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      10-21-2010 11:18 AM #1
      Let me know what's on your mind, how to apply something, tech questions on detailing?
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      11-04-2010 10:48 PM #2
      I've got a BMP r32, and it seems like everytime it rains I get pwnd, hard. It seems like I need to pay big money now to get a pro to help me get out these etched in water spots; so far I've tried vinegar and polishing with my DAP but neither have made any positive difference. Black cars ftl!

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      11-05-2010 12:13 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by DrivesMeCrazy View Post
      I've got a BMP r32, and it seems like everytime it rains I get pwnd, hard. It seems like I need to pay big money now to get a pro to help me get out these etched in water spots; so far I've tried vinegar and polishing with my DAP but neither have made any positive difference. Black cars ftl!
      what products did you use?
      where are you located?
      do you wax or seal your car after cleaning it up?

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      11-06-2010 04:03 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      what products did you use?
      where are you located?
      do you wax or seal your car after cleaning it up?
      -Detail machine XP, yellow or orange pads, sonus sf-x 2, meguiar's polish compound (whichever "pro" one is safe with a DAP)
      -Arizona
      -Poor Boys sealant then wax every other wash

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      11-06-2010 09:54 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by DrivesMeCrazy View Post
      -Detail machine XP, yellow or orange pads, sonus sf-x 2, meguiar's polish compound (whichever "pro" one is safe with a DAP)
      -Arizona
      -Poor Boys sealant then wax every other wash
      You may want to try some more aggressive pads and maybe a different compound or polish.

      The DA may only be able to do so much.

    6. 11-07-2010 12:16 AM #6
      After you polish out the water marks seal your car with a product called dry wash n guard it will protect your paint like a coat of armor. You can find Dry wash on amazon

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      11-07-2010 06:46 PM #7
      PCA Event at Detailer's Domain.

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      11-09-2010 01:04 AM #8
      By more aggressive pads what do you suggest? The Yellow Sonus pad seems to be fairly aggressive.

      I've also been reading up on megs 105/205 combo, apparently some have had decent luck with it on black paints but I worry that it's too aggressive.

      Bear in mind I pretty much have these hard spots on 85% of the car, front bumper from the PO being the worst spot, roof second. These spots are at the point where they are "visible at certain angles"

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      11-09-2010 11:32 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DrivesMeCrazy View Post
      By more aggressive pads what do you suggest? The Yellow Sonus pad seems to be fairly aggressive.

      I've also been reading up on megs 105/205 combo, apparently some have had decent luck with it on black paints but I worry that it's too aggressive.

      Bear in mind I pretty much have these hard spots on 85% of the car, front bumper from the PO being the worst spot, roof second. These spots are at the point where they are "visible at certain angles"
      here are the pads

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      11-17-2010 01:24 PM #10
      Damn, I wish I had known about the PCA event I just recently joined, and would have been all over that!

    11. 11-21-2010 01:37 AM #11
      So, I've done everything to clean my inner windshield and other windows to no avail. It still looks like a clambake's been goin' on inside it for weeks which is most certainly not the case! How s the Invisible Magic Wand Walmart?

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      11-21-2010 08:14 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Los Putos View Post
      So, I've done everything to clean my inner windshield and other windows to no avail. It still looks like a clambake's been goin' on inside it for weeks which is most certainly not the case! How s the Invisible Magic Wand Walmart?
      take a look at this article.

      How to clean your glass

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      11-29-2010 12:41 PM #13
      Hey Phil. Quick question. I have a VW CC, and I am wondering about taking care of the plastic/glass looking pieces that are between the windows, and on the bottom of the rear window. They are black and glossy, and I was wondering about how to properly clean and protect these areas from the tiny scratches that seem to appear on them so easily. Thanks in advance.

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      12-05-2010 04:24 PM #14
      Question regarding wheel wax on polished lips with clear coat centers.

      I have a set of ccw wheels with polished lip and clear coat centers and want to protect them during the winter rainy/snowy months.. Is there a wax that can be used on polished lips? Also what about the center clear coat?
      Thanks

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      12-05-2010 07:34 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Skwiddly View Post
      Hey Phil. Quick question. I have a VW CC, and I am wondering about taking care of the plastic/glass looking pieces that are between the windows, and on the bottom of the rear window. They are black and glossy, and I was wondering about how to properly clean and protect these areas from the tiny scratches that seem to appear on them so easily. Thanks in advance.
      sorry for the delay. I'm not getting my alerts.

      do you have a pc or machine you can polish it out.

      if not you can hand polish it then wax or seal the area.

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      12-05-2010 07:37 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by james dean r32 View Post
      Question regarding wheel wax on polished lips with clear coat centers.

      I have a set of ccw wheels with polished lip and clear coat centers and want to protect them during the winter rainy/snowy months.. Is there a wax that can be used on polished lips? Also what about the center clear coat?
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      you can use either Prima Wheel Armour or Swissvax Autobahn.

