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Forum: The Detail Department Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Johnz3mc
Linda, I'm really picky and hate swirls and...

Linda,
I'm really picky and hate swirls and scratches and I see everything on my coupe. I yelped one of the Fresno Ride and Shine locations and saw the comment "sometimes the guys with the brushes...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-24-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Johnz3mc
Your plan will work. About a year ago, a buddy...

Your plan will work. About a year ago, a buddy and I did the wheels on his old Mercedes. We cleaned them with Meg's Wheel Brightener - the nasty stuff. Then power washed and removed 20 years of...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-24-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Johnz3mc
This one gets a lot of positive press for drying:...

This one gets a lot of positive press for drying:
http://www.carpro-us.com/microfiber-madness-dry-me-crazy-25-x-17/

or this one from PakShak:...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-21-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Johnz3mc
This would be the Wurth: ...

This would be the Wurth:
http://www.autogeek.net/wurth-silver-paint.html

This the Duplicolor:
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/wheelCoating/
HWP101

This the Einzett:...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-20-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Johnz3mc
The wheels on the coupe are painted with...

The wheels on the coupe are painted with clearcoat on top so I'm thinking your 2001 had painted wheels too.
So, it's going to be hard to separate the top coat of light gray you don't want any more...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-11-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Johnz3mc
Yup, good stuff and it's history ties into what...

Yup, good stuff and it's history ties into what you've discovered about it's longevity. I have a bottle of it and use it on the wife's car and wheels.
Forum: The Detail Department 01-06-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Johnz3mc
Welcome to the forum and I have a particular...

Welcome to the forum and I have a particular fondness for that color. I can't quite figure out why but I sure like it.

Sorry I can't help with someone in LA but others might be able to suggest...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-01-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Johnz3mc
Opti-Coat was one of the first of the coatings to...

Opti-Coat was one of the first of the coatings to be popularized and now there are quite a few alternatives. The Cquartz is in the same league and all of the Cquartz line is highly respected so...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-15-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Johnz3mc
Another stunning performance Phil. I was...

Another stunning performance Phil.

I was shocked to see the iron residue on such a newish car. The red drippage on the exterior cleansing was just amazing.

I smiled when I saw the Gummi Pflege...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Johnz3mc
Don't forget that you're allowed to layer it too....

Don't forget that you're allowed to layer it too. Just give it time to set up between coats and 24 hrs would ensure no problems. Powerlock can be layered after 4 hrs. but 24 hrs is a safe bet.
Forum: The Detail Department 12-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Johnz3mc
Lately I'm a fan of Power Lock too and CGP is...

Lately I'm a fan of Power Lock too and CGP is accurate in his assessment.

If you want to continue with KSG, a few ideas I've found over the years: put it on as thin as possible, buff it off...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-01-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Johnz3mc
I've seen this fellow's work on a few forums and...

I've seen this fellow's work on a few forums and have admired his work. He'll be able to prep it perfectly with one hand tied behind his back, he's that good.
Greg Gellas of Signature Detailing,...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Johnz3mc
I have it in my arsenal as well and it has an...

I have it in my arsenal as well and it has an interesting history/genesis. I remember reading about it quite a while ago and the particular article mentioned a chemical term that described it's...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-26-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm not sure the shop vac used in reverse will...

I'm not sure the shop vac used in reverse will give enough air speed to do a good job of blowing the water off the car. It might just shift it around a bit but report back with what your findings...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Johnz3mc
Either of the 3M or Chemical Guys kits will work....

Either of the 3M or Chemical Guys kits will work. Others like Detailer's Pride make similar kits too, all ranging from about 25 - 40 bucks. The key for perfection is the sandpaper, not just...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Johnz3mc
I've used a leaf blower for ever and it works...

I've used a leaf blower for ever and it works really well.
A few caveats though: watch the hard plastic tip. Plasti-dip it a few times if you're worried about accidental contact. The more lsp...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-17-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Johnz3mc
How we use our cars, I don't think we'd really...

How we use our cars, I don't think we'd really notice the difference in braking.
If we were in Germany and travel the Autobahn and keep the car near the limit of what it'll do, I'd certainly stick...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Johnz3mc
Even really expensive boar's hair brushes are a...

Even really expensive boar's hair brushes are a bit of a crap shoot for finding a soft one. I'd follow crazy4trains suggestion and get a good lambs wool mitt and use the two bucket method.
Forum: The Detail Department 11-16-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm thinking that Wheel Wax is really a sealant...

I'm thinking that Wheel Wax is really a sealant of some sort. Waxes on wheels seems totally useless but a sealant will last a bit.

The problem with even sealants on wheels is that they're a bit...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-16-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Johnz3mc
Most modern tire dressings are water based and...

Most modern tire dressings are water based and don't last long at all. One rain and they're virtually gone.
I've had good luck with Optimum Tire Shine and if you want one that'll really last,...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-13-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Johnz3mc
Thanks for the pics Phil. I particularly liked...

Thanks for the pics Phil. I particularly liked the bit of counterpoint - the rat rod among all the new state of the art cars.
Forum: The Detail Department 11-11-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By Johnz3mc
Raggtopp offers a vinyl and a cloth kit and all...

Raggtopp offers a vinyl and a cloth kit and all German car manufacturers approve Raggtopp.
303 makes a kit as well and a lot of people swear by the 303 kit.
Forum: The Detail Department 11-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By Johnz3mc
You'll like that Gilmour foam gun and it'll lay...

You'll like that Gilmour foam gun and it'll lay down a good coat of foam. Chemical Guys and Detailer's Pride both make a snow foam and both work well. Mind you, you can also use just about any car...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By Johnz3mc
Yup, I wouldn't get that Amazon unit. The...

Yup, I wouldn't get that Amazon unit.

The foam cannon just puts a lot of foam onto the car, just like a good foam gun does. Foam cannons fit onto pressure washers, foam guns fit onto hoses and...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By Johnz3mc
Cheap sub $200 pressure washers are a gamble with...

Cheap sub $200 pressure washers are a gamble with reliability. They don't seem to last long at all and a good one will set you back some serious money. I'm not sure a good one is really worth the...
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