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  1. Thread: FLEX XCE 8-125

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    Re: FLEX XCE 8-125

    Thanks for pointing that out. I changed my wording since I havenít worked with the Ryobi and Dewalt polishers, Iíve only read reviews for them.
  2. Thread: FLEX XCE 8-125

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    Re: FLEX XCE 8-125

    Hard to say. Some say Mercedes are expensive and for others they are a good value. My first question would be as compared to what? I know Ryobi and Dewalt have cordless polishers but I’m not sure...
  3. Re: Restoration of 1973 AMX Pierre Cardin Edition.

    Nice! What did you use on the seats?
  4. Thread: FLEX XCE 8-125

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    Re: FLEX XCE 8-125

    Jason, are you a pro or a hobbyist? And if you are a pro, what are your goals? Mike P is focused on getting the jobs done as quickly as possible so he usually reaches for the most powerful tool to...
  5. Re: Revisiting Your 2017 Thoughts On New Car LSP's of Choice

    There are really two classes of ceramic coatings, lite or “full” prosumer coatings. Lite coatings might give 6-12 months of good protection while a full coating should provide 1-2 years and some a...
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    Re: Stool bucket combo??

    I don’t see any picture but I use the Mychanic Detailing Rig and really like it.
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    Re: Post Your Unpacking Pictures

    I just picked up a Milwaukee M18 2267-22 impact wrench so I could remove lug nuts. I got tired of doing it manually. Next I need to order a torque wrench and some protective lug nut sockets.
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    Re: What did you do today non-detailing related?

    What are you going to paint/protect the wood with? I utilize Duratex for some subwoofer enclosures, which is a water-based durable coating similar to bedliner but incredibly easy to apply.
  9. Re: How to tell if ceramic coating is failing (regular toppers)

    To a degree that makes sense but I’m not sure I buy that. I think with you it is more psychological where the coating is actually still doing just fine but you’ve reached your limit of not putting...
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    Re: The Clearcoat Failure Photo Gallery Archive

    My 2000 Acura TL had bad clear coat damage in TN after about 10-11 years. I had it repainted and it looked brand new but I agree, I saw a lot of early 2000 TLs and Accords with clear coat failure...
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    Re: How to get better foaming on cannon?

    Another option is something like Blackfire Foam Booster. I’ve read quite a few reviews where people used 1/2 oz of the foam booster and reduced their primary soap down to 2 oz while still providing...
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    Re: Ceramic coating on my Race car (dragster)

    Yep, I use it all the time for a rinseless wash, panel spray prewash, and drying aid. The SiO2 leaves a nice bit of protection too as beading is consistent and constant even over and above Gyeon...
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    Re: cleaner for undercarriage

    I received the Ryobi water broom as a present but haven’t had a chance to use it yet. Will definitely be using it after this spring due to the winter salt. Plan to spray a couple APCs and rinse...
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    Re: Post Your Unpacking Pictures

    Definitely let us know your thoughts on this one as I hadnít seen it before but now Iím really interested. What can I say, Iím a gadget guy. :)
  15. Re: Leather care - conditioner, sealant, coating or water?

    I think there is a lot of conflicting information out there about standard coated “leather” in most cars. Some say it can’t take moisture so conditioner doesn’t do anything. They use the fact that...
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    Re: Question for you guys who live in a blizzard..

    Your Michelin Pilot Sports AS/3 and my Continental DWS-06 are regularly compared and are commonly 1A and 1B at the top of the (current) Sporty All Season tire list. The best rain tire I ever had was...
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    Re: Question for you guys who live in a blizzard..

    I have yo-yo'd between high performance all-weather and high performance summer tires and I can definitely tell the summers get slick when it gets in the 30s. This time I went with Conti DWS-06...
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    Re: Question for you guys who live in a blizzard..

    When I lived in Fairbanks AK, our tires would get a flat spot when it dropped below -30, which it routinely did and -55 hit a couple times a winter. When first driving a car, it would bump, bump,...
  19. Re: Meg's D120 Finally Running Out....What To Choose For My Next Glass Cleaner?

    I went with the 10L of Sonax Glass Cleaner and I really like it and it is cheaper than Car Pro Clarify. Never used Clarify so can't compare. Mike Phillips also uses it for a prep wash.
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    Re: Windshield Residue Help!

    I don’t disagree but acetone and even hand polishing SHOULD have removed a film. So if those didn’t, I think it needs a pretty good polishing with some cerium oxide. Hand polish could work for a...
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    Re: Windshield Residue Help!

    Do you have a polisher? I don’t think you’ll be able to correct the windshield by hand as it is simply too hard. Since you’ve already tried a glass polish, my next recommendation would be that...
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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    I’m with you. ANY chance I can get outside I do though this has been an unusually cold winter. Or maybe we’ve had unusually warm winters previously and this is what winter should be. Spring simply...
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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    NO KIDDING! JOIN THE LARGE AND DISTINGUISHED CLUB!!!!
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    Re: Fender flares restoration question

    I’d also recommend trying Solution Finish to restore the trim and then after a couple weeks I’d use a protector such as Cquartz DLux or Pinnacle Ceramic Trim Restorer for long term protection.
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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    I agree. Machine application is especially for sealants or waxes that need to be applied evenly and especially in a thin coat. 303 Graphene doesn’t require that and any extra will coagulate on the...
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