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Forum: The Detail Department 11-12-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
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: 385
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: 871
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: 871
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: 777
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: 517
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: 777
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: 737
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: 1,275
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: 1,275
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: 1,275
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: 1,275
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: 368
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: 836
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...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-27-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By TOGWT
Talc and cornstarch were often used to polish...

Talc and cornstarch were often used to polish chrome or gold plated fittings(and just like modern polishes you can adjust its abrasiveness by the coarseness of the applicator used.

This was long...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-22-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By TOGWT
I see that TOGWT posted this a long time ago: ...

I see that TOGWT posted this a long time ago:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...15&postcount=3

an update-

Concrete

[: a construction material composed of cement (commonly Portland...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-15-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By TOGWT
Protein Stain Remover HT-67 will remove blood,...

Protein Stain Remover HT-67 will remove blood, urine pet, and food stains, but what makes it unique is its formulation. The stain remover is a highly concentrated, biodegradable powder that is...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-06-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,955
Posted By TOGWT
Wood Trim The 'wood' trim in most vehicles...

Wood Trim

The 'wood' trim in most vehicles (some Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus and Mercedes Benz models use real wood) other vehicles use a wood veneer, both of which are protected with a...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-04-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By TOGWT
It may be possible but not sight...

It may be possible but not sight unseen-photograph (s) would help immensely
Forum: The Detail Department 07-22-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,134
Posted By TOGWT
The little xmas tree that hangs on the rear-view...

The little xmas tree that hangs on the rear-view mirror ;)

A clean interior ( including cabin filter and AC system) should need a 'masking' sent

See also:

TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-21-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By TOGWT
If the backing plate is too small for the pad,...

If the backing plate is too small for the pad, you reduce the effective contact surface area of the pad that is able to polish effectively, t here is also a possibility that the backing plate will...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-19-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By TOGWT
Use 1z Plastic Cleaner (Plastik-Reiniger) - an...

Use 1z Plastic Cleaner (Plastik-Reiniger) - an intensive, non-corrosive, non-acidic two-phase deep cleaner that is a concentrated deep cleaning detergent to remove 'spot' cleaner marks.

Cleaning...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-15-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By TOGWT
Most vehicles are transported by road or rail and...

Most vehicles are transported by road or rail and will become contaminated with brake / rail dust (ferrous metal) as suggested try the 'bag test' 99% of the time it will benefit from a...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-04-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By TOGWT
'Cardboard hard leather' is certain...

'Cardboard hard leather' is certain indication that the leather has been allowed to dehydrate. The corium is packed with collagen protein fibres, arranged in larger bundles and...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-01-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By TOGWT
[I take it that means you have no advice] ...

[I take it that means you have no advice]


TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Article - "Glass Cleaning Process" -...
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