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Forum: The Detail Department 07-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By TOGWT
You may be able to obtain a n answer here (an...

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Forum: The Detail Department 07-13-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By TOGWT
Vinegar is a mild (acetic) acid that should not...

Vinegar is a mild (acetic) acid that should not harm a cured urethane (clear coat) paint

OPT have an acidic product developed to remove water spots without the need for polishing(always better to...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-12-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By TOGWT
TOGWT Detailing Wiki Q&

Come join Facebook’s fastest growing detailing page for an informative series of articles that are used and endorsed by auto experts, professional, neophyte and weekend detailers alike. They will...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-02-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By TOGWT
rdorman's advice is spot on

rdorman's advice is spot on
Forum: The Detail Department 06-21-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By TOGWT
http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/corrosion-...

http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/corrosion-rust-paint-damage.html
Forum: The Detail Department 05-02-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By TOGWT
Your seats are finished leather, that is to say...

Your seats are finished leather, that is to say they are protected with a polyurethane.

The black marks are wear, which can be alleviated by applying a polyurethane top coat (liquid) available...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-15-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By TOGWT
The leather used for automotive upholstery has a...

The leather used for automotive upholstery has a finish applied that comprises a polyurethane protective layer and an abrasion resistant topcoat.

Polyurethane is a polymer composed of a chain of...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-09-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By TOGWT
A pressure washer's psi rating isn't the whole...

A pressure washer's psi rating isn't the whole story; although it's the pressure (psi) that loosens dirt, it's the volume (GPM) of water flow that flushes it. And the amount of foam...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-08-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By TOGWT
http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015_02_01_archive...

http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015_02_01_archive.html
Forum: The Detail Department 04-01-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By TOGWT
http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015_02_01_archive...

http://togwt1980.blogspot.co.uk/2015_02_01_archive.html
Forum: The Detail Department 03-19-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By TOGWT
2. Protected leather (P-Protected / Coated) - the...

2. Protected leather (P-Protected / Coated) - the majority (95 %+) of modern OEM automobile leather upholstery (post 1995) is by-cast urethane (Ethyl carbamate) covered leather, these leathers have...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-12-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By TOGWT
Chemicals that are specifically formulated for...

Chemicals that are specifically formulated for auto paint are a waste of time and money; all the chemicals you really need for car care are under the kitchen sink {sarcasm}
Forum: The Detail Department 10-23-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By TOGWT
Asking detailing questions via PM's

Please post technical questions directly to the forum rather than sending me a private (forum) mail as I seem to be getting more and more questions being asked by individuals via PMs.

Autopia.org...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-22-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By TOGWT
Pooled water will stain / harden leather ...

Pooled water will stain / harden leather

FWIW: Roman soldiers used to make armour and shields by immersion in water for a few days and then drying it in the sun)


I am asked more questions...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-21-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By TOGWT
It looks to me like a water stain, conditioner...

It looks to me like a water stain, conditioner will do nothing for it. As suggested use a water-based (as opposed to oil-based) cleaner (Leather Master)
Forum: The Detail Department 10-09-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By TOGWT
I used to do a lot of Concours d’élégance...

I used to do a lot of Concours d’élégance vehicle preparation,and we used to use this material if the client was using flat back transporter
Forum: The Detail Department 10-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By TOGWT
Mould release agent Basically, your new tyre...

Mould release agent
Basically, your new tyre has been made by applying immense pressure to a precision steel mould, containing a load of rubber and other materials. These moulds are very, very...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-07-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By TOGWT
Transportwrap -will provide your vehicle with a...

Transportwrap -will provide your vehicle with a temporary layer of protection to preserve your automotive exterior finish during transport or a very long road trip. Even if you are planning to...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-29-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By TOGWT
[I was contacted by a company called EmpireCovers...

[I was contacted by a company called EmpireCovers to write a review of their car cover]

Was this a sponsored solicitation (i.e. were you paid for the review or receive a discount)? I ask because...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-08-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By TOGWT
Have you tried anything to remove them. Least...

Have you tried anything to remove them. Least abassive first - try a chemical paint cleaner (Swissvax Cleaner Fluid) before you use an abrasive polish
Forum: The Detail Department 09-08-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By TOGWT
OEM paint the complete vehicle, not individual...

OEM paint the complete vehicle, not individual panels, it's taken from the paint shoe to the QA department (the light tunnel as you eluded too), where it is inspected and any blemishes are removed.
...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-07-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By TOGWT
[So you know, the paint job is the most expensive...

[So you know, the paint job is the most expensive part of your car, all of your panels got painted together, removed/stored/organized together, and were reunited once again in the end for the best...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-31-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By TOGWT
There are two categories of water mark (the...

There are two categories of water mark (the so-called water spots)

Stage I (Surface) Corrosion[: defined as a surface with light to moderate corrosion damage to the paint surface]

Stage II...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-31-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By TOGWT
Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Regular - an advanced...

Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Regular - an advanced non-abrasive paint preparation solution containing mild chemical cleaning agents and heavy glazing oils that fill and mask minor paint defects and are...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-28-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By TOGWT
Wood Trim

The ‘wood’ trim in most vehicles (some Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus and Mercedes Benz models use real wood) which is protected with a urethane clear coat, polyurethane or a thin lacquer, which...
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