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Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 31-10-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
just remember everything takes a little practise...

just remember everything takes a little practise - I bet the first time you used the 2BM you took a lot longer than you do now!

You can ONR wash a car far faster when you get the hang of it,...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 08-07-2010, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Bigpikle
quick bump up again as the first of this season's...

quick bump up again as the first of this season's hosepipe bans is on us already...

1 bucket of water, no hoses, no watering cans...keep your car clean AND keep within the hosepipe ban ;)
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 01-11-2009, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Bigpikle
I have used warm water in the past but have...

I have used warm water in the past but have honestly not found any difference in performance. I just think it means using my expensive heated water :lol:

As part of the changes to the eco forum...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 24-10-2009, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Bigpikle
I do :D ...

I do :D

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=52555&highlight=grout

I use the thin sponges Dave recommended me a while back. They are the same foam as a GS but being so small...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 17-10-2009, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
the Bone is OK - but its nowhere near as deep...

the Bone is OK - but its nowhere near as deep pile as it looks. I didnt find it rinsed clean all that easily and prefer the sponges. If you wash it the pad loses its shape and needs to be fiddled...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 08-10-2009, 03:02 PM
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Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
dont put it in a lance FFS.... There are few...

dont put it in a lance FFS....

There are few things more redundant than putting on a rinseless shampoo to rinse off a shampoo that needs rinsing. i think I've heard it all now :wall:
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 04-10-2009, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
the GS are soft when wet - the old firm foam...

the GS are soft when wet - the old firm foam sponges dont soften up.

I love sponges as they rinse out so easily. Many also like natural sea sponges but I must confess I have never tried one...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 04-10-2009, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
the spray can be mixed as you like - I use it...

the spray can be mixed as you like - I use it stronger than wash solution if the car is VERY dirty, but otherwise use wash strength. I havent even used the pre-spray since spring ;)
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 24-09-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
B&Q grout sponges are excellent and every bit as...

B&Q grout sponges are excellent and every bit as good IMHO :thumb:
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 28-07-2009, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
with a white car you need to wash every day it...

with a white car you need to wash every day it might help you :lol:
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 28-07-2009, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
best MF towels is very personal - just get soft...

best MF towels is very personal - just get soft and a long pile is ideal if you plan to use for any washing. Eurow towels are pretty good and sold by many traders here.

QD is quick detailer, a...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 25-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
you're doing something very wrong, perhaps...

you're doing something very wrong, perhaps technique or tools, as I've used this for 12 months, just about every week, on dark coloured cars and the wash induced swirls are pretty much zero. Check...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 24-07-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
Probably OID - Opt Instant Detailer - but any...

Probably OID - Opt Instant Detailer - but any good water based QD is fine :thumb:
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 05-07-2009, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
why's that then?

why's that then?
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 03-07-2009, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Bigpikle
MF = microfibre just take care with the...

MF = microfibre

just take care with the jetwash soap as some use products that will strip wax fairly quickly..
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 03-07-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
thanks Dragon - might experiment with that solar...

thanks Dragon - might experiment with that solar set up :D

the Cobra bone looks good, although ONR does make stuff stick to MF a bit, so it will need some good rinsing as you use it. The cloths...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 03-07-2009, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Bigpikle
dont NEED to use QD, but I always like to add a...

dont NEED to use QD, but I always like to add a little (or a spray wax to top up protection) as I dry, as it just adds a little extra...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 30-06-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
there might be some merit in that - perhaps black...

there might be some merit in that - perhaps black painted bottles?
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 30-06-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
??? its not all about me ;) Plenty here know...

???

its not all about me ;) Plenty here know as much or more about ONR as me :lol:

I only use collected rainwater and sadly that is pretty cold most of the year, but especially in winter. I...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 27-05-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
I only pre-spray if its really dirty TBH. If...

I only pre-spray if its really dirty TBH.

If you choose to, then mix it in the wash strength or a little stronger if it needs it. Just spray 1 panel in advance if its sunny, as you dont want it to...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 27-05-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
yep - but not this Friday until you've tried the ...

yep - but not this Friday until you've tried the ONR :lol:
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 27-05-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
its only a car wash solution Ross :lol:

its only a car wash solution Ross :lol:
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 16-05-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
:D good news - there's no smoke and mirrors...

:D

good news - there's no smoke and mirrors with it so glad more people are seeing the advantages. I'd use it as a shampoo even if I was still foaming and pre-washing all the time. Its the 'no...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 10-05-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
that would be fine - once you have wiped it over...

that would be fine - once you have wiped it over with a brush or something, the dirt is held in the wash solution, so as long as you wipe it off with something you'll be fine. I have used a watering...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 10-05-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 387,431
Posted By Bigpikle
yep - I do them last using normal wheel brushes....

yep - I do them last using normal wheel brushes. The only issue is whether you rinse all the dirty ONR off after cleaning with the brush. I just wipe them over with a brush and then dry with a...
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