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Forum: Garage/Product Collections 17-07-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,633
Posted By steelghost
Nice bench! Any sort of kitchen worktop offcut...

Nice bench! Any sort of kitchen worktop offcut should do well if you can find one the right size, that stuff is tough as nails.
Forum: Interior & Glass 17-07-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By steelghost
Most glass cleaners are alcohol and detergents...

Most glass cleaners are alcohol and detergents mixed with water, simply applying these is unlikely to have any major effect on any decent glass sealant, in and of itself.

What will definitely...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-06-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By steelghost
Wet Coat works over pretty much anything. I don't...

Wet Coat works over pretty much anything. I don't know that it will make the FK last much longer, but it will keep the beading going.

That said the beading on 1000p is already pretty good, so I...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 29-05-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,717
Posted By steelghost
There's very little that will really do much for...

There's very little that will really do much for actual scratches (vs swirls & holograms).

Glare does work if you can still get it.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 21-05-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,381
Posted By steelghost
FK #2685 is a lovely wax, and goes for under £20...

FK #2685 is a lovely wax, and goes for under £20 for a (big) tin.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 13-05-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 73,799
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: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 12-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,148
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: 38
Views: 5,148
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 10-05-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,148
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: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 10-05-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,579
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: 1,291
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
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: Detailing Chat 06-05-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
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: 2,179
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: 304
Views: 73,799
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: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 30-04-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
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 27-04-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,350
Posted By steelghost
Yep, you can do exactly that, it's very handy...

Yep, you can do exactly that, it's very handy :thumb:
Forum: Garage/Product Collections 24-04-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,633
Posted By steelghost
Pure tool porn :D

Pure tool porn :D
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 23-04-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By steelghost
All strong tar removers are organic solvents that...

All strong tar removers are organic solvents that can soften new paint (eg touch ups or smart repairs) and can also dissolve pigments out of any black trim. So be careful to avoid such areas when...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-04-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By steelghost
Have a look at Wowos Crystal Sealant.

Have a look at Wowos Crystal Sealant.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-04-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By steelghost
They are nowhere near hard or thick enough to...

They are nowhere near hard or thick enough to offer protection from any kind of mechanical abrasion.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-04-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
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: 944
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: 13
Views: 1,693
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: 304
Views: 73,799
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...
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