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#211 Gazjs

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

Used bilberrys today and VERY impressed.
However,
It has failed to remove a few tar spots. Is it safe to put a SMALL amount (undiluted) on the end of a cotton bud and work it in?

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#212 DanGull

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:08 PM

Absolutely Gaz.

Marky - Purple Haze is 'intended' for dark cars, as is blue velvet and their pro versions. However, Purple Haze on my white is awesome - and I'm less than impressed with Blue Velvet.

All the Dodo colour charging is very subtle - any wax on any paint is fine. Banana Armour looks ACE on white as well.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:28 PM

i do love my hard candy! i've almost finished my pot, only got about 3 layers left in it

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:25 PM

i do love my hard candy! i've almost finished my pot, only got about 3 layers left in it


You sure you've not been using too much? I've hardly used any out my pot

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:31 PM

You sure you've not been using too much? I've hardly used any out my pot


i've got a sample pot, its a tiny tiny pot!

its about this wide and thick:

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

Ah, that explains it then! I got the big girls pot!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:46 PM

Ah, that explains it then! I got the big girls pot!


i might get the big pot next time, but i might try out other wax, crazy man me!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 11:19 PM

i might get the big pot next time, but i might try out other wax, crazy man me!

:lol: Wild!!!!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 11:22 PM

michael get finish kare :lol:

do iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit :P

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:56 AM

Right, so there are a couple of DODO's to choose from, now then what the hell do I need for the prep stage then? Do you REALLY need to prep the car after the wash before polishing? And do you need to put Aquawax on after polishing the car?

Also, if you do it all in one day, how many coats do you have to put on?

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:00 AM

you want to:

wash 2 buckets
dry
clay - bilt hamber soft auto clay
wash
dry
lime prime if you feel like it but you don't have to
wax
leave for 3ish hours
wipe with microfibre before next layer of wax
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:38 PM

Hmm, will have to get some clay I guess?

Also, my stone chip on my front bumper. I spoke to Chips away? and the guy told me he would not be able to do the job until January and as a rough guide the price to get rid rid off a stone chip is around 95!!!!!!!

Can I not use some tar remover and perhaps try a touch up paint brush? I don't know now as 95 for a tiny stone chip seams excessive, but he has NOT seen the car in any way, he provided that price over the phone. Should I get him to see the car and give me a proper quote?

This is my stone chip:

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 07:17 PM

can r222 wheel cleaner be diluted to last longer :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:00 PM

I'm new to this detailing but wanna keep my new Mk7 looking good.

I have followed some of what has been said above - sponge and fairy liquid washes on old car are out!

Now using 2 buckets, Sour Pour, natural wool mit, and towel drying as best possible - still like to chamois windows (old school).
Since new the car has had 2 coats of Poorboys on my alloys, used AG Super Resin followed by 2 layers of AG High Def Wax on the paintwork.

After all positive comments on thread, was thinkin about investin in some Dodo Blue Velvet on my Ocean Blue Fiesta - will it noticeably enhance the colour and does it just go on top of the HD or do I have to wax again on top of the Dodo?

Also would the wheels benefit from AG on top of the Poorboys or once sealed are they good against salt and brake dust etc?

This novice would welcome your advice - ta!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:19 PM

AG High Def is a hard wax - you won't get very effective layering with Blue Velvet (another hard wax) over the top of it. They may even degrade each other. Much better would be to put Purple Haze (a soft wax) over your High Def (a combination I've just tried, and it's ace).

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