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  1. Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze
    Hi, Been on here for a while when I first started out but never posted before. I ended up getting into rotations of lease cars so lost my enthusiasm for doing a decent job on a car for it to be handed back a year or so later. However, I'm now in a silver 308 that I bought outright. Its a 15...
  2. The Showroom
    I've been meaning to give the bonnet of the family bus a bit of a seeing to for a while, and this Thursday just gone the stars aligned in that the kids were a way with their grandparents, I was off work, the wife didn't need the car, and the weather (cool, overcast) was pretty much perfect for...
  3. Ask Mike Phillips
    Hi Mike, I am having issues with my Seat Ibiza FR (2016), which is midnight black. When I first decided I wanted to get rid of the swirls and imperfections in my paint, I bought a 650watt DA polisher, Meguiars Ultimate Compound & M205. I clayed the car (Bilt Hamber) and then did a two step...
  4. Tools - Polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing
    Hello everyone. I've posted a couple of threads over the last few months which have regarded correction of my Black 2016 Seat Ibiza FR. I've made some good improvements in the paint quality but I am really having trouble removing what looks like wash-induced marring from the side panels of the...
  5. Tools - Polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing
    Hey all. I have a scratch on the side of my black seat ibiza (2016) caused by someone running a lawnmower into the side of my car. Its basically all the way through the clear coat, but not the paint, so it can only be seen in certain angles since they hit it quickly with a rotary polisher but...
  6. The Studio
    So this thread picks up part way through he detail, many will have seen the videos on my FB page though The script, a solid black Mercedes needing a 2 wheels refurbing, hubs and callipers painting, and a very VERY heavy enhancement. Car went through 3 stages of machining and was finished in...
  7. The Studio
    We have recently stepped up a couple of the packages we offer, this is now the top of the line "off the shelf" new car package we offer. The car went through 2 stages of machine work due to a very poor upper surface of the paint robbing the car of all its gloss and reflection. Something I see...
  8. The Studio
    This vehicle had been restored to a very high standard, but required the usual tightening up and finishing touches to give it the stunning finish it deserved. A joy to work on a car i didn't need to stand on a box to reach the middle of the roof….. In the surgery after a safe wash and decon...
  9. The Studio
    Black BMW, rock hard paint, we all know the score. The work was going to be long, tough and dusty. I ended up doing 2 separate compounding stages, one with the rotary for major correction and then one with the 3401 to tighten things up whilst still offering good correction itself. Both stagers...
  10. The Studio
    I completed this car on a VERY truncated time frame. I was foolishly up for the challenge, but in retrospect i wouldn't take such things on again. The car was repaired and customised by my partners over at Roq Customs, it required some wheel work and recolour, and a dechrome of the large window...
  11. The Studio
    This was a perfect week for me. I worked with a close friend day in and day out, and transformed his pride and joy into something he is super proud of. Shout out to Lee and Julian for mucking in and doing their parts to make this a really fun, easy job So the car in question is a nearly new A4...
  12. The Showroom
    After a year of £5 car washes this car had become somewhat of an embarrassment - the swirling was horrendous. I thought it best to give her some TLC (Funnily enough, I couldn't get a decent picture of the defects so cut to the end result). After 3 hours of washing, claying and drying and...
  13. Tools - Polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing
    Hi all, I don't usually write reviews so please do bear with me! So my headlights on my 2001 A3 have always annoyed me, they were cloudy, yellowed and scratched, the paintwork isnt great anyway and the lights just dragged it down even further. Today I was washing the car, gave it a great going...
  14. Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze
    Saw a demo on the Slims detailing stand at ultimate dubs using these yesterday, results looked pretty good on a black TT. Has anyone used these compounds and have any feedback for them? Looking to invest in the next few weeks but wondering if it's worth it. Will be used with a Flex 3401.. I...
  15. Detailing Chat
    Hello all, Basically I am doing my very own charity 'Banger Rally' in a 1991 Proton and the car is going to be stickered up next week and will be having pictures taken of it to go in my local newspaper. Is anyone in the Guildford area free to give me a hand cleaning/correcting the exterior...
  16. Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze
    How many here use 3m fast cut plus with a dual action polisher? I have seen people say it isnt suitable for DA, others day its not as effective on a da compared to rotary, but have seen what look like good results from people using it on a DA. I dont want suggestions on whats better as i...
  17. Detailing Chat
    Olla all, I'm going to be moving my car on later this month, or early the next and before I do, I'd like to get it cleaned up (it's not in a bad state!!!). I used to use Brazo, but I understand he no longer does it. Therefore, I'm hoping someone here can point me in the direction of other...
  18. Interior & Glass
    Hi all, I am currently using autobrite's DA21 with rupes pads and polish compounds. My question is prior to applying GYEON Q2 VIEW can I machine the windscreen to remove any of the swirl marks and scratches? If so which pad and compound? Also how many passes as Ive never polished/corrected...
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