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wheel-man
10-14-2004, 04:29 PM
as i baby my car, the real world keeps trying to remind me entropy is real and nothing remains as it was... i noticed a chip in one of my wheels :(

any recs to take care of/repair the wheel?

and any insight on glass cleaning, interior and exterior, would be much appreciated.

oh, any one have any success with removing lint/pet fur from interior fabric around the doors?

thanks in advance.

TOGWT
10-15-2004, 06:29 AM
~One mans opinion / observations~

Q: Any recommendations to take care of/repair the wheel?
A: This procedure is for slight damage only; a specialist wheel repair shop (www.wheelcollision.com) should repair serious damage.
·Remove the damaged wheel from vehicle.
·Clean the damaged area with Prepsol and then sand the scratched or damaged area with Norton 3X Sandpaper (p-graded aluminium oxide grain,) 60, 80 or 100 grit sand paper, sand wet or dry with a wooden sanding block.
·Sand the wheels until you've removed the scratches or `kerbing' marks.
·Continue the sanding process using finer and finer grades of paper, 220 or 320 grit and finally with 500-grit paper.
·For small hard to reach places use a Dremel tool and a suitable sanding bitRepainting

Wheel Surface:
·Prepare the surface by removing all sandpaper residues by washing and then wiping with a clean damp towel.
·Use 3m Painters Masking Tape between the tyre and the wheel rim
·Spray the wheels with Dupont Prep Sol and allow to air dry.
·Apply a thin coat of zinc (Groit's 20225) to stabilize the surface.
·Paint the wheels with two thin coats of silver alloy paint (Griot's Garage P/N 20225) to ensure complete coverage, and allow to air-dry (1-2 hours between coats and leave to cure overnight.
·Finish with a clear lacquer paint (Griot's Garage P/N 11570) allow to air-dry and then cure for 4-6 hours

Q: And any insight on glass cleaning, interior and exterior, would be much appreciated.
A: Cleaning Exterior Glass –
·Wash glass surface to remove dirt, dust and etc
·Stoners Invisible Glassy and #0000 steel wool will quickly and efficiently cut through the toughest dirt
·Apply clay (Magic Clay®) and lubricant solution (WooliteTM / Water 5:1) onto the glass surface (Do not apply to plastic as dulling may occur.)
·Wash off any residue from glass and dry with a damp waffle weave towel
·To polish glass surfaces (See note 1) apply a quarter size amount of Autoglym Car Glass Polish™ or Groit's Fine Glass to dry 100% cotton or Microfiber cloth or a foam pad attached to a
·Porter Cable random orbital buffer set at speed # 4.
·Apply to half of the windshield, polishing first in an up and down motion then in a left-to-right motion and then repeat on the other side, proceed to other glass surfaces.
·Go over the glass several times in each direction, glass will polish virtually residue free.
·Before cleaning door glass, open the widow half way. Clean the top and the leading edge of the glass as these usually sit in the door window tracks. Wipe off any residue, and polish with a clean dry 100% cotton Microfiber cloth.
·Inspect glass for clarity and smoothness. Repeat if necessary.
·Before you clean the vehicle exterior mirrors use a `shot' of canned air to remove any water from the rear of the mirror housing and avoid any water running on to the paintwork. Use a non-abrasive glass cleaner (Stoners Invisible GlassTM) on the mirrors
·Apply 303 Wiper TreatmentTM to the wiper blades to clean, restore suppleness, eliminate wiper noise or `skipping' and to avoid glass smearing
·Use a California Water Blade or a clean damp 100% cotton Microfiber towel to remove water from glass or plastic surfaces

Maintenance- Stoners Invisible GlassTM, BTI Chemicals Plexus® Glass Polish & Cleaner or Eagle One® 20/20 Glass Cleaner are safe for use on tinted (Mylar) glass

Cleaning Interior glass:
Wipe glass with a damp waffle weave towel; apply Stoners Invisible GlassTM, to 100% cotton Microfiber cloth and rub glass surface with a light to medium pressure (it will dry streak-free / lint-free)

Rear window (Glass)
Use a Glass Master™, it has two swivel paddle heads that fit on to a handle and comes with three bonnets, terry, and Microfiber and bug scrubber, allowing access to sloped rear window glass. Apply Stoners Invisible GlassTM with a light to medium pressure to the glass surfaces (it will dry streak-free / lint-free)

Q: Oh, any one have any success with removing lint/pet fur from interior fabric around the doors?
A: Use a lint roller type brush (3M Lint Roller) to remove light dust and lint from fabric surface

~Hope this helps~

Knowledge unshared is experience wasted
justadumbarchitect / so I question everything/ Jon

wheel-man
10-15-2004, 11:35 AM
helpfull as always, thanks jon.

another quick question if you don't mind, when do you do the trim on the exterior of the car, before or after waxing?

thanks again.

TOGWT
10-18-2004, 08:23 AM
~One mans opinion / observations~

I usually apply the cleaner/protectant first, wax / apply sealant to vehicle and then remove the residue from the trim, it makes any wax/sealant oops on the trim easier to remove…

~Hope this helps~

Knowledge unshared is experience wasted
justadumbarchitect / so I question everything/ Jon

salvo
11-06-2004, 10:09 AM
whats wrong with Windex and a paper towel? :eeps:

Who wants to spend the whole day cleaning the galss, and then it just gets dirty...

TOGWT
11-08-2004, 10:34 AM
Quote: Who wants to spend the whole day cleaning the galss, and then it just gets dirty...

Your absolutely right, why bother to clean/detail a vehicle at all...they'll just get dirty again given time :cry: