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Forum: The Detail Department 06-21-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
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: 674
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: 548
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: 1,726
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: 665
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: 879
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: 524
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: 526
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: 430
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: 952
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: 952
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: 991
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: 638
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: 991
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: 889
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: 1,521
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: 1,521
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: 1,521
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: 1,521
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: 416
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: 1,115
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: 1,115
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: 486
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: 453
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: 4,711
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...
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