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  1. Re: Finally going to start doing/using RW and WW's... Here are my options

    I'm not a fan of waterless , except for my garage queen Camino, which never sees rain. I do much more rinseless than soap 'n bucket for the DD's in the fleet. All of the ones you mentioned are good,...
  2. Re: Tenkor Apex Zero -G Water hose. (Or other choices)

    I've had a Zero-G for over 5 years as my backyard hose the wife uses to water all her plants and flowers. She loves it since it's so lightweight and it's been faultless so far. About the only...
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    Re: Non abrasive cleaner wax

    In the DG line, both 501 and 105 have some good cleaning properties, with 501 being the more aggressive of the two.

    Bill
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    Re: Regular wax on rims. ??

    I've been using FK1000p on wheels for a few years now. I agree a dedicated coating may be better, but I've been very pleased with the level of protection and longevity. I've tried Collinites, both...
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    Re: Old Dog Looking For Something New

    Buy Renny Doyle's book on exactly that subject, sold in the Autogeek store.

    How to Start a Home-based Car Detailing Business, car detailing book, best auto detailing books

    Bill
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    Re: Autogeek Indy Car

    It means Rookie

    Bill
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    Re: Cleaning White Car

    I agree with using a cleaner wax or AIO periodically, especially on lighter colors. My favorite when serious correction is not needed is DG501. It never ceases to amaze me how it makes white paints...
  8. Re: The Secret to Removing Oxidation and Restoring a Show Car Finish to Antique Single Stage Paints

    I've done dozens of M07 treatments, but never had one rained on. How long was it outside? Did it get dirty or just get wet? If it just got rained on, I'd be tempted to just proceed with wipe-off. You...
  9. Re: Okay...who’s done it? Polish a ceramic stove top with a DA?

    I've done my Bosch smoothtop a couple times. My wife normally keeps it up by hand, using the polish recommended by the dealer. When the stain level gets ahead of her, she calls for help and I bring...
  10. Re: Now here's a Black Car I'd definitely want to own! :-)

    For the benefit of those too young to know the origins.....
    The unofficial history of vinyl tops;
    Back in the "futuristic" days of automotive design in the mid-50's, automobile manufacturers...
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    Re: Thoughts on using waterblades

    You certainly won't regret your purchase of PFM's.
    Like others, I use my waterblade for glass to save both time and towels.

    Bill
  12. Re: what jackstands to get so i don't get crushed

    If you've got good quality jack stands and firm level ground, I wouldn't worry. I've been in the car business my entire adult life and prior to the days when every mechanic had a lift, jack stands...
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    Re: Poor boys black hole glaze

    In my experience, yes, but not a night and day difference.
    I just recently prepped my El Camino with 30+ year old OEM lacquer for an annual judged show that I enter. Some of the panels have nasty...
  14. Thanks to Mike Phillips and the AGO community!

    Every year I enter an All-Chevy Show at a local dealership, hosted by the Steeltown Corvette Club, the club founded by the legendary Don Yenko.

    I enter my '87 El Camino, an unrestored survivor....
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    Re: Sealant comparison

    I'll be interested in seeing the results of that comparison, as I have and use both. FCS / AW is more user-friendly IMO, less sensitive to temp or humidity variations, but your longevity stats with...
  16. Re: Daily ‘clean ups’...Best process & products?

    IMO, QD's , when used on a dry vehicle, are only for those which have acquired dust while parked inside and stationary. I use GG's Best of Show, Speed Shine, and Kenotech on my Dark Burgundy El...
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    Re: Waxing and Polishing Towels?

    I have way too many towels, but I'm always on the watch for something that's a good performer and a good value. There are some exceptions, but I prefer edgeless construction, the same nap on both...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Waterless Wash

    I've been using 1:8. It streaks some on my Black Lacrosse DD, which is coated with WG, but works great on the rest of the family fleet, all of which just have a sealant or wax. I'd be interested too...
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    Re: Flagged tipped brush & Duragloss #253

    I used the Zep Purple at no stronger than 1:4 and it did well on the nastiest of tires. However, as mentioned, the fumes are atrocious if you're working in an enclosed space. Based on the...
  20. Re: Meguiar not Meguiar's - Car Detailing History

    Back in 1971, I did a full lacquer repaint on my 1967 Malibu from white to copper. The painter didn't trust me with a rotary, since it was finished with a couple coats of clear lacquer over the...
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    Re: Mother’s CMX is here!

    Nice to hear of that property of CMX. I just don't have the time available to keep the family daily driver fleet clean with three of them parked outside 24/7, so anything that helps is worth adding...
  22. Re: Is GSM on microfiber important for rinseless wash?

    I use either the Meguiar's or Blackfire MF mitt for the majority of my rinseless washes, but also use these:Edgeless Microfiber Quick Detail Towel
    They're equally plush on both sides, so you get to...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Waterless Wash

    I'm looking forward to that test, Rippy. I followed your durability thread with great interest and the DG 931/932 results were truly amazing. I now have gallons of Aquawax, D156, FCS/AW in stock, as...
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    Re: Visit to Ray Everham’s Shop

    Thanks for posting so many pictures, Mike!
    What an amazing collection!
    I've seen every episode of Ray's TV show, but had no idea of the scope of his collection. I'm old enough to remember most of...
  25. Re: Question about wash/dry technique with ONR/OS, and can you recommend decent microfiber drying towels?

    I do use drying aids, such as Meguiar's D156, Duragloss AW, or various QD's often, but I'm a bit leery about using my best drying towels (GG PFM) with any drying aid, feeling that doing so may...
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