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Forum: The Detail Department 02-07-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Johnz3mc
Einszett Cockpit Premium leaves a perfect...

Einszett Cockpit Premium leaves a perfect semi-matt finish and it cleans and protects like you want it to.
CarPro Perl diluted to interior trim works well too and it's good for leather also. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-06-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Johnz3mc
Sorry, Us old guys talk in acronyms to save...

Sorry,
Us old guys talk in acronyms to save time/typing.
IPA is IsoPropyl Alcohol and it's available just about everywhere. And it's way cheaper than ethanol from the Highlands, the Lowlands, ...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-06-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Johnz3mc
Pads and polishes are good. The order of...

Pads and polishes are good.

The order of tasks is fine/normal.

The bubbly area is from rust underneath the paint and it's just going to get worse so you'll have to decide how you want to...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-02-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By Johnz3mc
A couple of thoughts for Sapphire Black: -the...

A couple of thoughts for Sapphire Black:
-the choice of a shampoo can make a bit of a difference in the overall look. Check out Pinnacle shampoo for black, red, or dark colored cars. It claims to...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-02-2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Johnz3mc
It's a bit of a mystery for sure. I've never...

It's a bit of a mystery for sure. I've never experienced anything even vaguely related to drippage from the door.

Tell us more though. How old is the car, is it parked inside or outside. Is...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-19-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Johnz3mc
I do too, once every year or two but the coupe is...

I do too, once every year or two but the coupe is a garage queen and only driven a couple of months a year. Wheel Woolies do a good job getting to the very back of the deep dish wheels so my...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Johnz3mc
Put multiple layers of Jetseal on and that'll...

Put multiple layers of Jetseal on and that'll increase it's durability. Frozen salt on the car isn't the problem. It's when the salt/ice melts is when the problems start.
So, a heated garage at...
Forum: The Detail Department 12-10-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Johnz3mc
Just a couple of thoughts: - 'soft and waxy'...

Just a couple of thoughts:
- 'soft and waxy' doesn't instill a lot of confidence. A good test of washing media is the CD test. Take a cd/dvd and use the brush/cloth on it with the shampoo and see...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-05-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By Johnz3mc
I have one of those hand held Dyson units and use...

I have one of those hand held Dyson units and use it for stairs in the house and spot cleanups. It works well but doesn't hold a charge much at all. Maybe 8 minutes. I like it but don't use it...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-05-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Johnz3mc
Knowing it's Milano Beige, I'd do the claying,...

Knowing it's Milano Beige, I'd do the claying, then an AIO like Klasse, and follow that up with a couple of layers of Powerlock. And you can layer most sealants too. Give Powerlock 4 - 6 hrs...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-04-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Johnz3mc
Sometimes I use a wax on the coupe and the intent...

Sometimes I use a wax on the coupe and the intent is shine, not longevity, not ultimate protection, just raw, head turning, brilliant shine.
This would be a category some call a 'beauty' wax. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Johnz3mc
Other forum guys are right, clay isn't going to...

Other forum guys are right, clay isn't going to help the stain/blemish.
If the stain is just on the surface of the clear it can be polished out. Get a tube of Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 and put a dab...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-05-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By Johnz3mc
Nothing wrong with BMW products and I'm thinking...

Nothing wrong with BMW products and I'm thinking they probably source their products from other German companies like Wolfgang, Klasse, Einzett, P21S, Sonax or ???. So, use them if you wish and...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By Johnz3mc
Great advice as always TOGWT. I always enjoy...

Great advice as always TOGWT. I always enjoy reading your info, it's like reading my old Master's thesis all over again.
Wonderful days of academe.
OK, OK, OK, for the record, I don't have a...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-14-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By Johnz3mc
I"m with RKA on his answers too. Dealerships...

I"m with RKA on his answers too.
Dealerships are notoriously cheap so I'm betting their product is not one of the high end products and probably petroleum based.

You might want to give CarPro...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-14-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,702
Posted By Johnz3mc
Welcome to the club. Prepare for hours...

Welcome to the club.
Prepare for hours working on cars, hours exploring products, hours checking reviews and hours making your next purchase list of products and hours of experimenting.
All will...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-26-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm thinking you paid big bucks to make it...

I'm thinking you paid big bucks to make it perfect again and it's not. Not even close to being acceptable so take it back and have them make it right.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-23-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Johnz3mc
It's a polish with abrasive qualities so it'll...

It's a polish with abrasive qualities so it'll remove swirl marks and more harsh scratches, assuming the scratch hasn't gone through the clearcoat.

So, a little dab on a towel and rub it over the...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Johnz3mc
Do the PDR thing but ask which pdr service your...

Do the PDR thing but ask which pdr service your BMW/Audi/Merc uses and use them.

Once it's repaired as best as it can be, get a bit of Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 on the end of a cotton terry towel. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-06-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Johnz3mc
CarPro PERL. My DD is a older Ford Escape and...

CarPro PERL.
My DD is a older Ford Escape and it's exterior has a huge amount of that plastic stuff. Front, back, left, right, it's everywhere and it looked light grey.
CarPro PERL fixed that...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Johnz3mc
Wurth makes a product also and some think it...

Wurth makes a product also and some think it works better than GP.

I didn't see it on the Detailer's Domain site but Autogeek lists it:
http://www.autogeek.net/wuruca.html
Forum: The Detail Department 06-18-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By Johnz3mc
If you want it to look like a million bucks when...

If you want it to look like a million bucks when it's clean, get the black. If you want easy maintenance, get silver.

To my eye, silver and beige don't look good together. Silver and red is a...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-18-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Johnz3mc
My money is on the top dye layer coming off. ...

My money is on the top dye layer coming off.
Here's the link to Leather Masters and their color chart. Poke around the site and you'll learn everything you'll need to know and purchase to effect a...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-17-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Johnz3mc
Here are the two pics and 3 layers of Collinite...

Here are the two pics and 3 layers of Collinite do make the white look wet. Enthusiast 456 sent the pics to me and said it'd be ok to post them so here they are:

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Forum: The Detail Department 06-16-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By Johnz3mc
I'm thinking clearcoat failure too. No orange...

I'm thinking clearcoat failure too.
No orange peel means the car wasn't repainted locally.
Take it back to the dealer and show them but I'm not sure of the responsibilities of the cpo.
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