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Forum: The Studio 17-08-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,415
Posted By shq
No offence taken bud. Keep in mind it's a 14 year...

No offence taken bud. Keep in mind it's a 14 year old car. Not had many previous owners but not everyone is prepared to take the time or money to keep their car in pristine condition.



Not for...
Forum: The Studio 17-08-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,415
Posted By shq
Talking No, he hasn't. Kind regards, The owner.

No, he hasn't.

Kind regards,

The owner.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 31-12-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By shq
This is what I use: ...

This is what I use:

http://www.gardena.com/uk/water-management/garden-sprayer/premium-metal-multi-purpose-spray-gun/

It has a very good soft stream setting which I use for my final rinse with...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 25-12-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,549
Posted By shq
I have no intention of giving up snow foam as...

I have no intention of giving up snow foam as part of my washing routine. I may invest in a pump sprayer to apply BH autofoam mixed with warm water to any areas which are heavily soiled - usually...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 25-12-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By shq
Never had an issue with the cleaning ability of...

Never had an issue with the cleaning ability of the wheel woolies. A few weeks ago I had a set of wheels which were caked in in the usual grime/brake pad material on the inside dish which wouldn't...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 12-12-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By shq
Originally ordered a Nilfisk C130 from Amazon but...

Originally ordered a Nilfisk C130 from Amazon but they some how managed to "lose the item in transit" even though I got it on the prime next day delivery service. No coincidence that I'd bought it...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 11-12-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By shq
I'll throw another product into the mix. Carbon...

I'll throw another product into the mix. Carbon Collective Hybrid Coating.

I last applied Wolfgang deep gloss sealant about 3 months ago which adds a good level of gloss (as per the name) but...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 11-12-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By shq
I'd be lying if I said I could remember the...

I'd be lying if I said I could remember the differences in detail. I know directhoses have the plastic hose as the cheapest option which is meant to be more flexible than the standard one and the one...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-12-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By shq
Must be a reasonable explanation for why they...

Must be a reasonable explanation for why they haven't got back to me but I wasn't going to order without confirming it was good to go first. I attempted to contact them over three different days over...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-12-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By shq
I'm under no illusion that my post alone will...

I'm under no illusion that my post alone will undo all the negative experiences people have had but it's certainly a positive indicator. It'd seem silly for directhoses to risk further reputational...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 10-12-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,080
Posted By shq
So checked earlier and I'm getting a reading of...

So checked earlier and I'm getting a reading of about 22ppm at the moment. Maybe get another months use before changing the resin. I have no water spotting at the moment. I am a heavy user though...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-12-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By shq
Arrow Review: Directhoses Nilfisk rubber hose replacement

Warning long post - for the tldr crew - needed a new hose, Qwashers was a let down with no response but directhoses did good with good communication, gave me some good advice on the phone and...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 10-12-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,080
Posted By shq
I usually cut a 2 litre milk bottle in half and...

I usually cut a 2 litre milk bottle in half and use the handle half to scoop the resin out of the bag and direct it into the vessel. Usually fill it up to where the neck is as you still need some...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 10-12-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,080
Posted By shq
I use my DI vessel in line for the full car wash...

I use my DI vessel in line for the full car wash process. Generally wash two cars a week (snow foam, rinse, 2bm, power rinse then use a hose gun for the final rinse). Current lot of Tulsion MB-115...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-12-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,020
Posted By shq
Sums it up perfectly. I'm sure it'll be ideal for...

Sums it up perfectly. I'm sure it'll be ideal for those who want a simple solution to filter their water who have plenty of disposal income. However I picked up two vessels (11l and 25l) with some...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 10-12-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 34,835
Posted By shq
When I spoke to Marcus he said the machine was...

When I spoke to Marcus he said the machine was aimed at sitting between the Nilfisk/Karcher and the Kranzle offerings. Just a shame I'd already splashed out on a new Nilfisk just a matter of weeks...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 08-12-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 34,835
Posted By shq
I'll wait until I receive my product and use it...

I'll wait until I receive my product and use it until I deliver my full verdict. You can't punish a company for wanting to change and improve their service. Fair enough I'm sure they made many...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 08-12-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 34,835
Posted By shq
I see some people have jumped down Steves throat...

I see some people have jumped down Steves throat over posting the above but I've just ordered a new hose for my nilfisk (separate thread for that when it arrives) and in the conversation on the phone...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 04-12-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By shq
Another vote for Gardena. My hozelok gun gave up...

Another vote for Gardena. My hozelok gun gave up the ghost a long while ago and I'd used cheap ones since but they all leaked quite quickly. Had the Gardena a few months and it works as it should....
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-12-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,398
Posted By shq
Gave the car a foam and rinse then applied some...

Gave the car a foam and rinse then applied some Carbon Collective Hybrid Coating through my foam lance. Admittedly I only bought the Carbon Collective sample pack for the lanyard but turns out it was...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-12-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By shq
If you're going for a SL it'd be unforgivable if...

If you're going for a SL it'd be unforgivable if you got it in silver! I've seen a few in a darker shade of silver which look nice but then you'd have the same issues as having a black one.

I'm...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 03-12-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By shq
Battery life will probably be a trade off...

Battery life will probably be a trade off considering these are usually made from the cheaper drill body sets so aren't going to come with the latest technology batteries. However for the price it...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 03-12-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By shq
Swirl spotting torch - eBay

Right I've read the topic about making your own swirl spotting torch which in effect is a sungun replica.

I've seen this on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132004560651

Anyone used this...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-12-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,398
Posted By shq
So looking back at what's been discussed here are...

So looking back at what's been discussed here are my thoughts.

Whilst I may be new to the world of coatings I'm no stranger to having to use logic and reason to critically assess evidence...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 01-12-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,398
Posted By shq
Thank you very much! Very helpful post. What...

Thank you very much! Very helpful post. What coating is that on the left? I've seen Gtechniq CSL referred to as a 9H coating, not sure how true that is.

Wilsons is still available as an import...
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