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      05-31-2012, 09:29 PM   #177
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Sure thing no problem.

Take a look at this kit

Griots' Orbital Polisher and swirl removal kit

you would want to

wash
clay /nanoskin autoscrub
si1500 with the orange or yellow pad (yellow is more aggressive)
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Power Lock with black pad.
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      12-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #178
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Brian,

Have you used a tar remover or a clay bar yet?

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What to use/how to clean alcantara steering wheel?

I've burshed it with a tootbrush and clening with a moist towel but after a year some parts already look very weared and the alcatara is flat, and the tootbrush wont "lift" the teure of the alcantara no more
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What to use/how to clean alcantara steering wheel?

I've burshed it with a tootbrush and clening with a moist towel but after a year some parts already look very weared and the alcatara is flat, and the tootbrush wont "lift" the teure of the alcantara no more
currently out of stock but we do have

Leather Master Leather Foam Cleaner

follow it with Leather Master Nubuck Protectant
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currently out of stock but we do have

Leather Master Leather Foam Cleaner

follow it with Leather Master Nubuck Protectant

Any idea of when you'll have it in stock again? I'll order both of those products as soon as they are available...Is there anything else you recommend such as an special brush or something of the kind? I'll make a kit for the alcantara steering wheel alone.
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Any idea of when you'll have it in stock again? I'll order both of those products as soon as they are available...Is there anything else you recommend such as an special brush or something of the kind? I'll make a kit for the alcantara steering wheel alone.
you can put yourself on the waiting list we should have it in our next shipment in a few weeks.
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      01-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #183
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I'm just wondering what the best paint sealant product is?

I'm looking mostly at Wolf's Chemicals Hard Body Sealant or I've also heard good things about Nanolex (but not sure which product).

Also, can these products also be used interchangeably on the wheels to prevent brake dust build up?
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I'm just wondering what the best paint sealant product is?

I'm looking mostly at Wolf's Chemicals Hard Body Sealant or I've also heard good things about Nanolex (but not sure which product).

Also, can these products also be used interchangeably on the wheels to prevent brake dust build up?
there really isn't a best sealant, however there can be a better suited one for you, what are you looking for exactly? looks or durability?

for the above two I would say Wolf's makes a sealant specifically for rims the Wolf's Rim Shield. as for Nanolex I believe they make one as well.
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      01-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #185
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Do you know of any detailers in the Chicagoland area that do quality work like yourselves that you could recommend?

Wish you guys were nearby.
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      01-17-2013, 02:24 AM   #186
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there really isn't a best sealant, however there can be a better suited one for you, what are you looking for exactly? looks or durability?

for the above two I would say Wolf's makes a sealant specifically for rims the Wolf's Rim Shield. as for Nanolex I believe they make one as well.
Hmmmm I figured they all had the same purpose.

I guess looks is important as well as durability. I have seen videos of the scratch resistant properties of the Wolf's Hard Body which I really like. Do all sealants do that or only Hard Body?

As for the rim sealants, I guess if I can get a paint sealant which will work on the rims without having to get a separate product that would be preferable. Is there any real reason why a paint specific sealant won't work on rims?

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      01-17-2013, 02:35 AM   #187
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Phil maybe you can comment on how to get tree sap off the paint....

tree sap off paint...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...light=tree+sap
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      01-17-2013, 05:26 AM   #188
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Hey Phil,

I own an alpine white 135. I am looking for a good sealent, both robust and provides a wet look. I was looking at the Autofinesse power seal. I will be applying with an orbital buffer with a black pad.

1.) How easy is this stuff to work with?
2.) Will the product fit my needs for a white car?
3.) Do you recommend another sealant that will fit my needs?

Thanks for your input
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      01-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #189
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Do you know of any detailers in the Chicagoland area that do quality work like yourselves that you could recommend?

Wish you guys were nearby.
you can checkout www.detailingbliss.com
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      01-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #190
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Hmmmm I figured they all had the same purpose.

