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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 02-09-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,551
Posted By GP Punto
With all due respect it would seem to me that...

With all due respect it would seem to me that your washing technique is the problem from the start to the final finish and identifying where the fault lays is key, I would start with your drying...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 01-09-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,551
Posted By GP Punto
Try leaving the car to dry on its own, leave it...

Try leaving the car to dry on its own, leave it wet on a cloudy day.

Do you still get marks on the paint work? If so then you know its your drying technique.
Forum: Detailing Chat 01-09-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,632
Posted By GP Punto
They also do a useful 3 for 2 deal from time to...

They also do a useful 3 for 2 deal from time to time, I feel a bit of a twit walking out with 3 litre pots of SRP but I know they will be put to good use.

To carry on the Cookeh post, Autoglyms...
Forum: Health & Lifestyle Zone 26-08-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 532,334
Posted By GP Punto
I havent shaved with a DE for many, many years,...

I havent shaved with a DE for many, many years, the last time I did so my neck was a complete bloody mess that took a few days to heal. The idea of DE shaving appeals, not neccessarily for a closer...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 24-08-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By GP Punto
I have owned BMWs with that engine and never had...

I have owned BMWs with that engine and never had a problem, regularly got over 60 mpg too. I have driven the Tiguan for two months, it was an automatic and I found it very relaxing to drive, the only...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-08-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By GP Punto
Looks like a Roman Wall, perhaps Hadrians Wall,...

Looks like a Roman Wall, perhaps Hadrians Wall, wild guess at Hexham
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-08-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,750
Posted By GP Punto
I was thinking about this subject when I went out...

I was thinking about this subject when I went out for a walk this morning. There was an artic parked up, engine running, driver on the phone, after about 5 minutes he was still on the phone and set...
Forum: Detailing Guide 20-08-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 467,540
Posted By GP Punto
As you suggest, I think you may be using too...

As you suggest, I think you may be using too much, I see very little dust. Just try to think about how much I use, perhaps a pea sized blob for a square foot of paint.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 16-08-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,784
Posted By GP Punto
On a very dirty car or a car that has not been...

On a very dirty car or a car that has not been washed for a while I dont pre wash or even get the car wet at all, I find that the foam can then really take hold of the dirt and be ready for a rinse...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 15-08-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,869
Posted By GP Punto
I thought you meant applying wax and polishes...

I thought you meant applying wax and polishes onto your hand and then onto the car, I used to do this with hard waxes in cold weather. I got some funny looks from passers by!
Forum: Off Topic Chat 13-08-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,808
Posted By GP Punto
I had a lot of nuisance calls, they were from...

I had a lot of nuisance calls, they were from India but said they were from Birmingham, when I said that the number was TPS registered they said they were not bound by that.

Took this up with...
Forum: Prestige Car Care Shop 08-08-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By GP Punto
I would be grateful if you could settle an...

I would be grateful if you could settle an argument. If most modern car leather seats are coated how does a product such as this dressing manage to condition and moisturise leather?

Thanks in...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-08-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,898
Posted By GP Punto
I had an 05 plate, same model. Best made Golf...

I had an 05 plate, same model. Best made Golf ever but an engine that couldnt get out of its own way, mine was the ancient 1.9, I suspect yours is the 2.0 and a bit more lively.

This is going to...
Forum: The Showroom 05-08-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,664
Posted By GP Punto
Really impressive work. I had a lot of...

Really impressive work.

I had a lot of diesel Mondeos out on rent to taxi drivers in Lancashire around 2000, the cars would easily do 300,000 miles and the only regular problems were a cracked...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 03-08-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 36,583
Posted By GP Punto
One of the worst aspects of buying insurance...

One of the worst aspects of buying insurance through moneysupermarket, confused etc is that quality is sacrificed for cheapness, and the fact the the new wave of insurance businesses are dominated by...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 02-08-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,961
Posted By GP Punto
It is also not easy on those living with persons...

It is also not easy on those living with persons with depression and other problems, particularly when they shun help and treatment.

You fear for their future.
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-08-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,330
Posted By GP Punto
AG SRP, not because it is a low price but because...

AG SRP, not because it is a low price but because a little goes a long way.
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 31-07-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,891
Posted By GP Punto
I know a little about car and motorcycle engines...

I know a little about car and motorcycle engines and oil in particular, I assumed, wrongly, that if there was no sign of oil consumption or leakage or blue smoke then the oil level would be fairly...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 31-07-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,891
Posted By GP Punto
Asked a mate who is a gardener, goes round to...

Asked a mate who is a gardener, goes round to different houses cutting lawns, he would only buy Hondas, thinks they are perfect and never has a problem.

Must admit I have a very cheap Hyundai...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-07-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,524
Posted By GP Punto
Went to 5 dealerships to look for a new car,...

Went to 5 dealerships to look for a new car, couldnt even park at 4 of them.

The 5th, Sytner VW, was just not interested in interested in selling a car. When I agreed to buy the Golf in the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-07-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By GP Punto
Good question, especially if the write off value...

Good question, especially if the write off value is less than the lease payments. Is GAP insurance in place.

Only had one experience of sorting out a car lease. Brother in Law had a Mercedes on...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 26-07-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By GP Punto
I have a Karcher 411 that is now 20 years old,...

I have a Karcher 411 that is now 20 years old, used 2-3 times a week and has been perfect. I am sure that it is not as powerful as more modern machines but is perfect for all the jobs I want.
...
Forum: Prestige Car Care Shop 23-07-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,740
Posted By GP Punto
Could you shine some light on a question that has...

Could you shine some light on a question that has been bugging me. If 90% of the leather in cars has a coating to protect it how does a leather conditioner get through that coating.
Forum: Detailing Chat 23-07-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,479
Posted By GP Punto
Dallas Paint Correction. The bloke has a lot...

Dallas Paint Correction.

The bloke has a lot of good ideas that challenge what you may have heard elsewhere:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVlOAVbs8QbHMmKdVWTleaQ
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 21-07-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,227
Posted By GP Punto
I think the maintenance would be a lot more,...

I think the maintenance would be a lot more, especially when removing snow, not sure about the less noise point.

Tarmac on my drive has been down 30 years and is still fine.
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