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Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by Jimbobcook, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Kenan

    Kenan Active Member

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    Looks like the Detailed online bottles and triggers.

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  2. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    I am but a vessel to provide the cupradotnet team with useful field testing


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  3. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    I guess they are a generic bottle that a few companies use.
     
  4. Kenan

    Kenan Active Member

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    Most of them also don't make the products

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  5. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    i've been using the Dunking Biscuit kit for a little while now, made use of the snowfoam, shampoo, polish and sealant.

    Im finding shampoo generally seems pretty generic, it as good as the Obsession Wax and Meguairs NXT nice scent and good lather 8/10

    The snow foam is good, clings well but also dissolves and drips off the car which drags the dirt off. It also doesnt seem to take too much of the protection off, my previous marker Obsession Wax Snow Foam was quite strong and seemed to take the protection off more quickly. DB 8/10

    The polish is a reasonable product, it does a job and lifted the paint on a car i detailed for a fried. I've used better. 5/10.

    The sealant is good, easy to apply (spray on rinse off) and the results are good, tops up the existing protection and gives a nice deep finish, also gives really good beading and water repellent properties. Probably the best topup sealant ive used 9/10.

    More still to test but so far its been pretty good.
     
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  6. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    Photo from this morning

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  7. ChrisM75

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    Winter is coming, so time to bring out the winter products.

    For me that includes Bilt Hamber Atom-mac and Optimum No Rinse. Atom-mac is a corrosion inhibitor you dilute with water. Spray it (5% mix) over the brakes, suspension, exhaust, engine, anything metal that would benefit from protection, but not really the external bodywork, its not a wax. It should help protect from salt corrosion. You can clean alloys with it, but its not a cleaner so is only good for light dirt and dust.

    ONR is a rinseless wash, but I dont use it like that. I add it to my normal shampoo to make it slicker, dilute it and use it as a waterless wash for quick clean ups and as a QD and you even clean the interior with it. Almost anything thats a cleaner can be replaced by ONR, people even add it to screen wash. I use it was a winter product because it adds slickness to everything, reducing scratching from winter salt and grit.
     
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  8. Leeoncupra

    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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    Ocd finish velocity

    Cermaic detailer

    Absoloutley brilliant for a spray on and lasts for a few months each application

    leon mk1 cupra
     
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  9. Deano j1971

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    Bit of a break in the weather today so I decided to give the motor a quick once over and I found a bottle of this car plan stuff in the shed,easy to apply and wipe off with a good micro fibre cloth and not a bad shine too.Says on the bottle it protects up to 12 months,probably 12 mins.
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  10. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    Protects up to 12 months if you keep the car in a vacuum... Cars looking sweet mate!


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    Or even protects whilst still in the bottle and goes off after 12 months


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  12. Connor H

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    Can anyone recommend some kind of finisher?

    Recently restored some panels on the car using G3 compounding polish which worked an absolute treat.

    Only thing is i used standard turtle wax polish after, and it left every little paint ship showing up white and very visible, especially days after.
     
  13. saveoursouls

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    If it's paint that's not been treated in a long time. My process is as follows:

    TCUT
    Meguires Ultimate Compound
    Auto Glym Super Resin
    Simoniz Wax

    I find I get pretty good results, usually like glass after the above.

    Nice name btw, my name's Connor and my surnames initial is H maybe we're the same person.
     
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  14. Nathan penney

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    Not a car product as such but a worthwhile investment.
    Sure a lot of you reading this thread will be using them already but first time Ive used them.
    Sealskins gloves. They are the best thing ever!
    Someone recommended them to me for washing the car in all temperatures without loosing the feeling in your hands.
    Amazing. Washed 2 cars on Sunday morning in like 2 degree temperature, hands stayed warm and unbelievably dry!
     
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  15. Connor H

    Connor H Active Member

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    lol! We can be brothers if you like :cheers:

    Interesting you use the super resin before wax and after compounding polish, thats an extra step i didnt do myself. Plus my wax dried in all the little chips and scratches and made them show up terribly. Would you recommend something like the super resin to stop that happening? Or is that a Tcut scratch remover job first? Generally my paintwork is fine minus said chips and usual scratches.

    I've never had a car im proud of until now so im cutting my teeth with detailing right here right now lol
     
  16. ChrisM75

    ChrisM75 Active Member

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    Super resin polish isnt really a polish, its a glaze with fillers. Its very very slightly abrasive, but hardly worth mentioning. Personally I don't like it much, I prefer CarPro Essence plus. It also has fillers, but they are ceramic fillers that cure hard, unlike SRPs oily ones. Anything you put on top wont fall off essence plus.

    If you have a dark car Prima Amigo is the best filling glaze, but its hard to come by these days.
     
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  17. saveoursouls

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    Brothers with he same name, how twee lol.

    I try to only use the tcut on occasion and for those deeper scratches. I find the ultimate compund abrasive enough to get most light scratches out and restore colour.

    The super resin is a light polish with some fillers. It gives the paint work a very nice finish then the wax I use to seal it in. The super resin fills any of those scratches that you can't see and gives the paint a smooth finish.
     
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  18. Invertigo

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    Got a new Leon arriving in the next few weeks and looking to get the right kit in place to give it a single stage polish before sealants, anyone got any recommendations as to what DA pads and compounds are effective on VW group paints - currently have a BMW which are known for incredibly hard clear coats so my current polish collection is quite abrasive.
     
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  19. vectra

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    Green Hexligic pads and Scholl s20 polish.
     
  20. Invertigo

    Invertigo Active Member

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    Would a medium-heavy cut polish not be a bit overkill on paint that should have minimal swirls or marring? Seems more like something for use on a car that has a few K under its belt
     
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