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      04-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #155
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ok forget them all, if its got a clear you may want to try a polish like Menzerna SI1500 followed by SF4000.

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      04-17-2012, 01:47 PM   #156
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      04-22-2012, 11:18 AM   #157
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Quick Shine Products

What do you think of Griot's Speed Shine for a quick shine after washing when you don't have time to wax? Does is wash off easily so as not to create a residue? I drive a BMW 1M. Thanks.
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      04-23-2012, 09:51 AM   #159
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its a good product. but if you need something more like a wax or sealant not like a detail spray I would consider Aquartz Reload it can last up to 3 monthts.

Aquartz Reload

so you would need to have a clean surface dry it then use the reload light mist and buff off.
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      04-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #160
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My windshield is LOADED with tiny imprefections. Like.... a thousand of them from the previous owner being on the highway in ATL a lot. I seen the Diamonite glass package/kit for a machine. Is there a better product you would recomend? THanks.
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      04-23-2012, 07:29 PM   #161
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windshields today are very soft, I'm pretty sure by design for crashes etc. I have seen pitted windshields and really have not found anything to fix it but replacing it.

Porsche glass for example is bad after 10k miles.
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windshields today are very soft, I'm pretty sure by design for crashes etc. I have seen pitted windshields and really have not found anything to fix it but replacing it.

Porsche glass for example is bad after 10k miles.
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      05-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #163
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Phil,
I have what looks to be rusty stains on my driver's side mirror. It's obviously from the inner workings of the housing itself rusting and dripping out onto the mirror.
I tried using stone's invisible glass cleaner and simple green but it wouldn't come off. I have a terrible pic of it for you, but you can get the idea. I can get a better picture of it if you'd like. (Sorry for any neck injuries that occur as a result of my tilted picture.)

Any suggestions?


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      05-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #164
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If that is an OEM mirror, it is the mirror failing. the crystals or whatever is inside is defective and needs to be replaced. my drivers side mirror did the same thing and bmw replaced it under warranty.
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      05-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #165
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I would have to say its a defect and you will need to replace it.
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Quick NooB question:
Im wanting to do a quick little detail. In short
Wash -> Clay bar -> Wax
or
Wash -> Clay bar -> polish
or
Wash-> Clay bar -> polish ->Wax

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best way

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polish or pre cleaner
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      05-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #168
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hey Phil,
I was wondering how do you polish with hand applicator pads. I tried twice and the results were not promising. I used clean microfiber pads and tried 3m rubbing compound and meguirs polish. I also did a wash and clay bar before the polishing step too. Btw my car is black. Thanks.
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hey Phil,
I was wondering how do you polish with hand applicator pads. I tried twice and the results were not promising. I used clean microfiber pads and tried 3m rubbing compound and meguirs polish. I also did a wash and clay bar before the polishing step too. Btw my car is black. Thanks.
any shots of the car's paint in the sunlight or maybe an example of the imperfections on it.
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      05-14-2012, 02:15 PM   #170
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I don't know if this has been talked about (probably has) but I have gloss black powedercoated wheels and I have a hard time keeping them shiney. What products should I use on them to bring back the shine (and keep it)? Also, what would the process be to use those products? I've heard a lot of people using the P21S wheel cleaner and gel and a polish, but I haven't really heard anyone specifically talking about bringing back/keeping the shine of gloss black powdercoated wheels. Thanks in advance!
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      05-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #171
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I don't know if this has been talked about (probably has) but I have gloss black powedercoated wheels and I have a hard time keeping them shiney. What products should I use on them to bring back the shine (and keep it)? Also, what would the process be to use those products? I've heard a lot of people using the P21S wheel cleaner and gel and a polish, but I haven't really heard anyone specifically talking about bringing back/keeping the shine of gloss black powdercoated wheels. Thanks in advance!
This goes against all that seems logical, but I was told by my powdercoater to use chrome polish. I used P21s metal polish and Wenol on my M Coupe's Black Chrome powdercoated wheels and have also used Wenol on my powdercoated bikes for years. It works great and hasn't had any negative effects.
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Hello DealerDomain,

I have a question. So lately I have been having this hazy/film building up on the windshield on the interior., do you have any suggestions on how I can circumvent this problem from occurring. It is quite annoying at night because its all hazy from the inside of the car.

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      05-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #173
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This goes against all that seems logical, but I was told by my powdercoater to use chrome polish. I used P21s metal polish and Wenol on my M Coupe's Black Chrome powdercoated wheels and have also used Wenol on my powdercoated bikes for years. It works great and hasn't had any negative effects.
Which do you like better? I need something that will keep bring back the shine and keep them shiny longery.
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      05-15-2012, 01:32 PM   #174
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Hello DealerDomain,

I have a question. So lately I have been having this hazy/film building up on the windshield on the interior., do you have any suggestions on how I can circumvent this problem from occurring. It is quite annoying at night because its all hazy from the inside of the car.

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a good glass cleaner should cut the grime and haze out

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      05-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #175
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Which do you like better? I need something that will keep bring back the shine and keep them shiny longery.
The Wenol Blue is probably my favorite, but it's a pretty slim margin. I primarily use it to deal with spot corrections after track days, combined with a clay bar, they do a pretty good job. Then I use a sealant to protect the wheel.
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      05-31-2012, 09:22 PM   #176
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Hello,

I am looking to buy a DA polisher, and am almost set on buying the Griots since I use a lot of there products. However, I am not sure what products to buy with it. My car is black and I do wash it properly. The problem is that my car sits in the parking lot outside for 4 days at a time when I go to work. The car currently has minor water spots and swirls which aren't bad, but of course show up in the sunlight easily being that it is black. I plan on buying a foam gun to complete my washing process also. I was hoping you could recommend a good foaming soap for the foam gun and products to go along with the DA polisher since my car sits outside a lot and I find the Griots wax doesn't last that long. Thanks!!!
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