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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 20-05-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By stangalang
Its the exact opposite thing of what needs to be...

Its the exact opposite thing of what needs to be done. There is no bond, therefore "locking in", if the coating can not adhere to the paint. The paint needs to be the cleanest it has ever been in its...
Forum: Detailing Chat 19-05-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By stangalang
I consider ALL detailing products dangerous to...

I consider ALL detailing products dangerous to me, and beg everyone to treat them the same way. Its one of the few times each week we use chemical after chemical after chemical, back to back. We...
Forum: Machine Polishing 18-05-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By stangalang
My best advice would be have lots of pads, swap...

My best advice would be have lots of pads, swap them out very very regularly, and as soon as you swap them put them to soak into a bucket of apc.

Whilst using them, blow them out after every set...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 16-05-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By stangalang
As above, its a paint sealant not magic. You cant...

As above, its a paint sealant not magic. You cant have a dry car during/after rain.

If you go for something hydrophilic instead (which are rare in this day and age) the car wont be dry, but the...
Forum: Machine Polishing 13-05-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By stangalang
1 pass is passing over your work area once, a set...

1 pass is passing over your work area once, a set is competing a total number of passes. So if you are working in the standard cross hatch system that is shown to novices by you tube videos, one...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 10-05-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By stangalang
I would suggest trying the angel wax enigma, as...

I would suggest trying the angel wax enigma, as AIO's go its using quite modern tech for the abrasives and the sealant. You could even wipe down with a ceramic spray for better durability and a clean...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 09-05-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By stangalang
Its marring from the clay mitt. This is why I...

Its marring from the clay mitt. This is why I have always maintained the G3 mitt is absolute junk, and the only reason people but it is because its cheap. They use this and then are put off ALL other...
Forum: Newbies & Introductions..... 08-05-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By stangalang
Hello and welcome along "officially"

Hello and welcome along "officially"
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 08-05-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By stangalang
Yes I know exactly what you mean, you are just...

Yes I know exactly what you mean, you are just mistaken.

Firstly, the hardness of a coating is greatly exaggerated. It isn't the thing manufacturers would have you believe. Nor is the thickness....
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 07-05-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By stangalang
Best advice regarding rotary use. Get some...

Best advice regarding rotary use.

Get some extension bars and multiple backing plates. There wont be an area you cant get to then.

Ditch the old polishes and buy something more modern. They...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 07-05-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By stangalang
I think you are experiencing something else...

I think you are experiencing something else entirely. I regularly polish coated cars and they are no different to polishing an uncoated car. Coatings will swirl if treated badly, full stop, and...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-05-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By stangalang
The thing is, many new cars that come to me have...

The thing is, many new cars that come to me have had the dealership protection, platinum, starguard, guardx, lifeshine, you name it. They come because they are unhappy, and the warranty they believed...
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-05-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By stangalang
Ok so, just because its beading doesn't mean its...

Ok so, just because its beading doesn't mean its the dealership protection. It could just be something that was sprayed on before you collected it, after a really good clean.

"if" it is indeed a...
Forum: Detailing Guide 01-05-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By stangalang
Wet sanding videos

As sanding seems to be a hot topic of late, with everyone seemingly wanting to sand everything, have a watch of this series of sanding videos that Jason Kilmer was involved in. He does very high...
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-05-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By stangalang
Thats cool we can all have opinions on things...

Thats cool we can all have opinions on things like that, I still believe side by side the green always comes out worse, but that doesn't mean people cant get results. I will say also my green pads...
Forum: Gtechniq 01-05-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By stangalang
If you are parking in an area with lots of fall...

If you are parking in an area with lots of fall out, then the paint will be contaminated. Just decontaminate it. Use alkaline based snow foam and shampoo to clear the surface and a fall out remover...
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By stangalang
No microfibre doesn't suit the 3401, totally...

No microfibre doesn't suit the 3401, totally agreed.
I personally think green is rubbish, soft, hard, medium, whatever. It hazes more than orange and carries less cut. Would rather use white than...
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-05-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By stangalang
If the choice has to be between green and orange,...

If the choice has to be between green and orange, I would go with orange. Green is a truly hideous pad I just don't understand its creation. Orange both cuts AND finishes better
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 01-05-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By stangalang
If its faded, I'm assuming its single stage (no...

If its faded, I'm assuming its single stage (no clear coat). This means it has no uv inhibitors. Its also going to be older therefore has no doubt been polished many times.
Megiuars #7 is...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 30-04-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By stangalang
As sam said, classic sticky paint, also...

As sam said, classic sticky paint, also exacerbated by a build up of product in the pad, so lots of fresh pads help.

Quick tip for the wipe off, use ONR. I always have a bucket, mixed at the...
Forum: The Showroom 28-04-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,939
Posted By stangalang
https://live.staticflickr.com/7575/26914649245_efb...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7575/26914649245_efbd54f592_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H1mBwD)IMG-20160502-WA0002 (https://flic.kr/p/H1mBwD) by Matt Rowe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131930491@N04/),...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 28-04-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By stangalang
If I remember rightly the old poorboys polishes...

If I remember rightly the old poorboys polishes were designed to be used in direct sunlight. Worth a look
Forum: The Motoring Zone 28-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By stangalang
I really do like the F pace. And this one looks...

I really do like the F pace. And this one looks great!
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 28-04-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By stangalang
Neither do i. They are totally different products...

Neither do i. They are totally different products with very different chemistry. A quality sealant and a quality coating, with proper prep side by side would be a joke. A coating will beat the brakes...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 28-04-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By stangalang
As above, that would be classed as a "mini"...

As above, that would be classed as a "mini" rotary. It is a super handy machine, I have one and absolutely love it. But it isn't a machine I would recommend for doing full cars. As an accessory it is...
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