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Forum: The Detail Department 10-05-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Johnz3mc
And the obvious of course - don't keep food or...

And the obvious of course - don't keep food or drinks inside the car. Don't carry paintcans on the floors or seats and like a buddy did, don't put a sick calf into the back seat to transport it to...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-29-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Johnz3mc
Get Meguiar's NXT now and then order Pinnacle...

Get Meguiar's NXT now and then order Pinnacle Souveran from the internet. The NXT will be great, the Souveran will be spectacular.
Forum: The Detail Department 09-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Johnz3mc
I like the Ridgid line and have the one with the...

I like the Ridgid line and have the one with the blower on top.
The $64 one with the auto detailing kit included looks like a better choice though. That smaller hose with all the attachments and...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Johnz3mc
If you want to go with traditional washes, then...

If you want to go with traditional washes, then give Duragloss or Griot's shampoo a try. Both are very gentle and offer super lubricity as well. The key to all car shampoos though, is not to use a...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-01-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Johnz3mc
Powder coating is really tough so your usual...

Powder coating is really tough so your usual procedure will work well, as will any of the otc wheel cleaners should you need extra cleaning power.
Put a couple of layers of a good sealant on them...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'd try mom's idea first then maybe give this a...

I'd try mom's idea first then maybe give this a try:
http://www.autogeek.net/so2pure-air-purifier.html

Bad luck about stepping on the keys in the first place but crazy enough, I keep the keys to...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-30-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Johnz3mc
^^^^^ True about the no foaming with ONR, so...

^^^^^ True about the no foaming with ONR, so you'd have to change your normal routine a bit and and use the 'less water' method with all those 'waterless' products.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-30-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Johnz3mc
When I do a conventional wash, I use either...

When I do a conventional wash, I use either Duragloss or Griot's shampoo. Both offer huge lubricity, gentle cleaning and both are wax/sealant safe.

If you want a wash and wax in one step, think...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Johnz3mc
You have a couple of options, like previous...

You have a couple of options, like previous fellows mentioned.

One of the most powerful and nasty wheel cleaners you can buy is Meguiar's Wheel Brightener, really nasty stuff. Hydrofluoric acid....
Forum: The Detail Department 07-17-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm in Canada too and just went to the Surf City...

I'm in Canada too and just went to the Surf City website. They mention their products are available through Lordco. There's a Lordco nearby so I'll swing by and see if they can get some for me....
Forum: The Detail Department 07-10-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Johnz3mc
I still think it's clearcoat damage. Get a 20x...

I still think it's clearcoat damage. Get a 20x microscope thing and look at the area. I think you'll see the white is really microscopic gouges in the clearcoat.
The ScratchX2.0 will actually...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Johnz3mc
I think it may be clearcoat damage too. Get a...

I think it may be clearcoat damage too. Get a tube of Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 and put a dab on a corner of a terry towel. Rub like the dickens on a very small area of the blemish. Repeat two or...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-05-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Johnz3mc
It all depends what wax one uses. The term 'wax'...

It all depends what wax one uses. The term 'wax' is quite generic nowdays and could mean the original and natural wax from plants and palm trees - carnauba, montan, even a hint of beeswax. The...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-02-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Johnz3mc
Not yet GCP. I've been looking at it and...

Not yet GCP.
I've been looking at it and thinking I'd like to give it a try. Maybe later this season, maybe next, but it's definitely on the 'try' list though.
I've decided I need more cars to...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-02-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Johnz3mc
^^^ That's funny. Well done BigDeep1. ...

^^^
That's funny. Well done BigDeep1.

I've been trying Powerlock for the last few months, first on the DD and now the coupe. Great stuff and you can layer it after 3 hrs.
I usually put...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Johnz3mc
For future use, throw a couple of bottles of...

For future use, throw a couple of bottles of bottled water in your trunk. Add a cheap microfiber towel or two and you'll be able to remove the bird bits as soon as you discover them.
Forum: The Detail Department 06-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Johnz3mc
Sure, Sonax Full Effect for a spray on rim...

Sure, Sonax Full Effect for a spray on rim cleaner,
Optimum Opti-Bond or Meg's Endurance or the Mother's product are all good. Over the last few years, the trend it toward the water based products...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-04-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Johnz3mc
It looks good CPG. With the DD, I wait 4 hrs and...

It looks good CPG. With the DD, I wait 4 hrs and add a 2nd layer. I'm not sure if there's an improvement in gloss but it sure looks good and when you run your hand over the surface you can sort of...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Johnz3mc
Your paint will survive the sun better than your...

Your paint will survive the sun better than your plastic trim bits will.
I'd go with a two part protection scheme: a sealant for the paint. A couple of layers of Menzerna's Powerlock will keep the...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-06-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Johnz3mc
Beautiful work as usual Phil. It continues to...

Beautiful work as usual Phil.
It continues to amaze me how dealerships like that one, Swirl City Subaru, treat their new cars so very poorly and I often ask myself if any dealership manager ever...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-04-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Johnz3mc
^^ Very nice setup. You know you're raising envy...

^^ Very nice setup. You know you're raising envy in your fellow man right?
Forum: The Detail Department 05-01-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Johnz3mc
I had a bit of success with similar scratches on...

I had a bit of success with similar scratches on a buddy's old panel van.
I washed the area first of course, then tried a bit of Meguiar's Scratch-X on the corner of a terry towel. It took a bit of...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Johnz3mc
BigDeep1, This vid will help you with the...

BigDeep1,
This vid will help you with the process. I know it's five years old but the process really hasn't changed. The guy in the vid is a really good detailer, known as Scottwax on other...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Johnz3mc
I smiled when I saw the three wheel woolies - I...

I smiled when I saw the three wheel woolies - I have them and they work wonderfully with my wheels.
And yup, I'm a bit partial to that red too. Can't quite put my finger on it but I like it.
OK,...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-21-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Johnz3mc
Nope, I wouldn't bother. I'd save the ONRWW...

Nope, I wouldn't bother.
I'd save the ONRWW for the waterless wash style it was made for. If you want an easy way of adding more shine after your conventional wash, sheet off as much water as...
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