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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-06-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Derek Mc
Yip agreed it was a mixed message [emoji16] ...

Yip agreed it was a mixed message [emoji16]

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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-06-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Derek Mc
Aware of that, that's why I mentioned that "is...

Aware of that, that's why I mentioned that "is well worth considering if you want to apply it yourself rather than pay for a professional full ceramic"

As it gives protection like a ceramic but...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-06-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Derek Mc
To me your two to three months means I can still...

To me your two to three months means I can still see visible beading at that time point, and that is after weekly maintenance washes with liberal use of BH Autofoam for the body.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 03-06-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Derek Mc
To be honest, I am blown away with the...

To be honest, I am blown away with the improvements in the ceramic sealants on offer and the latest go to for me is Wowo's Crystal Sealant.

I applied it end of July last year and it was still...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 02-06-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,010
Posted By Derek Mc
Both holding up well! I will keep you posted...

Both holding up well!

I will keep you posted on the barrels on mine as I treated the whole wheel to Wowo's but due to UK Lockdown my car is averaging 8 weeks to the gallon and hasn't had a joyride...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 01-06-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Derek Mc
My personal routine is to snowfoam the car before...

My personal routine is to snowfoam the car before rinsing as it has been demonstrated by the manufacturers that if you foam a wet car it dilutes the strength of the snowfoam further and makes it less...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 31-05-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Derek Mc
Am I right in thinking neither of the TW sealants...

Am I right in thinking neither of the TW sealants in that formulation can be bought in the UK?
Forum: Autosmart 25-05-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Derek Mc
For the worst soiling I run it 10:1 for my wheels...

For the worst soiling I run it 10:1 for my wheels current 15:1, bodywork and interior plastics 30:1 it lasts forever and a day and is in my opinion incredible value.
Forum: The Music Zone 25-05-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,100
Posted By Derek Mc
The Beach boys in the heyday, Guns'n'Roses, and...

The Beach boys in the heyday, Guns'n'Roses, and Dire Straits in a stadium
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 25-05-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Derek Mc
In all honesty I still find A/S G101 at 10:1 hand...

In all honesty I still find A/S G101 at 10:1 hand sprayed on, left to dwell for a few minutes, then p/w rinsed does me very well indeed and it is one of life's bargain brews too.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-05-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,470
Posted By Derek Mc
https://artebellum-v2-mini.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws....

https://artebellum-v2-mini.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/1975-porsche-911-turbo-911-930-turbo-1k4fil54f-1-780x520.jpg

This I saw one for sale in Paisley in what was a Vauxhall garage in this colour...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 16-05-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,819
Posted By Derek Mc
Another vote for Wowo's Crystal Sealant, I am...

Another vote for Wowo's Crystal Sealant, I am hugely impressed so easy to apply and incredible durability
Forum: The Motoring Zone 15-05-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By Derek Mc
That vintage of CRD V6 3.0 did suffer from the...

That vintage of CRD V6 3.0 did suffer from the dreaded swirl flap issue, and they are mounted inside the "V" requiring the entire inlet to come apart.
Rear brake calipers / parking brake seize.
...
Forum: Newbies & Introductions..... 15-05-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,157
Posted By Derek Mc
:thumb:Welcome from Ayrshire

:thumb:Welcome from Ayrshire
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 14-05-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,026
Posted By Derek Mc
I use various dilutions of A/S G101 but typically...

I use various dilutions of A/S G101 but typically 15:1 as my go to
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-05-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Derek Mc
From my phone it was quite easy:thumb:

From my phone it was quite easy:thumb:
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 12-05-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Derek Mc
To be completely honest I have never had to...

To be completely honest I have never had to venture past BH A/F from a pump spray bottle left to dwell then P/W off it consistently gets the majority off before I begin the 2bm wash
Forum: Off Topic Chat 10-05-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,342
Posted By Derek Mc
For those who think they are without the "rocks...

For those who think they are without the "rocks in their heads" I offer this:-
...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 10-05-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,342
Posted By Derek Mc
But, I would bet you would argue they are biased...

But, I would bet you would argue they are biased in the polar opposite view to that which I or you may hold.
That is the paradigm.
They can't be both?

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-05-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By Derek Mc
If it were about five or six months from now I'd...

If it were about five or six months from now I'd probably have bought that from you as I am beginning looking for a Mini for my daughter's first car.
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 10-05-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Derek Mc
I can think of one that has constantly surprised...

I can think of one that has constantly surprised my expectations :thumb:

I won't name it as I seem to always be raving about it but it is indeed British affordable and in my view over long hard...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 10-05-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,342
Posted By Derek Mc
We all did, after all they state that we left the...

We all did, after all they state that we left the EU in January, and are in transition, hence we no longer are part of the procurement systems that were there to handle this, and inside of the safety...
Forum: The Showroom 10-05-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,913
Posted By Derek Mc
:thumb:Brilliant little thread this, in many ways...

:thumb:Brilliant little thread this, in many ways it is more entertaining than seeing a Lambo or Ferrari detail as it is so real and true to life.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 09-05-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,342
Posted By Derek Mc
Well we will see on Sunday night, this would...

Well we will see on Sunday night, this would differ quite dramatically from Wales and Scotland I suspect,
Forum: Off Topic Chat 09-05-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 7,049
Posted By Derek Mc
My wife went food shopping at 8am on Tuesday this...

My wife went food shopping at 8am on Tuesday this week and unlike previous weeks she told me that the roads were just like rush hour with cars again.
As the FM of Scotland has not lifted any...
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