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shandyman5
post Feb 22 2011, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE(Von Z @ Feb 22 2011, 07:41 PM) *
Definitely going to try this out... Thanks!


Thanks for reminding me to get newspaper for my Cal Duster, haha. I keep forgetting to set the sucker in some newspaper overnight.


Let me know how you make out on that sweet ass fifth gen of yours!
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post Feb 22 2011, 06:28 PM
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I say we sticky this.
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shandyman5
post Feb 22 2011, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE(DB9 @ Feb 22 2011, 09:28 PM) *
I say we sticky this.


Seconded!
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post Feb 22 2011, 08:52 PM
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This guy has some great vids on how to wash and wax your car and also how to properly use the Porter cable for first timers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6iAITQDSHM...feature=related

Go through his vids .. he explains the steps quite nicely.
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post Mar 2 2011, 02:14 PM
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Stickied because I find it useful.
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Von Z
post Mar 15 2011, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Feb 22 2011, 09:52 PM) *
This guy has some great vids on how to wash and wax your car and also how to properly use the Porter cable for first timers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6iAITQDSHM...feature=related

Go through his vids .. he explains the steps quite nicely.

Yup. Subbed to him a few weeks back. VERY informative.

On a different note, I discovered what I was doing wrong with window-cleaning all along... Spray on the towels, not the windows! What a world of difference it makes. Seriously.
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shandyman5
post Mar 15 2011, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE(Von Z @ Mar 15 2011, 08:45 PM) *
Yup. Subbed to him a few weeks back. VERY informative.

On a different note, I discovered what I was doing wrong with window-cleaning all along... Spray on the towels, not the windows! What a world of difference it makes. Seriously.


Any luck with my paper towel advice or no?
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post Aug 26 2011, 01:57 AM
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so good !!
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post Sep 5 2011, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE(shandyman5 @ Mar 15 2011, 08:42 PM) *
Any luck with my paper towel advice or no?

Yessir. It seems like the cheaper you go the better they work. Don't exactly know why, but those cheap 200-pack paper towels work superbly.
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post Sep 8 2011, 09:17 PM
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i think waxing is good way to clean your vehicle but doing it on regular basis can ruin your car paint.
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post Sep 9 2011, 05:34 AM
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waxing your volkswegan will ruin its watercolor finish
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shandyman5
post Sep 13 2011, 09:38 AM
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I know, it is like a ridiculous concept, yet a bulletproof one never the less.
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post Sep 14 2011, 04:33 AM
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well, i have a private detail coming up on sunday. if the client allows i will post a write up with pictures and shit.

wassshin' sheeit.
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Von Z
post Sep 15 2011, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE(Altostratus @ Sep 14 2011, 05:33 AM) *
well, i have a private detail coming up on sunday. if the client allows i will post a write up with pictures and shit.

wassshin' sheeit.

PLEASE do! I've been very curious as to what, exactly, a private detailer uses in terms of products, tools, etc. and most write-ups online are rather vague.
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post Sep 17 2011, 09:23 PM
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QUOTE(Von Z @ Sep 15 2011, 08:22 PM) *
PLEASE do! I've been very curious as to what, exactly, a private detailer uses in terms of products, tools, etc. and most write-ups online are rather vague.

no paint correction. just wash/hand wax and interior.
the write ups are vauge for a reason whistle.gif

the products/tools used are pretty simple most of the time, but starts to get crazy with paint correction or buying swissvax products
i use pure polish when i do polishes as i dont have a DA polisher yet, and generally dont want to achieve any cut, just shine.
some homebrew wax stripper, pretty easy to make if you understand how to remove waxes/protectants. (dawn dishliquid works well too.)
OTC car wash. i use turtle wax ice because im cheap
Zep Citrus de-greaser dilution for exterior and wheelwells/tires
P21S paintwork cleanser for water spots and minor acid etching
P21S wheel cleaner for the wheels, because its safe as shit.
Simple green at various dilutions for greasy door jams/interior plastics/carpets because im cheap
various brushes for interior/exterior cleaning
the vacs from the house
P21S Concours-look wax, because i like its ease of application and shine. and im a baller? id give it an 7-10 on durability/longevity
some industrial-grade tire dressing i get from work.

detail postponed till monday
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post Sep 29 2011, 09:27 AM
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