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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by acuRAS82 View Post
    I did some rework on a partially sloppy coating attempt. 3 panels including the hood recoated with CQ UK due to smeary-looking finish (high spots) on black paint.

    What a difference proper lighting (sunlight) makes when checking the final finish! Who’d have known?
    Nice job. FWIW, cloudy days are absolutely the best for checking coatings for high spots on dark finishes. You can see smears and high spots in sun yes, but your eyes will pin point to reduce the light/brightness coming in vs on a cloudy day.

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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    Nice job. FWIW, cloudy days are absolutely the best for checking coatings for high spots on dark finishes. You can see smears and high spots in sun yes, but your eyes will pin point to reduce the light/brightness coming in vs on a cloudy day.
    Thanks, and yes! I first noticed I wasn’t happy with these panels on an overcast day. Lightly polished them, recoated and did the best I could to ensure smooth application with shade on a sunny day. I’ll take what I can get.

    I learned a lot from my first full paint coating experience... take the lighting very seriously even if that means pulling the car out and back into my garage every few panels. And I applied my second coat a week after the first due to being on vacation inbetween. In hindsight I would have stuck to one coat or rushed the second coat with proper strategy right before leaving on vacation. Maybe someone reading this will benefit from my mishaps.

    Wish I could have redone the whole thing but it’s all good... I think my wife is ready to have her car back, lol.

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    Cleaned my d/s floor mat as well as my daughters mat with my Biseel Little Green Machine and 1:1 ratio of Purple Power, came out great, water was very dirty, doesn't take long for those mats to get dirty. I'll be doing it after I get back from the Dragon too, d/s mat gets hammered on that trip...but well worth itWhat did you do today, in regards to detailing?

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    In preparing for Tropical Storm Beta on Saturday, had the dealer change the oil and rotate the tires...and no wash please!

    Came home, rinseless washed with Wolfgang Uber, followed up with Pinnacle Crystal Mist as the LSP, WETs and Blackfire Trim Sealer on some of the trim, 303 Protectant on the tires (first time trying on tires), and finally coated the glass with Pinnacle GlassCoat!

    Today I rinselessed washed the wife’s X3 with Uber...it was filthy too otherwise I would’ve hit it later in the week...5 minutes after she she left for the grocery store, it started sprinkling...oh well!

    I had to go to the grocery store to grab a few things she forgot this evening...of course I took her car while mine sat in the dry garage...tomorrow mine gets the rain!!

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    Be safe Jay^^^^^What did you do today, in regards to detailing?What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

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    Be safe Jay^^^^^What did you do today, in regards to detailing?What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

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    Cleaned up all three exteriors this morning, cut the grass and BBQ'd good food and downed some home made IPA a customer gave me for lunch. #SuburbanDadRoutine






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    Well I was bored before the sun went down and decided to wipe the ES down with Ech2o @7:1 WW ratio. There were some things on the car going to or coming from C&C this morning so I wanted to ensure a good nights sleep, LOLWhat did you do today, in regards to detailing? I cleaned the glass with Invisible Glass and gave the tires an ultra light coat of "Holeshot". Now it starts off the week nice and fresh and its going to be a nice, warmer work week tooWhat did you do today, in regards to detailing?

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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    Wheel Porn

    My ritual used to be twice a year when I changed over winter rims/snows with summer rims/tires. Now it's only in the fall when I start prepping to go west for the winter before it snows.

    A set of new tires required I remove the old glue from the wheel weights and detail the barrels . I also sand the brake pads (deglazing) and paint the rotor "hats" and calipers...... all this on a ....minivan!

    Yes, I sleep better at night. A pet peeve of mine is looking though an open wheel and seeing rusty components behind it. I'm sure I'm not the only one here like that.


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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    Wheel Porn

    My ritual used to be twice a year when I changed over winter rims/snows with summer rims/tires. Now it's only in the fall when I start prepping to go west for the winter before it snows.

    A set of new tires required I remove the old glue from the wheel weights and detail the barrels . I also sand the brake pads (deglazing) and paint the rotor "hats" and calipers...... all this on a ....minivan!

    Yes, I sleep better at night. A pet peeve of mine is looking though an open wheel and seeing rusty components behind it. I'm sure I'm not the only one here like that.


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    Looks very nice...my hats are nasty right now and need to find the time to paint them myself!

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