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      02-20-2013, 12:16 AM   #221
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I've been using Invisible Glass and a terrycloth hand towel... Works great.

Insides of windows are always tricky the best thing to use is like a polish applicator attached to what looks like a brush handle. Gives you better, even control
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      02-20-2013, 12:49 AM   #222
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Insides of windows are always tricky the best thing to use is like a polish applicator attached to what looks like a brush handle. Gives you better, even control
I do something similar: I spray the cleaner on the terry towel, go at it, and do a finishing wipe with a second towel.
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      02-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #223
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you want to use a 2 hitech glass microfiber towels, 1 wet with product and the other dry to buff off to perfection.
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      02-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #224
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you want to use a 2 hitech glass microfiber towels, 1 wet with product and the other dry to buff off to perfection.
Ah, I have microfiber towels as well... Their texture bugs me, though.
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      02-20-2013, 09:45 AM   #225
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Yea I'm not sure I like using them on windows because using wet microfibers in the past has just caused smearing. They don't really like to get wet that's why I use newspaper or something similar
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      02-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #226
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Hey Phil,

I want to get into detailing and was originally looking at the Griots 6" orbital polisher based on the reviews on your site. In your later posts, I see that you're using the Rupes Bigfoot almost exclusively and was wondering if you would suggest one over the other for a beginner? Thanks!

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sure thing we use all the machines at the shop from the Griots to the Rupes as well as rotary polishers, there is quite a bit difference in price from the Griots and the Rupes.

If you can swing a Rupes I would say pick up the Rupes LHR15ES.

If not the Griots is a great machine at a great price.
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      02-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #228
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sure thing we use all the machines at the shop from the Griots to the Rupes as well as rotary polishers, there is quite a bit difference in price from the Griots and the Rupes.

If you can swing a Rupes I would say pick up the Rupes LHR15ES.

If not the Griots is a great machine at a great price.
+1 picked up a griots from the local GM dealer and it works great!!
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      03-01-2013, 08:57 AM   #229
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Hey Phil - I'm looking to buy two of your 'HiTech Glass Microfiber' towels; can you recommend a glass cleaner spray? And what are your thoughts on the 'Lusso Glass Polish'? Thanks.
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the Lusso Glass Polish is a glass cleaner not sure why they did that, its a great cleaner.

the 1Z einszett Windscreen is a great product.
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      03-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #231
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Thanks for the info Phil. Ordered the towels and the Einszett Windscreen today.
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of course no problem at all.
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      03-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #233
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      03-14-2013, 10:22 PM   #234
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Ordered that sick Sonax wheel cleaner deal with Nano Autoscrub kit earlier today and it's getting here tomorrow!! Super quick shipping!

When I get my detailing biz started I would like to over a good one step polishing package, any suggestions? From the Adams line up? I've heard that Klasse has a good product too...
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      03-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #235
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Hi, I'm about to place a big order on DD but I'm not sure what to buy for the leatherette in my 135i. Does it require the same products as real leather?
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here is a great interior kit.

the 1z einszett deep cleaner and the leather care would work great as a cleaner and conditioner for the leatherette.
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      03-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #237
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I have 2 questions:
1)What is the best way to clean the inside of a windshield( EDIT: just saw earlier posts)
2)My side windows keep getting dirty because of the foam/felt/seal is dusty so it leaves a residue soon after any car wash or in general. How do I clean these window runners?

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What's the best method to get rid of spider web scratches?
do you have a machine polisher?
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      03-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #240
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Looking to do a full detail of my car !
1.wash
2.clay
3.polish
4.seal
5.wax

My question is i have never purchased a polish before, and am looking for something to use after claying. Which polish would you recommend? (car is a 2008, regularly washed/sealed/waxed.)
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      03-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #241
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Looking to do a full detail of my car !
1.wash
2.clay
3.polish
4.seal
5.wax

My question is i have never purchased a polish before, and am looking for something to use after claying. Which polish would you recommend? (car is a 2008, regularly washed/sealed/waxed.)
Do you have a machine polisher?
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2nd that one ; )
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