fridge in the workshop which is ideal but just wondered...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 26-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By Rich5ltr
Thought I'd resurrect this thread. I also have a...

Thought I'd resurrect this thread. I also have a Makita pressure washer, decent piece of kit, (chucked away my Karcher bits because I'd already had two Karchers fail on me the 2nd one after only 18...
Forum: Forum Announcements 26-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,757
Posted By Rich5ltr
OK thanks, I wondered if you got 2 once you...

OK thanks, I wondered if you got 2 once you passed "Sponge Jockey" and perhaps 3 once you ranked as a "Washmitt Meister" - I'll wait in anticipation :driver:
Forum: Forum Announcements 26-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,757
Posted By Rich5ltr
Adding Cars to Profile - Question?

Don't know if this is the right place but I've used the search facility and can't find the answer and it's not mentioned in the FAQ. So...

When I try to add my cars to my profile it tells me I am...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 25-08-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By Rich5ltr
What is the point of this fad?

What is the point of this fad?
Forum: Garage/Product Collections 25-08-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,981
Posted By Rich5ltr
I use Wicks garage floor paint. Re-do it every...

I use Wicks garage floor paint. Re-do it every 4-5 years, works fine.
Forum: Detailing Chat 25-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rich5ltr
I bought the car from the official dealer in...

I bought the car from the official dealer in Solihull, part of the Syntner group. The chap said they'd spent around 4 hours prepping the car and I have no reason to doubt him. It looks very shiny!
Forum: Detailing Chat 25-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rich5ltr
Thanks chaps, included is a tub of Onyx wax but I...

Thanks chaps, included is a tub of Onyx wax but I guess I can always buy something different.
Forum: Detailing Chat 25-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rich5ltr
Getting into Swiss Vax

I took delivery of a new (well 6 month old) Porsche Boxster 981 last week and I negotiated their Swiss Vax treatment as part of the deal. I know there are different opinions on the dealer treatment...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 07-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,384
Posted By Rich5ltr
Being an old codger I used to swear by using a...

Being an old codger I used to swear by using a chammy leather, then my son-in-law convinced me to try a drying towel and wow it's much better. The only snag is that I find I need to use two to get...
Forum: Detailing Chat 07-08-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rich5ltr
To be honest, and I've had numerous soft-top...

To be honest, and I've had numerous soft-top cars, the best and easiest way is to do as has been said; i.e. give it a damn good clean and then when dry treat with Granger's Fabsil. Buy the stuff in a...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-08-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rich5ltr
Thanks chaps, I'll give it a try :) Jusy...

Thanks chaps, I'll give it a try :)

Jusy bought some so I'll report back on how I get on...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rich5ltr
Looks like it could be ideal but then I got...

Looks like it could be ideal but then I got confused by the need for accelerator/additives etc. :confused: Prepared to persever if it could work, have you used it?
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-08-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rich5ltr
Thanks for the kind comments chaps, 'Defined...

Thanks for the kind comments chaps, 'Defined Reflections' can I ask what wax you used? Perhaps I need a higher carnuba content? With mine it does bead beautifully but if it's outside overnight, say...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-08-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rich5ltr
Thanks yes, I think a clear coat would have...

Thanks yes, I think a clear coat would have helped but ho hum... Any ideas on a 'more oily' wax? I see what you mean about oxidisation.
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-08-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rich5ltr
It's not lived outside since I've owned it over...

It's not lived outside since I've owned it over the last 4 years, prior to that I don't know. Yes, when I apply the polish it does come off onto the applicator. I tend to use AG as a polish and P21s...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Rich5ltr
Question Recommendations for old paint on a classic car?

Chaps, I'm looking for some advice and I reckon you guys are most likely know the answer!

I've own a 1958 Aston which was resprayed in the late 70s so the paint is over 30 years old. I intend to...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 29-05-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,732
Posted By Rich5ltr
Presumably this offer is only available in lidl...

Presumably this offer is only available in lidl stores, i.e. it's not on line?
Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 29-05-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By Rich5ltr
This chaps work is stunning, I've seen it first...

This chaps work is stunning, I've seen it first hand. http://classic-transformations.com/about.html
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 28-05-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,732
Posted By Rich5ltr
What do you use the gazzebos for, keeping the...

What do you use the gazzebos for, keeping the rain off or providing some shade?
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