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08-24-18, 09:58 PM
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Posted By zmcgovern4

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4677/38803221010_b0...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4677/38803221010_b0308e031e_b.jpg

It is quite simple. If your seats are dirty enough, any quality leather cleaner and a leather brush can tackle this job with very...
06-14-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By zmcgovern4

Start by washing the car. I've always been...

Start by washing the car.

I've always been able to pick these stickers off very quickly and easily by heating them up a touch and then just lifting them with a fingernail. A plastic razor would...
06-13-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By zmcgovern4

All types will work... my arsenal is mostly made...

All types will work... my arsenal is mostly made up of Lake Country, Meguiar's, Buff and Shine, and a few of the Rupes yellow & white polishing pads, but I did not like their green or blue pads. I...
06-05-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By zmcgovern4

Ceramic nano coatings are becoming the "go-to"...

Ceramic nano coatings are becoming the "go-to" for paint protection as they can provide many benefits that simply were not possible with traditional waxes and sealants...

Paint Coatings: Why You...
04-02-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By zmcgovern4

Every single color will show swirls like that......

Every single color will show swirls like that... it just happens to be easier to see on darker, non-metallic paints.

Regardless of color, proper care should be taken when washing and drying your...
03-29-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By zmcgovern4

He has indicated that MOHS stays even cleaner...

He has indicated that MOHS stays even cleaner than CSL (which is no slouch). Also, even though Gyeon openly states that Mohs is not one of the most hydrophobic coatings on the market, my friend says...
03-27-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,109
Posted By zmcgovern4

The Real Cost of a “Cheap” Car Wash...

The Real Cost of a “Cheap” Car Wash (https://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/the-real-cost-of-a-cheap-car-wash/) by Zach McGovern


How To Properly Wash and Dry a Car ...
03-26-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 53,236
Posted By zmcgovern4

^What he said :) Pressure washers are...

^What he said :)

Pressure washers are absolutely not necessary, just a strong stream of water from a hose will work well.
12-24-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By zmcgovern4

Lol are we really going to discuss “wasting money...

Lol are we really going to discuss “wasting money on crap you don’t need” on a forum full of people that enjoy modding cars?
12-10-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 67,844
Posted By zmcgovern4

Great looking car

Great looking car
11-21-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,660
Posted By zmcgovern4

You cannot knock down a high spot without risking...

You cannot knock down a high spot without risking jeopardizing the coating. If your installer says otherwise, he/she is being lazy.

Nano coatings are exceptionally thin (1-2 microns on average). ...
11-15-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 53,236
Posted By zmcgovern4

Yep, you've got it... The process for...

Yep, you've got it...

The process for detailing paint is always...

Wash
Decontaminate
Paint Correction (if needed)
Polishing
Protection
11-03-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 53,236
Posted By zmcgovern4

A regular hose sprayer is preferred over a...

A regular hose sprayer is preferred over a pressure washer. The hose sprayer provides enough pressure and a higher volume of water than a pressure washer which helps in this instance. The "stream" or...
11-02-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 190,865
Posted By zmcgovern4

Go to home depot or lowes and buy some cheap...

Go to home depot or lowes and buy some cheap (typically 5 for $5) plastic drop clothes. Wrap the entire car in plastic and you will have no overspray. The process takes just 15-20 minutes to...
10-31-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By zmcgovern4

Chemical Guys is great at 2 things.... marketing...

Chemical Guys is great at 2 things.... marketing to the 'general public' and selling tons of products. I would agree that the vast majority of their products are overrated and overhyped. They have a...
10-20-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By zmcgovern4

CarPro DLUX...

CarPro DLUX (http://www.detailedimage.com/wax.php?id=26919&url=detailedimage.com/CarPro-M53/DLUX-Plastic-and-Wheel-Coating-P940/30-ml-S1/)

Product Review: CarPro DLUX Plastic and Wheel Coating...
10-17-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By zmcgovern4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNwu1olMfBQ ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNwu1olMfBQ

Use two towels... the first should be a medium pile and used with a liberal amount of glass cleaner to actually clean/wash the glass. Then follow up...
10-16-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 190,865
Posted By zmcgovern4

Carnauba wax is the lowest on the totem pole in...

Carnauba wax is the lowest on the totem pole in terms of durability...

Protection Durability
Wax < Polymer Sealant < Nano Coating

As far as headlights go, it is an ongoing project once the...
10-05-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,578
Posted By zmcgovern4

There was no need to wait to wash the car......

There was no need to wait to wash the car... there is also no need to wait to clay or polish fresh paint as long as you are using body shop safe products. The issue is waxing or sealing fresh paint...
10-02-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,578
Posted By zmcgovern4

1) Wash - use Optimum No Rinse to remove loose...

1) Wash - use Optimum No Rinse to remove loose dirt and contaminants from your vehicle. Work panel by panel.
2) Decontaminate (detailing clay bar) - with the panel still wet after washing with ONR,...
09-18-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,289
Posted By zmcgovern4

Meguiar's Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax D115...

Meguiar's Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax D115 (http://www.detailedimage.com/wax.php?id=26919&url=detailedimage.com/Meguiars-M43/Rinse-Free-Express-Wash-Wax-D115-P1200/)



I highly recommend it. ...
09-18-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,249
Posted By zmcgovern4

Griot's BOSS Fast Correcting Cream was my go-to...

Griot's BOSS Fast Correcting Cream was my go-to compound... I had tested it side-by-side against M101 on a couple of occasions, and each time FCC cut as well and finished better. In my product review...
09-14-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,249
Posted By zmcgovern4

To each his own, but the average person can...

To each his own, but the average person can certainly find a very nice work light and portable flashlight for <$150 for general use and detailing use.

I agree that there is also no need for "5...
09-12-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,249
Posted By zmcgovern4

There are much cheaper alternatives for...

There are much cheaper alternatives for inspection lighting... if you are not making money detailing cars, then there is no need to spend $500 on a light to look at your paint.
09-08-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,803
Posted By zmcgovern4

My trade in was $26,490

My trade in was $26,490
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