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Old 03-27-2008, 08:14 PM   #301
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i think it may have been on the ground and i drove over it and it got kicked up. im pretty sure its sap and not paint. i get it pretty often unfortunately.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:51 AM   #302
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i dont know if i should post a new thread but i need a little help. I have a 2008 sti and the front bumper as you know is low to the ground. I was parking the other day and scraped the front on some ice. These scrapes are into the clearcoat but not the paint.

I was thinking of using some meguiar's #2 then #7 and finally some #20 with a buffer. Or is there better stuff to use? Also,What kind of buffing pad should be used?

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Old 03-31-2008, 10:57 AM   #303
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I would go into this as you have nothing to lose....i would give it a try and if you can't fix it get it spot repaired.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:09 AM   #304
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I picked up a PC 7424 not too long ago. One of my good friends wants me to tackle his car with it. His car is Red and has a good amount of swirls, I would say a lot more then average. Which pads should I use for severe swirls, then following it up? I have CCS Pads and a Velcro Backing Plate. I have a Black, Yellow, White, Orange, Green, Blue, and I think that's it, mainly one of each color. I currently have some Adam's Products (Scratch/Haze Remover, Revive Polish, Buttery Wax), Meguires (Gold Class Was, Polish, Scratch-X), Optimum (Polish), Turtle Wax 2001 (Polish, I believe), KIT (Scratch Out), Zymols (Cleaner Wax).

Now I'm pretty new with the whole PC thing, but have attempted to do Orange - Adams Scratch Remover, White - Adams Polish, and Black - Adams Wax on a similiar conditioned car but it didn't remove everything, maybe about 40-50% of scratches. Maybe I wasn't putting too much weight down on the PC? I really would love to have the finish you often get, or atleast get 80% of the stuff out for him and myself in the future, if it ever gets that bad.

So what do you recommend I use, which pads, which products, and what speeds on the PC? Like I mentioned, the car is Red, and has pretty severe swirls. Thanks,
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:25 PM   #305
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I would go into this as you have nothing to lose....i would give it a try and if you can't fix it get it spot repaired.
actually, i was kind of hoping for recommendations of which product to use.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:10 PM   #306
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try what you have on hand first.

if not you might want to try to wetsand/menzerna power gloss compound, menzeran ip , menzerna micropolish.

yellow pad/wool - then green pad, then white or blue pad.

I still think it might be a long shot.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:30 AM   #307
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dear detailersdomain.com,

whenever I wash my car, if I roll down the windows within 24 (or sometimes more) hours, the water will streak the glass when I roll them back up.

What do you usually do to combat this? I always dry the glass and clean it with a special glass cleaner etc, and rolling down the windows once usually negates all the work.

Any solution you might have is welcome.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:00 AM   #308
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not much to do but used compressed air to blow out as much as possible by where the door and window is.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:43 AM   #309
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there is a felt pad that slides on the window when you roll it down. its acts like a guide, but its on the inside of the door. Unfortunately it usually soaks up with water when you wash your vehicle. Unless you can somehow dry this pad, dont roll your windows down within 24hours!
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:20 PM   #310
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what clay bar are you using?

you can probably try P21S autowash followed by a clay bar then polish.

or you can get some 3m adhesive remover to try to get some of that off.

I used the 3m adhesive remover on the areas with the sap stains and it worked perfectly! It more than likely also removed the wax...what would you recommend that i do to protect the areas that i used the adhesive remover on? should i polish followed by wax?

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Old 04-03-2008, 07:29 PM   #311
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yes that would be a great idea. wash the area polish wax.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:17 PM   #312
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thanks for the help!
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:35 AM   #313
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sure thing.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:39 PM   #314
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Any tips on my previous request?
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:59 PM   #315
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I want to say thanks, because I bought some product from you and am really impressed. I was kind of confused on a wax to buy so I bought the menzerna sealing wax. What is the life of the wax on a car that stays outside and how durable is it. Should I put something else on top to seal? I also have my sti in the garage and am looking for a great sealing/protecting product as well, what would you recommend. thanks
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:47 PM   #316
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Sure thing.

I would recommend Einszett Glanz Wax. I've heard that its good for 2-5 months from my customers in Seattle.

As for the sealing wax I would say 1-2 months max.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #317
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How is Einszett Glanz Wax applied, hand or 7424? I have the 7424 so I can do it that way, but what is the best way to apply? If its 7424 then what speed, 2500rpm?
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:17 PM   #318
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should i throw away my used microfiber towel or can i put it in the washer machine? what do you recommend? thanks alot.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:39 PM   #319
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depends on how bad it is, you can use a our microfiber restorer detergent.

as long as its not beat up throw it in the wash. cold/warm water cycle and dry with no heat.

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Old 04-08-2008, 07:28 PM   #320
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what insurance do you have for your business?
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:06 AM   #321
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my paint for my 02 PSM wrx is in great shape. but i am getting the front bumper rear bumper and hand full of parts painted and put on. i am trying to make my car show ready but been slacking waiting for paint to get done. my questions is more or less how i can get the whole car to look a good as the newly painted additions. i don't think a clay bar is needed, but then again that's why i am asking you. i don't see to many swirl marks or imperfections in the older paint (its gargae and well taken care of). any suggestion's on how i can bring the whole car together looking good for a up coming car show??

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Old 04-10-2008, 03:04 PM   #322
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What do you guys suggest using to actually wash the vehicle?

As in...Mitt...towel...rag...sandpaper

I am tired of using my current mitt and I might as well buy whatever works best.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #323
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What do you guys suggest using to actually wash the vehicle?

As in...Mitt...towel...rag...sandpaper

I am tired of using my current mitt and I might as well buy whatever works best.

I actually went back to using a wool mitt.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:00 PM   #324
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I have a question about einszett shampo premium car wash. There is a cap on top of the bottle but there is no seal on the actual bottle when you open the top cap. Is this normal? This is my first time buying this brand and ussally with other washes I buy they have a seal on the bottle and cap. Thanks for taking the time for looking at my questions all your help is appreciated. BTW that grit guard bucket thing i bought from you works awesome, all the dirt was at the bottom on it and it was nice to see.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:26 PM   #325
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yes no seal on the bottle. this is normal, none of the premium car washes we carry have a seal on the top.

awesome to see you like the grit guard.
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