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  1. Re: Pad and Abrasive advice for 2013 BMW 3 in Estoril Blue, Noob alert

    The Griot's Garage Fast Correcting Cream is good stuff. I would try it with a foam cutting pad, maybe foam polishing pad.

    From what I can see in this picture, paint looks decent.
    ...
  2. Re: Pad vs Cream - Moving up the Aggressive Scale

    I always find this a tough question to answer easily.

    A lot depends on the paint, is it hard or soft and the depth of the defects you're trying to remove.

    Tool choice is a huge factor also as...
  3. Re: Pad and Abrasive advice for 2013 BMW 3 in Estoril Blue, Noob alert

    First - Welcome to AutogeekOnline! :welcome:



    Second - If it were me, I would start by testing how much correction I can get using a foam pad over a fiber pad. Fibers, that is each and every...
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    Re: White car

    Always.

    When I teach my classes I encourage/request everyone LOOK at the cars BEFORE we start and then after JUST claying - RE-LOOK and focus on the gloss.

    If a person has eyes to see and are...
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    White car

    So I just clayed a silver metallic 2002 Corvette. It almost passed the baggie test - almost. Meaning the paint actually feels very smooth. BUT - because I'm preparing this 2-Door Plastic Fantastic...
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    Re: White car

    When it comes to white - or any color for that matter, like mentioned, the real key is the prep work.

    Because white does not exhibit the kind of crisp reflections like you get with dark colors and...
  7. Re: Review Wolfgang Convertible Top Cleaner and Fabric Convertible Top Protectant

    Thank you sir!

    Appreciate the kind words. I'm confident the top will turn out terrific!


    :dblthumb2:
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    Re: PPF and polishing?

    I agree with everything already posted.

    I will say I've polished a lot of clear bras in my life and as long as you're using great abrasive technology and a soft foam pad you should be okay.
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    Re: Paint stains

    Also


    What are you working on?

    What are you using for a wax?



    :)
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    Re: Paint stains

    Is there any way you can share a picture?


    I wrote this to help others....




    The easy way to share a picture on a forum - Tapatalk App for your cell phone
  11. Re: Review & How-To: BLACKFIRE Pro Ceramic Paint Coating Black Edition

    I would say "yes" but apply, wait about 35 to 45 seconds and then gently wipe the treated area.


    :)
  12. Re: LIVE Detailing Class - Gear-Driven Orbital Polishers - Once Step Detailing

    Thank you for taking the time to share the above.


    :dblthumb2:
  13. Re: Controlling pigment removal using Mirror Glaze #7 - 1953 MG

    Getting ready to go LIVE for our Thursday live detailing class.

    What you're seeing is why you do testing to spots before doing the entire car. With paint this old in this condition there's simply...
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    Re: First large order, any input?

    Getting ready to go LIVE for our Thursday class but have a quick read-through, that looks like a pretty good assortment to get you going and finish the job.


    :buffigng:
  15. Re: SHOCK and AWE Detailing Class! TOOLS - TOOLS - TOOLS!

    :bump:


    Just updated cars and guests for this class.



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  16. Re: VIP Guests - Industry Experts - for the May 3-Day Detailing Class

    :bump:


    Just confirmed, Chris Racana, the Director of Success with Dr. Beasley's and Mike Surane U.S. Regional Sales Manager with FLEX, Skil and Ego power tools will be here for the upcoming...
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    Not enough duct tape...

    Not enough duct tape...


    I would have also ran a few long strips of duct tape all the way over the back of the rear sail panel and onto the rear window. By extending the reach of the duct tape...
  18. Re: Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer on a ceramic coated car.

    IF it's working for you - go with it.


    :dblthumb2:
  19. Re: Need advice - Oxidized Paint Correction on 1968 Dodge Charger

    Not only looks great! Looks respectable!

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    Re: PVD Wheel Chroming

    Forrest from Mothers is my go-to guy for this topic. Best approach is always,

    Use the least aggressive process to get the job done


    This product is specifically made to be safe for PVD chrome...
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    Re: Another Newbie Question - Sorry

    I've owned 5 1959 Cadillacs, loved them all. One was a 53,000 mile pristine Flattop.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170909/b51500ab97da360918f29e4bf0fc16a4.jpg

    The 1956 Tbird next to the...
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    Re: Newbie - Start Me On The Right Path

    Yes and yes.

    Here's my experience, even for cars in really nice condition, if it's been a while since they were machine polished - then you will see a dramatic difference in gloss and shine simply...
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    Re: So Glad To Be Here

    My brother-in-law just bought a Lotus 2002 Esprit Twin Turbo Anniversary - Edition #0001 of 100


    He'll have me detail it when it gets here from California. He owned another old 2-door European...
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    Re: Another Newbie Question - Sorry

    Do you own a 1959 Caddy?

    I was looking at 1957, 1958 and 1959 Cadillacs for sale just last night.


    Love the big fins!
  25. Re: What is recommended to restore gelcoat on a 1996 Ranger R72 Bass Boat

    Sorry - just now found this - will get back to you tomorrow

    :cheers:
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