I guess looks is important as well as durability. I have seen videos of the scratch resistant properties of the Wolf's Hard Body which I really like. Do all sealants do that or only Hard Body?

As for the rim sealants, I guess if I can get a paint sealant which will work on the rims without having to get a separate product that would be preferable. Is there any real reason why a paint specific sealant won't work on rims?

Thanks
sure thing the wheels will run much hotter so the wheel sealants/coatings will have a higher resistant towards heat and be more durable. that being said the coatings on wheels will typically not look as good as the ones for paint.
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      01-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #191
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Phil maybe you can comment on how to get tree sap off the paint....

tree sap off paint...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...light=tree+sap
thanks for the heads up basically said the same thing you did.
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Hey Phil,

I own an alpine white 135. I am looking for a good sealent, both robust and provides a wet look. I was looking at the Autofinesse power seal. I will be applying with an orbital buffer with a black pad.

1.) How easy is this stuff to work with?
2.) Will the product fit my needs for a white car?
3.) Do you recommend another sealant that will fit my needs?

Thanks for your input
Johnny,

Sure thing, its a great product and very easy to use.

DA plus Black Pad at speed 3 apply let haze remove with a clean microfiber towel.

It will be a nice product on alpine white.

Auto Finesse Power Seal
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Phil is the Auto Finesse Power Seal better than say: Menzerna Power Lock Sealant

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Menzerna Power Lock Sealant
https://detailersdomain.com/Menzerna...-oz_p_323.html

I've been using that from you guys and I am really happy with the results. Last such a long time on my DD parked outside in the wild.
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it's a nice product. is it better its good different characteristics it won't feel super slick like the Power Lock.
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Hey Phil I been itching to use two different products but ultimately would only go for one this year. Collinite 845 and powerlock.
With Collinite I heard you can pour some into a spray bottle. Let it sit in warm water then mist onto your applicator pad.
Have you heard about this?
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I am having my whole front end done in clear bra (full hood, fenders, front bumper) What is the best product/method to care for the clear bra? I want to keep it clear and shiny.

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Subject: 13 Audi TT-RS
Requirements: New Car Prep with Opti Coat - PPF Installation - Full Hood, Full Fender, Full Bumper, Side Skirts, Mirrors, Door Cups, Rear strips on the bumper, Headlights

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Auto Finesse Citrus
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Auto Finesse Lather
- Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 5/4 Fine Abrasive Polish - Uber Green Pad - Rupes LHR 21ES and LHR 15ES
- Opti Coat
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed
- Vac

Interior
- dash wiped down
- interior vac
- fabric protected
- leather protected

Products used

Links to products used -
Exterior
Auto Finesse Lather
Auto Finesse Citrus - Grime Remover
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Sonax Fine Abrasive
Opti Coat
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner

Interior
1Z einszett Cockpit
Leather Master Soft Cleaner
Wolf's Nano Textile Sealant
Wolf's Nano Leather Sealant

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Rupes LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foamer Attachment for Pressure Washer
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster
RoboReel Power Extension Cord

Customer decided to flatbed his brand new Audi TTRS to ensure he would not harm anything prior to the prep and clear film







All wrapped up




Interior


Derrick removing the seat covers and cardboard in the interior





Rubber mats were installed





Floor mats were installed and Wolf's Nano Textile Sealant applied




All fabrics were coated



After all the fabric was coated, customer requested that we install all the rubber floor mats


Leather cleaned and protected


Interior afters







Exterior before
A few things issues with the car from the dealer
Wheels were all damaged at the dealer (don't worry I believe customer has 2 new wheels and tires coming to him)




Tape lines, adhesive, scratches - typical issues at delivery of a new vehicle














Removing the packaging from the car



Prep - Wash, Decon, Autoscrub,Wheels, Tires





Polishing it all out and getting it ready for Opti Coat




Rupes action shot


After polishing




Opti Coat installed


Random clear film shots













Afters



















Enjoy!
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