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      04-05-2012 08:28 AM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn View Post
      I use Forever Black Tire Gel on the lowers .. lasts 30+ washes .. give a more natural matte finish. Apply it with a cheapie little kitchen sponge .. it drys in 5 min .. do 2 coats and forget about it for 30 washes.
      Ooh, something to try next! The plastic lowers on our mk3 GTI and the bumper trim on my husband's Chevy truck are always giving me fits; loving the Black Max so far but I feel like I have to try everything I guess this would work well on plastic bedliner too? That is, if I could ever bring myself to spend the necessary time...

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      04-09-2012 08:02 AM #142
      I had some bird Shlt that baked into my hood one day. Immediately after I saw it I gave it a wash. Etched in the clearcoat now. I tried to compound and clay the area to no avail.

      Any ideas how to repair this?

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      04-16-2012 06:01 PM #143
      Couple of questions for the detailing pros here...

      1) I have a small chip in the rear bumper. I've ordered some Dr Colorchip to fill it in, but in general, can you sand and polish a painted plastic body panel just as you would the sheet metal?

      2) I have a small electric power washer (this one to be specific) and while I haven't used it on the car yet, it does come with small bottle that attaches to the hose for cleaning solutions. Is there a specific auto shampoo that is recommended for this type of application? I figure with the right solution and low pressure I could get a decent foaming action.

      Thanks!

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      04-16-2012 09:49 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by BrianC View Post
      Couple of questions for the detailing pros here...

      1) I have a small chip in the rear bumper. I've ordered some Dr Colorchip to fill it in, but in general, can you sand and polish a painted plastic body panel just as you would the sheet metal?

      yes the dr color chip should work on the plastic as well but remember not to be too aggressive with it.


      2) I have a small electric power washer (this one to be specific) and while I haven't used it on the car yet, it does come with small bottle that attaches to the hose for cleaning solutions. Is there a specific auto shampoo that is recommended for this type of application? I figure with the right solution and low pressure I could get a decent foaming action.

      you can use any car wash but I do know that

      Adam's Car Wash will work well in there.

      Thanks!
      Answered.

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      04-21-2012 10:40 AM #145
      NANOSKIN Autoscrub 6 inch Pad - Better and Faster than Claying



      Wow is all I can say about this new tool and new technology. I believe this will change the way most pro detailers and DIYers will prep their cars. This is truly a time saver and will pay for itself after a couple detail jobs. We have spent in some cases 1-2 hours claying and prepping a midsize sedan (in rough shape) we recently tested the AutoScrub on an Audi S8 and we were finished in about 15 minutes! You really won't believe this until you try it yourself. The AutoScrub will make you leave your clay bar behind.

      NANOSKIN AutoScrub works fast and achieves professional results with the new advanced rubber polymer technology, which replaces the use of clay bars.

      A dual action orbital polisher is required. AutoScrub will safely and easily removes paint over spray, water spots, tree sap, rail dust and other bonded surface contaminants from the surface of automotive paint, glass, moldings and plastic.

      AutoScrub works great with your favorite detail spray or clay lubricant. Unlike the clay bar, the AutoScrub can be cleaned by simply rinsing off the accumulated contaminates with water. If you drop the AutoScrub on the ground, no worries, just rinse the sponge pad clean and you're ready to keep using it.

      AutoScrub allows for sturdy and controlled handling, unlike clay bars where constant reshaping is required.

      Features
      - Lasts up to 4 times longer than clay bars
      - Glides on & off easily for a slick finish
      - If inadvertently dropped on shop floor, simply rinse clean
      - Up to 50-60 uses before you need to replace it

      Directions
      1. Thoroughly wash vehicle free of dust, sand, and dirt.
      2. Mist sufficient detail spray or clay lubricant onto the surface evenly.
      3. Polish the surface with dual action orbital polisher using light pressure (Low Speed).
      4. Wipe off residue and move on to compound and polishing or even go straight to your last step.

      Important tips:
      - Sufficient lubrication is crucial to the AUTOSCRUB application.
      - DO NOT use water
      - DO NOT use with rotary polisher.

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      6 inch pad on the Griots on an Uber 5 inch backing plate




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      04-21-2012 10:49 AM #146

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      No but seriously.. that looks pretty innovative

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      04-21-2012 12:31 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by DOQ fastlane View Post

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      No but seriously.. that looks pretty innovative

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      04-22-2012 01:12 PM #148
      this has been discussed in length on several forums,

      but what does one use on vw leatherette, and mercedes mbtex?

      mbtex gets dry and starts cracking, what can be used to soften it up, and prevent it from cracking further

      regarding the leatherette, just to clean it

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      04-22-2012 01:26 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      this has been discussed in length on several forums,

      but what does one use on vw leatherette, and mercedes mbtex?

      mbtex gets dry and starts cracking, what can be used to soften it up, and prevent it from cracking further

      regarding the leatherette, just to clean it
      what we have found works well on MB Tex would be

      1Z Deep Cleaner followed by 1Z LeatherCare

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      04-23-2012 11:34 AM #150
      Hi, I have a few questions regarding care of car car products.

