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    Re: Bug remover & topcoat reapply

    Most bug removers are APCs/degreasers perhaps with an enzyme that breaks down bug guts.

    Start with a little soap and water and see how far you get. Grab the bug remover when you need to get...
  2. Re: Why do you use the brands you do, & not others??

    It's not possible for one brand to have a winner in every category.

    I use a lot of 3D products because most of them work well and are good value for the money. But I also use products from...
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    The Post a Picture of Your Ride as it Sits Thread

    Basic wash and protected with 3D Bead It Up until I can polish and coat it.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210918/b95f56fc132e14d8a823e26a6b7f1875.dng
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    Re: New polisher and polishing technique help

    What I have in mind isn't sold here so I won't post it publicity to not violate forum rules.
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    New polisher and polishing technique help

    I have owned and used the 3401, CBEAST, and cordless finisher.

    The finisher slows down after 5-10 minutes which is annoying. I do not recommend anyone buy the cordless finisher.

    With the new...
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    Re: Thank you Mike Phillips

    "It's fun to work with the maker, not the faker." - Mike Phillips

    I wonder what the backstory is on that.

    Looks like maybe a reference to other social media promoters.
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    Re: Thank you Mike Phillips

    Watching 3D's Facebook Live and Mike Phillips and Yancy have joined 3D.

    Looks like they will be doing basically the same thing over there that they have done at Autogeek.
  8. Thread: Megs M799?

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    Re: Megs M799?

    I would say try the Hybrid Ceramic Detailer first. If you like the results then step up to M799.
  9. Thread: simple green

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    Re: simple green

    Try some 3D APCs/Degreasers. They don't make you cough or bleed from your respiratory system.
  10. Thread: simple green

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    Re: simple green

    It comes from people's experience using the product.

    From what I've read it's not as safe as you'd think. And not as material compatible as you'd expect.
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    Re: 3D degreaser, citrus vs yellow

    Super Citrus APC is one of the newer higher concentrated formulas. They sell them in the nano pails (64oz) and nano drums (128oz).

    Look at the dilution ratios. You get a lot of product in...
  12. Thread: Tire Dressing

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    Re: Tire Dressing

    Duragloss #253, 3D Ultra Protectant, Hyper-Dressing 4:1.

    With any of these if the tires are still wet there is a chance the liquid will fly off the tire. If you need to drive before they dry...
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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    Quick maintenance wash on the Model 3 before going to a BBQ.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210704/22c55e1592037c1652cb5aa508d4b626.jpg
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    Re: Problem with PXE-80

    Definitely something wrong.

    Call Flex support and see what they can do for you.
  15. Thread: G9 gets hot

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    Re: G9 gets hot

    What do you really expect?

    Always ask for what you want the result to be. Don't assume someone is going to read your mind and figure out what you want.

    If you feel you have a defective...
  16. Re: Windshield coating - skipping wipers (new car)

    With a coated windshield you can never rely on the rain sensor. It wants to wipe every drop of rain off the glass. When your windshield is coated you don't need or want that.

    Uncoated...
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    Re: Turtle Wax Graphene

    No the original.


    Just because something can do well in a short term chemical durability test doesn't mean it is an overall good product.

    If you are spraying Citrol 266 on your paint weekly...
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    Re: Fast Interior Detailer

    It does.
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    Re: Turtle Wax Graphene

    Except it has horrible water behavior and doesn't last long in the real world. And it doesn't self clean in the rain either. Oh and it loses gloss until after the first wash.

    If you are driving...
  20. Thread: Tar removal

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    Re: Tar removal

    As was said above. CarPro Tar-X is safe to use as-needed on a CQUK coated vehicle.

    But as Mike always says if a product isn't adding to your protection then it is doing what? So just use it...
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    Re: What pads to use with 3D One Hybrid?

    3D ONE and Buff And Shine Uro-Fiber Blend 50/50 pads are a very popular and effective combination (if you are using a free spinning DA).

    I just used it on a 10 year old neglected SUV and one step...
  22. Thread: Detail Fail

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    Re: Detail Fail

    Once you show someone how to see this stuff they can never stop seeing it.
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    Re: Griot's (Cerakote) Trim Coat Wipes

    I agree. I just used this to restore trim on a 10 year old compact SUV. I kept it to textured plastics.

    On the rear bumper plastic it came out ok. I actually like it. But on the textured...
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    Re: 2017 Kia Forte, hard or soft paint?

    Gear driven (Flex 3401/XCE/Rupes Mille) do not work well with microfiber pads and are not recommended.

    Way too grabby.
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    Re: 2017 Kia Forte, hard or soft paint?

    Microfiber Cutting for free spinning DA and LC Purple Foamed Wool pads for gear driven DA.
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