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Old 11-09-2018, 04:18 PM   #1
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Frankc's Reflections.

Was going to call this Franks Rubbings, but it sounded too pornographic.

This little topic gives me chance to witter on about various things I come across in the DW forum.

Do not take offence, non is intended. So let the wittering commence! Feel free to comment by the way, its good to hear another perspective.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:01 PM   #2
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One of the first things, I do anyway, if you want information from a site you do a search first. You find what you are looking for, lot of knowledgeable chaps on here. You read and digest then ask a question. Sounds ok so far?

Yep except I have "resurrected" two old topics one 10 years old and the other 11 years old. Keeps you guys on your toes
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Old 15-09-2018, 10:28 AM   #3
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I recently bought the Sonax Detailer spray on recommendation from quite a few members. It does give a lovely shine to the waxed car and its handy to have in my tool kit.

One thing I do not quite understand is that a couple of people have said it makes a good 'drying aid'. Can someone clarify for me? I have tried it on a panel first thing in the morning when its 'misted' up with dew. No hydrophobic qualities that I could see. I tried it on my bonnet middle panel. Left it for 10 mins at least. It just sits there water does not budge any more than if I sprayed any wax. I dried the area with a towel and came back later when the panels either side had dried naturally. Can see no difference at all in the three panels finish.
So drying aid?
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Old 15-09-2018, 09:47 PM   #4
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basically after you have washed, before you put your towel to the body work put a few sprays onto the panel, gives it a little extra lube while drying.
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Thanks. I can see that, but why would you want extra lube while drying? As long as your drying medium does not scratch or mark the paint work?

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To be honest the best thing to prevent any kind of damage is technique. However sometimes specially for people like me i live by the beach and have no garage so i'm washing and drying outside, i can guarantee after the washing etc i will have airborne dust settling on it before i've even got the towel out, so every lube helps. Personally i use ONR in a detailing spray mix to dry off with.
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To be honest the best thing to prevent any kind of damage is technique. However sometimes specially for people like me i live by the beach and have no garage so i'm washing and drying outside, i can guarantee after the washing etc i will have airborne dust settling on it before i've even got the towel out, so every lube helps. Personally i use ONR in a detailing spray mix to dry off with.
Ohhh I see. As I said you live and learn.
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Old 17-09-2018, 03:55 PM   #8
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After seeing a couple of videos about hydrophobic finishes I thought I would test mine out to see how good it sheets/beads off. I waxed the car last week so its still fairly 'fresh'.

https://youtu.be/Ng08_ZwM5YU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng08...ature=youtu.be

How do I insert a video and not just the link?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng08...ature=youtu.be

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Old 17-09-2018, 05:39 PM   #9
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After seeing a couple of videos about hydrophobic finishes I thought I would test mine out to see how good it sheets/beads off. I waxed the car last week so its still fairly 'fresh'.

How do I insert a video and not just the link?
If you view on the website (mobile or desktop) rather than thtough the app and just cut and paste the link on the address bar rather than sharing


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If you view on the website (mobile or desktop) rather than thtough the app and just cut and paste the link on the address bar rather than sharing

Polish beading - YouTube
Thanks Macca. No matter what I copy and paste it does not seem to work. I even copied and pasted your video url and it did not work. The daft thing is I have got it to work on the forum before.

What I usually do is get the video up on Youtube etc. Highlight and copy the address in the address bar then paste it into the topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CAD...ature=youtu.be

Now this is from the sharing bit https://youtu.be/1CADQKOcDII

Which is what I have done above.

I removed the original video, nothing to do with "violating terms of service" the new video is of a higher resolution.

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