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Old 17-08-2017, 10:13 PM   #301
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Not 100% sure but it's not too expensive (about £12/13 a bottle). Also been using CG Black Light recently, which seems to do a very good job too, goes on/off easily and feels good. Similar price.

I think the difference is that Black Hole is a glaze, with fillers etc but no real protection, whereas Black Light is a nano sealant, with some fillers but offers protection. If waxing on top of it, both will do an equally good job, but the Poor Boys might fill more marking.
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I'll have a look at the Black Light as well and see if anywhere local has them.

Of the 2, which do you prefer - the protection side isn't really an issue as I'd wax over it ?
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Old 18-08-2017, 12:14 AM   #302
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Probably the CG Black Light but not used the Black Hole recently.
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Old 18-08-2017, 12:29 AM   #303
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Managed a few things today.

First up - a visit to Lexus to get the car booked in (biggest service - fixed price £745 but will get at least 10% off that). Also ordered a cup holder insert I now realise is missing from mine, a clip for a splashguard under the side skirt the is missing and a new touch up kit. Another £57 done - and realised after paying etc that I forgot to use my discount card!

Anyway, this beauty was outside - a new LC500 - 21" alloys as standard! Ignore the debatable colour...





Anyway, the storage bag for the Lexus roof rails arrived, as did some cheaper than Scotchguard (nearly £20 a spray) fabric protector. Also two new Feck's Philosophy Professor Plush drying towels (and 2 free air fresheners):




Onto one of the few seals on the car I have not had a good go at cleaning/sealing - the sunroof. Before:






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Final coats of Hammerite High Temp paint on the 2 exhaust repairs have done the job and the exhaust now seems pretty sound all round:




Roof rails in the bag, with all accessories:



Also spent a bit of time tonight rebuilding the car "stuff" storage racks and even used the RaceGlaze sample bottle of wax polish on the storage cabinets (and used used some Hydrate 80 on a few rust bits!)





Started to populate the racks but loads of organising to do:

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Probably the CG Black Light but not used the Black Hole recently.


Cheers - going to have a look out this weekend for either...
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Both should be pretty easy to get, especially Poor Boys as loads of small car shops etc sell their stuff. Obviously both easy to get online.
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Both should be pretty easy to get, especially Poor Boys as loads of small car shops etc sell their stuff. Obviously both easy to get online.
Yes, seen them on line, but like everything, once you fancy trying something you need it yesterday

Hopeful for some dry weather Sunday / Monday, so I can have a hunt round tomorrow and try it out.

Hope you're little helper is doing well and has had her wage increased due to having gained more experience...
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Yes, seen them on line, but like everything, once you fancy trying something you need it yesterday

Hopeful for some dry weather Sunday / Monday, so I can have a hunt round tomorrow and try it out.

Hope you're little helper is doing well and has had her wage increased due to having gained more experience...
Of course - here she is mopping the garage today!

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Spent a few hours later today working on the garage, after a quick visit to Halfrauds to pick up another Hammerite High Temp Paint spray as I am going to finish the whole section of the exhaust boxes I can get to without moving anything (don't want to risk anything breaking - be just my luck!). Will look a bit tidier after the repairs being all black and the paint seems to be holding up to quite a few miles

After doing some cleaning, chiselling off plaster splashes from the concrete floor, etc, started to clean some of the items staying in the garage.

Dehumidifier before/during/afters - used G101 and a brush, then some soapy water spray. I also used some really old Wonder Wheels Trim & Rubber Dressing for all the plastics, which was alright - and some cheap MF cloths (many were used!)






Titan Hoover:



Pressure Washer:



Where they will live:



Mont Blanc Bike Racks:




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And then tonight, had to put all the junk back in - some of which is heading to the dump, still to sort all of the racks as stuff in piles and all the shelf boxes are empty etc. Starting to take a bit of shape though





Car beading well in the drizzle:

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This is what £57 worth of parts look like from Lexus!



This under skirt splash guard clip - £5.99 + VAT!! Quite different from the multiple other clips I have, and much more expensive than any clip I have bought from Lexus before. I wish I had remembered to use my discount card. Never mind...



One of the parts, which I am now glad to have (and did not even know was missing until recently) is the cup holder expanding insert.

Lid closed & before:




And inserted, and with a California Scents Air Freshener:



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Great car and great thread. Thanks for posting. Followed a light blue metallic one the other day
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