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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Just an old racecar
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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.
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.
- 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
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.
- Sufficient lubrication is crucial to the AUTOSCRUB application.
- DO NOT use water
- DO NOT use with rotary polisher.
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NanoSkin AutoScrub 3 inch Kit
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Various photos of how the pad looks and works
3 inch pad kit
6 inch pad on the Griots on an Uber 5 inch backing plate
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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Adam's Detail Spray is a good one for this