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Old 30-06-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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My day with Suspal and the mini detailer.

Hi there people. This Saturday I spent a day with Suspal and his daughter who at her young age already knows more than most about polishes and waxes!

I learnt so much even before the machines came out which was great. Paint thicknesses, gauges, and products to which I can say that every bottle Suspal owns which is a lot has a purpose.

Learning about various aspects of detailing was a very interesting and I'm glad I didn't just go ahead without his advice.

I was determined to get a DA and get started but I now realise that its a science and not to be taken lightly.

Detailing incorporates so many different factors and all must be respected from humidity, product and patience.

We went over my bonnet 5 times to achieve a mirror shine. The car looks amazing now but will I be investing in a DA?

Well to be honest no not yet. I have a saying.....

"All the gear no idea"

I have so much more to learn let's just say that....

This isn't to put people off but merely help people with the decision of investing in gear before they know the ropes.

I have nothing but total respect for the detailers of the world and thank Suspal for the day he spent with me.

Before you invest ask to see someone who does this as a pro and spend some time with them. Its an education and you might just save destroying your paint!

My journey will continue but slowly and when I have more time to devote to this profession.


Thanks Nic
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Old 30-06-2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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Nice one and hats of to Suspal for giving his time and know how on detailing.
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Old 30-06-2014, 08:29 AM   #3
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Top man Suspal. You can never learn enough.
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Old 30-06-2014, 08:39 AM   #4
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Yep, had a few message via whatsapp asking for help and he's always helped me out and steered me in the right direction!!!
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Old 30-06-2014, 09:06 AM   #5
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Suspal actually exists, I thought he was a myth.

Fair play Suspal, top man
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Old 30-06-2014, 09:12 AM   #6
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Well done Suspel, and well done to J Napier for taking advice before jumping in, I have seen on many occasions, cars that have had clear coat removed by excess polishing so it is always wise to take professional advice before having a go.
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Old 30-06-2014, 09:12 AM   #7
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Damn, I was there yesterday as well and never got his autograph😢
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Old 30-06-2014, 10:12 AM   #8
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Old 30-06-2014, 10:26 AM   #9
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Met Suspal at Mattstock and he was very patient with me and the other guys who are new and keen to learn. I learned a lot of insights and tips about detailing and the use of machine polishers.

He showed me some pictures on his phone of his personal collection of detailing products .... .
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Old 30-06-2014, 11:13 AM   #10
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Suspal is a great guy, very funny, very knowledgeable and generally an all round diamond.
As to the op's comment about learning before you buy, whilst i agree with that i also suggest practice is vital to go with the theory, a scrap panel is an essential piece of kit for someone wanting to learn to use a polisher.
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