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Forum: The Detail Department 08-29-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By TOGWT
Traditionally, plastic cleaners were the main...

Traditionally, plastic cleaners were the main source for cleaning paint protection film. However, these products were never designed specifically for clear bras. Chemicals within plastic cleaners...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-03-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By TOGWT
Wet-sanding takes a lot of practice and is not...

Wet-sanding takes a lot of practice and is not something you should try on a clients or your own vehicle without a lot of practice on ‘scrap’ panels

Back in the day the compounds (rocks in a...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By TOGWT
You may be able to obtain a n answer here (an...

You may be able to obtain a n answer here (an auto painting forum) http://autobodystore.com/forum/in
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Forum: The Detail Department 07-13-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By TOGWT
Vinegar is a mild (acetic) acid that should not...

Vinegar is a mild (acetic) acid that should not harm a cured urethane (clear coat) paint

OPT have an acidic product developed to remove water spots without the need for polishing(always better to...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-12-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By TOGWT
TOGWT Detailing Wiki Q&

Come join Facebook’s fastest growing detailing page for an informative series of articles that are used and endorsed by auto experts, professional, neophyte and weekend detailers alike. They will...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-02-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By TOGWT
rdorman's advice is spot on

rdorman's advice is spot on
Forum: The Detail Department 06-21-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
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: 848
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: 641
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: 1,869
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: 831
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: 1,004
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: 576
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: 539
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: 437
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: 981
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: 981
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: 1,034
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: 664
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: 1,034
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: 922
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: 1,601
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: 1,601
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: 1,601
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: 1,601
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...
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