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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: 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: 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: 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, 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: Detailing Chat 12-09-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,233
Posted By atbalfour
CarPro... easy!

CarPro... easy!
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...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-09-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By atbalfour
Korrosol is a super safe product, just don't use...

Korrosol is a super safe product, just don't use it in direct sun or let it dry out!

Gtechniq's panel wipe is one of the stronger ones, the reason I suggest it is that you're always best to try...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-09-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By atbalfour
You will be fine. There are many good ones,...

You will be fine.

There are many good ones, the most highly regarded fallout remover is Bilt Hamber Korrosol and it is pH neutral. It can also be used on paint - which is why I'd go for it over...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-09-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By atbalfour
Wash, fallout remover, wash, dry, panel wipe is...

Wash, fallout remover, wash, dry, panel wipe is always my routine.

The secondary wash makes absolutely sure that the fallout remover residue has been carried away. Takes 2 mins and for me I like...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 09-09-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By atbalfour
Tried quite a few in the last year; Alkaline...

Tried quite a few in the last year;

Alkaline options rated favourite to least favourite
1 AutoGlanz Spritzer - great all-rounder, cleans with decent foam and doesn't degrade short term LSPs to...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-09-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By atbalfour
Better practice would be to hit with a fallout...

Better practice would be to hit with a fallout remover anyway.. if the car has been driven anywhere - even one weeks worth of driving - given the alloys aren't coated, there is a chance of iron...
Forum: Machine Polishing 07-09-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,453
Posted By atbalfour
^^^ Too many pad variants for me. You'd need to...

^^^ Too many pad variants for me. You'd need to spend a small fortune to cover the whole range with enough pads to work cleanly without losing performance or time. Then factor in 3 inch, 2 inch and 1...
Forum: Machine Polishing 06-09-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,453
Posted By atbalfour
That would certainly be my advice as you can...

That would certainly be my advice as you can inadvertently be matching products with completely different technologies, requiring different techniques, work times sometimes even pads or machines! I...
Forum: Detailing Chat 05-09-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6,684
Views: 1,229,309
Posted By atbalfour
After spectacularly failing with PERL and similar...

After spectacularly failing with PERL and similar type products I've always used a dedicated trim coating (C4) but more recently a ceramic coating with good darkening effect (even a lite coating like...
Forum: Machine Polishing 05-09-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,453
Posted By atbalfour
Stick with Scholl, class leading pads and...

Stick with Scholl, class leading pads and compounds. You've dipped your toe in so grab the neo honey and white spider pads (along with purple) and you have a foam system capable of tackling most...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 29-08-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By atbalfour
I use the term 'ceramic' loosely like many of the...

I use the term 'ceramic' loosely like many of the manufacturers themselves.

If spray nozzles aren't clogging, it's not true ceramic.

Regardless of whether it's a sealant or a 'ceramic' sealant...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 29-08-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By atbalfour
Sorry to say but you cannot remove such high...

Sorry to say but you cannot remove such high spots chemically. Mechanical abrasion will be your only option. Thankfully any mild abrasive will remove the streaking but also a large proportion of your...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 27-08-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By atbalfour
I bought 8 of those measurement containers a few...

I bought 8 of those measurement containers a few months back for measuring and decanting various shampoos and chemicals into buckets. Don't work with anything viscose but great for everything else. ...
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