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      Power Dissolver works great--even removes DG 501...

      Power Dissolver works great--even removes DG 501 which is a PIA to get out of pads. However, Walmart used to carry it for $2.35 per bottle, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere lately.

      I...
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      Buff & Shine makes some great flat pads with...

      Buff & Shine makes some great flat pads with recessed Velcro. They are very well made and have never heard of a B&S pad delaminating from the Velcro. Check out the prices and free shipping (if the...
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      Thanks guys!! Originally thought of siphoning...

      Thanks guys!!

      Originally thought of siphoning it out, but there is a permanantly mounted filter screen in the neck of the filling area so that was out.

      Didn't want to get into removing the...
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      Windshield Washer????

      Does anyone know if there is an easy way to drain the Windshield Washer reservoir??
    5. As Jesstzn said wash it, clay it and apply a good...

      As Jesstzn said wash it, clay it and apply a good sealant like DG 105 or Megs Ultimate Liquid Wax every two months. But, for the ultimate protection have a coating applied. Scotwax is in your...
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      You might want to consider Finish Kare 1000P. ...

      You might want to consider Finish Kare 1000P. Very bright glass like shine. Put it on very THIN so it's easy to buff off--wait until your next wash and give it another coat--that should last you...
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      Here's a good kit to just get you started ...

      Here's a good kit to just get you started http://www.detailersdomain.com/Griots-Garage-6-inch-Random-Orbital-Polisher-Plus-Kit-_p_690.html 10 pads are a minimum amount you will need.

      In addition...
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      If you plan to do Opticoat, it wouldn't be a bad...

      If you plan to do Opticoat, it wouldn't be a bad idea to protect it in the meantime. Do a mild clay bar and perhaps a coat of something like Megs Ultimate Liquid Wax (really a sealant not a wax)...
    9. I had a small bubble in the paint near the wheel...

      I had a small bubble in the paint near the wheel well edge of my drivers side front fender on my 2007 wagon. Service manager took pictures, submitted to VW and a few weeks later the repair was...
    10. Only reason I caught it was the guy who mentioned...

      Only reason I caught it was the guy who mentioned "fukken" wax on his first post. Otherwise I sometimes forget what Ketchup is ......
    11. This is a 12 year old thread that appears to have...

      This is a 12 year old thread that appears to have been activated by a potential spammer.
    12. You could consider a coating rather than just wax...

      You could consider a coating rather than just wax or sealant.

      There are 2 classes of coatings--one that is essentially permanent and those that last up to two years.

      Opticoat 2.0 is the only...
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      Been an ONR user for years, but gave Carpro...

      Been an ONR user for years, but gave Carpro Ultimate Waterless Wash + a try over the last few months. You can use it as a waterless wash, a rinseless wash, clay lube and QD. Very impressed with...
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      The Carpro Merino Wool Wash Mitt is an excellent...

      The Carpro Merino Wool Wash Mitt is an excellent tool and reasonably priced at only $20. The mesh hand pocket allows you to "float" the mitt over the paint with very little pressure, the wool is...
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      "Now letís say you want to strip the car of all...

      "Now letís say you want to strip the car of all the wax. This may be to begin polishing, apply a sealant, or just get a good base for another coat of wax.

      Something like dawn works great because...
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      For those of us just taking care of our own cars...

      For those of us just taking care of our own cars IMO you can't beat the Griot's Garage Random Orbital Dual Action Polisher--it has a lifetime warranty and has great power/torque you will appreciate...
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      The Griots Garage dual action polisher equiped...

      The Griots Garage dual action polisher equiped with a 5" backing plate and 5.5" pads is an outstanding product. For the weekend detailer it can accomplish anything you can throw at it with the...
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      Not now, but there are plenty of us around with...

      Not now, but there are plenty of us around with the Passat Wagon with the Sport package.
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      Know your pain with NH winters--lived near Nashua...

      Know your pain with NH winters--lived near Nashua for nearly 40 years.

      I always went to one of the hand bays and washed off the grit and salt with the rinse only high pressure spray as Jesstzn...
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      I tend to agree although their are some who use a...

      I tend to agree although their are some who use a boars hair brush while directing the flow of a Gilmore Foam gun at the brush while washing the car.. But why spend nearly $100 for a brush when...
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