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Forum: The Detail Department 08-26-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm thinking you paid big bucks to make it...

I'm thinking you paid big bucks to make it perfect again and it's not. Not even close to being acceptable so take it back and have them make it right.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-23-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Johnz3mc
It's a polish with abrasive qualities so it'll...

It's a polish with abrasive qualities so it'll remove swirl marks and more harsh scratches, assuming the scratch hasn't gone through the clearcoat.

So, a little dab on a towel and rub it over the...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Johnz3mc
Do the PDR thing but ask which pdr service your...

Do the PDR thing but ask which pdr service your BMW/Audi/Merc uses and use them.

Once it's repaired as best as it can be, get a bit of Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 on the end of a cotton terry towel. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-06-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Johnz3mc
CarPro PERL. My DD is a older Ford Escape and...

CarPro PERL.
My DD is a older Ford Escape and it's exterior has a huge amount of that plastic stuff. Front, back, left, right, it's everywhere and it looked light grey.
CarPro PERL fixed that...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-29-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Johnz3mc
Wurth makes a product also and some think it...

Wurth makes a product also and some think it works better than GP.

I didn't see it on the Detailer's Domain site but Autogeek lists it:
http://www.autogeek.net/wuruca.html
Forum: The Detail Department 06-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Johnz3mc
If you want it to look like a million bucks when...

If you want it to look like a million bucks when it's clean, get the black. If you want easy maintenance, get silver.

To my eye, silver and beige don't look good together. Silver and red is a...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-17-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Johnz3mc
My money is on the top dye layer coming off. ...

My money is on the top dye layer coming off.
Here's the link to Leather Masters and their color chart. Poke around the site and you'll learn everything you'll need to know and purchase to effect a...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-16-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Johnz3mc
Here are the two pics and 3 layers of Collinite...

Here are the two pics and 3 layers of Collinite do make the white look wet. Enthusiast 456 sent the pics to me and said it'd be ok to post them so here they are:

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Forum: The Detail Department 06-16-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm thinking clearcoat failure too. No orange...

I'm thinking clearcoat failure too.
No orange peel means the car wasn't repainted locally.
Take it back to the dealer and show them but I'm not sure of the responsibilities of the cpo.
Forum: The Detail Department 06-14-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Johnz3mc
The Estoril blue with the red interior is a rare...

The Estoril blue with the red interior is a rare combination I think and would look amazing I'm guessing. Haven't actually seen one but I can imagine. :)

Powerlock would be perfect for Estoril.
Forum: The Detail Department 06-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Johnz3mc
Buy two buckets, a wool wash mitt, some Griot's...

Buy two buckets, a wool wash mitt, some Griot's or Duragloss shampoo.
A waffle weave microfiber towel, or a Dry Me Crazy towel, or a leaf blower for drying,
A sealant like Menzerna Powerlock for...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Johnz3mc
Yup, let's have a look. I see a lot of wet, I...

Yup, let's have a look. I see a lot of wet, I see a lot of white but I don't see too much wet and white so let's have a look,
Forum: The Detail Department 06-10-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Johnz3mc
It's been around for quite a while but it's still...

It's been around for quite a while but it's still a good product. Reasonable price combined with long protection plus it handles heat really well. It's good for wheels because of how well it...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-09-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By Johnz3mc
Not tree sap at all. I get sap on the DD all the...

Not tree sap at all. I get sap on the DD all the time and it's always lumpy and bumpy and sticks on top of the clearcoat.
What's the history of the car? Purchased new and never had any body work...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-28-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Johnz3mc
^^^^^ "I don't want to know." ...

^^^^^
"I don't want to know." <----------- I'm laughing.
Forum: The Detail Department 05-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Johnz3mc
Nice work and it looks like a million bucks now. ...

Nice work and it looks like a million bucks now. Did you ever determine what the dried stuff was on the corner of the back seat?
Forum: The Detail Department 05-20-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'll be seeing him tomorrow evening and I'll ask....

I'll be seeing him tomorrow evening and I'll ask.
I'm not sure you'll be able to do it though, there was some sort of a course the two of them had to take.
But I'll ask and see what he/they say....
Forum: The Detail Department 05-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Johnz3mc
I have a friend that shrink wraps. The buddy...

I have a friend that shrink wraps. The buddy isn't the owner but rather helps the owner and neither of them are detailers.
So, have a look through the yellow pages or google shrink wrapping for...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Johnz3mc
It's more of a sealant than a wax so I'd be...

It's more of a sealant than a wax so I'd be tempted to add a few more layers.
I remember when I was experimenting with Klasse AIO and it's sealant, HG. The look improved up to about 4 layers then...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-18-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Johnz3mc
How about just shrink wrapping the front third of...

How about just shrink wrapping the front third of the car?
or Plasti-Dip the front part.
Forum: The Detail Department 05-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Johnz3mc
Might it be a warranty issue? I can't think...

Might it be a warranty issue?

I can't think of any easy fix short of covering that area with a floormat.
Forum: The Detail Department 05-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Johnz3mc
They cleaned up well Frank. Mind you, they...

They cleaned up well Frank. Mind you, they looked pretty good considering you said 9 years of neglect.

I've seen way, way, way worse on a 2 year old 3 series so you really did a good job with...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-13-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By Johnz3mc
Yup, clay will work and don't forget the lube.

Yup, clay will work and don't forget the lube.
Forum: The Detail Department 04-24-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Johnz3mc
"Just when you think you're out, they pull you...

"Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in"

What are they going to charge you for the reapplication?
Can you still get the complimentary part done though?

I'm thinking it's just...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Johnz3mc
+1 on CGP's suggestion. I've been using...

+1 on CGP's suggestion. I've been using Powerlock since last summer, on the coupe and the DD over the winter.
Easy on, easy off, super slickness, super shine and great longevity. An all round...
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