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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-04-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
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: 254
Views: 32,396
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: 9
Views: 321
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: 260
Views: 57,787
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: 531
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: 381
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: 9
Views: 381
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: 31
Views: 2,828
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: 6,240
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: 577
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: 577
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: 577
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: 767
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: 1,269
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: 9
Views: 381
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: 314
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: 628
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: 754
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: 956
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: 943
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: 637
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...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 12-04-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 32,396
Posted By steelghost
That one looks to be zinc passivated to me. You...

That one looks to be zinc passivated to me. You can get...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 12-04-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By steelghost
Never used Fixer, but Crystal Sealant is ace, you...

Never used Fixer, but Crystal Sealant is ace, you will like :)

(My top tip, apply with a slightly damp foam applicator to small areas, then buff off straight away - I find a little bit of moisture...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-04-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By steelghost
I suspect it's just that folks aren't...

I suspect it's just that folks aren't sufficiently familiar with the products in question to make an informed comment.

I've never had a bad product yet from Sonax, I doubt either one will...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 12-04-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By steelghost
The pretty subtle differences in how different...

The pretty subtle differences in how different LSPs can look don't really show up in pictures online, especially not if they're taken on a phone and munged through being uploaded onto imgur or even...
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