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    1. Former Advertiser
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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.
      '85 Golf (SOLD) - '91 Jetta GL (SOLD) - '97 Jetta Trek (SOLD) - '99 Jetta Wolfsburg (SOLD) - '02 GTI 337 (SOLD) - '04 R32 (SOLD) - '04 R32 - '10 GTI Autobahn (SOLD) - '12 Golf R (SOLD) - '13 Tiguan SEL (SOLD) - '13 Golf R - '15 GTI Autobahn (SOLD) - '15 Tiguan R-Line (SOLD) - '15 S3

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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.

      Phil

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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

    9. 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.

    11. 04-17-2011 02:43 PM #36
      Do you have any good deals on a rotary?

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      04-17-2011 04:04 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by lemansvw View Post
      Do you have any good deals on a rotary?
      if you buy a rotary in a kit you can use our forum discount code for 10% off.

      as well the kits are in kit pricing.

    13. 04-24-2011 10:33 AM #38
      Phil,
      i have a meg dual action polisher. What compound, wax and pad do you recommend to remove swirls on a 2006 audi a3?

      thanks

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      04-24-2011 08:28 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by lisi80 View Post
      Phil,
      i have a meg dual action polisher. What compound, wax and pad do you recommend to remove swirls on a 2006 audi a3?

      thanks
      How bad is the car?

      I would go with Menzerna Super Intensive Polish and Menzerna Super Finish.

      Uber Yellow Pad, Green Pad, Blue Pad, Black Pad.

    15. 04-25-2011 08:18 AM #40
      not to bad but the swirls are visible.

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      04-25-2011 09:49 AM #41
      I would go with the above suggested.

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      04-30-2011 09:58 PM #42
      What might get felt tip pin off of tan leather? A friends 4yr old decided to draw all over the door panel of her Mercedes.

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      05-01-2011 09:54 AM #43
      here you go

      leather master ink away

      see if this fits the bill.

    19. 05-02-2011 06:11 PM #44
      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.
      I'm new to this forum. Just purchased a 2005 VW Passat TDI Wagon, with full leather interior. I would rate the overall shape of this interior as excellent, and would like to keep it that way.

      Would like some suggestions about leather care. For that matter would like suggestions for overall care of the interior of this car (car only has 33,000 miles)

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      05-02-2011 06:47 PM #45
      what color is the interior

    21. 05-02-2011 08:18 PM #46
      the color of the interior is gray, as is the leather. I'll fish through all of the paperwork I got with the car and give you the exact information.

      Also, I see you do exterior detailing. Does that include recommendations to correct scratches and small rock chips?

      Is there a place with a list of the correct products to keep the outside up? Car has 17" aluminum wheels also.
      thanks,
      jack

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      05-02-2011 08:41 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by jkarl View Post
      the color of the interior is gray, as is the leather. I'll fish through all of the paperwork I got with the car and give you the exact information.

      Also, I see you do exterior detailing. Does that include recommendations to correct scratches and small rock chips?

      Is there a place with a list of the correct products to keep the outside up? Car has 17" aluminum wheels also.
      thanks,
      jack
      jack,

      here is a good kit to keep your leather in great shape.

      http://detailersdomain.com/carcarepr...erCareKit.html

    23. 05-02-2011 09:21 PM #48
      thanks. I'll take a look at that link. Just found the original window sticker for the car. The exterior color is Stonehenge Gray, and the interior color is Anthracite Leather

      regards,
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      05-03-2011 06:41 PM #49
      I just got a 05 S2000, and I want to keep the paint looking fresh and new looking. As of now there's hardly any swirl marks, but I juat want to know what products I should be using to keep the paint shiny/sparkle and the swirl marks to a minimum.

      The color is Rio Yelow, and it has a pearl finish to it
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      05-10-2011 11:54 PM #50
      I would recommend
      einszett paint polish followed by einszett glanz.

      you can do the above by hand or with a machine.

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