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Forum: The Detail Department Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
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: 528
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: 348
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: 348
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: 2
Views: 275
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: 16
Views: 859
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: 16
Views: 859
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: 616
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: 414
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: 513
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: 416
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: 604
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: 1,116
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: 766
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: 522
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: 442
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: 522
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...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By Johnz3mc
Very nicely done, it looks like a million bucks. ...

Very nicely done, it looks like a million bucks. If I didn't know better, I'd have sworn you had a professional do it.
Again, good work on a job well done.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-23-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Johnz3mc
RPsX5d. Nope, haven't tried the Enviroshield...

RPsX5d.
Nope, haven't tried the Enviroshield Ceramic kit. I only just read about it a week or so ago but it looks interesting and I'm waiting for others to give it a try and review it. Maybe mid...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-22-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Johnz3mc
If you want it done right, you're still going to...

If you want it done right, you're still going to have to have the paint corrected, either by a pro or yourself.

Then you have a couple of options:
- get a sealant like Menzerna Powerlock. 30...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By Johnz3mc
Good plan. You don't really need the grit guard...

Good plan.
You don't really need the grit guard in both buckets, only the rinse bucket. One in the wash bucket won't hurt but it won't do much either.
If you're buying your stuff online, I'd...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-09-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By Johnz3mc
Maybe. Keep in mind that the protective coating...

Maybe.
Keep in mind that the protective coating they put on is just another sealant that may last anywhere from 3 months to a year and those touchless washes have a few other negative things going...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-09-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Johnz3mc
The spray on stuff from all brands doesn't last...

The spray on stuff from all brands doesn't last long at all. With a spray of product rubbed around a bit, I'm thinking the product must be only a molecule or two thick.
Dedicated sealants like...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By Johnz3mc
If I had a nice new 328i, I'd stay away from...

If I had a nice new 328i, I'd stay away from those guys like the plague.
I'm thinking they probably use the same rags on all the cars and have been using those rags for days and days. They...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Johnz3mc
To answer your question, a hydrophobic polymer is...

To answer your question, a hydrophobic polymer is just a fancy way of describing a sealant.
Sealants offer many advantages over carnauba waxes. Longevity, shine, and increased protection from...
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