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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by lawrence » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm

Rsi huntered wrote:
lawrence wrote:
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Hi Guys,

So I need something to use on for removing the sponge like piece that is under the rear number plate holder on my car......

I cant post pic's cause I don't have an account anymore but if I were to explain were it is :

When you remove the rear holder the number plate holder comes off and underneath the holder there is a soft sponge thing stuck to avoid rattle im assuming(this is what I want off), I pealed it off BUT the part that is stuck on body work is still there and the outer came off :bang: :bang: :bang:

What can I get from Crazy detailer that will help remove as safe as possible....

Thanks
Grab some plastic razor blades to carefully scrape away the bulk of it. http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... ts_id=1449
Then get some tar and glue remover and a quality MF towel to remove the rest of the glue residue. http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... ucts_id=58 and http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... x&cPath=20
Thank Lawrence.

Can I use anything to make it soft prior to scraping it off with the plastic blade(water/apc....etc?)
Some heat usually helps sticky stuff to release easier....

But a trick is to take some cotton wool pads/discs from the Mrs (or your own metrosexual face cleansing stash #notjudging) and saturate it with some tar remover and then stick that to the area.

That way you increase contact/dwell time and let the product soften up the residue reducing the need to 'scrape'

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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by Rsi huntered » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:06 am

lawrence wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Rsi huntered wrote:
lawrence wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Rsi huntered wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 am
Hi Guys,

So I need something to use on for removing the sponge like piece that is under the rear number plate holder on my car......

I cant post pic's cause I don't have an account anymore but if I were to explain were it is :

When you remove the rear holder the number plate holder comes off and underneath the holder there is a soft sponge thing stuck to avoid rattle im assuming(this is what I want off), I pealed it off BUT the part that is stuck on body work is still there and the outer came off :bang: :bang: :bang:

What can I get from Crazy detailer that will help remove as safe as possible....

Thanks
Grab some plastic razor blades to carefully scrape away the bulk of it. http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... ts_id=1449
Then get some tar and glue remover and a quality MF towel to remove the rest of the glue residue. http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... ucts_id=58 and http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... x&cPath=20
Thank Lawrence.

Can I use anything to make it soft prior to scraping it off with the plastic blade(water/apc....etc?)
Some heat usually helps sticky stuff to release easier....

But a trick is to take some cotton wool pads/discs from the Mrs (or your own metrosexual face cleansing stash #notjudging) and saturate it with some tar remover and then stick that to the area.

That way you increase contact/dwell time and let the product soften up the residue reducing the need to 'scrape'

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^^^ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: that was suppose to be a secret Lawrence :evil:

Thanks a mill, will go to crazydetailer this week to get the stuff.
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by herco » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi Gents!

I recently bought a 'molten orange' Fiesta ST, with dirty seats. Its a common occurrence in the fiestas...

What would be the best way to tackle the seats? I am planning on spraying APC onto the seats, agitating with a brush and wiping away with a microfibre towel. Followed by using my wet/dry vac to remove any excess water. Can I repeat this step until the seats look clean/uniform?

ALSO;

What would be a good 'starter wax' to invest in? I will get the car corrected next year, but for now I need a post wash wax/sealant? Recommendations from CrazyDetails store welcome, since I am already picking up some basic car care goodies from them.
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by NHB_R » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:35 pm

Since you going to Crazy detailer i suggest getting the guy there to assist with the right products.
They are very knowledgeable
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by NHB_R » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:36 pm

Wax or sealant i tend to look at collonite, recently tried Meguires ultimate spray wax too...
Also a fan of the Fusso soft99 stuff...but thats pricey..
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by Rsi huntered » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:15 pm

Mernzena Power lock is good band for buck for one of those cheap priced Sealants bud :thumbup:
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by Rsi huntered » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:18 pm

Guys anyone know where i can get:
1. Car Pro HydrO2
2. Car Pro C Quartz Fabric
3. Car Pro Pearl

Or any substitutes for the above.

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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by herco » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:24 am

NHB_R wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Wax or sealant i tend to look at collonite, recently tried Meguires ultimate spray wax too...
Also a fan of the Fusso soft99 stuff...but thats pricey..
Got a whole goodie bag (or rather bucket) at Crazy Detailer. Car is looking fresh and clean now. All waxed up with collinite 845. Seats washed and interior cleaned and dressed with some water based dressing. :drool:

Next weekend its the carpets, boot and engine bay. Then all that was the previous owner would be washed away.
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by herco » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:25 am

Any tips for really stubborn stains on light grey seats?

I cleaned the STs seats properly and the water that came out was extremely dirty. Although there are still some stain remnants.

I was told Vanish 02 works well... But not too sure if I really want to spray that onto the car seats.
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by PoloRolo » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:16 am

+1 for the Collinite 845. For the price, ease of application and how little you use per application it's very worth it.
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by herco » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:44 am

PoloRolo wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:16 am
+1 for the Collinite 845. For the price, ease of application and how little you use per application it's very worth it.
We did 2 fiesta STs and I dropped the bottle. Less than 1cm out... Win win win!
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by LoW n SloW » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:55 pm

Rsi huntered wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:18 pm
Guys anyone know where i can get:
1. Car Pro HydrO2
2. Car Pro C Quartz Fabric
3. Car Pro Pearl

Or any substitutes for the above.

Thanks
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by Stompie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:14 am

Hozit guys,

Since i got my 1er, it has had a couple of scratches in the paint thats not that deep, surface scratches. I have tried using my simple shield orbital polisher with some cheap compound polish but it seems the BMW paint is quiet hard.

Any idea what i can use to either hand polish or perhaps use the orbital polisher to just get the scratches out or lighter.

With the car being a dark colour, the scratches can be seen easily when close to the car and it grinds my nuts!
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by LoW n SloW » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:30 pm

Stompie wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:14 am
Hozit guys,

Since i got my 1er, it has had a couple of scratches in the paint thats not that deep, surface scratches. I have tried using my simple shield orbital polisher with some cheap compound polish but it seems the BMW paint is quiet hard.

Any idea what i can use to either hand polish or perhaps use the orbital polisher to just get the scratches out or lighter.

With the car being a dark colour, the scratches can be seen easily when close to the car and it grinds my nuts!
The shield polisher should get the job done, you just need a pad like a scholl purple spider and a compound like menzerna 400, carpro clearcut, megs 105 etc
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by iLy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:34 pm

Hi guys

Anyone have experience with Carchem Hydro Coat?
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by Rsi huntered » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:17 pm

LoW n SloW wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Stompie wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:14 am
Hozit guys,

Since i got my 1er, it has had a couple of scratches in the paint thats not that deep, surface scratches. I have tried using my simple shield orbital polisher with some cheap compound polish but it seems the BMW paint is quiet hard.

Any idea what i can use to either hand polish or perhaps use the orbital polisher to just get the scratches out or lighter.

With the car being a dark colour, the scratches can be seen easily when close to the car and it grinds my nuts!
The shield polisher should get the job done, you just need a pad like a scholl purple spider and a compound like menzerna 400, carpro clearcut, megs 105 etc
I think he meant the shield one that you buy from games for 299 bucks :lol: :lol: that thing is not good enough to even apply wax :lol: :lol: had it and gave it away..

you will Need the proper detailing machines or if you dont send it to a detailer.

other option but this wont take out the scratches but merely make the paint look better, Autoglym hand polish will work fine. you ca get this from Crazydetail
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Re: The detailing advice thread

Post by Rsi huntered » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:20 pm

iLy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Hi guys

Anyone have experience with Carchem Hydro Coat?
Sorry bud....

but we will await you review :oops:
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