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

    Finished a full detail this morning since it wasn't raining, 90 degrees, or 70% humidity since our outbuilding isn't finished yet. :D
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    Mike or anyone ever seen this?

    So the Mercedes I detailed this past weekend has this on the grill. It's a plastic grill that's been coated with a matte aluminum finish. As you can see in the pictures, it appears that someone has...
  3. Re: If you could only use two or three product lines for all your detailing needs, what would you choose?

    Tough but here goes -

    Machines - Flex
    Pads - Lake Country hydro tech
    Polish/compound/sealant - Wolfgang
    Interior products - Pinnacle/Blackfire
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    Re: My new favorite detailing tool

    They state for interior or exterior dressing. I used it to apply leather conditioner and vinyl dressing. I also have a pair of those green MF mitts but haven't used them yet.
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    Mercedes GLB350

    My most recent detail. This thing is still in rough shape on the paint side. The surface is far beyond roached from automatic carwashes and it makes me cringe to know it's leaving without looking...
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    Glass polishing

    The detail I had this weekend had etching on the rear window glass from the wiper and whatever debris that was on it long-term. For those inquiring minds, this is how I polished the glass. This is...
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    My new favorite detailing tool

    I broke these out today to use on a detail.

    SONAX Application Sponge

    Bye bye MF applicators that ball up foam inside and snag These are fantastic. I can load them up with product and begin...
  8. Re: Wolfgang Uber All-in-one disappointment.

    Thank you very kindly Mike. PM sent.
  9. Wolfgang Uber All-in-one disappointment.

    I am vested in Wolfgang Uber 3.0 compound, polish, and paint sealant. Great products that I have had 100% success with and I was excited when I bought this. It's Wolfgang so it has to be good...
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    Sticky: Re: BLACKFIRE One Step Proficiency Tips

    I am ordering some Blackfire now. I finally broke out the Wolfgang Uber AIO that I purchased last year and was not impressed at all today with a couple different pads and pressure with my 3401. ...
  11. Re: Daily sap on car...the war is on, could use some advice!

    When we lived in our other home in the city with many old trees, glass cleaner took it off. Particularly the Splash brand you buy in gallons for the washer fluid reservoir in your car. It was fine...
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    Re: Should I upgrade to a Flex 3401?

    I respectfully disagree. Using the right pads, right products, and time behind the tool, a detailer can get a quality finish with a 3401 (or Rupes Melle). It's not the tools, it's the tool using...
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    Re: Should I upgrade to a Flex 3401?

    Yes it will. I have 4, 5, and 6.5" pads for mine.
  14. Re: Why I call the FLEX 3401 the BEAST! by Mike Phillips

    I own a 3401 and an XFE 3" mini. I love them. The 3401 will just go and go, and well.... keep grinding as hard as you want. My Pixie shipped today too finally after being backordered! ...
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    Re: Should I upgrade to a Flex 3401?

    Yes. Just buy it. It was the very first polisher I've ever bought and never looked back. It's gear driven so it has the power of a rotary, but the safety of a DA. I've gone full three-step...
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    Re: Pinnacle Black Label Tire Clear Coat

    Haven't tried that.
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    Pinnacle Black Label Tire Clear Coat

    So, I like to "pressure test" products. Back in April I detailed the family Highlander for it's regular spring, knock the road salt and winter wear off. I applied Pinnacle Black Label Tire Clear...
  18. Re: Review: Pinnacle Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner and Conditioner

    I've been using the Pinnacle BL Tire Gel myself. Your results looks great!
  19. Re: Tuesday June 30th - LIVE Detailing Class - How to do High Quality Production Detailing using Gear-Driven Orbital Polishers

    Saaaawwweeeeeet!!!
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    Re: Need opinions

    I work in a production facility where our assemblers have tool supports hanging on retractable lines etc. which basically makes them weightless and counteracts repetitive motion injuries. No idea...
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    Re: Unknown Bubbling in paint

    Not in my experience. The products you used are all designed for the exterior treatment of paint/vehicles so they should all be chemically safe with one another. As for fixing it, if it is solvent...
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    Blackfire Bug Blocker

    Well, I put Blackfire Bug Blocker to the test this week. My wife rented a lake cabin three hours away for a week to get away. I applied Bug Blocker to the front of my Camry before driving. After I...
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    Re: Unknown Bubbling in paint

    By chance has it been repainted? In my experience as a painter it looks like solvent pop. Basically the paint cured too fast on top before everything could gas out properly.

    If not that, some...
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    Re: Detailing Pricing

    I recently jumped in the pool of doing detailing as a part time business out of my shop. After doing the math, I came up with $65-75/hour is what I need to make to pay myself, taxes, retirement,...
  25. Re: Review: 3D Paint Coating and 3D One Cutting Compound and Finishing Polish

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    hank you Mike for this product introduction/review and interview. I've been considering applying a ceramic coating to a my personal vehicle (or my wife's beast of a Buick Enclave).
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