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Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 23-05-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By buda
The only difference between expensive rotary...

The only difference between expensive rotary buffers and less expensive ones is life span. I have found the less expensive buffers to perform as well as more expensive ones in most cases.

Doesn't...
Forum: Rest of the World 14-05-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,635
Posted By buda
There is a big detail community in Australia. Go...

There is a big detail community in Australia. Go to www.detailersparadise.com or detailingparadise.com, can't recall.

I'll be in Newcastle, NSW the end of June or beginning of July to train the...
Forum: Eco Friendly Detailing 13-05-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,624
Posted By buda
Waterless wash

Are many detailers using waterless wash chemical to clean cars? Why or why not?

How do you apply it?

Regards
Bud Abraham
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,420
Posted By buda
Thanks for your replies. That is my thought...

Thanks for your replies. That is my thought about clay or clay towels in almost all cases you are buffing or polishing the vehicle anyway.

Clay or towel, we all have our preferences, one is no...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 11-05-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,420
Posted By buda
From my personal experience and testing there is...

From my personal experience and testing there is no more chance of marring than with clay. Certainly it has no abrasives in it as some clays do.

And, even in spite of the crazy price that the...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 11-05-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,420
Posted By buda
CLAY TOWEL or CLAY GLOVE

How many detailers are now using the CLAY TOWEL or CLAY GLOVE as an alternative to the clay bar.

I am told that the towel/glove is faster and easier to use; lasts longer than a clay bar, (up to 50...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 04-03-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,944
Posted By buda
CHOICES - Why Do You Choose to Smoke?

The following video clip is a "feel good" story, not about "don't smoke," but about knowing the consequences of your choices.

This is the story of George Barron who made a choice at 24 years of...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 25-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,788
Posted By buda
Shampoo

Not sure which brand to recommend, but can offer a test to determine the quality of a shampoo:

Dilute the shampoo as per manufacturer's instruction and then take a few ounces and put in a saucer...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 09-05-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By buda
Paul Dalton

Have not been to the forum in a while and noticed that my honest question about who was Paul Dalton stirred up quite a discussion.

First of all, I do not own a detailing forum, I simply post on...
Forum: European 25-04-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,925
Posted By buda
Paul Dalton - Who is He?

Does anyone know who Paul Dalton is? He has caused a bit of a stir in the USA and a detailer who gets thousands of dollars for a detail.

He is based in the UK?

What can you tell me about him?...
Forum: Interior & Glass 20-04-2008, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By buda
Proper Carpet Cleaning & Shampooing

Wanted to share with you some thoughts on proper carpet cleaning and shampooing:

a. 85% of the soil in carpets is dry
b. 15% oily soil.
c. First step is to vacuum thoroughly to remove dry...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 27-01-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By buda
Glass Cleaning w/ Steel Wool

Would not use steel wool and normal liquid glass cleaner. If you have water spots then use a glass creame polish and a "00" or better yet, "000" steel wool and you will remove the water spots...
Forum: Rest of the World 26-11-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By buda
I am not from Florida, but want to let you know...

I am not from Florida, but want to let you know there will be a car care and detailing Expo in Clearwater, Florida on Jan 18,19,20. The first two days are Expo and the 20th is an all day Detailing...
Forum: Rest of the World 26-11-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,968
Posted By buda
Whomever you purchase from can give you a cost...

Whomever you purchase from can give you a cost for freight. However, if you ship compounds, polishes or waxes/sealants by air of any type they are considered hazardous because of the solvent in...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 17-11-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By buda
Yellow Eraser Clay

Can anyone tell me if the yellow elastic "Eraser" clay is available in Europe?

The supplier here in the USA has disappeared about a year ago and no one seems to know what has happened to him or...
Forum: Help..! 04-11-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By buda
The two best places in Canada in my opinion are...

The two best places in Canada in my opinion are the City of Vancouver and the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Beautiful and much to do there. Don't miss Buchardt Gardens outside of...
Forum: Forum Announcements 28-10-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By buda
Detailing Seminar & Expo

For those of you detailers around the UK and the world there will be a Car Care & Detailing Expo in Clearwater, Florida on January 18,19,20, 2008.

The two day Expo will feature all types of...
Forum: Detailing Guide 04-09-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By buda
Guide to Pet Stain & Odor Removal

Anyone interested in a Guide to Pet Stain and Odor Removal let me know.

Regards
Bud Abraham
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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 01-09-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By buda
Yellow "eraser" Clay

Are any of your detailers in Australia using the yellow elastic type "erasaer" clay?

Where you getting it from? What are you paying for 200 grams?

Thanks

Bud Abraham
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Forum: Interior & Glass 25-08-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 661
Posted By buda
Guide to Pet Stain & Odor Removal

For anyone interest, have put together an excellent primer on how to remove pet stains and subsequent odor in automobile interiors.

Would recommend it for any detailer faced with this problem.
...
Forum: Help..! 25-08-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By buda
So what do you think of them compared to normal...

So what do you think of them compared to normal micro fiber towels? Are they more expensive than normal ones.
Forum: Help..! 25-08-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By buda
Waffle-Weave Micro Fiber Towels

Any of your detailers/car valet specialists heard of, or using what are called Waffle-Weave Micro Fiber Towels?

Have recently come across them and not sure if they are any better or worse than...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 04-08-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 301,664
Posted By buda
My suggestion in understanding abrasive grits is...

My suggestion in understanding abrasive grits is to buy products that name the grit sizes:

600 grit - extra heavy for use after wet sanding or on a heavily oxidized single stage paint
800...
Forum: Interior & Glass 04-08-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,034
Posted By buda
A wet/dry vacuum is not sufficient to shampoo...

A wet/dry vacuum is not sufficient to shampoo carpets and fabric upholstery.

85% of the dirt in carpets and seats is dry.

15% is oily.

So the proper cleaning procedures are:

1. A super...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 21-07-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By buda
Comparative Study Of Paint Sealants & Waxes

For anyone of you interested, we commissioned a study of 25 of the more popular paint sealants and waxes used by detailers/valet techs all over the USA and Canada.

It compared them on the basis...
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