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Forum: The Detail Department Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
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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: 271
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: 867
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: 867
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: 244
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: 867
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: 258
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: 2
Views: 505
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: 1,233
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: 568
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: 568
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...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Johnz3mc
Easy solution then. You give it a coat of a good...

Easy solution then. You give it a coat of a good sealant yourself and you're done.
The program people will be doing the hard work for you, the claying and the polishing which will remove all...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-20-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Johnz3mc
Here are a few terms for you. A compound is a...

Here are a few terms for you.
A compound is a heavy duty polish used to remove harsh sanding marks or harsh marring. The abrasive particles in compounds are microscopically large and remove...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Johnz3mc
Sapphire black looks spectacular when it's clean...

Sapphire black looks spectacular when it's clean and shiny and you're on the right track for that.

Two buckets yes. Get them anywhere, 5 gals. If you want to use them as a seat, plunk a piece of...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-20-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Johnz3mc
Your list looks fine for washing and waxing. ...

Your list looks fine for washing and waxing.
What's the color of your car?

Keep those red towels for door jambs and wheels and windows. Don't use them on your paint. Your microfiber towels will...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-11-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Johnz3mc
For the original poster, You didn't mention...

For the original poster,
You didn't mention the products you've used to date.
The suggestion about Sonax Full Effect was a good one. It's strong and turns red as it works, dissolving embedded...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-08-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Johnz3mc
Give it a month before you add any sealants or...

Give it a month before you add any sealants or waxes or claying.
It'll take that long for the new paint and clearcoat to off-gas and harden properly.
A gentle wash with a good shampoo like...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-31-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'd start right now. Give it a once over with...

I'd start right now.
Give it a once over with one of the IronX products to chemically remove any rail dust or metallic contaminants. Then a really good inspection for localized swirls/scratches. I...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Johnz3mc
Detailing World is a UK based detailing forum and...

Detailing World is a UK based detailing forum and has a huge UK member base.
Give them a try and I bet you'll get lots of suggestions.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-28-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Johnz3mc
Your sequence is good. As for the second...

Your sequence is good.

As for the second coat of PNS, you have to wait enough time for the little molecule thingies to connect together. The experts call it 'molecular cross bonding'. I call it...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Johnz3mc
That'll work well if you still have lots left. ...

That'll work well if you still have lots left.
I've been happy with Menzerna Powerlock recently.
Sonax Net Shield has been mentioned quite a bit lately.
The old standby, the Klasse Twins are...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-27-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm with Frank on this one. Usually the...

I'm with Frank on this one.
Usually the dealerships just wash the car with a dirty rag and declare it's 'detailed'. I'm joking a bit but I'm not far from the truth in most cases.
Run your water...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Johnz3mc
The fallout cleaner just ensures a perfect...

The fallout cleaner just ensures a perfect surface prior to applying your sealant and there are a few ways to remove all surface contaminants.
One way is to use clay (clarbar) and using a lubricant,...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-26-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Johnz3mc
You only need one of those. The general rule is...

You only need one of those.
The general rule is sealant first, wax second.

So, go with the Sonax Polymer Net Shield first.

People may apply a wax topper if they want depth of shine but...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-21-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Johnz3mc
Nothing out of the ordinary really. Wash them...

Nothing out of the ordinary really. Wash them good with a strong APC and keep at it until all of the brown comes off.
Brown Royal, Westley's Bleache White, and even from the Dollar Store, LAs...
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