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Forum: Detailing Chat 23-03-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By Surrey Sam
Takes me 30mins just to make a hot drink and get...

Takes me 30mins just to make a hot drink and get all the gear out. :o
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 19-03-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Surrey Sam
Impressed - Menzerna 2200

Hadn't really given this polish ago. So as I needed to decontaminate the car after the winter just gone, I thought that I'd give this ago as a one stepper afterwards.

It's a lovely polish to...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 15-03-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Surrey Sam
Odd, that sounds like something is wrong there,...

Odd, that sounds like something is wrong there, or it's just not being used correctly and delivering hot water instead of boiling?

I have a Quooker Fusion Tap with PRO3VAQ tank at home and it's...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-03-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,203
Posted By Surrey Sam
I'd suggest taking your gear to a garage with a...

I'd suggest taking your gear to a garage with a Jet Wash facility and use that.

Method:
1) Spray pre wash and let it dwell for a few mins.
2) Jet wash off.
3) 2 bucket method shampoo wash.
4)...
Forum: Detailing Chat 11-03-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Surrey Sam
No problem, I used a Menz orange spot pad and...

No problem, I used a Menz orange spot pad and Menz 3500 on the carbon of the righthand tailpipe finisher below. It improved clarity and weave contrast.

The Menz polishing cream also did wonders on...
Forum: Detailing Chat 11-03-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Surrey Sam
Yes, those will be fine. I was using Menz...

Yes, those will be fine. I was using Menz products on some exhaust trims yesterday. Usual machine polishing rules apply with working your way up the compound scale, I try to avoid high temps as the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 10-03-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By Surrey Sam
Looks disappointing and from all the videos,...

Looks disappointing and from all the videos, sounds disappointing. I would rather a C63s and that's coming from serial RS product consumer.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,781
Posted By Surrey Sam
CarPro Merino is a great mitt and 4 years on,...

CarPro Merino is a great mitt and 4 years on, it's still like the day I got it. Low maintenance too, I brush mine once a year if I remember and it only gets rinsed out, excess flicked off, then hung...
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-03-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,432
Posted By Surrey Sam
Only done about £100 so far. I do need to...

Only done about £100 so far.

I do need to stop looking at professional PTG's though, as that'd soon add over £1k to the years expenditure :doublesho
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-02-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Surrey Sam
Might have a bottle of the original Turtle Wax...

Might have a bottle of the original Turtle Wax Wet'n'Black lurking around in a cupboard somewhere?

Not the type of look I enjoy now. But it certainly was long lasting by modern standards for...
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-02-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By Surrey Sam
Hi Rob. To be honest, I have never measured...

Hi Rob.

To be honest, I have never measured out the quantity as I tend to go by 'feel'. Surfex is not my routine foam anyway, because when I have an LSP layered on the car I utilise BH Autofoam...
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-02-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By Surrey Sam
:D I did scratch my head reading that, I even...

:D I did scratch my head reading that, I even made it in big bold letters.
Forum: Detailing Chat 20-02-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,025
Posted By Surrey Sam
Email received. Thank you Furniture Clinic,...

Email received.

Thank you Furniture Clinic, I'm looking forward to trying out the sample in the near future.
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-02-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By Surrey Sam
Surfex HD

Moving up the scale from a snow foam to a TFR, certain APC's will start to perform on a more even kilter. For example:

Here, I have foamed using Surfex HD, power washed and then dried. Car has no...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-02-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By Surrey Sam
Ascari A10 Aston Martin DB5 Audi Quattro SWB ...

Ascari A10
Aston Martin DB5
Audi Quattro SWB
Austin Metro 6R4
Bedford Rascal
BMW CSL (Batmobile) & Z8
Ferrari 250/275
Jaguar XJS TWR
Land Rover Defender 90
Maserati 3500GT
Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-02-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By Surrey Sam
It has ruined Formula One and now road cars....

It has ruined Formula One and now road cars. Forced induction has slowly been killing good engine noise for the last decade. So much so, engineers have felt the need to now manufacturer in fake pops...
Forum: O.C.D Waxes 02-02-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Surrey Sam
Looking good, I can't wait to try it too.

Looking good, I can't wait to try it too.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-01-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By Surrey Sam
I feel the test is still not fit for purpose. ...

I feel the test is still not fit for purpose.

People REALLY need to have tutored time on motorways, as part of the learning and examining process.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 22-01-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By Surrey Sam
There we go, so no big deal then. Don't need 25+...

There we go, so no big deal then. Don't need 25+ years’ experience for that.

OP could just start off with a DA that has a smaller 8mm throw and get going, sure the OEM German paint will take time...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 22-01-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By Surrey Sam
So when a paint sprayers compressor breaks down...

So when a paint sprayers compressor breaks down in the middle of a job, they should crack out the paint brushes and get the same level of finish?
Forum: The Showroom 22-01-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By Surrey Sam
Great job there, I have a Akrapovic Titanium...

Great job there, I have a Akrapovic Titanium exhaust and was worried about making the finish shinier, but from your pictures it looks like you've managed to keep the more satin finish.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 20-01-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,951
Posted By Surrey Sam
I'd contact the seller and explain your concern,...

I'd contact the seller and explain your concern, to see what they say about the results you are getting. Perhaps try re-calibrating it as well.
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 18-01-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,944
Posted By Surrey Sam
Ask what spacers they're recommending to use...

Ask what spacers they're recommending to use because as far as I know, Hub and Wheel centric spacers of that size are not available. I think 7mm is the smallest available and you certainly don't want...
Forum: The Photography Zone 17-01-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 256,849
Posted By Surrey Sam
Very original, love it :thumb:

Very original, love it :thumb:
Forum: Detailing Chat 17-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,258
Posted By Surrey Sam
Flex XCE 9-8 150 (3401 replacement), if it ever...

Flex XCE 9-8 150 (3401 replacement), if it ever materialises.
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