      1) What is the policy on washing microfiber towels for reuse? I currently do this in my washing machine at home. I have a system to keep the leather polish towels separate from the wax buffer towels etc. but wash them all at once.
      1a) what method do you use to clean the Uber Foam Pads?

      2) What product do you recommend for cleaning the tan vinyl sun visors on a MKIV VW? Mine are pretty nasty and I am sure haven't been touched in 12 years!

      3) I don't have a garage but like to keep a cover over my car, MKIV GTI. What do you suggest for a 4 season cover that won't ruin all the hard work of detailing that I just put into it and that keeps the rain and UV out? I do put an additional tarp over the cover in the winter as it never gets driven from November to April.

      Thanks so much for your help!

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      04-23-2012 08:44 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by j_town View Post
      Hi, I have a few questions regarding care of car car products.

      1) What is the policy on washing microfiber towels for reuse? I currently do this in my washing machine at home. I have a system to keep the leather polish towels separate from the wax buffer towels etc. but wash them all at once.
      1a) what method do you use to clean the Uber Foam Pads?

      What you are currently doing with the microfiber is good, keep up the good work.

      For the pads we use this at the shop ---> Grit Guard Pad Washer


      2) What product do you recommend for cleaning the tan vinyl sun visors on a MKIV VW? Mine are pretty nasty and I am sure haven't been touched in 12 years!

      How about 1Z einszett Deep Cleaner that should do well.

      3) I don't have a garage but like to keep a cover over my car, MKIV GTI. What do you suggest for a 4 season cover that won't ruin all the hard work of detailing that I just put into it and that keeps the rain and UV out? I do put an additional tarp over the cover in the winter as it never gets driven from November to April.

      I would definitely pick up something that is lined as well as an outdoor specific cover.

      Thanks so much for your help!
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      04-24-2012 09:04 AM #152
      Thanks for the answers!

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      04-24-2012 12:34 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by j_town View Post
      Thanks for the answers!
      no problem.

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      04-27-2012 12:21 PM #154
      Phil, I posted this question in the main page and I got a great reply from a member to post my question in here too. About a week ago I decided to detail my car. I did clay the car and than applied Meguiar's 205 polish all over due to some swirl marks. I applied it by hand and removed it with a microfiber cloth. The paint looked amazing in the garage. Than I applied a coat of Pinnacle Liquid Souveran Wax. When I pulled out from the garage into the sun to see the final result I noticed the paint looked hazy all over back and forth lines not swirl's (the way I applied it). So from reading a few forums I guess I did not work in the polish? So my question is do I have to re-clay and re-polish the car in order to get the hazy swirl marks out? I have never used a polisher but I have one. Its a Craftsman 6" orbital 2 speed 1400 and 1650 RPM. What king of Backing Plate do I need and what pad do I need to use. I order 90% of my stuff from DetailersDomain and I know that they have the Mequiar's 6" backing plate and different pads. I am not sure that it would work with my Craftsman. It would be my first time using the polisher if I really have to. Any help would be great because I hate looking at my car now. I will try and get some pictures up once I wash the car

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      04-27-2012 01:57 PM #155
      on newer types of paints you may need an orbital polisher.

      I would recommend the Griots orbital polisher.

      I would agree you did not break down the polishes correctly.

      You can email or call me anytime to discuss if you like.

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      04-28-2012 11:48 PM #156
      It's been quite a while since I've posted in here so bear with me. Anyway, I just picked up a shadow blue metallic 2012 GTi, that looks like it was washed at the dealer with a stiff broom and soap, ughhhh. I guess the fact that my last 2 cars (non VW) have been silver had me a little spoiled.

      I'm soooo tempted to take it and have it done but I'm not sure there is anyone in my area that I would trust to do it, I'm veeeery picky. I still have my trusty PC, 10 years coming up in June, but would need some suggestions on polishes/pads if I do attempt it. The whole car looks like ass so it's going to be some work. The paint from my last VW, an 06 Rabbit seemed to be pretty hard/difficult to work with, maybe that's just me. This paint seems fairly soft as I can run my finger across he paint and watch it make a mark, this should be fun.

      As I said, thoughts on polishes/pads would be appreciated!


      Thanks!

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      04-29-2012 10:45 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by davela72 View Post
      It's been quite a while since I've posted in here so bear with me. Anyway, I just picked up a shadow blue metallic 2012 GTi, that looks like it was washed at the dealer with a stiff broom and soap, ughhhh. I guess the fact that my last 2 cars (non VW) have been silver had me a little spoiled.

