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    Re: Questions on paint thickness readings

    This thread is another data point to support my position that PTG's are not typically necessary in the detailing world.

    What useful information have you gathered from such widely varying...
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    Re: Wheel brush to clean gloss black wheels

    That's what I would do too. I'd be very hesitant using any brush on gloss black wheels. In fact, I'm hesitant to use a brush on ANY nice wheel.
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    Re: Warm weather dwellers in winter.....

    Well, it rained here today if that is any consolation... It's not always nearly perfect :D
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    Re: LSP for Weekend Only Cruiser?

    I wouldn't even consider a coating for such a car. Extended protection and durability would be near the bottom of the totem pole of priorities from my perspective and that is where coatings excel.
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  5. Re: EPA Safer Choice - Why No Detailing Companies?

    I started my working career in the autobody and painting industry and wrapped it up at a DOE Superfund site decommissioning an old nuclear research facility, with some other hazardous detours along...
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    Re: Need advice for chrome on '58 Corvette

    Ditto!

    I've heard this (0000 steel wool) recommended so many times and just don't get it. The only time I would ever use steel wool on chrome is when the chrome is already compromised.

    I've...
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    Re: Need advice for chrome on '58 Corvette

    If there is some light pitting it's unfortunate but there is really nothing that can be done to correct that. All you can do is try to slow any progress.

    My favorite product for maintaining nice...
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    Re: Chargers vs. Raiders

    One of the best games I ever saw! The last 8 or so minutes were crazy. I can't even imagine what it was like for Steeler's fans.
  9. Re: Is a pressure washer really needed for a safe wash ?

    Absolutely not!

    In fact, a pressure washer for routine maintenance adds some risks in my opinion.
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    Re: clear coat tape line

    This sounds like you're going down the path similar to my #2 suggestion above. Keep going until you have moved the blend to the edge of the panel. Most likely you will not be able to remove the blend...
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    Re: clear coat tape line

    This quoted part of your post tells me that the paint shop's standards are somewhat different than yours. And mine.

    If I'm interpreting your photo correctly, I see a tape-edge and shadow ~1/2" in...
  12. Re: Am I being unrealistic? Remaining scratches after professional detail

    Although the remaining swirls/scratches wouldn't make me happy at least they are a relatively easy fix...

    But I'd be going ballistic over the PPF applied over the rock chips that were supposed to...
  13. Re: What's everyone's thoughts on the Covid-19 situation?

    I've refrained from participating in this thread as it is about such a controversial subject, although I have been following along by reading.

    But something happened this week that reaffirms my...
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    Re: Having trouble with hard black paint

    My opinion... Those scratches in the door appear to be fairly significant. Maybe caused by opening the door into a bush or something like that.

    My take is that you have not been aggressive enough...
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    Re: Top 3 Favorite Detailing Products

    - Meguiar's D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax
    - Meguiar's OTC Liquid Cleaner Wax (Maroon Bottle)
    - S100 Total Cycle Cleaner
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    Re: An open letter to my Dad

    Sorry for your loss Don. I lost my dad in 2012. He lived in Ohio and I'm in California.

    Lucky for me I was retired at the time and was able to spend almost 50% of my time in Ohio that last year...
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    Re: Lug nut brush longevity

    I know a lot of folks like to buy/use dedicated products/tools, but I put Lug Nut brushes into the marketing/gimmick category.

    Instead of spending 5, 10, 15 bucks for a Lug Nut brush, just buy a...
  18. Re: Water Spots on Matching Clear Coat Body Trim/Spoiler

    Treat it the same as any other painted surface.
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    Re: Show Car Wax/Sealant

    I agree.

    Additionally, I'm of the opinion (based on my painting background) that LSPs have much less impact on overall appearance than the quality of the paint application and the polishing...
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    Re: Where do you store your stuff?

    My stuff is stored in the insulated and temp-controlled garage...

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    Re: Show Car Wax/Sealant

    If I were in the OPs shoes, I'd probably try several products as LSPs to find which I liked best, and what I like "best" would be subject to change... One day I might like Product A and the next,...
  22. Re: Thoughts on ShineMate EX620 Long throw polisher

    Food for thought...

    About a year ago I bought a Rupes Mille and while the no-stall characteristic of it, or any gear-driven, is really nice, I have found my old free-spinning MT300 to finish out...
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    Re: 21 year old Mustang advice

    I'd guess 10-12 times. It's 6 years old and I've done it probably twice a year. The first polishing when it was brand new was with a rotary/wool followed by a DA/foam. Since it's always been a...
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    Re: 21 year old Mustang advice

    98CayenneTA's explanation of how to use a PTG is the best explanation I've heard.

    That said, there will always be some subjectivity in whatever conclusions you reach from the measurements.
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    Re: Wheel Finish Faded - Restoring / Streaks?

    My opinion... The finish is deteriorated beyond the point of no return. The finish has become too porous.

    The improvement that you see immediately following a product application is from the...
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