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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...
07-09-18, 08:36 PM
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Views: 686
Posted By zmcgovern4

Water spot removers will only be effective if the...

Water spot removers will only be effective if the spots have not begun etching into the paint.

I discuss water spots in more detail in these two articles, including how to remove them....
06-30-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,992
Posted By zmcgovern4

When I submit an article for review, it may stay...

When I submit an article for review, it may stay pending publication for quite some time until they wish to post it on the blog. Sometimes they might be planning a sale or promotion of some sort that...
06-30-18, 12:18 PM
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Views: 2,992
Posted By zmcgovern4

I actually just wrote an article on this very...

I actually just wrote an article on this very topic, but I'm not sure when it will be published so I will copy/paste some of the info here......



... the article then includes recommendations...
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By zmcgovern4

I would recommend buying a $150 polisher -...

I would recommend buying a $150 polisher - Griot's Garage Dual Action Polisher (https://www.detailedimage.com/wax.php?id=26919&url=detailedimage.com/Griots-M56/Random-Orbital-Polisher-P671/6-S1/) -...
06-13-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
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...
06-13-18, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By zmcgovern4

^that is really all I was getting at... there are...

^that is really all I was getting at... there are different machines for different people. I personally felt like the Flex was harder to control, but I can't say I have spent enough time with one to...
06-11-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By zmcgovern4

LOL... only works on flat panels.... ...

LOL... only works on flat panels....

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j24/AttentiontoDetailingPeoria/1995%20Porsche%20993/20161105-DSC_6441_zps3vjtw8md.jpg...
06-06-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,020
Posted By zmcgovern4

You can certainly use a product containing wax on...

You can certainly use a product containing wax on top of PPF or on top of a ceramic coating. The thoery with topping coatings with "traditional" waxes and sealants is that they may not bond the same...
06-06-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By zmcgovern4

Hi Wayne - to be honest I have never been bitten...

Hi Wayne - to be honest I have never been bitten by the "Zaino Bug". It is a product line that is rarely mentioned in the professional world, but it does seem to capture the attention of many...
06-05-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
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...
04-18-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,751
Posted By zmcgovern4

I have not used Hydrosilex, so I will not comment...

I have not used Hydrosilex, so I will not comment on that, but I will share my thoughts on a spray on rinse off sealant on top of coated vehicles...

I personally do not like to use HydrO2 on top...
04-16-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By zmcgovern4

Glass cleaner...

Glass cleaner (https://www.detailedimage.com/wax.php?id=26919&url=detailedimage.com/Stoner-M20/Invisible-Glass-P115/19-oz-S1/) or Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer...
04-13-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By zmcgovern4

I would wait at least 24 hours before exposing...

I would wait at least 24 hours before exposing the car to the elements after applying the final coat..... if you have another vehicle and can go longer, might as well.
04-12-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By zmcgovern4

If you have photos, please upload them so we can...

If you have photos, please upload them so we can be of more assistance.


In general, there are a couple things that can go wrong with headlight restoration attempts.

#1 - Too aggressive. If...
04-12-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 56,736
Posted By zmcgovern4

I'm just messing around.... I too was once more...

I'm just messing around.... I too was once more fond of the Chemical Guys stuff until I realized there were many other products that I preferred. They certainly know how to market to enthusiasts,...
04-10-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 56,736
Posted By zmcgovern4

Chemical Guys strikes again :)

Chemical Guys strikes again :)
04-10-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By zmcgovern4

Wrong forum..... moving to LS forum

Wrong forum..... moving to LS forum
04-02-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,243
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...
03-30-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By zmcgovern4

... just keep them clean and polish them as needed

... just keep them clean and polish them as needed
03-29-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By zmcgovern4

HydrO2...

HydrO2 (https://www.detailedimage.com/wax.php?id=26919&url=detailedimage.com/CarPro-M53/HydrO2-Wipe-Less-Silica-Spray-Sealant-P901/100-ml-S1/) is not considered a true coating. It is a silica-based...
03-29-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
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, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,121
Posted By zmcgovern4

That completely depends on the specific condition...

That completely depends on the specific condition of your paint, the level you want to restore it to, what type of paint protection you chose, if you select any additional services of types of...
03-27-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By zmcgovern4

Some vehicles (generally of the higher end...

Some vehicles (generally of the higher end market) have been produced with a self healing clearcoat technology that theoretically helps to resist swirl marks and superficial defects that can be a...
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