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Old 07-15-2014, 04:54 AM   #3951
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so when i tried to login to detailersdomain.com with facebook this happened...

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Given URL is not allowed by the Application configuration.: One or more of the given URLs is not allowed by the App's settings. It must match the Website URL or Canvas URL, or the domain must be a subdomain of one of the App's domains.
how can i fix this?
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:50 AM   #3952
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DD: is there a PERMANENT windshield coating available that sheds water better than rain x and prevents bugs from sticking?
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:21 PM   #3953
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just need some professional opinion on how to protect a new paint.
Opticoat 2.0 or xpel film for the front? and
xpel film just on the bumper or bumper/full hood on 2015 sti? It looks like 2015 bumper covers a lot of front part of the car, so it seems like just a bumper coverage might be sufficient.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:07 PM   #3954
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Tried it. Definitely doesn't work. Even with massive amounts of elbow grease. Any other suggestions? Took a long trip in the afternoon yesterday and the glare I receive from the dash onto the windshield is borderline dangerous.
Just a complete guess, but I would assume dawn dish detergent would do a good job. I'd start with a light mix with lots of water, and move up in concentration as needed. Then wash all the soap away and after dry use 303. That stuff is amazing!
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:47 AM   #3955
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Phil,
I currently use the following products in the following order after a wash...
1) CG Clay bar with Clay luber
2) CG V32-38
3) CG Blacklight
4) CG Pete's 53
5) CG Insta wax+
6) V7

(Yes I know, I am bias towards CG)

However, I am looking for a new lsp to use. I am not happy with the water beading/Longevity of V7.

So, I bought a bunch of different products to try.
-CG Eco Smart RU
-Optimum Instant Detailer
- CG P40
- CG speed wipe
- CG extreme slick synthetic QD


So my question is:
After Instawax+, Which product(s) do you recommend?
I have tried all of these products on my personal car, however I really cant find a difference in performance/water beading/ longevity/ anti static
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:24 PM   #3956
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DD: is there a PERMANENT windshield coating available that sheds water better than rain x and prevents bugs from sticking?
Not exactly. Even the best permanent coatings can be abraded off eventually by the windshield wipers.

I'd look into something like Optimum's Opti-Glass Coating that will still last a long time and can be reapplied if necessary.

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just need some professional opinion on how to protect a new paint.
Opticoat 2.0 or xpel film for the front? and
xpel film just on the bumper or bumper/full hood on 2015 sti? It looks like 2015 bumper covers a lot of front part of the car, so it seems like just a bumper coverage might be sufficient.
For the best protection you want both a full clear bra and a coating, no question. It's all what your budget can handle. I recommend having the clear bra professionally applied and doing Opti-Coat yourself to save some money.

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Tried it. Definitely doesn't work. Even with massive amounts of elbow grease. Any other suggestions? Took a long trip in the afternoon yesterday and the glare I receive from the dash onto the windshield is borderline dangerous.
Try a quality APC. Up the concentration if necessary.

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Noob question here:

Thinking about getting the Porter Cable 7424XP to quicken polishing my car. Just bought a new 15 WRX, but I was wondering if I should be careful around the lines, grooves, and curves of the car. I know I should be careful around edges, but what about the things I listed? For a new car with very minor marring, is the Meguiars Ultimate Polish a mild polish or very abrasive?

Another question:
When OptiCoating 2.0, do I wipe it right after putting it on or wait? If so, how long do I wait?

Thanks!!
You need to be careful in general when polishing paint. A DA can do limited damage, but always use the least aggressive method and use caution, particularly if you don't do work like this often.

Meguiar's Ultimate Polish is mild and for light imperfections. Check out other 2015 WRXs that have been corrected for other options as well. Remember to always use the least aggressive method necessary.

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Old 07-18-2014, 07:58 PM   #3957
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DD: is there a PERMANENT windshield coating available that sheds water better than rain x and prevents bugs from sticking?
You can try Adam's Glass Sealant its not really permanent because as your wipers hit them they will degrade them over time I have seen 3-5 months on it, with continuous maintenance.

Something a bit more permanent will be Optimum Glass Coating, but it is more expensive.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:14 PM   #3958
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What do you do to remove baked on breakdust from wheels? Picked up sti bbs and even after thoroughly washing and scrubbing them, you feel grit on the lip area from all the dust that's been caked on over the years.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:41 PM   #3959
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Hey DD,

Just read the detail write up you did on the Penske GT. Can you please tell me what you used to clean and polish the scratches on the tail lights?
Also, what protectant do you use on the interior and exterior plastic trim?

Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:42 AM   #3960
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Hey DD,

Just read the detail write up you did on the Penske GT. Can you please tell me what you used to clean and polish the scratches on the tail lights?
Also, what protectant do you use on the interior and exterior plastic trim?

