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Forum: Off Topic Chat 01-08-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By olliewills
Something I never cease to be amazed by however...

Something I never cease to be amazed by however is the fact that, on Amazon right now, the Mate 10 Pro is £380 and the P20 Pro is £799! These are both sold and delivered by Amazon too, so it's not...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,774
Posted By olliewills
It can't be as simple as just use a pressure...

It can't be as simple as just use a pressure washer and you're fine. Perhaps it's under discretionary because while they might be fine with you using an entry-level K2 or similar in short,...
Forum: Detailing Chat 15-07-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,445
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 12-07-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
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: 678
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: 2,445
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' 02-07-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,774
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: Detailing Chat 28-06-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
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: 2,168
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: 2,280
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: 4,012
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: 1,561
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' 25-06-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,008
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 24-06-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 445,704
Posted By olliewills
Gave my Civic a proper maintenance wash today....

Gave my Civic a proper maintenance wash today. BHAF through a pump sprayer with some CG Mr Pink through the lance over the top. PW rinse, 2BM with BH auto-wash and hose rinse. Patted dry. BH...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 22-06-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By olliewills
For the glass, get some 0000 grade wirewool and...

For the glass, get some 0000 grade wirewool and soak it in either car shampoo or APC, then rub it over your windscreen. It won't scratch but will remove any contamination. After that I'd give the...
Forum: Interior & Glass 21-06-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,362
Posted By olliewills
Yep, that's the ones. if I get chance I'll take a...

Yep, that's the ones. if I get chance I'll take a photo tomorrow. They work perfectly fine in my experience. I've done leather seats, headlining, steering wheel and parcel shelf with them.
Forum: Interior & Glass 21-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,362
Posted By olliewills
I use a set of shoe shine brushes I bought from...

I use a set of shoe shine brushes I bought from Morrisons! They seem to be perfectly safe on the leather in my car. The same shop also sell a smaller leather brush with a long handle which is useful...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 20-06-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,119
Posted By olliewills
DSW has been my go-to wax for a while now. My own...

DSW has been my go-to wax for a while now. My own experience has taught me the following tips:

- It helps to have a really clean panel, clayed at the minimum
- Keep the applicator damp using DI...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-06-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,568
Posted By olliewills
I always got good results from my bottle of Gold...

I always got good results from my bottle of Gold Class. It does leave a lot behind after the wash but if you just want to get the dirt off and add some shine, it can bring the car up well.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 18-06-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,885
Posted By olliewills
A few random tips I hope will help you if you...

A few random tips I hope will help you if you decide to fix the chips yourself.

- make sure you get the panel and particularly the chips themselves really clean. Use an IPA solution or similar...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 02-06-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By olliewills
As others have said, doing things this way will...

As others have said, doing things this way will never replace a proper 2BM. That being said, I do the same thing, particularly during winter, if the car needs a reasonably decent midweek clean. I...
Forum: Interior & Glass 26-05-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By olliewills
I did my windscreen with 0000 wire wool and a...

I did my windscreen with 0000 wire wool and a trigger sprayer full of auto-wash/Surfex last weekend and it came up a treat, removed seemingly everything.
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-05-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 445,704
Posted By olliewills
Fair play to you though, that's half done! I...

Fair play to you though, that's half done!

I don't know about other people but jobs like these I find far more rewarding than applying a coat of wax from a pretty pot.

I get why people love LSP...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-05-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By olliewills
Another vote here for Sonax BSD, it's a great...

Another vote here for Sonax BSD, it's a great product that far out-performs it's price tag. It's very much one of those cheap, not-so-well-hidden gems of the detailing world. Bit like SRP!
Forum: Interior & Glass 17-05-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,846
Posted By olliewills
And just to add the usual safety-first,...

And just to add the usual safety-first, cautionary note, be very careful when applying any product to the control surfaces of your car.

An APC scrub and thorough wipe down will be safe enough,...
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