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Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 15-05-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By rsdan1984
Just got the cquartz 3.0 version, can't wait to...

Just got the cquartz 3.0 version, can't wait to try it.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 15-05-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By rsdan1984
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Car has...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Car has ended up getting pretty dirty so I think it will be a PW job now after all. I'll just make sure I dry it very well and stand further back than usual. I...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 10-05-2021, 04:47 PM
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Posted By rsdan1984
The problem was they wouldn't remove. I tried all...

The problem was they wouldn't remove. I tried all sorts and nothing removed them.

The watering can is a good idea. Coupled with a very thorough dry. I could sheet the engine bay off too.
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 08-05-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By rsdan1984
Sorry, I should clarify. I need to deiron the...

Sorry, I should clarify. I need to deiron the exterior paintwork, as it possibly needs it, especially the back end. I won't be decontaminating the engine bay. My concern is high pressure water will...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-05-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By rsdan1984
Iron advice

Hi, I recently did a semi engine bay resto on my MK1 Focus RS, where I dropped all the fluids and removed all the ancillaries. I then prepped and painted the chassis legs and suspension tops and...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 26-05-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By rsdan1984
Good to know, might test it out on the wagon.

Good to know, might test it out on the wagon.
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 25-05-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By rsdan1984
Trizact on rotary?

Hi, does anyone know if 3m Trizact discs can be used on rotary?
Forum: Machine Polishing 26-09-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,178
Posted By rsdan1984
I have read about pig tails and weren't sure what...

I have read about pig tails and weren't sure what these were either, so very informative there. This thread and some other digging I've been doing has given me more of an idea so I feel better...
Forum: Machine Polishing 25-09-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,178
Posted By rsdan1984
So I wouldn't see any compound induced scratches...

So I wouldn't see any compound induced scratches akin to the DA tick marks (other than buffer trails which are operator induced and not an unwanted side effect of the compound). Sorry if this sounds...
Forum: Machine Polishing 23-09-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,178
Posted By rsdan1984
Never fully understood compound marring

Hi all, not posted in a while, lol. I've been a detailing enthusiast for a long time now but have never fully understood compound marring - in particular recognising it. My polishing experience is...
Forum: Detailing Chat 23-09-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By rsdan1984
this sounds like typical dealer prep. didn't...

this sounds like typical dealer prep. didn't prepare the paint and whacked coating on top. the only way to remove coating is machine polishing, you'll need a medium cut probably. the swirls will come...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-05-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,609
Posted By rsdan1984
OK, that was what I was trying to say, just...

OK, that was what I was trying to say, just didn't explain properly. Thanks for confirming.
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-05-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,609
Posted By rsdan1984
Or is it the fact that you wash in circular...

Or is it the fact that you wash in circular motions?
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-05-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,609
Posted By rsdan1984
Why are swirls round

I'm sure I read in a thread many years ago that swirls appear round because the sun is round, so the sun illuminates paint in a round pattern. However, I have been searching on the forum and can't...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 05-08-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By rsdan1984
scholl s30+

hi, tried this for the first time the other week and found it sticking in patches on the paint. car was an audi q3. is this normal for this polish? paint didn't feel sticky to the touch when I...
Forum: Detailing Chat 18-07-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By rsdan1984
not sure what mine is but i'll bear it in mind....

not sure what mine is but i'll bear it in mind. thanks.
Forum: Detailing Chat 18-07-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By rsdan1984
ok, see how we get on then. thanks. although the...

ok, see how we get on then. thanks. although the labels said no solvents, petrols etc. assumed they meant like tar remover.
Forum: Detailing Chat 18-07-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By rsdan1984
sorry, just realised my thread is confusing - yes...

sorry, just realised my thread is confusing - yes they contain solvents or yes they will be ok in standard spray bottles?! TIA
Forum: Detailing Chat 18-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By rsdan1984
do APCs and degreasers contains solvents?

as above, in weak dilutions (1:10 as recommended on labelling) are they ok in standard spray bottles?
Forum: The Showroom 08-02-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,921
Posted By rsdan1984
porn!

porn!
Forum: Newbies & Introductions..... 08-02-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,054
Posted By rsdan1984
And that rust sorted too ;) You need to copy...

And that rust sorted too ;)

You need to copy the whole [IMG] code to display a pic.
Forum: Newbies & Introductions..... 07-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,054
Posted By rsdan1984
welcome aboard Cliff! 2 money draining hobbies...

welcome aboard Cliff! 2 money draining hobbies now mate! Scooby looks cracking in that pic, love the big spoiler!
Forum: The Showroom 02-02-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,744
Posted By rsdan1984
I spoke to Craig as I would usually use a QD as a...

I spoke to Craig as I would usually use a QD as a drying aid so I wanted to know if I could still do that. His advice was to use diluted reload as a drying aid and to also maintain the coating. So I...
Forum: The Showroom 02-02-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,744
Posted By rsdan1984
thanks. the tail lights normally divide opinion...

thanks. the tail lights normally divide opinion but the tie the smoked theme together nicely IMO. got a tubular manifold waiting to go on which, with a stage 2 live map, should see me near 320bhp :)
Forum: The Showroom 02-02-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,744
Posted By rsdan1984
Right, it's been over 6 months since I applied...

Right, it's been over 6 months since I applied the CQUK so I thought I'd do an update with how the coating is doing.

First of all how the car looked before todays wash:
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