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Old 01-30-2013, 02:26 PM   #3476
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as well its also in the technique if you can get your car swirl free your finish with a wax will look that much better!

here take a look.

right side has been compounded/polished out.




if you can get your finish to look like the above any wax should look great on top of it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:57 PM   #3477
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Hey Phil, which of the following would you choose for paint work? I already use Sonax FE for wheels. Does one work "better" or differently than others?

Auto Finesse Iron Out
Wolf's Decon Gel
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Any advice here, Phil?
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:12 PM   #3478
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Any advice here, Phil?
they all really work well.

wolf's will have a longer set up time, the others will work a bit quicker.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #3479
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Thanks for all the help Phil!

BTW is the Christmas Griots polisher kit still availible? will it still come with free nanoskin and lubricant?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #3480
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name of the kit has changed....

its now the Griot's Random Orbital Essentials Kit
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #3481
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oh sweet thanks! will probably try to get this next week.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #3482
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sure thing
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #3483
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I notice you guys don't carry Auto Finnese ObilTARate, is it discontinued?
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #3484
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I notice you guys don't carry Auto Finnese ObilTARate, is it discontinued?
unfortunately they are no VOC compliant. so we are no longer able to bring them back at the moment.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #3485
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #3486
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oh sweet thanks! will probably try to get this next week.
Ordered!

can you tell me the speeds you recommend using each of the pads?

thanks!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #3487
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for compounds and polishes on a Griots I would say 4-4.5

for waxes keep it at speed 3.

thanks for the order it will ship out tomorrow.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:10 PM   #3488
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thank you for the mountains of GOOD info, support and great deals/products!

hope to bring my black paint back to life soon.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:43 PM   #3489
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no problem at all that's what we are here for.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #3490
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I just recently bought my car used. The interior seats have many stains and are dirty. Without spending a fortune, what's the best way to get out the dingy, dirty stains left in all of the seats? Also there is a musty smell in the car that I have been trying to cover up with air freshners. Can you recommend a good, long lasting, strong freshner?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #3491
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I just recently bought my car used. The interior seats have many stains and are dirty. Without spending a fortune, what's the best way to get out the dingy, dirty stains left in all of the seats? Also there is a musty smell in the car that I have been trying to cover up with air freshners. Can you recommend a good, long lasting, strong freshner?
you can give this one a try plus a brush or microfiber towel

Sonax Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner

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1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:59 AM   #3492
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2 Great Deals on Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner - Buy 2 get 1 Free or Buy 4 get 2 Free!

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Don't forget to take a look at the perfect wheel brushes to use with your Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner!

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:32 PM   #3493
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Our new buddy at the shop is now available to everyone - this one is for the gadget guy that loves his garage!

Introducing: RoboReel Power Extension Cord



Quick Overview
The RoboReel Portable Power Cord System holds 50ft. of 12 gauge electrical extension cord. This motor-driven reel automatically winds in at the touch of a button and can operate freestanding, on a bench or table, or on a wall with an optional wall mount. The extension cord and bench mount are included in purchase. No assembly is required.

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Winds in fast and slows down to docking speed, preventing whipping action that can cause injury and damage.
Power will shut off in less than a second if the extension cord is accidentally severed to help prevent electrical injuries.
Redundant thermostats help prevent overheating and possible fire hazards.
Will not accidentally wind in while a power tool is in use.
Stops winding if cord is stepped on or obstructed.
Circuit breaker included.

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Comes fully protected by a 4 year or 4,000 wind warranty, whichever comes first.
Made with high impact designer plastics.
The unit is oil, gas, chemical and UV resistant.
Includes an oversized motor that is designed to run for tens of thousands of winds.
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Winds in automatically with the touch of a button on the end of the cord or on top of unit.
RoboReel Portable can operate freestanding, on a bench, or mounted on a wall with an optional mounting bracket.
The cord includes a three-outlet receptacle ball with LED indicator lights, a power on/off button, and a retract button.
The unit can rotate 360 degrees continuously allowing you to reach any tool within a 100 foot diameter.
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If a cord is accidentally damaged, it can easily be replaced by user.

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:48 PM   #3494
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Following up on my purchase of the Griots essentials kit:

I was able to get some decent results on the fender of a 2001 Lexus 430. Car is daily driven but hasn't been waxed in 8+ years. Paint was in horrible conditon as you can see by the photo of the door. Basically the whole car looks like this or worse.



Fender after compounding, polish, and wax.

This was just my first attempt taking it really slow, the fender alone took me over an hour. Definitely got a work out!
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #3495
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Following up on my purchase of the Griots essentials kit:

I was able to get some decent results on the fender of a 2001 Lexus 430. Car is daily driven but hasn't been waxed in 8+ years. Paint was in horrible conditon as you can see by the photo of the door. Basically the whole car looks like this or worse.



Fender after compounding, polish, and wax.

This was just my first attempt taking it really slow, the fender alone took me over an hour. Definitely got a work out!
that' looks great!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:03 PM   #3496
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BTW, I should add: There is a huge difference between the detailing equipment you get from walmart and specialty places like detailersdomain. The microfiber towels I got from DD were way more plush, softer, and much nicer to work with than the microfiber rags from walmart. You really do get what you pay for! the UBER towels buff off the polish easily, my old walmart mf towels need extra effort and get "clogged/full" after two panels.

I used a microfiber drying towel from autozone that I thought was good, but could not finish the whole car. once it was wet, it wouldn't absorb anymore water. my swissvax drying towel is smaller but does the whole car no problem, not only that it took less effort to pull water up so i didn't have to wipe which will leave less swirls. I've come to realize your tools/supplies have to be of a higher quality than the work you are trying to achieve.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:45 AM   #3497
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How do you get the paint to have that wet look? I keep mine waxed with carnuba was but that's all I do.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:43 PM   #3498
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BTW, I should add: There is a huge difference between the detailing equipment you get from walmart and specialty places like detailersdomain. The microfiber towels I got from DD were way more plush, softer, and much nicer to work with than the microfiber rags from walmart. You really do get what you pay for! the UBER towels buff off the polish easily, my old walmart mf towels need extra effort and get "clogged/full" after two panels.

I used a microfiber drying towel from autozone that I thought was good, but could not finish the whole car. once it was wet, it wouldn't absorb anymore water. my swissvax drying towel is smaller but does the whole car no problem, not only that it took less effort to pull water up so i didn't have to wipe which will leave less swirls. I've come to realize your tools/supplies have to be of a higher quality than the work you are trying to achieve.
thanks for the feedback I'm glad your ride is looking good now.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #3499
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How do you get the paint to have that wet look? I keep mine waxed with carnuba was but that's all I do.
which post are you referring to?

if you want the best look possible its best to get the right compounds and polishes to remove all imperfections (scratches, marring, swirls) clear up your paint and then apply a nice wax or sealant on it, for more protection and durability use a coating like Opti Coat.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #3500
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I would just like to comment that i ordered from DD yesterday at about 1pm, and the stuff arrived this morning (Saturday) at about 10am. About 21 hours total. Insane! And my kids appreciated the lollipops. Thanks!
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