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    Re: Having trouble with hard black paint

    There are several of us who are in the bay area. Years ago .... we met up and actually had a mini detail fest. We all brought our own tools and products to work on a project car. Everyone gets to...
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    Re: Paint too thin to polish?

    I personally would not use Essence with another coating. Most manufacturers engineer their line to work with each other. Outside of that... is a total crap shoot. For Carpro lite... it can be...
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    Re: Paint too thin to polish?

    Carpro Lite is not as stout as some of the other consumer coating so it should be easily removed with a light polish. Beyond polishing, One of the benefit of the primer is to prep the surface for a...
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    Re: Paint too thin to polish?

    Which coating do you have on the vehicle currently? If the surface does not need heavy corrections.. look into a polish/primer then coated it again. There are several manufactures that has a primer...
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    Re: Buy a ipa or make it?

    I totally agree. I find most adhesion issues could be avoided by just simply use the coating manufacture's paint prep. I find IPA solution to be a bit grabby and like others had said... this might...
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    Re: Seriously?! My rant about "soft" black paint

    I had a jet black BMW as well.... I feel your pain. It would scratch if I sneeze on it too hard. Sprinkler water spots and bird bombs were the worst.
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    Re: Spray wax vs detailers recommendations

    Thats pretty much what I am doing now. Honestly, I dont think the durability of the paste wax would last that long but then in my case....it only has to last a month or until the next wash.
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    Re: Spray wax vs detailers recommendations

    I am not going in to the detailer vs spray wax/sealant discussion since I think others had already answered it.

    I think what product to use for protection is dependent by your regiment and your...
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    Re: Easier Way Apply Dressing To Large Area

    Oops... you are right. For some reason, I thought you meant Optimum Tire protection.
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    Re: Nanoskin Wash Mitt; Fail

    I also ran into this issue a few years ago.. Granted, I dont normally use a clay lube. I am one to combine steps to save time and I wash and clay at the same time after a good pre-wash with a IK...
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    Re: Easier Way Apply Dressing To Large Area

    Spraying is much more efficient and for more precise application.... try this.

    https://i.ibb.co/qL69QPV/airbrush.jpg

    I originally got this for my daughter as she was into airbrushing at the...
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    Re: Post Your Unpacking Pictures

    Are they for sale??? LOL

    I only have half a gallon left.
  13. Re: Finally investing in my own polishing equipment.

    I havent been around this community since I returned to my regular job this year... but my 2 cents on abrasive products is this.

    Majority of the products (abrasive) from reputable companies these...
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    Re: American Detailer fusion

    What dilution ratio are you recommending for rinseless? I am planning on using it with a IK 12 foamer.
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    Re: July 2021 Mystery Box...Unpacking.

    The box was $89.99. I added the Diamondite Insect Armor to the cart and it was also during the July 4th free microfiber towels with purchase promo.


    I definitely scored big on this one.
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    July 2021 Mystery Box...Unpacking.

    Never bought a mystery box of any sort in my life but decided to try it a few weeks back. I just got back in to town and saw the package from Autogeek.
    I was thrilled when I saw what was inside. A...
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    Re: Griot G9

    Here is my 2 cents on the G9.....



    https://youtu.be/aAZLarnkNuE
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    Re: Polisher inducing scratches help

    Totally agree with everything you said....

    I also like to add that some abrasive technologies require a counter intuitive approach.
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    Re: Thank you Mike Phillips

    Mike,

    I am speechless .... Thanks for all your great advices over the years. I am sure you will be miss here. Good luck to your new endeavor and I am sure we will hear from you in the near...
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    Re: Brush recommendation please

    To make your brushes a bit stiffer... use a rubber band or masking tape and wrap the brush head with either. By restricting the movement of the brush fibers will make the brush stiffer. Current...
  21. Re: Electric cars...neutering gearheads and freedom, HOW DID WE GET HERE!

    the taycan is a beast... Plus it likes corners. LOL

    The original promotional video of the taycan concept showed a working drone stored in the rear which one could launch when the vehicle is at...
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    Re: Need some new sprayers...

    I saw this mod on IK sprayer a while back.


    https://youtu.be/U4VpHm24OWo
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    Re: Towel drying + blow drying

    Using a blower to dry will reduce the chance of marring even further. I had a jet black BMW years back and the paint was so soft that it would mar if I sneezes on it. The only way I could...
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    Re: Towel drying + blow drying

    If your vehicle is well maintained, you would be surprise how quickly the blower would disburse the water. Blower are also great at drying the wheels.

    I have both the metro blaster side kick and...
  25. Re: Detailing got me through my 14 months of work furlough....

    Early 30s !!! you are just a pup . LOL

    I also bought a new car one month before the lockdown. If I knew covid would cause a 14 months furlough....I would had waited. :D
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