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Forum: Bilt Hamber 22-09-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By atbalfour
This was more like the experience I was expecting...

This was more like the experience I was expecting tbh.. I am in a soft water area c.30ppm from the tap so no excuses there.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-09-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By atbalfour
95% of the gloss will come from the prep - decon,...

95% of the gloss will come from the prep - decon, polishing, refining. If you've done those steps right, the remaining 5% (even that's optimistic) is in your protection product and if you pick the...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 22-09-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By atbalfour
On the strength of Car Craft's video I went for...

On the strength of Car Craft's video I went for the Shinemate EB351 (15mm throw DA albeit cordless).

I chose this over a number of corded Rupes and Cordless Flex polishers and have not been...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 22-09-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By atbalfour
OP - There are tens of good finishing polishes,...

OP - There are tens of good finishing polishes, they all do very similar things albeit have slightly different characteristics.




There are some good products noted above but there is quite a...
Forum: Bilt Hamber 21-09-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By atbalfour
Question Touchless - bit of a let down?

It's been a few months since BH released Touchless and I really expected it to be a slam dunk given BH's reputation for great products and how effective Auto Foam is.

Auto Foam has it's...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 20-09-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By atbalfour
You really are missing the point here.. this...

You really are missing the point here.. this thread is not 'a master's guide to polishing'.. this is a guy who is starting out, who already has S30 and wants to know the most appropriate pad to team...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 19-09-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By atbalfour
Being brutally honest, wash and wax shampoos are...

Being brutally honest, wash and wax shampoos are the first of many rungs of the 'caring for your car' ladder. Better than using Fairy Liquid, but no substitute for a pure shampoo and application of a...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 19-09-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,371
Posted By atbalfour
Any quick detailer type product will give very...

Any quick detailer type product will give very little lubrication anyway - ONR or Ech20 would be marginally safer as they're specifically designed for that purpose.

Better yet, sheet 90% of the...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 19-09-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By atbalfour
Is there a good reason not to use the pad made...

Is there a good reason not to use the pad made by, tested and recommended by the maker of the finishing polish that the OP already has? When the OP wants to 'go to town' they can easily step up the...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 18-09-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By atbalfour
The best place to start is using polishes and...

The best place to start is using polishes and pads that are proven to be compatible. The best way to get the most out of the Scholl polishes will be to use the pads they were designed to be used...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 18-09-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,371
Posted By atbalfour
Constantly topping isn't going to 'harm'...

Constantly topping isn't going to 'harm' anything, but at the same time regular use of any chemical resistant product without having fully decontaminated the car is going to sandwich in road film,...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 18-09-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,371
Posted By atbalfour
They say that but it's the most ridiculous...

They say that but it's the most ridiculous money-making advice and I and a few others have called them out for that before. It'll work perfectly if you don't know your ar$e from your elbow when it...
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 18-09-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,211
Posted By atbalfour
Didn't think the documentary was all that to be...

Didn't think the documentary was all that to be honest!

What a driver and competitor though.
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 18-09-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By atbalfour
S30 is a nice product that gives quite a glass...

S30 is a nice product that gives quite a glass like look, rather than the wet look of S40. Small details, tricky to describe.

It does have some cut, but just don't expect it to remove scratches,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-09-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 60,601
Posted By atbalfour
I wish it was a Ferrari!...

I wish it was a Ferrari! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210916/73301a95829229350df2ebc2cc24fd1b.jpg

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-09-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 60,601
Posted By atbalfour
Looks fantastic Sent from my LYA-L09 using...

Looks fantastic

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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 13-09-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By atbalfour
Remember reading that their relative...

Remember reading that their relative effectiveness depends on the type of road film! I will give Touchless another crack in winter to see if I get along with it any more then.

Blizzard has so...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 13-09-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By atbalfour
I have moved away from Polish Angel LSPs because...

I have moved away from Polish Angel LSPs because when you step back the value exchange is just not sensible. Especially when you go on to try many many other topper type products you realise that...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-09-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By atbalfour
Fair point, I've only used ECH20 as a W/W a...

Fair point, I've only used ECH20 as a W/W a couple of times (unpolished paint) but it seemed to do as well as ONR.

The "big" difference is in the end look. It has surprised me as a QD to be...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-09-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By atbalfour
Yeah completely agree on that scientifically...

Yeah completely agree on that scientifically speaking. 99.99% of LSPs will only detract from the outright gloss of a panel that has been freshly corrected and finished to a good standard.

However...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 12-09-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By atbalfour
Not sure even regular maintenance of a coated...

Not sure even regular maintenance of a coated alloy can truly stop fallout on wheels, baked on deposits I completely agree though.

On gloss black alloys the general advice I would give anyone is...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-09-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By atbalfour
CarPro ECH20 provided there is nothing more than...

CarPro ECH20 provided there is nothing more than light dust on the car...

Stunning looking product, safer than a regular QD and gives a nicer finish than ONR.
Forum: Detailing Chat 12-09-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,233
Posted By atbalfour
CarPro... easy!

CarPro... easy!
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 09-09-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,323
Posted By atbalfour
I think what he's suggesting is that the pads...

I think what he's suggesting is that the pads aren't durable and that may be contributing to the issue?

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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-09-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By atbalfour
Panel wipe is only used to remove surfactants and...

Panel wipe is only used to remove surfactants and oils in order to prepare a surface for waxes, sealants and coatings. You wouldn't use it on the wheels after they've been coated.

Depending on...
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