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  1. Re: What to use on black wheels to polish after wash

    My first question after reading the post was about powder coating as well. Would make a big difference.

    If they are painted, the easy route would be to go with something like DP Hydro Wet Seal DP...
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    Re: Auto Butler $1400 SAY WHAT!!!

    And a great way to lose business.

    For those of us who know it's a hilariously overpriced sealant it's a scam. To the average shopper, I would HOPE they would see it as a greedy mark up to the...
  3. Re: Need some guidance on what steps to take to bring my car's black paint to life or put in the best condition possible

    I'm not familiar with the polishers your using or any of the polish/compounds you have on hand, but the Menzerna polishes should serve you well. They will be a bit oily, so be sure to use plenty of...
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    Re: 2017 Porsche Cayenne S Exterior Detail

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. It really was a fun project.



    I actually did the work back in early June and finally had a chance to do the write-up. However, it was still high 80's/low...
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    Re: Questions about machine polishing

    Four passes really isn't all that much. I typically do 6~8. A lot of it depends on the product and how it works. Also, grey like other lighter colors, is really hard to get amazing reflectivity...
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    Re: De Lamination or Scuff Marks?

    My vote is on scuff marks since they seem to line up with the curb rash and damage to the wheels.

    The damage goes way up the wheel. Looks like the owner side-swiped a really tall curb or short...
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    Re: Coating experts: I need your opinions here

    I don't know if I agree with this. I will get water spots, but I've also had soap dry on the surface of a car when washing in less that ideal situations. It left a mess just like what was seen in...
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    Re: DP Compound and Polish Review

    Honestly I haven't spent much time with Blackfire's new finishing polish. My go-to for doing a one-step on German cars is the compound on a white pad so I don't have a need for it. On our Japanese...
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    2017 Porsche Cayenne S Exterior Detail

    Not long ago, my neighbor brought home a beautiful, black, 2017 Porsche Cayenne S. While admiring this beautiful vehicle and hearing the story of how it ended up in his driveway, the conversation...
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    Wolfgang SiO2 Paint Sealant Review

    I recently had got a chance to try out Wolfgang's new SiO2 Paint Sealant thanks to the good folks here at AG. My neighbor's 2017 Porsche Cayenne S is a fantastic canvas to show off this new sealant....
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    DP Compound and Polish Review

    I recently got the chance to test out the compound and polish from the newly revived DP Detailing Products line thanks to the folks here at AG.
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    Re: Coating experts: I need your opinions here

    I noticed there are smears/dried soap/etc on the glass too. Unless the detailer coated the windows with the same product, I'm starting to think it is a wash technique issue and not the coating.

    I...
  13. Re: What is your current favorite waterless wash?

    Ech2O is my favorite these days all thought I did try the new one from Pinnacle Black Label and found it to be really good too. I did a review over in the product review area.
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    Re: Yes, I bought a KIA

    From personal experience Chevy and Ford are the worst in this regard. Last year, before I bought my BMW, I looked at Mustang GT's as well. My local dealership had 2~3 GT's, one Bullitt, and a...
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    Re: Yes, I bought a KIA

    The problem like Klasse pointed out is the results show INITIAL quality. That means there aren't any noticeable defects when the vehicle leaves the dealership and, I believe, for the first 90 days...
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    Re: Major letdown

    You're not alone. I've been waiting a month for some pads I ordered from Autopia. My neighbors ordered a coating for me to apply on their car from Autopia as well and they've been waiting six weeks...
  17. Re: Meguiars ultimate fast finish before qwik wax

    Agree. The fast finish is supposedly a high durablity sealant. Qwik Wax is very short lived. I like it, but it's a sealant booster at best with only a couple weeks durability.



    This is a...
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    Re: Coating experts: I need your opinions here

    A little late to the party, but this is really strange. I've been coating all of my cars for 4~5 years now and never seen anything like that.

    Do we know how long the coating was on the car...
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    Re: When coarse isn't enough

    How are you uploading the photos? To the gallery via a PC? If so they may be too large. I have to re-size every picture I upload into the gallery due to the size restrictions. This problem can be...
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    Re: Questions about machine polishing

    Do long throw polishers require a different type of pad?

    I too am looking at upgrading my HF DA to the G15, but hadn't thought about my stock of LC Flat and Thin Pro pads not working. In my grand...
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    Re: Soft clear coat?

    Even if the paint was very hard you could still get scratches and swirls from something like a duster. I even managed to lightly marr hard, black VW paint on my GTI once when I tried to lightly dust...
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    Re: Adams UV Ceramic vs. CarPro CQuartz

    I have no experience with Adams products but I have used CQuartz UK on multiple cars, both v2 and V3. All of them naked.



    My findings too...though the sample size is WAY smaller. I've never...
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    Re: What Happened To My Ceramic Coating?

    Elixr is CarPro's quick detail spray to go with their coatings. I don't think there would be any advantage from a protection standpoint to leaving the coating bare as it isn't designed to extend the...
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    Re: My new favorite one step polish!

    What type of vehicle or paint did you work on? Do you think someone working with a non-forced rotation DA polisher would get the same results?
  25. Re: Can car wash shampoo be diluted to a rinseless wash?

    To take it one stop further, there are some products on the market like CarPro's Ech2O which can be diluted to be a rinsless wash, waterless wash, or quick detailer depending on the ratios. They are...
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