      I'm soooo tempted to take it and have it done but I'm not sure there is anyone in my area that I would trust to do it, I'm veeeery picky. I still have my trusty PC, 10 years coming up in June, but would need some suggestions on polishes/pads if I do attempt it. The whole car looks like ass so it's going to be some work. The paint from my last VW, an 06 Rabbit seemed to be pretty hard/difficult to work with, maybe that's just me. This paint seems fairly soft as I can run my finger across he paint and watch it make a mark, this should be fun.

      As I said, thoughts on polishes/pads would be appreciated!


      Thanks!
      sure thing.

      do you have pictures of the car?

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      04-29-2012 11:14 PM #158
      Phil, no pics yet. It looks similar to a new Golf R that I saw you did on the DB site. I gave it a quick coat of Eisnzett Metallic Polish today, more to just clean it up and a tad bit of protection/filling. If I decide to do it myself, I was leaning toward either 203S or M205. I'll see if I can get some pics that show the mess.

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      04-30-2012 12:54 PM #159
      for a one step polish you may want to go to Menzerna PF2500 with an Uber Green Pad

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      05-01-2012 05:27 PM #161
      we like to use these.

      Meg's M105 with the Surbuf (most aggressive) ---> Meg's D300 with the Uber Microfiber Cutting Pads and finishing out with ----> Menzerna SF4000 with an Uber Green Pad

    22. 05-05-2012 06:57 PM #162
      When will you guys be getting a new stock of the Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner Plus? I've been delaying my order solely because of this product, haha.

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      05-05-2012 09:27 PM #163
      I will take a look on Monday we just got a pallet of Meg's products.

    24. 05-06-2012 07:02 PM #164
      Perfect, I'm crossing my fingers. I've been going through 'detailing-product-withdrawal' lately.

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      05-06-2012 10:02 PM #165
      sure thing.

    26. 05-07-2012 03:22 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      we like to use these.

      Meg's M105 with the Surbuf (most aggressive) ---> Meg's D300 with the Uber Microfiber Cutting Pads and finishing out with ----> Menzerna SF4000 with an Uber Green Pad
      what about light swirl marks? can they be taken out by hand with a good polish?

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      05-07-2012 04:57 PM #167
      it can be but in my opinion most clears now will require a machine to get them out.

      here is where the orbital polisher will come into play.

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      05-11-2012 09:37 AM #168
      what can I do to my windshield? i drive at night a lot, and the bugs here are obese as anything. I hit one and my windows are forever stained.

      what can i use to make my windows brand new again?
      Last edited by Lucian1988; 05-11-2012 at 09:41 AM.

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      05-11-2012 09:41 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by Lucian1988 View Post
      what can I do to my windshield? i drive at night a lot, and the bigs here are obese as anything. I hit one and my windows are forever stained.

      what can i use to make my windows brand new again?
      What are "bigs" and how do they "forever" stain your windshield?

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      05-11-2012 09:45 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn View Post
      What are "bigs" and how do they "forever" stain your windshield?
      sorry.. i meant bugs. its been corrected. They leave marks on the windshield when you hit them. They splatter all over my window, then its tough to clean. I really have to scrub at it to get them out, or maybe im just doing it wrong.

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      05-11-2012 09:50 AM #171
      Ok .. not forever stained .. just hard to remove ... bugs if left can be really hard to get off ... Ihave to make a 30 mile trip every day and I just clean the windshield when I get home .. takes 3 min ... A dampened car wash mitt and a drying towel is all I use.

      If dried on use a yellow/green kitchen sponge ( green side ) and a light mix of dish wash soap then wash as usual.

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      05-11-2012 02:31 PM #172
      Quick question about water spot drying.

      When I wash my car and it's time to dry. I do tend to take my take my time on one half of the car. In doing this, I notice when it's time to dry the other side of the car i tend to get water spots. are there any product I can spray on the wet car to help keep it wet so it doesn't dry so fast.

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      05-11-2012 02:39 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R Driven View Post
      Quick question about water spot drying.

      When I wash my car and it's time to dry. I do tend to take my take my time on one half of the car. In doing this, I notice when it's time to dry the other side of the car i tend to get water spots. are there any product I can spray on the wet car to help keep it wet so it doesn't dry so fast.

      Thanks
      you can use a detail spray as you dry this will help condition the water as well as help remove the water spots.

      Adam's Detail Spray is a good one for this

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      05-11-2012 02:47 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      you can use a detail spray as you dry this will help condition the water as well as help remove the water spots.

      Adam's Detail Spray is a good one for this
      Thanks for the quick reply
      REVO|GOLF R N86710

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      Quote Originally Posted by .:R Driven View Post
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