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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 04:54 PM #160
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      What is the best swirl remover and pad combo you all have for heavy swirl marks and medium swirl marks?
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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

    12. 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.

    14. 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.

    16. 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?
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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.

      Thanks
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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
      Thanks for the quick reply
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