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Forum: Detailing Chat 20-02-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By steelghost
Smells nice, cleaning ability is fine, albeit...

Smells nice, cleaning ability is fine, albeit unremarkable. Pricing is not very competitive.
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-02-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By steelghost
...and this thread is yet more evidence (as if it...

...and this thread is yet more evidence (as if it were needed!) that there is no such thing as an absolute recommendation in detailing [emoji38] Everyone has their own preferences.
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-02-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By steelghost
For me, Surfex is the gold standard. But any of...

For me, Surfex is the gold standard. But any of Surfex, G101 and Grimeout have been tested over and over to be potent cleaners. Green Star would seem to be cut from the same cloth.

Smell wise, in...
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-02-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12,290
Views: 1,685,560
Posted By steelghost
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=5436856
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-02-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By steelghost
Sounds like brake dust bonded to the paint. You...

Sounds like brake dust bonded to the paint. You want to decontaminate it before using a clay bar.

Have a read of this first http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/decontaminating-paint.html...
Forum: The Showroom 18-02-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By steelghost
Yep, a foam puck and assorted spot pads are an...

Yep, a foam puck and assorted spot pads are an immensely useful thing to have in the kit bag. Excellent for applying paste waxes, too.

Car's looking great! Be interested to see the water behaviour...
Forum: Auto Allure 17-02-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By steelghost
I find a couple of sprays per panel then spread...

I find a couple of sprays per panel then spread it with a damp MF cloth keeps the usage sensible.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 14-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By steelghost
Whilst you don't need 200 bar to wash a car, it's...

Whilst you don't need 200 bar to wash a car, it's not true to say that the pressure doesn't matter, otherwise folks wouldn't bother with pressure washers at all! After all, the actual flow rate of...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 14-02-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By steelghost
I'm guessing so - as far as I know each machine...

I'm guessing so - as far as I know each machine is supplied to the retailer as a complete kit, so unless they want to take the risk on selling the hose or gun separately, they would only be prepared...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 14-02-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By steelghost
The price to get something decent is something...

The price to get something decent is something over £300 in my opinion. That gets you into the domestic Kränzle range, the Kärcher Pro HD range, maybe a Nilfisk P150 on offer.

If you can stretch...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 13-02-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By steelghost
I'd not jump into heavy compounding just yet...

I'd not jump into heavy compounding just yet though, until you're sure the less aggressive polishes and pads are not up to the job...
Forum: Britemax 13-02-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By steelghost
1:1 would be fine (possibly stronger than you...

1:1 would be fine (possibly stronger than you need) but I wouldn't use it until you've done a pre-wash and 2-bucket wash, otherwise you risk just pushing muck around on the finish...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 13-02-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By steelghost
Spin dry at 1800 then hang up to dry.

Spin dry at 1800 then hang up to dry.
Forum: Polished Bliss 12-02-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By steelghost
I'd use the lower ones since the handles are...

I'd use the lower ones since the handles are cylindrical, makes it easier to spin it between your fingers to get into nooks and crannies :thumb:
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 12-02-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By steelghost
Some people use "polish" to mean "any activity...

Some people use "polish" to mean "any activity that will make a car shinier" (even including wax - partly because cleaner waxes with light abrasives in them have also blurred the line between waxing...
Forum: Polished Bliss 11-02-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By steelghost
Do a search on eBay or Amazon for foam swabs

Do a search on eBay or Amazon for foam swabs
Forum: Detailing Chat 11-02-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By steelghost
I'd go with Power Maxed TFR at 10%, let it dwell...

I'd go with Power Maxed TFR at 10%, let it dwell a good while, then carefully jet wash it off. Follow that up with a strong shampoo mix 2 bucket wash, then iron and tar / glue remover. I know it...
Forum: Auto Finesse 09-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By steelghost
I find that the durability of Tough Coat is much...

I find that the durability of Tough Coat is much improved used over bare paint (or glass, for that matter - it seals side windows very nicely!)

Once cured and buffed off (which will be temperature...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 08-02-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By steelghost
https://youtu.be/FhsQSIwo6go This is the...

https://youtu.be/FhsQSIwo6go

This is the best YouTube video I've found on this range.

I was interested in the E1500 compound (I already have S30+ and S20 Black) but a) it's only available in...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 06-02-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By steelghost
It doesn't include the Ecofix range but this is a...

It doesn't include the Ecofix range but this is a good place to start:

https://www.schollconcepts.com/en/products/premium-rubbing-compounds
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 04-02-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,797
Posted By steelghost
I2d as already noted Polished Bliss are...

I2d as already noted

Polished Bliss are having a half price sale on their selection packs of cloths at the moment
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 04-02-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By steelghost
My MK1 "Drinker" is still going strong so if the...

My MK1 "Drinker" is still going strong so if the MK2 is an improvement, it'll be a strong contender in the "big plush" side of drying towels.
Forum: Interior & Glass 04-02-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By steelghost
https://youtu.be/fqOVni5AdSQ Well worth a...

https://youtu.be/fqOVni5AdSQ

Well worth a watch on this topic
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 04-02-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By steelghost
Talk to Damian at Qwashers: ...

Talk to Damian at Qwashers:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/qwashers
Forum: Polished Bliss 04-02-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By steelghost
It's a great deal on the MF bundle if anyone...

It's a great deal on the MF bundle if anyone looking to start or refresh their collection.
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