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Forum: The Detail Department 02-28-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Johnz3mc
Thanks Suza, The coupe's a garage queen for...

Thanks Suza,
The coupe's a garage queen for sure, hibernating right now. I only licence it for 4 - 5 months a year and it's just perfect. Even the bolsters are perfect, thanks to Leatherique. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-28-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Johnz3mc
Yup, I've used it. Both the original Optimum No...

Yup, I've used it. Both the original Optimum No Rinse an the Optimum No Rinse with Wax.
It's made to provide a rinseless wash and I've used it on the BMW, the Ford Escape daily driver, the wife's...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-26-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Johnz3mc
The two ONRs add water softening so that's a...

The two ONRs add water softening so that's a possibility for you.

http://autoobsessed.com/shop/optimum-rinse-wash-and-shine-32oz-p-630.html?osCsid=cumg8ui0ql7aag4aihh16pol95

Check out the 4th...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Johnz3mc
I can't think of anything that's going to be a...

I can't think of anything that's going to be a magic bullet for you but I'm thinking Menzerna Powerlock might be worth a try. I've been working with it since last summer and it provides a really...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-24-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Johnz3mc
In the old days, there was some validity to that...

In the old days, there was some validity to that statement. Back then tire dressings were petroleum based products and under optimum circumstances would cause the binders in the rubber to leach out....
Forum: The Detail Department 02-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Johnz3mc
What colour (Canadian/English spelling) is your...

What colour (Canadian/English spelling) is your e39?
Forum: The Detail Department 02-16-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Johnz3mc
Meg's 16 paste wax has a lot of fillers and will...

Meg's 16 paste wax has a lot of fillers and will last a while and is available otc most places.
Sealants don't fill much at all, with the exception of Autoglym's SRP and Bilt Hamber Auto Balm, and...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Johnz3mc
This shop is one of the best and well worth the...

This shop is one of the best and well worth the trip:

http://www.uccboston.com/
Forum: The Detail Department 02-10-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'd give Kevin Hamill a call. He owns GTA in...

I'd give Kevin Hamill a call. He owns GTA in Detail and does amazing work and used to post on BMW forums a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if he does interiors but who doesn't and if he can't fit...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-04-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Johnz3mc
Dark blue. It's going to show imperfections way...

Dark blue. It's going to show imperfections way more than white or light grey. I'd actually stay away from both the waterblade and the squeegee type of products.
The first little bit of crud...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-02-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By Johnz3mc
Meg's Endurance has worked well as a water based...

Meg's Endurance has worked well as a water based product. I have it and have been pleased with it's look and performance. I just have this experimenting bug that I can't shake.
You know how it...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-31-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Johnz3mc
Thanks for the kind words Robert and keep up the...

Thanks for the kind words Robert and keep up the good work with the 335i.
Forum: The Detail Department 01-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
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: 456
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: 17
Views: 853
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: 456
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: 456
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: 7
Views: 676
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: 390
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: 545
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: 832
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: 908
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: 908
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: 605
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: 361
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...
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