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  1. Re: Getting old sealant off to prep for vinyl wrap

    No wash/soap is going to entirely remove a sealant. High end wraps involve a lot of surface prep; a wash, decontamination wash(tar remover and iron remover), wash again, clay, light polish,...
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    Re: Griots New G9 Polisher

    I received my G9 Saturday and have about 8 hours on it. I ordered the 5” plate and pretty much stayed It. I compounded and polished a 2001 Lexus sedan. I like the G9 a lot, it’s not as tight feeling...
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    Re: Microfiber towels not rinsing clean??

    Check and clean the washers drain trap. I bet it’s clogged enough to slow down the drain cycle. Then get an old bath towel and run a cycle with a cup of baking soda and 2 cups of white vinegar.
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    Re: Carpro triple threat

    I love Essence+Essence Plus combination. I've been doing the same thing, polish and some correction with Essence, wait an hour or two (clean up) and use CarPro Gloss pads to apply Essence Plus. It...
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    Re: Entry level combo that's made me a ton of $$$

    I am loving Essence Plus which I bought earlier this year by mistake. After correcting my personal I decided to try it, back in July. I put Essence Plus essentially same way GG with black pad at...
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    Re: Wheel cleaner vs Iron Remover

    I used to use Sonax wheel cleaner but a couple years ago switched to carPro IronX for the iron remover. I buy it by the gallon. For general wheel/tire cleaning I use BleechWhite, it works and cheap....
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    Re: Wheel cleaner vs Iron Remover

    Don’t use iron remover every wheel cleaning, to expensive and too harsh. About every other wheel detail I use it. My process; is first spray off with pressure wash hose, apply regular wheel cleaner,...
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    Re: CarPro Hydrofoam users...please chime in!

    I use HydroFoam a lot with 2 of our cars but don’t recommend using it in a foam gun/canon. You don’t want get it on everything especially the windows. I fill my wash bucket with about 4 gallons and...
  9. Re: Does Carpro essence gloss extreme need IPA/Eraser

    Ill be using a Griots polisher with either 6” or 5.5” MF pads. I think the Porter is similar to the Griots. Why speed 6 on shorter throw? My thinking is the higher speed will create more heat which...
  10. Re: Does Carpro essence gloss extreme need IPA/Eraser

    If you want it to cut with microfiber pad, should you doing it that slow?
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    Re: Tiny spots from waterless wash.

    What is the cause of polymer spotting. I've seen this before didn't know the cause and was on a car that had BF Crystal Seal applied a month prior.
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    Re: Pearl White Paint, How Do I See Swirls?

    I admit, that thought crossed my mind! I did put on some "reader" glasses for some areas because of my eyes are getting old.
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    Re: Pearl White Paint, How Do I See Swirls?

    This is the trick! I recently did "paint correction" on my Summit White Camaro. I tried all sorts of shop light combinations and in the sun but couldn't see scratches that I knew were there. Bought...
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    Re: Removing Spots on Plastic

    I would try Meguiars 205 fine polish. I routinely use it on plastics to remove scratches and containments. First clean well, maybe even clay bar.
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    Reusing pads with different polish

    Ive used these pads several times with Blackfire Total Polish and Seal and this is clean as I can get them. I want to use Car Pro Essence polish but I think I should use fresh pads instead. (Going to...
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    Re: Small polisher and pad?

    Thanks for responses. The Rupes Nano looks ideal but WAY to expensive. GG 3" and Flex PE8 looks to big for some of the work I want to do. The drill attachment and flexible shaft looks promising....
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    Small polisher and pad?

    I am looking for a small form factor polisher and prefer not air powered. Trying to polish areas that I can't get my current polisher into, like around mirrors and polish corner of windows and not...
  18. Thread: 5.5" pads

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    Re: 5.5" pads

    He also gave me a brand new bottle of CG VSS. Its time to polish/seal my car and I think I'm going to try it. Don't want to high jack my own thread but can I use BF Crystal Seal on top of the VSS?
  19. Thread: 5.5" pads

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    5.5" pads

    A friend of mine who is moving overseas gave me a virtually new Griots Random Orbital 6" polisher with an additional 5" backing plate. He also gave me a dozen brand new (still in plastic) 5.5"...
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