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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 21-06-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By garycha
Most important thing is to actually maintain the...

Most important thing is to actually maintain the lance.

This means flushing thru with clean water after use, and then occasionally stripping it down, checking filter and cleaning internals from...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 21-06-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 900
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 91,756
Posted By garycha
After trial and error, I use this one in summer: ...

After trial and error, I use this one in summer:
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It's an easy liquid feed. 18%...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-06-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By garycha
Why have they fitted it with Gimp mask? What...

Why have they fitted it with Gimp mask?

What they need is a WRC inspired version.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 19-06-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 900
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 91,756
Posted By garycha
I use Vitax Green Up in summertime. Every 4...

I use Vitax Green Up in summertime. Every 4 weeks.
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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-06-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By garycha
Changing the contrast etc doesnt change the...

Changing the contrast etc doesnt change the finish on the car, just the way our eyes see it, and our brain translates, which is obviously completely different to the way a camera sees things.
...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-06-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,346
Posted By garycha
It was a jade mettalkic green mk11 Cortina 1600GT...

It was a jade mettalkic green mk11 Cortina 1600GT (not 1600e). It had extra dash gauges and a revcounter and rostyle wheels. He then had it tuned by a company called Janspeed. This was proper...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-06-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By garycha
Not exactly moving the game on for me there Audi....

Not exactly moving the game on for me there Audi. Looks like Citroen C3 front end. The rest is somewhat derivative.

Audis always had crispness about their styling, that seems to have deserted...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 15-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By garycha
I have also watched Rupes reliability for a...

I have also watched Rupes reliability for a couple of years. It's not so much the fact that things do go wrong, sometimes just out of warranty, on a premium princes product. Rather it is the...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 06-06-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 52,715
Posted By garycha
Yes, but with a previous version. It had a...

Yes, but with a previous version. It had a tendency to separate and leave tiny waxy streaks on my dark blue paint. I think theirrespective cleaning agent polymers did not go so well together.
...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 05-06-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By garycha
This. Uncorrected paint under a clear hardened...

This. Uncorrected paint under a clear hardened sio2 layer is never going to be satisfactory - it is going to bring into sharp focus every blemish beneath the silica layer.

That layer will...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-06-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By garycha
As above C2 goes onto any surface, no white...

As above C2 goes onto any surface, no white marks. It's a great value multiple uses product.

No detailing kit should be without it.

I'd happily use in as a sole only coating lip. on naked...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 03-06-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,699
Posted By garycha
Thanks, good tip, My SRP is a few years old. ...

Thanks, good tip, My SRP is a few years old. Maybe time to try the new formula.
It was recommended to use for interim (between da sessions) work on the butter soft gloss black exterior bits on my...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-06-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By garycha
I don't have Platinum,but have had had Gtech TSP...

I don't have Platinum,but have had had Gtech TSP on last 2 new cars. Have only read one negative report on Gtechniq forum about Platinum water behaviour.

Having wasted money on Lifeshine on a...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 01-06-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By garycha
That's a great job you did there. If that was...

That's a great job you did there. If that was done in 2016, how have units held out against subsequent UV erosion?
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 31-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,707
Posted By garycha
either: Remove top and pour some in (bit...

either:

Remove top and pour some in (bit messy)

Or;
Detach hoses, empty some water out of outlet, funnel similar amount mixed with with steriliser/bleach back into the inlet.

Or:
guess...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 30-05-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By garycha
I have a DAS 12 by Vertools. This replaced a...

I have a DAS 12 by Vertools. This replaced a DAS6 Pro that I had run for a few years. It works great with 4" pads. No heavy stuff yet, but I did a door and a wing on Mrs car with Megs MF and...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 30-05-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By garycha
^this. If your base clear coat is well refined...

^this. If your base clear coat is well refined and clear, then BSD gives decent enough gloss, not as good as C2 etc for that 'glassy' look, but in time spent/cost/results dept it's pretty good.

I...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 30-05-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By garycha
Go for it! I have used GT QD over Dodo juice...

Go for it!

I have used GT QD over Dodo juice purple haze without any problems. It wont last that long, but does contain some cleaning agents to remove those little marks and residues that can be...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 29-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,707
Posted By garycha
Can do that. If leaving mine for more than a week...

Can do that. If leaving mine for more than a week or so (seldom in summer) I detach it after use, and invert it so that the water runs out (use that water for my windscreen washer bottles)

But I...
Forum: Detailing Chat 29-05-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By garycha
Get him a. Master Blaster Sidekick air drier - to...

Get him a. Master Blaster Sidekick air drier - to drive out all the water after he has washed it.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 29-05-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By garycha
I had to refresh my O level chemistry, and read...

I had to refresh my O level chemistry, and read some organic chemistry before replying. :o

But I am interested to research all the hyperbole around nano coatings.

Silicon does not exist in our...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 29-05-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,707
Posted By garycha
Mine got fishy over the winter after it froze and...

Mine got fishy over the winter after it froze and then was unused for a few months. Changing the resin (Tulisan) helped. This was after (messy) cleaning out entire chamber and all bits of old...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 25-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By garycha
Hi, I didn't say it was sio2 based, but that it...

Hi,
I didn't say it was sio2 based, but that it contains sio2. And that is not strictly accurate, sio2 (silica) is molecular liquid glass, sand, quartz etc. What is true however, is that BSD does...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 22-05-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By garycha
SRP is very good, but is also quite a flingy and...

SRP is very good, but is also quite a flingy and dust-producing product, plus leaves wax residue.

Sonax PF is also good, but for me more of single stage that refines down, rather than a finishing...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 17-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By garycha
Had nanos on 4 different cars from new now, and...

Had nanos on 4 different cars from new now, and for up to 3 years. Nanolex,Gtechniq and Gyeon products.

Would never go back to wax.

Gtechniq Crystal Serum was most impressive on last car. From...
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