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Forum: The Detail Department 05-01-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Johnz3mc
Hand sanding is going to give you the control...

Hand sanding is going to give you the control you'll need so hand sand only for the best chance of success.
And thanks, the coupe is Imola red, color code 405 and has been a color choice for...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-01-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Johnz3mc
I guess you could give it a go. If it didn't...

I guess you could give it a go. If it didn't work, a shop can spot fix it anyway.

Go to paintscratch.com and order a spray can of clear.
Meguiar's unigrit paper is easy to find and I'd start...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-30-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Johnz3mc
If I'm seeing it right, it looks like severe road...

If I'm seeing it right, it looks like severe road rash. Clay bars won't produce that effect at all. That looks like way too much damage for a self repair

A respray of the clearcoat and then a...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-19-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Johnz3mc
Glad to help. Royal blue will highlight the...

Glad to help.
Royal blue will highlight the shine more than a lighter color and the flip side, it'll also show swirls more than lighter colors.
Maybe post a pic or two when you're done.
Forum: The Detail Department 04-18-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Johnz3mc
Sure, Waterless washing for a dusty car, ...

Sure,
Waterless washing for a dusty car,
Rinseless washing for dust and light dirt.

A two bucket method with a lambswool mitt or boars hair brush or one of those microfiber noodley things all...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-22-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,417
Posted By Johnz3mc
A spray on wax but it's really a sealant. ...

A spray on wax but it's really a sealant.
After I do a two bucket wash, I leave a bit of water on the car. Then I give a panel a spray or two and, using a plush microfiber, buff the panel to dry....
Forum: The Detail Department 02-15-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,417
Posted By Johnz3mc
Most impart some shine and if you're happy with...

Most impart some shine and if you're happy with the Meguiars, stick with it. Optimum, Ultima and BlackFire make their versions but I've only used Optimum No Rinse and ONR with Wax and I've been...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-05-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Johnz3mc
OP, You'll do well with Phil. His work is of...

OP,
You'll do well with Phil. His work is of the highest quality and you'll be thrilled with your X5 when Phil is finished with it. Actually way more perfect than factory.
He's posted quite a few...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-02-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Johnz3mc
303 is ok but it's longevity isn't great and if...

303 is ok but it's longevity isn't great and if you don't apply it properly, it can cause issues with surrounding paint. Read the instructions and follow them to the letter and you'll be good.
Or...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-27-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Johnz3mc
Or Paintscratch.com Here's a link for...

Or Paintscratch.com

Here's a link for Kallisto (they spell it with a K) Gray Metallic. Color code B64:
https://www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/select-color.cgi
Forum: The Detail Department 12-27-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,581
Posted By Johnz3mc
I used to think those car fragrance things...

I used to think those car fragrance things weren't my cup of tea but I've sort of changed my mind a bit. Not too long ago I bought another DD and I liked the subtle smell of the car. Sort of clean...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-27-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By Johnz3mc
Docbarb, For the engine I'd use a citrus based...

Docbarb,
For the engine I'd use a citrus based APC (all purpose cleaner) plus assorted brushes and rags. Once clean I used to spray the engine with CD2, a protectant used for engines. Now I spritz...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-28-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Johnz3mc
I think how you use it would trump the brush...

I think how you use it would trump the brush itself. If you use it to press hard and grind the brush into the surface you might move a layer of dirt around and produce scratches/swirls. If you can...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-26-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Johnz3mc
Back in 2012 a poster here named Picus (First...

Back in 2012 a poster here named Picus (First name was Kevin) worked in the GTA and his work was top notch.
He may have sold his BMW because he hasn't posted here for quite a while.

Here's his...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-22-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Johnz3mc
The two you mention are the safest and mosst cost...

The two you mention are the safest and mosst cost effective for somebody starting out. They're not going to do the correcting as quickly as some of the more expensive products but us...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-10-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Johnz3mc
Great article/link CGP. Maybe bookmark...

Great article/link CGP.

Maybe bookmark that link as a keeper and you can use it again to help with the next query.
Forum: The Detail Department 10-20-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Johnz3mc
Check out www.paintscratch.com. A wonderful...

Check out www.paintscratch.com.
A wonderful company to deal with, they're in the USA, I'm in Canada and Paintscratch.com shipped quickly and all was perfect.
All factory colours (I'm Canadian)...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-14-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Johnz3mc
Here's a thread from 2015 that might help a bit: ...

Here's a thread from 2015 that might help a bit:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=879664&highlight=vacuum
Forum: The Detail Department 09-09-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Johnz3mc
Is the stickiness all over, front and back, or...

Is the stickiness all over, front and back, or just the front?

If it were all over, maybe it would be an age issue with the vinyl.
If just the front, it's probably some adhesive from some...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-04-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Johnz3mc
Crazy4trains has it figured out I'm betting. ...

Crazy4trains has it figured out I'm betting. Those rail dust spots stick out like a sore thumb on a white car of course.
Forum: The Detail Department 08-30-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Johnz3mc
Good to hear. TOGWT's advice is always...

Good to hear.
TOGWT's advice is always extremely accurate and perfect. Every time I see he's contributed to a thread, I just smile and move on to the next post because I know there's nothing more I...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-11-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm with Chet31. I'm not a fan of the smell...

I'm with Chet31. I'm not a fan of the smell either.

Einzett Cockpit Premium and CarPro Perl are my two favs currently. CarPro Perl can be diluted to just the right amount of shine from little to...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-08-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By Johnz3mc
Maybe I'm way off base here but I'm thinking...

Maybe I'm way off base here but I'm thinking after the coating and DodoJuice Supernatural, it's not going to get any better after that.
Sometimes I use the Supernatural on the coupe and at that...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-05-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Johnz3mc
The regular one. My other fav. is Duragloss 9xx....

The regular one. My other fav. is Duragloss 9xx. The number changes depending on the size of the container - eg Duragloss 902.

I've been reading about Ultima's Paint Guard Wash and I'm thinking...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-01-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Johnz3mc
The car looks great. Their shampoo works very...

The car looks great.
Their shampoo works very well also, it's one of my favourites.
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