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Forum: Detailing Chat 22-04-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tosh
Supermarkets have 2.5L bottles of deionised water...

Supermarkets have 2.5L bottles of deionised water for £1 each; I use these for diluted versions of various APCs and wheel cleaners. Plus I get some water for screenwash...


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Forum: Detailing Chat 22-04-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
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I use one of these OXO Good Grips Mini...

I use one of these

OXO Good Grips Mini Angled Measuring Jug, 60 ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000EHIA6A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Pki3AbBH2KF50


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Forum: Detailing Chat 22-04-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By tosh
Detailing Efficiency Experiments

These are all good suggestions and methods; thanks for writing the posts and doing the timing, it does help with re-evaluating the way you wash your own car.

My method for a long time has been as...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 21-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By tosh
I had a go at sending the condenser water through...

I had a go at sending the condenser water through an old brita filter, but even that tested my patience and I gave up after 10L


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Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 21-04-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By tosh
I used to use mine for screenwash, but then found...

I used to use mine for screenwash, but then found little particles in there, so stopped. Too much faff to filter them out, so use the water for washing wheels using a watering can. Not pure enough...
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-04-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By tosh
Carcareeurope is a good site for Spain; has a...

Carcareeurope is a good site for Spain; has a good range.


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Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-04-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By tosh
I will second Costco; if they have what you want,...

I will second Costco; if they have what you want, they really take their time and fit tyres properly.

I get my Michelinís from there all the time.


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Forum: Detailing Chat 16-04-2018, 06:15 PM
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Posted By tosh
Got to be worth a try for a tenner? ...

Got to be worth a try for a tenner?

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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-04-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By tosh
No, but thanks for the heads up! Sent...

No, but thanks for the heads up!


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Forum: The Tech & Gadget Zone 13-04-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By tosh
They would have had to press the exact random...

They would have had to press the exact random keys twice to change the password... it asks for confirmation


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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-04-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By tosh
Sonax Profiline Speed Protect & Sonax High Speed Wax

Sorry missed this earlier

High speed wax and Speed protect are exactly the same product, just different name and size.

(I remember saying this before on here on another thread, sorry)
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Forum: Interior & Glass 09-04-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By tosh
Glass Coating for Rear Screen

I have the same problem (bmw e92). Iíve got Nanolex ultra on there and there isnít enough turbulence to shift water at low speed.

My solution has been to use a spray wax, specifically Meguiars...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 08-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,288
Posted By tosh
If you have hardened water spots on your car,...

If you have hardened water spots on your car, using a normal QD to remove these would mean that youíre basically using mechanical action to remove; i.e. youíll be pressing too hard.

Wetting the...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 07-04-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,288
Posted By tosh
Koch Chemie FSE is an acidic version of Quick...

Koch Chemie FSE is an acidic version of Quick Shine (QS) to aid with water spot removal.

But it isnít acid based.

If you donít have to deal with water spots, get the QS instead; this can be...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 28-03-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By tosh
I had to import some from Autogeek.net. Very...

I had to import some from Autogeek.net. Very similar to duragloss rinseless, in that it is very good.


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Forum: Detailing Chat 05-02-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,303
Posted By tosh
For someone that lives in a flat and parks on the...

For someone that lives in a flat and parks on the street with no power or water, I donít think itís unreasonable.

Iíd even pay the 50 quid just to be left alone for the day.


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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 28-01-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By tosh
Cleaning inside door sills

Another one here for Tango
It does have some degreasing effect on top of being a QD which helps with sills and door shuts.


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Forum: Interior & Glass 21-01-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,262
Posted By tosh
Washer additive - Antifreeze

You can pick up genuine 5L of BMW screenwash for 14 quid delivered. Neat itís good for -63 C and dilutes 3:1 for about -7 protection. I run this all year round now.

Iíve got an experiment for the...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 21-01-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,951
Posted By tosh
Sonax spray and seal

The UK distributor has brought this in (Saxon Brands) so should be available soon to all UK stockists.

https://www.saxon-brands.com/product/sonax/xtreme/243400544

It looks like their version...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 14-01-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By tosh
Low power is good for engine bays and door shuts ...

Low power is good for engine bays and door shuts


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Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-01-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By tosh
Anger issues

You should try going to relate, have that conversation in front of the counsellor, and see what they say. Having a third party who does this day in, day out, will validate either your or her take on...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-01-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By tosh
Anger issues

I donít get outwardly angry any more, itís practically under control. The problem is now Iím not outwardly expressive either.

Until my wife gets to a meaningful point in her 12 step program, Iím...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 11-01-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By tosh
I am in exactly the same place as you are now. I...

I am in exactly the same place as you are now. I say that I've forgiven her, but I obviously haven't, otherwise I wouldn't be looking at her actions now, and tainting them with past experiences.
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Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-01-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By tosh
I've used the Uro Fibre pads - they're very nice...

I've used the Uro Fibre pads - they're very nice - I use them with Megs D300 correction compound
Forum: CarPro-Cquartz 09-01-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By tosh
If itís not cloudy, it should be fine. If you...

If itís not cloudy, it should be fine. If you have any concerns, keep it for wheels?

Do you have a test bumper you can try it on? (Friend or neighbours car?)


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