Thanks!
sure thing the list of products are there, we used the same thing as the paint on the tail lights.

As for the interior we used 1Z einszett Cockpit on the plastics and on the leather we used Sonax Leather Foam.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:43 AM   #3961
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What do you do to remove baked on breakdust from wheels? Picked up sti bbs and even after thoroughly washing and scrubbing them, you feel grit on the lip area from all the dust that's been caked on over the years.
what have you already used, can you post a photo of what you have left on them?
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:20 PM   #3962
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so this weekend I used Carpro Iron X for the first time. From the second I opened the bottle, I could tell I needed to be outside to apply it. I covered the entire car with Iron X. While the product worked great, the smell made its way into my house and is still lingering around my driveway.

My question is did I use too much product? And where do you recommend is the best place to apply this stuff? I can't have my neighborhood smell every time I do a detail.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:24 PM   #3963
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Use outside or in a very well ventilated area. My shed is not heated so my detailing supplies go in the house for the winter, but iron x etc go in the basement.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:47 PM   #3964
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Use outside or in a very well ventilated area. My shed is not heated so my detailing supplies go in the house for the winter, but iron x etc go in the basement.
I did use it outside, the smell in my house was gone the next day, but in the driveway where I applied it still has a slight smell, 2 days later.

Thanks for the reply
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:57 PM   #3965
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Thanks for the reply. I also want to ask if I should let the dealer do a new car detail before I drive it off from their lot. I'll be driving 200 miles on the freeway.
I'll be getting xpel/detail a week later, but I'm just worried about exposing the paint on the freeways without any protection against the bugs and dirt.
Should I just take the wax and do it myself before I drive back?

And what's the best way to take care of a brand new car before I take it to the detail shop?

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Old Yesterday, 12:46 AM   #3966
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I traded my headlights for some that that have been baked and painted. They have a slight haze to them, I tried polishing them with a polisher and some plastix (meguiars) and that helped but there is still some haze. Any products you recommend? They don't have any rough spots, just a light haze and don't look as clear as they should.

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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM   #3967
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I traded my headlights for some that that have been baked and painted. They have a slight haze to them, I tried polishing them with a polisher and some plastix (meguiars) and that helped but there is still some haze. Any products you recommend? They don't have any rough spots, just a light haze and don't look as clear as they should.

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can you take a photo of them.

is the haze in the inside?

I see this happen a lot when people get refurb or modded headlights.
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 PM   #3968
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Would you recommend putting PNS over Opti Coat 2.0 after it has cured for at least 2 weeks? I plan on polishing to get rid of some high spots in the OC 2.0 at that that point and then following up with PNS. That or should I polish, second coat of 2.0, another 2 weeks, then PNS?
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Would you recommend putting PNS over Opti Coat 2.0 after it has cured for at least 2 weeks? I plan on polishing to get rid of some high spots in the OC 2.0 at that that point and then following up with PNS. That or should I polish, second coat of 2.0, another 2 weeks, then PNS?
you can apply Sonax PNS after 5-7 days so you are in the clear.
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Old Yesterday, 04:18 PM   #3970
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I accidently got sealant compound on my side vents and the plastic below the wipers. It's scattered on the car. It's been 4 months now and I've tried to scrub it with soap every time and it won't come off.

I know I should of taped it off, but is there anything I can use to get sealant splatter off plastic? I've read things such as leather cleaner can work but just haven't gotten to it.

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Old Yesterday, 05:36 PM   #3971
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Thanks for the reply. I also want to ask if I should let the dealer do a new car detail before I drive it off from their lot. I'll be driving 200 miles on the freeway.
I'll be getting xpel/detail a week later, but I'm just worried about exposing the paint on the freeways without any protection against the bugs and dirt.
Should I just take the wax and do it myself before I drive back?

And what's the best way to take care of a brand new car before I take it to the detail shop?
Ask them not to remove the plastic if possible.

Since you are driving interstate home you could put some painters tape on the front bumper

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Old Yesterday, 06:32 PM   #3972
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I accidently got sealant compound on my side vents and the plastic below the wipers. It's scattered on the car. It's been 4 months now and I've tried to scrub it with soap every time and it won't come off.

I know I should of taped it off, but is there anything I can use to get sealant splatter off plastic? I've read things such as leather cleaner can work but just haven't gotten to it.

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if you are speaking of the windshield cowl - plastic trim you can try this set up.

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and Black Wow
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Old Yesterday, 10:18 PM   #3973
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That's the part I'm speaking about. Is that the only product.

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carpro dlux worked really well on the faded plastic trim on the older cars I've tried it on.
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