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Hi,
I'm going to crank out a detailing website. A place to capture all the little tips and tricks of the trade. As soon as it's up I'll post a link here and hope to get feedback from my OCD brothers and sisters. It will be text first but I hope to soon have pics as well. The goal is one place to capture all the info. Stay tuned...:thumb:
 

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Ripsnort said:
This is a good site but I'm not going to get into any brands though or product reviews. More tehnique content. Wash this way, if you have this condition use this (ie peanut butter for trim) that type of stuff. I don't want to start another Zaino -vs- Carnauba page. I also want to post pictures of the techniques (two bucket method...wash/rinse)
 

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Great Idea!

great idea in-d-haus!

Tips and lessons learned and stuff like that in a one-stop shopping format!

Got one lesson learned for you I found this weekend:

I put the car in the middle of the 2 car garage so I could open the doors on both sides to do the inside. I look at the conv. top (red) and two spots of grease from the garage door track landed on the top! :mad:

I made a grease trap out of cardboard hung with string/wire ties under the screw drive. :)
 

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I think something going over technique and general steps would be far more useful than talking about products. Yesterday's session at the Carnauba Store made that pretty clear.

Surface and work area/tool prep and working techniques go a long way toward making the job easier and the outcome of the work better.
 

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Re: Great Idea!

scottn2retro said:

Got one lesson learned for you I found this weekend:

I put the car in the middle of the 2 car garage so I could open the doors on both sides to do the inside. I look at the conv. top (red) and two spots of grease from the garage door track landed on the top! :mad:

I made a grease trap out of cardboard hung with string/wire ties under the screw drive. :)
I do the very same thing... :thumb: Thanks!
 

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pic to come

in_d_haus -

I'll send a pic of my grease trap soon.

Check out the OC detail clinic thread - You gotta love a place where you can get Meguiar's, 3M, Autoglym, etc. in gallon size - or for Ripsnort, the 55 gallon drum!
 

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in_d_haus said:


Good stuff Rip but it's lacking in content.
Lacking content? Uhhh, okay, whatever dude ;)

Content:

Overspray Clays Rub Me the Wrong Way

Car Covers: Types and how to use them.

How to properly clean your car's paintwork.

How to properly maintain and preserve your Convertible Car Top.

How to repair the finish on wheels that have been damaged by improper
cleaning.

How to properly clean your car's engine compartment.

How to properly care for the leather surfaces in your car's interior.

How to properly repair paint chips.

How to protect your car's paint finish.

Extra protection for your car's paint finish when driving on the track or in
autocrosses.

Squealing brakes: How to save wear-and-tear on your horn!

Tires, Exterior Rubber, and Vinyl protection.

Vinyl Care.

How to properly wash your car.

How to properly care for your car's wheels.
 

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Maybe poor choice of words?

Hey Rip -

I think what in_d_haus meant is that the articles are 100% text. :dunno:

I checked out the site. There is certainly no lack of info there.
 
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