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Forum: Car Care & Detailing 09-05-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By TOGWT
Post Decontamination or surface contamination...

Post Decontamination or surface contamination removal: P21S® Total Auto Wash, can be diluted solution 3:1 and contains surfactant detergents and d-limonene (citrus oil) a biodegradable cleaner...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 09-02-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By TOGWT
Applied finish - consists of two or three aqueous...

Applied finish - consists of two or three aqueous (water- based) pigmented base coat applications of semi-permeable polyurethane and then a clear aqueous (water- based) top coat is applied as the...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 08-31-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,387
Posted By TOGWT
Sadly the prognosis on your ink stains or colour...

Sadly the prognosis on your ink stains or colour transfer on leather is not good; as the stain permeates the leather, the dye is transferred and body heat helps to 'set the dye, For this...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 08-29-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,301
Posted By TOGWT
fooljam - Kudos The applied finish used on...

fooljam - Kudos

The applied finish used on 95%+ of modern vehicle upholstery- consists of two or three aqueous (water- based) pigmented base coat applications of semi-permeable polyurethane and...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 08-17-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By TOGWT
Use a safe solvent specially formulated for this...

Use a safe solvent specially formulated for this purpose - 3M Adhesive Remover
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 08-06-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By TOGWT
Like most things related to detailing proper...

Like most things related to detailing proper surafce preparation will make all the difference.


TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Article - "Leather pigment (Dye) restoration" -...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 08-06-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,387
Posted By TOGWT
Hairspray contains solvents, which may remove ink...

Hairspray contains solvents, which may remove ink stains - not recommended for finished leather uphostery as its a product formulated for hair :0
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 07-02-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By TOGWT
An invaluable addition to your detailing knowledge base

TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Articles, these informational resources contain everything you’ll ever want to know about automotive detailing and are an invaluable addition to your detailing knowledge...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 07-02-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,387
Posted By TOGWT
I have five decades of detailing experience and...

I have five decades of detailing experience and 10 years of answering detailing questions on various international forums.

I only recommend what I have first-hand experience of and products that...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-26-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,387
Posted By TOGWT
Leather Master Super Remover - (may be used on...

Leather Master Super Remover - (may be used on (A-Aniline / Non-Coated as a spot remover, always check for colourfastness) for removing deep stains like mustard on protected finished leathers. This...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-25-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 721
Posted By TOGWT
Unfinished vs. Finished leather

Prior to 1980 most automotive leather upholstery used was high quality top grain full grain leather with a pigmented solvent-based Nitrocellulose lacquer coating and their unstable plasticizers would...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-21-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By TOGWT
What exactly is 'Finished leather'?

Materials Technology

Automotive OEM technology is becoming more and more complex requiring educated and skilled technicians to work on them. As the materials used are constantly changing we must...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-18-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By TOGWT
I would suggest you check if the detailing...

I would suggest you check if the detailing products you use acually contain ultra violet (UV) blockers as these are a very expensive addition not normally added.

Organic (Carnauba) waxes contrary...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-07-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By TOGWT
Most leather cleaners will remove dirt / soiling...

Most leather cleaners will remove dirt / soiling from urethane finished leather, it's the conditioner that does nothing to the leather hide, although it will make the urethane feel 'softer'....
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-06-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By TOGWT
TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Articles – “Removal...

TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Articles – “Removal of Tree Resin / Sap” - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia-detailing-wiki/141056-tree-resin-sap-removal.html#post1499766


TOGWT® Autopia...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-06-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By TOGWT
Repairing Scratched or Curbed Wheels

Damage to your wheels can come from: curb damage, wheel weight scratches, low acid spray, lug nut impact wrench, auto accident, and road salt, which leads to oxidation. These blemishes can ruin the...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 06-01-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By TOGWT
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Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-31-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By TOGWT
As we all know both Rolls Royce and BMW share the...

As we all know both Rolls Royce and BMW share the same grade leather and finish as BMW ;)
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-28-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By TOGWT
Diagnosis is the key, not guess work. Before...

Diagnosis is the key, not guess work. Before deciding on what products to use, you need to ascertain the grade of leather and the type of leather finish applied

If it's good enough for...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-21-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By TOGWT
Step up the abrasive- use a more abrasive pad...

Step up the abrasive- use a more abrasive pad first, if not a more abrasive polish
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-19-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By TOGWT
With newer materials being used for polishing...

With newer materials being used for polishing pads (microfiber, deniu, silk, etc) most professional detailer are no longer using rotary polisher as random orbital's offer many advantages.

Wen I...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-14-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By TOGWT
How tight a grip you have on the tool will make...

How tight a grip you have on the tool will make all the difference; hold vibrating tools as lightly as possible, consistent with safe work practices; allowing the tool do the work. Gloves are...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-11-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By TOGWT
Longer answer- Wood Trim The...

Longer answer-

Wood Trim

The 'wood' trim in most vehicles (some Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus and Mercedes Benz models use real wood) which is protected with a urethane...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-08-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By TOGWT
It should be fine (and they said I was incapable...

It should be fine (and they said I was incapable of giving a short answer) ;)
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 05-08-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By TOGWT
Removing the seats is not too bad a project. On...

Removing the seats is not too bad a project. On the otherhand removing the seat covers requires special tools ans some skill.

I would recommend you remove the seats and take it to a good...
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