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      I clean my wheel wells with every wash and have...

      I clean my wheel wells with every wash and have since day one so it's not a big job.

      I spray the wells with an APC like 3D Citrus Degreaser then pressure wash--this removes most of the dirt. ...
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      You might want to consider a Nanoskin Speedy Prep...

      You might want to consider a Nanoskin Speedy Prep Sponge. They are only $13 and come in Fine and Medium. Less expensive than clay and if you drop it you can just wash off with clear water and...
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      IMO Chemical Guys products are too confusing with...

      IMO Chemical Guys products are too confusing with allot of marketing hype. There are so many better products out there and many at less $$$. As an example Duragloss 105 sealant is about $12 for 16...
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      And when the cloth is done right it looks as...

      And when the cloth is done right it looks as upscale as Leatherette. My wife's 2012 Golf has the black standard cloth that is very well done and it looks great. But, some of the choices for cloth...
    5. Or better yet a Mazda CX 5--only CUV out there...

      Or better yet a Mazda CX 5--only CUV out there that drives like a sports car (as much as a CUV can drive like a sports car) and it has 39" of rear seat leg room.
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      OG--seems very stange your pads are shot after...

      OG--seems very stange your pads are shot after two or three sessions. Are you using enough pads per step ie at least 4 for compounding, 4 for polishing, 3 for finishing?? If you're using one or...
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      OP--The HF DA is perfectly good as long as you...

      OP--The HF DA is perfectly good as long as you trash the backing plate and get a good quality 5" backing plate and quality 5 or 5.5" pads (not HF pads)--there are a number of pros who use these on a...
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      Thanks!! That makes perfect sense. I just...

      Thanks!! That makes perfect sense. I just thought that since IronX was supposed to remove imbedded contaminents that if might be best to remove the above surface stuff first then let the IronX do...
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      I agree that you need to do both IronX and clay,...

      I agree that you need to do both IronX and clay, but have always wondered is it best to clay first then IronX or vise versa???
    10. Well guess you guys were correct. I sent an...

      Well guess you guys were correct. I sent an email to VW Customer Care just to see what their response would be and here is the reply:

      "We appreciate your continued loyalty over the years, and...
    11. I verified with a VW Factory rep that VW has...

      I verified with a VW Factory rep that VW has indeed approved the use of the APR chip for the new turbo engines and that it does not void the warranty. He also mentioned that VW is trying to get all...
    12. Really no need to worry about warranty concerns. ...

      Really no need to worry about warranty concerns. You can add an APR chip and it does not void your warranty. My VW dealer (and many others) are now APR approved installers.

      I'm trying to...
    13. I've been using Optimum Leather Protectant since...

      I've been using Optimum Leather Protectant since day one on my 07 Passat leather and vinyl and it still looks like new. It has some cleaning power, but if the leather is really soiled I'll give it...
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      jlb85--I was just trying to keep it simple since...

      jlb85--I was just trying to keep it simple since it seems Remedy is just starting to build his detailing arsenal.

      Soap --agree soap without wax is the way to go--I use the 3D Pink Car Soap since...
    15. Thread: Sonax Kit?

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      Car Wash Soap: My favorite is 3D Pink Car...

      Car Wash Soap: My favorite is 3D Pink Car Soap--least expensive per wash, has great lubricity and rinses well, but Duragloss Car Soap is also a great product. Almost any Car Soap at Walmart will be...
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      Don't know for sure, but that is my additude...

      Don't know for sure, but that is my additude toward kits in general even kits containing a polisher like the Griots or PC. The kits usually don't contain enough of certain products and products...
    17. Thread: Sonax Kit?

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      IMO you're better off buying what you need when...

      IMO you're better off buying what you need when you need it. In the long run you'll get better products at less cost. While Sonax makes good products, you may not like or need every product they...
    18. Thread: buffing noob

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      Here's a bunch of articles that will answer your...

      Here's a bunch of articles that will answer your questions. Just pick and choose what suits your needs.
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      You'll be better off if you get a 5" backing...

      You'll be better off if you get a 5" backing plate and 5.5" pads for your large areas and then something smaller like the 3.5" bp with 4" pads for the tight areas. 3" pads are a little hard to...
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      The new Griots Random Orbital is worlds apart...

      The new Griots Random Orbital is worlds apart from the older model you have. It is much more powerful and has the capability to use any standard DA backing plate which allows you to use different...
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