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Forum: The Photography Zone 20-11-2017, 08:10 AM
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Views: 292,509
Posted By lawrenceSA
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_pla...

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_playa/untitled-3-4_zpsh9gonpls.jpg

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_playa/untitled-11-2_zpsxyik6svb.jpg
Forum: The Photography Zone 20-10-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 292,509
Posted By lawrenceSA
I made these 2 images last night. Our neighbor...

I made these 2 images last night. Our neighbor was celebrating Diwali.

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_playa/untitled-14-2_zpsmvso3mf9.jpg
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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 17-10-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By lawrenceSA
Because they will clog up the coating. As far as...

Because they will clog up the coating. As far as I understand it, coatings mimic the lotus effect, and anything left behind can clog up the gaps between the little spikes (google lotus effect for...
Forum: Machine Polishing 02-08-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,589
Posted By lawrenceSA
And remember that the paint on these pillars is...

And remember that the paint on these pillars is usually comparatively soft, so make sure to use the least aggressive method.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 01-08-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By lawrenceSA
Looks like ingrained dirt to me. I typically use...

Looks like ingrained dirt to me. I typically use an AIO like Autofinesse Tripple, which seems to have a decent chemical cleaning ability, on a ear bud (well a couple actually)
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 01-08-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,031
Posted By lawrenceSA
It wouldn't surprise me if there is a film of...

It wouldn't surprise me if there is a film of surfactants sitting on the paint from your dishsoap, that is interfering with Fusso
Forum: The Photography Zone 27-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,918
Posted By lawrenceSA
WOW - stunning pictures - thank you so much for...

WOW - stunning pictures - thank you so much for sharing!
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-07-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By lawrenceSA
There is always a risk of inducing scratches into...

There is always a risk of inducing scratches into the paint when claying, be it from the abrasive nature of the clay itself, or through dragging contaminants that have been embedded in the clay over...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 14-07-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By lawrenceSA
If the paint is soft enough to mar by removing...

If the paint is soft enough to mar by removing polish or wax residue by hand, then surely it is soft enough to have DA haze imparted on it through the MF pad?

I am sure most people would wipe off...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-07-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By lawrenceSA
Iron removers may be 'ph neutral' in the bottle,...

Iron removers may be 'ph neutral' in the bottle, but once they come into contact with the 'iron' they essentially become an acid.

Maybe this acid has etched into the paint of the caliper? I have...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 29-06-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By lawrenceSA
Been using the same one for a couple of years now...

Been using the same one for a couple of years now and am more than happy with it!
Forum: The Photography Zone 20-06-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 292,509
Posted By lawrenceSA
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_pla...

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_playa/untitled-201_zps58kaxl1i.jpg

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_playa/untitled-81-2-Edit_zpspnrcalvf.jpg
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Forum: Gyeon 09-06-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,265
Posted By lawrenceSA
I''ve used it a few times and usually follow this...

I''ve used it a few times and usually follow this approach.

Clean glass when washing the car
Clay
Polish to help remove any further contamination and crud on the glass
Work in cleanse (small...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 09-06-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By lawrenceSA
I'd also be very wary of simply foaming and...

I'd also be very wary of simply foaming and rinsing without agitation. I am yet to use a snowfoam that gets your vehicle 100% clean completely touchless.

I suspect you are instilling swirls into...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 07-06-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By lawrenceSA
I use a CEM DT156 and have no complaints

I use a CEM DT156 and have no complaints
Forum: CarPro-Cquartz 05-06-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By lawrenceSA
If I remember correctly, Hydro is supposed to be...

If I remember correctly, Hydro is supposed to be diluted prior to use, and it is not supposed to be used in direct sunshine as this can lead to streaking
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 05-06-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By lawrenceSA
I don't see how a fallout remover WON'T degrade...

I don't see how a fallout remover WON'T degrade wax. After all, once the 'ph neutral' fallout remover comes into contact with any ferrous contamination, it turns ACIDIC and so this acid must be doing...
Forum: Detailing Chat 30-05-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By lawrenceSA
As already mentioned, running some plain water...

As already mentioned, running some plain water (without the foam in the bottle connected) through it will help prevent the gauze from clogging up. I see you mentioned you have very hard water....
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 29-05-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By lawrenceSA
I have been using a CEM DT156 for the past 3 or...

I have been using a CEM DT156 for the past 3 or so years and have absolutely no complaints about it
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 29-05-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By lawrenceSA
You can also possibly add a bit of tape around...

You can also possibly add a bit of tape around the lid to help make sure it is impossible for air to get in
Forum: Interior & Glass 29-05-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By lawrenceSA
Wash the glass when washing the car Clay it ...

Wash the glass when washing the car
Clay it
Then work their 'cleanse' product into the glass
Then apply view

There is a good (autogeek I think) video covering application on Youtube (done by...
Forum: The Photography Zone 29-05-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 292,509
Posted By lawrenceSA
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_pla...

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/polo_playa/untitled-19-3_zpsowj706tk.jpg (http://s1217.photobucket.com/user/polo_playa/media/untitled-19-3_zpsowj706tk.jpg.html)
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 24-05-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By lawrenceSA
I've had great success with nothing more than...

I've had great success with nothing more than SF4000 to fix some pretty trashed Subarus (done 5 of them to date - 3 black, 1 red and 1 white)
Forum: The Photography Zone 17-05-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 292,509
Posted By lawrenceSA
Here's one I took recently of a toy that I had as...

Here's one I took recently of a toy that I had as a kid that I have kept all this time - it is a fully functioning steam train that I had from the age of 5 (so its 37 years old already) and it brings...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 05-04-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,005
Posted By lawrenceSA
Agree 100%

Agree 100%
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