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Forum: Detailing Chat 19-07-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By olliewills
Beauty is only skin deep, or is it?

I had a random musing today which led me to create this thread. I was wondering, with all the crazy lengths we go to keep our cars looking good, how much of what we do is only applicable to the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-07-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,763
Posted By olliewills
I suppose the reality is that most neighbors...

I suppose the reality is that most neighbors don't want to be known as the ones who shop people to the authorities, and similarly, most people don't want to annoy their neighbours by flouting the ban...
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,763
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: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 18-07-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By olliewills
Assuming you get your car good and clean before...

Assuming you get your car good and clean before the ban hits, you should be able to manage to keep it that way with a simpler routine if you can keep on top of it weekly.

Your initial power wash...
Forum: Detailing Chat 18-07-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,763
Posted By olliewills
Not at present, just the North-West. That being...

Not at present, just the North-West. That being said, if the heat keeps up for a few more weeks, that can change. Even with a hosepipe ban you'd still be able to fill buckets and watering cans so...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 16-07-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
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: 3,940
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: 3,940
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: 3,940
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: 292
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: 545
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: 1,134
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: 1,538
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: 288
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: 500
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: 1,425
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: 3,692
Views: 416,907
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: 3,692
Views: 416,907
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: 3,692
Views: 416,907
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: 54
Views: 3,763
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: 1,856
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: 3,692
Views: 416,907
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: 1,082
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: 1,222
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: 1,483
Posted By olliewills
The man makes a good point!

The man makes a good point!
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