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Offline evan

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #675 on: April 05, 2014, 09:41:08 AM »
Thanks mate. All your advice has really paid off. I can't go anywhere without somebody mentioning the paintwork! I guess I'm the only one that notices the small flaws. Once the painter finishes the touch-ups, I'd like to get it close to perfect & add some protection. I'll have a read of the links when I get some spare time.

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #676 on: August 06, 2014, 09:44:43 PM »
Hi guys,

I know this topic hasn't been accessed for a while but I wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed, especially Rocket. I am just about to start learning to use a DA so this has been a wonderful place to start.

I noticed this deal a few days ago and thought someone might be interested if they are looking for a good deal on some new Chem Guys pads. Postage for me was about $20 for each pack.

6.5" Pads:
http://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys-BUF_HEXKITS_8-Hex-Logic-Buffing/dp/B00BTGDRB8

5.5" Pads:
http://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys-BUF_HEXKITS_8P-Hex-Logic-Buffing/dp/B00BTGDR9A/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1407325630&sr=1-2&keywords=hex-logic

Thanks again.

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #677 on: August 06, 2014, 09:51:26 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, Jetta. That was a great find.  I just purchased a set myself. Thank you  :thumb:
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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #678 on: August 07, 2014, 08:08:30 AM »
Lol Ash...... fastest purchase ever!

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #679 on: August 07, 2014, 08:13:05 AM »
 :grin:
I've been meaning to replace two of the pads in my set as I ruined them polishing aluminium. You gave me a good excuse to buy even more of them  :lol:
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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #680 on: October 22, 2014, 11:17:34 PM »
Seems you can't get Menzerna any more, so thought I'd try some Scholl concepts on fresh black 2 pack. Deep black tinter with 4 coats of High solid Sikkens Clear. rubbed with 1500 cut with S3 and orange lake country pad. 92 Trans-am vert. Colour change from red to black. This is great compound, black car not a swirl to be seen. I got S17 & 30, but the 3 did a great job, extremely fast cutting action, need keep it wet










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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #681 on: February 21, 2015, 01:53:49 PM »
have been away for a while and no polishing what to speak of being done for a long while now so came back to refresh only to find the passing of Rocket late last year.
Without Rocket this thread would never have started and I for one would not be able to polish and receive the compliments I do on my cars.  Thanks Rocket and the times we spoke on the phone you were a true gentleman and all to kind to pass on your advice and knowledge to almost complete strangers.

RIP Rocket and condolences to Jeremy and Family

Keep sharing tip's, products and projects I say and keep this thread going


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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #682 on: February 24, 2015, 11:41:20 PM »
Hey guys,
I have been detailing for a while on a part time basis.
Happy to help out with any questions or any locals ACT/NSW to.
Keen to read other ideas to.






I also do some metal polishing to


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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #683 on: October 16, 2015, 06:53:16 PM »
Hi, I also have a jet black 15 year old Goldwing in the stable,
still looks like it just rolled out of the showroom
Plexus ( spray can ) keeps it immaculate, light spray on light cloth off,
It is specifically made to fill minute scratches in aircraft acrylic windscreens.
Works a treat, you need to have a mirror finish to start with because it has no cutting ability.
Cheers,
Once upon a time I also had a Daimler XJ6 Coupe, Mr Sheen did a great job on that one.
I kid you not.
I did not think growing old would be so quick
Keep smiling, it keeps everyone guessing.

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #684 on: January 08, 2016, 10:40:31 PM »
I've been using HD polishes and the Kamikaze range from Detail Central lately with great results, particularly ISM and Overcoat on clear coated cars. Some great reviews on a huge range of products on the detailparadise.com.au forum that are worth checking out.

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #685 on: January 09, 2016, 11:10:19 AM »
Just read up above that you can't get Menzerna polishes anymore. I checked on Google and appears it is now available again as I found some at the Car Care Products site.

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #686 on: April 06, 2016, 09:20:23 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good product for leather cleaning?

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #687 on: April 06, 2016, 09:28:55 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good product for leather cleaning?

What type of leather is it... new coated leather, old real leather etc???

For new coated leather I use Zaino products from Waxit or ZAS.

Old or european nappa leather I use the Leatherique system from Car Care products.

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #688 on: August 13, 2016, 04:29:18 PM »
Just picked up my car from Daniel in Ferntree Gully, he did a beautiful job with a paint correction, followed by opticoat paint protection.  Highly recommend him and Kustom Tinting who also tinted my Mustang.


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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #689 on: March 04, 2017, 10:56:12 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good product for leather cleaning?

I found a tip on a detailing forum about using Softly Wool Conditioner 1:6 with water, apparently recommended by Lexus. 

I've tried it and it works a treat.

Pete
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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #690 on: June 22, 2017, 10:54:49 PM »
Has anyone used the new Fast Finsh product from Meguiars yet?

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #691 on: September 25, 2017, 09:57:33 PM »
I've been using good ol turtle wax and amour all on my cars for years..... could never really justify the expensive stuff. But when a professional does it with the machine the cars come our amazing

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #692 on: June 16, 2018, 09:11:51 PM »
Hi all, apologies if this has been answered before - I just picked up my new GT (woohoo) and I graciously declined the overpriced paint and leather protection from the dealership. But..... I would like to get some protection (do i need it and where from?) Based in the Brisbane area.

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #693 on: June 16, 2018, 09:42:19 PM »
I know someone that can do it for you ,I just have to find the phone number and I will let you know . Very good with S550 mustangs also .

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Re: CAR POLISH
« Reply #694 on: June 16, 2018, 09:51:46 PM »
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