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Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 14-05-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 293
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Posted By steelghost
By all means post the parts on here, many eyes...

By all means post the parts on here, many eyes can help work out the details :thumb:
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 13-05-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,393
Posted By steelghost
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132614263419
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 13-05-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 46,667
Posted By steelghost
I got my Mosmatic swivel from these guys:...

I got my Mosmatic swivel from these guys: https://ebay.co.uk/usr/gg-ersatzteile

You can also order directly from Mosmatic UK https://mosmatic.co.uk

There are other UK dealers as well of course....
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-05-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By steelghost
You need to employ some sort of pre-wash. This...

You need to employ some sort of pre-wash. This will help to loosen the muck, such that when you come to rinse it with the hose, it should get rid of most of the bigger particles which are causing the...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 12-05-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By steelghost
I spray it onto the pad. Works well.

I spray it onto the pad. Works well.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 12-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,393
Posted By steelghost
William at Kränzle who monitors their forum for...

William at Kränzle who monitors their forum for technical queries works be able to advise on the technical differences. Off the top of my head:

K1050 series doesn't have a pressure gauge, nor the...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 12-05-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,393
Posted By steelghost
The K1050 TST has a proper steel wire and rubber...

The K1050 TST has a proper steel wire and rubber hose, the base model K1050 and the midrange TS variant are thermoplastic.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 11-05-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,393
Posted By steelghost
You don't need to reduce the pump pressure, you...

You don't need to reduce the pump pressure, you just fit a suitable nozzle with an oversized orifice, which reduces the back pressure that the pump develops.
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 10-05-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,275
Posted By steelghost
Because it's frequently being refreshed, ie by...

Because it's frequently being refreshed, ie by being used for car washing and watering the garden, and then being topped up again by rainfall, the water doesn't become stagnant.

It does get a bit...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 10-05-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By steelghost
They don't show the diverter, the standard ones...

They don't show the diverter, the standard ones generally supplied don't handle very high volumes of water well. I discovered this because I am filling my water butts from the entire rear roof of my...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 10-05-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,275
Posted By steelghost
Hi Colin Sorry only just seen this post now....

Hi Colin

Sorry only just seen this post now. To answer your question, as long as it's a slow running machine (ie with a motor speed around 1,500rpm) then this setup should be able to deliver...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-05-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,393
Posted By steelghost
Kranzle make 1,400 and 2,800 rpm machines, the...

Kranzle make 1,400 and 2,800 rpm machines, the chief advantage of the slower motor speed is that they can use low pressure water sources without risking cavitation damage to the pump head.

That...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-05-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 46,667
Posted By steelghost
Handy tip, thanks!

Handy tip, thanks!
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 10-05-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By steelghost
Do yourself a little 50:50 - you might be...

Do yourself a little 50:50 - you might be surprised at the difference in colour!
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 09-05-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By steelghost
http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,119.h...

http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,119.html

Web shop still up and running :thumb:
Forum: Detailing Chat 08-05-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By steelghost
The gun has M22 male thread, so you need a...

The gun has M22 male thread, so you need a Karcher bayonet to M22 female adapter.

Something like this...
Forum: Detailing Chat 08-05-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By steelghost
If you use a light polishing pad, I think that...

If you use a light polishing pad, I think that would do the job fine.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 07-05-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By steelghost
This is more the approach you want to take I...

This is more the approach you want to take I think - the abrasives in Cleanser Polish are pretty mild and are there for their cleaning action rather than for any real correction ability. Unless...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 07-05-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 46,667
Posted By steelghost
With heavier lances there is play in the 11.6mm...

With heavier lances there is play in the 11.6mm QRs. It should be ok when you're using it though? The benefit of the Kew lance fitting is that it's very solid mechanically even when not under...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-05-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By steelghost
I don't think modern Calpol contains much if any...

I don't think modern Calpol contains much if any sugar; I also don't think it's particularly acidic or alkali so with luck, it should wash off without any ill effects. Now if it was Coke you'd...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 05-05-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By steelghost
I keep a bottle of Bathe+ in the kit bag for...

I keep a bottle of Bathe+ in the kit bag for those times when I want to wash and top up protection in one go, usually in the depths of winter. It's a bit weird in use, nearly no suds at all, but very...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 02-05-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 46,667
Posted By steelghost
I think I'd probably give up my Kranzle for a...

I think I'd probably give up my Kranzle for a lesser machine before I parted company with the hose reel. It makes an absolutely huge difference to the amount of grief and hassle (and time!) involved...
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By steelghost
If the paint is corrected, even partially, it...

If the paint is corrected, even partially, it will be easier to see any new defects; I expect this is the effect you're experiencing :(
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 30-04-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By steelghost
It's worth noting there are many levels and...

It's worth noting there are many levels and grades of abrasive. To cut paint, you really need aluminium oxide based abrasives, which are very, very hard. However there are less aggressive abrasives...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 30-04-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 46,667
Posted By steelghost
Snowfoam lances typically come with a female 1/4"...

Snowfoam lances typically come with a female 1/4" thread, you can just adapt that to whatever fitting you like.

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