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Forum: Machine Polishing 16-01-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By rlmccarty2000
I would suggest Meguires microfiber cutting pads...

I would suggest Meguires microfiber cutting pads with Menzerma 400 or Meguires d300 for the cutting stage. BMW paint is hard (I have two) and the fastest way to get down to finishing stage is with...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 16-01-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By rlmccarty2000
There is something wrong with your Rupes if it is...

There is something wrong with your Rupes if it is not spinning. I have the old version and the MKII version and they both will correct 99% of all defects.

I have the Kamikaze backing plate and it...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 14-01-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Thank you for such a complete review. It is rare...

Thank you for such a complete review. It is rare to get this in-depth type of information. I mainly work on hard paint systems, but at times I run into problems on soft B pillars. I have looked at...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 14-01-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By rlmccarty2000
I would not use microfiber pads on forced...

I would not use microfiber pads on forced rotation polishers. Mike Phillips on Autogeek is the biggest Flex 3401 user I know and he advises against it. He has polished out 1000’s of vehicles and I...
Forum: Help..! 13-01-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Sometimes products don’t work together and you...

Sometimes products don’t work together and you can get streaks. If it’s just from using too much I just take another microfiber and buff off the excess.

To combat streaks and to save product I...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-01-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,534
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Nice mods. I like the blue start button as...

Nice mods. I like the blue start button as opposed to the red that most people use. I’ve got a 2011 M3 sedan with Competition Pack in black with fox leather trim. I’ve done the angel eyes mod,...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 03-01-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,034
Posted By rlmccarty2000
The Griot’s PFM drying towel is a good one and is...

The Griot’s PFM drying towel is a good one and is sold in different sizes. The medium towel works great for me.
Forum: The Showroom 25-12-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 544,160
Posted By rlmccarty2000
For everyone interested in the future of beading...

For everyone interested in the future of beading with cool videos:
https://youtu.be/SIiv-hkRvZE


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Forum: Autoglym 25-12-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Some soaps may cause clay bars to break down...

Some soaps may cause clay bars to break down quickly. I prefer to use a good clay lube to provide the slickest possible media for claying to prevent possible marring.

Of course I rarely use clay...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 24-12-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,049
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Dlux, but I agree it’s more brand preference.

Dlux, but I agree it’s more brand preference.
Forum: The Showroom 24-12-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,517
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Nice. I’m trying to talk the wife into one. Of...

Nice. I’m trying to talk the wife into one. Of course I prefer the steering wheel on the other side, lol.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 24-12-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,869
Posted By rlmccarty2000
CarPro just put out a new one also a new one to...

CarPro just put out a new one also a new one to clean windows with a foam core.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 23-12-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,291
Posted By rlmccarty2000
I spray both onto the mit and onto the panel and...

I spray both onto the mit and onto the panel and spread. Don’t overapply. Less is more. Too much can cause streaking. Do a panel at a time and rinse with a strong stream of water.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 23-12-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By rlmccarty2000
No need to clay. No way any contaminants have...

No need to clay. No way any contaminants have bonded to the paint overnight. A wipe down with a panel wipe to remove any dust should be sufficient. Claying can cause marring which would require...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 08-12-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By rlmccarty2000
It’s up for presale in the US, but why get one...

It’s up for presale in the US, but why get one when a cheap battery blower will do just as well? I use a $39 Ryobi blower and it works fine.
Forum: The Showroom 08-12-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Looks great! Any difference in the application...

Looks great! Any difference in the application of the top coats? I’ve used TacSystems Topcoat 1.0 over some of their coating products and I like it.

I remember when coatings were supposed to be...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 08-12-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By rlmccarty2000
I’ve been testing SiO2 sealant sprays and have...

I’ve been testing SiO2 sealant sprays and have found most of the Reload type sprays die off at around 2 weeks. The ones that last longer are the more costly options like Kamikaze Overcoat, IGL...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 08-12-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,345
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Many of the waxes sold by PBMG/Autogeek are being...

Many of the waxes sold by PBMG/Autogeek are being sold at a large discount. Most of the people around the US forums are moving away from wax and onto coatings. I never see a vehicle waxed anymore...
Forum: Machine Polishing 07-12-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,964
Posted By rlmccarty2000
That was brutal to watch. He must have received...

That was brutal to watch. He must have received his experience in a vehicle collision repair facility. You never know what you will see on YouTube.
Forum: Bilt Hamber 23-11-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,772
Posted By rlmccarty2000
It would be helpful if manufacturers put the...

It would be helpful if manufacturers put the percentage of active ingredients on the label instead on in the msds. I would buy the one with the highest percentage of active ingredient, but as is it...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 16-11-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By rlmccarty2000
It’s a great wax. A true beauty wax that gives a...

It’s a great wax. A true beauty wax that gives a deep, wet shine. It is not very durable but well worth the effort. I keep it around for garage queens.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 09-10-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,791
Posted By rlmccarty2000
It is definitely being hyped over here. I know...

It is definitely being hyped over here. I know several people that have used it and think it’s great. I bought a bottle but haven’t had time to experiment with it.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-10-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,644
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Cure is thick so go with the directions and spray...

Cure is thick so go with the directions and spray onto a microfiber and then apply. If you spray directly onto a panel it will smear and be difficult to remove. Some people have been cutting Cure...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 05-10-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Nooooo. Moonlight is terrible on glass. Too...

Nooooo. Moonlight is terrible on glass. Too much SiO2.
Forum: Help..! 02-10-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By rlmccarty2000
Solution Finish comes in black and grey now. ...

Solution Finish comes in black and grey now. I’ve only used the black and recommended it highly.
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