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Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 19-04-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 258
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Posted By steelghost
Personally, I am not that fussed about having...

Personally, I am not that fussed about having stainless, especially when it costs a lot more than the plated alternative.

As you observe - building exactly the lance, QR and nozzle setup you want...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 19-04-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 32,865
Posted By steelghost
The benefit of assembling your own is that you...

The benefit of assembling your own is that you can pick the parts to minimise adaptors. The Kranzle lances I have are stainless tubes with brass fittings, I did see if I could remove the M22 thread...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-04-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By steelghost
As an afterthought - even if you do apply BSD...

As an afterthought - even if you do apply BSD after every wash, the SRP and FK1000P will slowly wear away and any swirls that were hidden will reveal themselves - at some point you will want to...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-04-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By steelghost
Thanks Andy, interesting reading. I got a...

Thanks Andy, interesting reading.

I got a foam lance last November and so have been experimenting with different products applied in that way - Auto Allure Foam Time (IIRC) and the new one from...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-04-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By steelghost
It'll bond fine, the durability won't be as good...

It'll bond fine, the durability won't be as good as if you applied it direct to bare paint, but it'll look nicer in the meantime. Plus, if you're using BSD to top it up, the reduced durability isn't...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 18-04-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 32,865
Posted By steelghost
A mixture - the top three in the pic are directly...

A mixture - the top three in the pic are directly from Kranzle, with the Kew adaptors added (stock connection is M22 thread and you can't readily remove those, so you have to go from M22 to 1/4" to...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 18-04-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By steelghost
Yes, but as stated, the panel wipe will remove...

Yes, but as stated, the panel wipe will remove the fillers that SRP laid down...depends how many swirls you have and how much they bother you...
Forum: Kranzle 18-04-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 57,873
Posted By steelghost
My advice would be to find the £50 to fit a...

My advice would be to find the £50 to fit a Mosmatic swivel, they are the business.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 17-04-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By steelghost
Try this...

Try this (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Awww.detailingworld.co.uk+sonax+review&oq=site%3Awww.detailingworld.co.uk+sonax+review).
Forum: Interior & Glass 17-04-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By steelghost
I have one of these...

I have one of these (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Einhell-TH-VC-1820-Vacuum-Cleaner/dp/B00HNLR1GA) - not the last word in construction quality but it's got a strong motor and does the job for the car,...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 17-04-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By steelghost
If the spray pattern is all wrong I can't see any...

If the spray pattern is all wrong I can't see any other reason for that than having something stuck in the nozzle so definitely one to pursue a bit further :thumb:
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 17-04-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,030
Posted By steelghost
For the money you've spent on the cordless...

For the money you've spent on the cordless machine, you could have installed a hose reel and a new hose in your garage. It's the single best upgrade you can make to your PW in my view, assuming you...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 17-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,371
Posted By steelghost
Kränzle do do petrol powered machines......

Kränzle do do petrol powered machines... http://www.kranzle-pressure-washers.co.uk/kranzle-petrol-diesel-pressure-washers-1.html ...but they are all absolute beasts and priced accordingly!
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 16-04-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By steelghost
Yes to wiping it off with a cloth; yes to it...

Yes to wiping it off with a cloth; yes to it making the wheels easier to clean, I'm not sure it stops them getting dirty in the first place though.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 16-04-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By steelghost
I misted it on to a damp wheel ie one that had...

I misted it on to a damp wheel ie one that had been left to drain for a few minutes after final rinse.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 16-04-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By steelghost
I put it on my front wheels the other day, and...

I put it on my front wheels the other day, and fizzed them with the PW after it had been on 5 minutes to see the beading / sheeting. Doesn't seem to have done it any harm. As you'll see, it cures...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 16-04-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By steelghost
Being as I do have Glare in my kitbag, I'd be...

Being as I do have Glare in my kitbag, I'd be following something similar to what Andy outlines. I'd probably use S20 or even S3 (or whatever compound you might have to hand) to hit any RIDS on a...
Forum: Interior & Glass 16-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By steelghost
Carlack Glass finish is what I use and rate, prep...

Carlack Glass finish is what I use and rate, prep with Barkeeper's Friend as mentioned and apply two coats, it'll self clear nicely :thumb:
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 16-04-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By steelghost
Emphasis mine - I wonder if a piece of debris is...

Emphasis mine - I wonder if a piece of debris is stuck in the nozzle and has reduced the effective size to the point that the machine can no longer operate at full output because the back pressure is...
Forum: Detailing Chat 15-04-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By steelghost
If you want a shampoo that will add protection, I...

If you want a shampoo that will add protection, I really like Gyeon Bathe+. Or as a "pure" shampoo, Car Chem 1900:1 or Bilt Hamber Auto Wash.

BSD mixes well with a lot of different QDs to add...
Forum: Interior & Glass 14-04-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By steelghost
Diluted Carpro PERL, about 10%. Just darkens,...

Diluted Carpro PERL, about 10%. Just darkens, doesn't seem to make it slick which I've had with other dressings.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 13-04-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By steelghost
Bilt Hamber Cleanser Polish, topped with Finis or...

Bilt Hamber Cleanser Polish, topped with Finis or Double Speed-Wax, is a really nice combo of ease of use, efficiency of filling effect, durability, water behaviour and value for money.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 13-04-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By steelghost
Just to say - pretty much any polish will be at...

Just to say - pretty much any polish will be at least slightly abrasive, if only for paint cleaning purposes.

From personal experience I can recommend Bilt Hamber Cleanser Polish, and Britemax...
Forum: Bilt Hamber 12-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By steelghost
BH themselves will know best, but I have the...

BH themselves will know best, but I have the impression that the best primer for UB is another coat of UB :)
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 12-04-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By steelghost
Serious Performance Metal Polish is pretty mild,...

Serious Performance Metal Polish is pretty mild, which is just what's needed here.

I'd suggest applying something like FK1000P or even Glare Pro Polish afterwards to seal it and keep it looking...
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