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      04-08-2014, 10:34 AM   #331
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sorry for the delay. do you have an email address.
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      04-08-2014, 10:51 AM   #332
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Car wash soap
Adam's Car Wash

Clay bar and spray

Adam's Detail Spray and Adam's Clay Bar

Very mild polish (paint is brand new) and appropriate pads for velcro-backed orbital buffer - which orbital polisher do you have?

Uber Foam Pads 5.5 inch
(yellow, green, black should be good ones to pick up)

Uber 5 inch Vented Backing Plate

Glaze/finish for maximum protection/longevity
wax

Sonax Polymer Net Shield


wash mit

Uber Genuine Wool Wash Mitt for the tops
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge for lowers

wheel cleaner

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner

wheel wax

Auto Finesse Mint Rims
or you can use the Sonax Polymer Net Shield

interior cleaner for BMW faux leather

sure you can use the 1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner to clean it up and use 1Z einszett Leathercare to protect

microfibers for buffing/drying

Uber Super Drying Towel
Uber All Purpose Microfiber Towels
Uber Quick Detail Microfiber Towel
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      04-14-2014, 11:43 AM   #333
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Recently I went a little nuts and while removing an ///M badge that the previously owner had installed on the back of my 135, and decided to debadge the whole thing...

Except the "135i" is still quite visible. So far I have tried a wash, then Meguiars scratchX, then wax, then hand polish, then polished with a random orbital buffer/polisher, then hand polish again, and I'm not having much luck. Maybe you could point me in the right direction to help this situation. It's making me sad.

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      04-16-2014, 07:48 AM   #334
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That's a badge tan. Same thing happened to my old car when I debadged it. It's just sunshine essentially "tanning" your car.
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      04-18-2014, 03:35 PM   #335
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Anybody have a idea on how to get this badge tan out
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Could I ask for a assessment of my process and products and maybe some suggestions based off of new products available?

09 135i Cabrio Space Grey. Lemon Leather. Moonlight Black.

My current 2x year method is clay bar, 1Z polish, 1z Glantz. I self wash 2-3 times monthly with meguairs gold class and sometimes details spray to maintain shine. I use all microfiber towels for washing and drying. However, I do not use the 2 bucket method as time usually doesn't permit.

I own a PCDA and have foam pads of several different cuts. I should note that I am not nuts about paint correction. I'm ok with a car having light to mild swirls and etching as long as the shine is strong and water beading occurs.

I've already bought the nano scrub pad and glide and sonax wheel cleaner. The products that seem to be getting press are opticoat, net shield, Adams car wash and the new sonax one step cleaner wax.

On the interior I use Lexol products leather cleaner and protectant and vinylex.

On the roof I use Raggtopp cleaner and protectant and simply hose off during washes.

Just wondering if some of my product tech is old and there are easier ways of getting similar or better results.
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Hey Phil, I know you guys used to sell the Sonax All Season Detail Kit, is there anything else around the same price range for an all around cleaning/detail kit.
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      05-16-2014, 10:08 PM   #338
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we will have that kit back up soon I have to get rid of the applicator pads.

as they no longer are available for sale.
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      06-10-2014, 06:39 PM   #339
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Will a clay bar remove Sonax polymer net shield? Thanks for the previous recommendations btw, the results were great.
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Will a clay bar remove Sonax polymer net shield? Thanks for the previous recommendations btw, the results were great.
I believe isopropyl alcohol will remove sealants/waxes.
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Will a clay bar remove Sonax polymer net shield? Thanks for the previous recommendations btw, the results were great.
no it will not.
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      06-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #342
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Thanks. Follow-up question: if I use the Sonax polymer net shield on my wheels, will the Sonax wheel cleaner remove it?
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      06-11-2014, 08:19 PM   #343
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Thanks. Follow-up question: if I use the Sonax polymer net shield on my wheels, will the Sonax wheel cleaner remove it?
I also have a question, will sonax polymer net shield remove sonax polymer net shield ?
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Thanks. Follow-up question: if I use the Sonax polymer net shield on my wheels, will the Sonax wheel cleaner remove it?
I believe Sonax Full Effect is ph neutral and shouldn't strip any wax.
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Thanks. Follow-up question: if I use the Sonax polymer net shield on my wheels, will the Sonax wheel cleaner remove it?
wheel cleaners in general will take some of the protection off your protected wheels.

scenario 1
just say you just protected the wheels and need to wash it, the sonax more than likely will still be on it.

scenario 2
say you need to clean your wheels and its been 3 months since you protected them, figure more than likely the wheel cleaner will remove probably all of it.

since its not to hard of a task, after you clean your wheels just hit them up again with a detail spray or even sonax PNS its another 10-15 min.

hope that makes sense.
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I also have a question, will sonax polymer net shield remove sonax polymer net shield ?
no sir it will not.
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      06-12-2014, 12:21 PM   #347
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My interior windshield has haze buildup (off-gassing), but when I try to clean it up as part of my normal cleaning, it feels as if there is some sort of 'hard coating' or 'sealant' over it; I get a rough feeling when going over it with my cloth. I dont feel anything if I rub my fingers over the glass, just when I use a cloth. Do you recommend any 'harsher' cleaners? (using just Stoner glass cleaner)
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you can try the Sonax Clear Glass Cleaner or the Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
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Might have been covered already, but any tips on how to wash or clean your microfiber towels? High pile and low pile any different? Should I not wash them together etc? I currently just use an all natural detergent in the washing machine and then tumble dry without a dryer sheet.

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Might have been covered already, but any tips on how to wash or clean your microfiber towels? High pile and low pile any different? Should I not wash them together etc? I currently just use an all natural detergent in the washing machine and then tumble dry without a dryer sheet.
That's pretty much what I do.

I have seen detergents supposedly made for microfiber products, but I think it's a gimmick.
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