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      12-06-2010 01:56 AM #17
      Thanks, but until I order some can I use a regular car wax like Meguiars on a polished lip?

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      12-06-2010 09:28 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by james dean r32 View Post
      Thanks, but until I order some can I use a regular car wax like Meguiars on a polished lip?
      correct

    19. 12-17-2010 12:08 PM #19
      Hey man, did you ever get those water spots out?

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    21. 01-15-2011 10:34 PM #21
      Sweet! Looks like I got the hang of it until I'm driving straight east as the sun rises. Then all the spots I missed on the inside windshield show up like a bad case of...well...nevermind.

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      01-24-2011 12:38 PM #22
      a guy threw up in my car this past weekend, all over the front passenger cloth recaro seat. He said he would pay for whatever cost it took to get it all cleaned up. Thoughts? Should I have the seat cover removed to clean? Would a detail shop know how to do this, or do you think the dealer would be best option?(or do they prob outsource detailing).
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      01-24-2011 03:50 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by chisai88 View Post
      a guy threw up in my car this past weekend, all over the front passenger cloth recaro seat. He said he would pay for whatever cost it took to get it all cleaned up. Thoughts? Should I have the seat cover removed to clean? Would a detail shop know how to do this, or do you think the dealer would be best option?(or do they prob outsource detailing).
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      I would pull them off and maybe even get them dried cleaaned, ask your dry cleaner if that's possible.

      or you can try to call Recaro and ask them what they suggest. The dealer is going to outsource it (most likely.)

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      01-24-2011 03:50 PM #24
      I would probably clean them with a interior cleaner Sonax Upholstery Cleaner and maybe even steamed them.

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      01-27-2011 08:13 PM #25
      I noticed some scratches on the seals/trim around the rear windows on my GTI today. I'm pretty sure they are the result of using a snow brush to clear the windows. Does anyone have suggestions on repairing these, conditioning, making them disappear? Thanks in advance.

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      01-27-2011 08:38 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      I noticed some scratches on the seals/trim around the rear windows on my GTI today. I'm pretty sure they are the result of using a snow brush to clear the windows. Does anyone have suggestions on repairing these, conditioning, making them disappear? Thanks in advance.
      can you post a pic?

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      01-27-2011 08:56 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      can you post a pic?
      tried to get one in the dark and make the marks visible. I'll get a better one tomorrow without the flash. Thanks


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      01-27-2011 09:08 PM #28
      you can try to dress it but they may not hide the scratches.

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      01-27-2011 09:13 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      you can try to dress it but they may not hide the scratches.
      That's what I was afraid of. Any recommended dressings? Seems like the rubber is very delicate and the car is only 7 months old so it's really bothering me.

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      01-28-2011 11:21 AM #30
      Tried 303 and then back to black....scratches are still noticeable to me. It's bothering me so much I might have the windows replaced b/c the trim in attatched.

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      02-13-2011 10:36 AM #31
      I have an 07 Phantom Black Pearl Audi S4. I used Menzerna SIP with an Orange 6.5 pad and Porter Cable 7424xp. It seemed to get most of the lighter swirls and scratches out but some still remain. I used the orange pad and SIP as a one step (didn't require a follow up pass)

      I was thinking of trying to use the SIP and a yellow pad. I have searched around and it seems that nobody has really used this combination. Would it be a good idea to use this compound/pad combo?

      I plan to use the SIP and yellow pad then follow up with Menzerna po85RD and a white or black pad depending on the hazing left from compounding. Any advice?

      Thanks!

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      02-13-2011 09:31 PM #32
      sure you can use the uber yellow pad with SIP it should work well.

      however if that doesn't work you may have to pick up a compound.

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      03-12-2011 04:40 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      Let me know what's on your mind, how to apply something, tech questions on detailing?
      I will try to answer it the best I can also welcome others to answer as well.
      Here we go. Have a brand new 2010 GTI with the plaid interlagos fabric (my name would be "Static Cling" with pilling) interior. Looks nice but what is it with this stuff. It attract's and clings to every hair and crumb within arms length as does the gray door panel covering. It's almost impossible to vacuum off. Even lint rollers don't it.
      Has anyone else had this problem?

      Thanks

    34. 04-16-2011 09:18 PM #34
      Hey Phil, Ive been looking at possibly purchasing a flex rotary for the last few weeks. I already have a Porter Cable XP but want to move up an see that I can do with the rotary. Do you have any tips or advice as to what ill need to buy and how I can practice before putting that beast to my paint? TIA

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      04-17-2011 11:24 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by lemansvw View Post
      Hey Phil, Ive been looking at possibly purchasing a flex rotary for the last few weeks. I already have a Porter Cable XP but want to move up an see that I can do with the rotary. Do you have any tips or advice as to what ill need to buy and how I can practice before putting that beast to my paint? TIA
      your best bet would be to get a scrap panel to try it out on.

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