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Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 16-07-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By olliewills
Recommendations for a drill attachment system

Afternoon all.

Can anyone here recommend a relatively cost-effective set of powerdrill backing plate attachment and some pads?

I need to do some restoration on a couple of cars headlights and...
Forum: Detailing Chat 15-07-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,828
Posted By olliewills
My partner still thinks I'm crazy to wash the car...

My partner still thinks I'm crazy to wash the car as often as I do, but equally, and I consider this progress, she'll occasionally point out people driving down the road in expensive cars that are...
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-07-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,828
Posted By olliewills
I reckon our version of food photos has to be...

I reckon our version of food photos has to be beading shots right?

I had another sad moment today. Just spent a few hours pressure washing the block-paved driveway. I'd just finished and was...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-07-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,828
Posted By olliewills
I reckon this thread has the potential to be a...

I reckon this thread has the potential to be a long-runner akin to the likes of 'what detailing did you to today?'.

I'll get us restarted.

I'm genuinely, to my core, excited about the arrival...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-07-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By olliewills
Agreed, no need to get all hung up on technical...

Agreed, no need to get all hung up on technical definitions! By the sounds of it you're already a 'detailer' in your own mind, and that's really all that matters. If you're not doing it...
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-07-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By olliewills
If your going to get some tar remover, it might...

If your going to get some tar remover, it might also be worth picking up a fallout/iron remover so you're tooled-up for a complete decontamination cycle (tar remover, then iron remover, then clay in...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-07-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By olliewills
Hello perfect opportunity for marring! You're...

Hello perfect opportunity for marring! You're really not getting the most out of your foam prewash here in terms of safety. You'd be best off rinsing down before going in with the mitt to make sure...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-07-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By olliewills
Did you use warm water with the BHAW, the advised...

Did you use warm water with the BHAW, the advised amount of product and what is your water hardness like where you are?

A good towel really shouldn't leave micro marring. Did you use it damp or...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-07-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By olliewills
I wouldn't bother personally as I'm not sure what...

I wouldn't bother personally as I'm not sure what benefit it would provide. When I do correction I'll wash, dry with plain damp microfibre and then give a final quick wipe with panel wipe before...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-07-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By olliewills
I've used ceriglass with a 3 inch rayon drill...

I've used ceriglass with a 3 inch rayon drill attachement and it made a real difference to my windscreen. It didn't get all the marks out but I was very cautious with how much pressure I used so I...
Forum: Detailing Chat 05-07-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By olliewills
I wouldn't say wax is more of a dust MAGNET in...

I wouldn't say wax is more of a dust MAGNET in the stricktest sense but being formed at least in part of natural oils means they are more flexible, susceptible to changes in heat and humidity and...
Forum: Detailing Chat 05-07-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 415,542
Posted By olliewills
I guess so, anyway, learnt my lesson now eh?

I guess so, anyway, learnt my lesson now eh?
Forum: Detailing Chat 05-07-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 415,542
Posted By olliewills
I normally use the 3M blue 3434 stuff too but the...

I normally use the 3M blue 3434 stuff too but the I've run out of all but the wide 50mm roll so last time I was on slims I made an order for a couple of 25mm rolls. This stuff is white, not blue, but...
Forum: Detailing Chat 04-07-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 415,542
Posted By olliewills
Found a little bit of time today to do the 2nd...

Found a little bit of time today to do the 2nd stage correction on the driver side rear quarter/roof arch of my Honda Civic. Compounded by hand with Scholl S30 to a nice glossy finish then protected...
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-07-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By olliewills
Lol, self-fulfilling prophecy alert! Rumour...

Lol, self-fulfilling prophecy alert!

Rumour builds of impending hose pipe ban. People immediately run out to fill their water butts, water their garden and wash their car from the tap before the...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 29-06-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By olliewills
If a prewash and 2bm won't remove it, almost...

If a prewash and 2bm won't remove it, almost anything more aggressive than that will be putting you in lsp-unsafe territory so probably best to just bite the bullet and get it off the paintwork...
Forum: Detailing Chat 28-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 415,542
Posted By olliewills
Scratch repair

Spent some time trying to fix a scratch and my rear passenger-side door. It's been there for a while and I'm only just getting around to it. It was quite deep so I've had to build up the paint in...
Forum: Detailing Chat 28-06-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By olliewills
I did the same thing for a young lad in my office...

I did the same thing for a young lad in my office who had just bought himself a new from the factory seat Leon FR. Think I gave him a couple of megs clay bars, nearly full bottles of all 3 stages of...
Forum: Interior & Glass 27-06-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By olliewills
I second the APC and plush mf towel approach....

I second the APC and plush mf towel approach. G101 or Surfex should sort it.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 26-06-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By olliewills
The man makes a good point!

The man makes a good point!
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 26-06-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,663
Posted By olliewills
As said, BHAF is not that foamy but is one of the...

As said, BHAF is not that foamy but is one of the best in terms of cleaning power. You almost certainly used way too much if you put it in the lance neat. BHAF is safe on LSP up to about 10% if i...
Forum: Interior & Glass 26-06-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By olliewills
All my pedals are metal and i just hot them with...

All my pedals are metal and i just hot them with a strong mix of BH Surfex, rinse and dry then use one of those impregnated metal polishing cloths to bring up the shine.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 26-06-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By olliewills
If you're going to be polishing by hand, you'll...

If you're going to be polishing by hand, you'll need some good applicators. I've had a good experience of the flexipads hex foam applicators.

For an iron remover, you could go with BH auto-wheel...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 25-06-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By olliewills
Random tips: - wash your wheels first,...

Random tips:

- wash your wheels first, before you wash the paint to avoid splashing the arches/sills with grubby wheel soap
- the aim of the game when it comes to maintaining the quality of the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 25-06-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 415,542
Posted By olliewills
I couldn't really justify pulling out the PW for...

I couldn't really justify pulling out the PW for a pushchair but honestly, I wasn't far off! We'd just come back from 3 weeks on holiday with it where it was used as a highchair as much as it was a...
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