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Forum: The Showroom 07-09-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,015
Posted By phat330ci
more info on the garage opener button..did you...

more info on the garage opener button..did you custom make that or is that some kit that you can buy?
Forum: The Showroom 07-09-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,416
Posted By phat330ci
why not polish out the lips on the rims? did you...

why not polish out the lips on the rims? did you want to leave it that way? Car looks crazy!
Forum: The Showroom 02-15-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,400
Posted By phat330ci
go with the lip!

go with the lip!
Forum: The Showroom 02-15-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,635
Posted By phat330ci
smoke the tails

smoke the tails
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-08-2008, 02:53 PM
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Views: 921
Posted By phat330ci
Mirka Air Sander

I am interested in this sander. Has anyone used one to do paint correction before? If so can you fill me in on your likes and dislikes, what pads do you normally use on this sander. This sander is...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By phat330ci
I bought one of these and just hated it. I guess...

I bought one of these and just hated it. I guess it was because I came from the 7424 and expected so much from it. To each his own.

I tell you though, one pass with a Cyclo and you will be...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By phat330ci
And don't over look the Cyclo Polisher. This is...

And don't over look the Cyclo Polisher. This is by far in my opinion the best DA polisher on the market. It's quite pricey but if your budget allows it...go for it!
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By phat330ci
How much elbow grease did you have to use with...

How much elbow grease did you have to use with it? I am always looking for a good metal polish. Any before and after photos?

If I do any chrome exhaust I use the Zaino Z12 Polish, if they are...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By phat330ci
Google for "Amazing Roll-Off" This is a...

Google for "Amazing Roll-Off"

This is a super strength cleaning product. This was developed for tough boating stains. It will amaze you with its cleaning power. Dirt that other cleaners can't...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By phat330ci
I tell you what I have been using for the last...

I tell you what I have been using for the last couple of years for my clients exhaust is White Diamond. It's hard to find, but if you Google it you should find it. This stuff is crazy good. It works...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By phat330ci
Its all good. I am not trying to bust your balls...

Its all good. I am not trying to bust your balls either. I use clay daily with my business and most of my clients have there vehicles clayed every 3-6 months. As I said I use Zaino and I use the Z18...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By phat330ci
If its not clear coated not much you can do with...

If its not clear coated not much you can do with out producing more damage and dulling out the color. Most items that are carbon are clear-coated to give it a deep shine. Like Greg said try some type...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By phat330ci
Yea..thats my point. You cant just clay a car...

Yea..thats my point. You cant just clay a car with out lube or soap or QD. Maybe the wax you use is so weak that clay CAN take it off, however I use Zaino and I can clay a car all day long with Z6...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By phat330ci
Great Job! How did it look in direct sunlight? I...

Great Job! How did it look in direct sunlight? I know sometimes under halogen the car looks flawless and then out in the sun it shows just the smallest of swirls. What was your time frame from start...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By phat330ci
To be honest the best thing to do if its damaged...

To be honest the best thing to do if its damaged from road abuse such as rocks, bugs, etc is to just have a body shop re-shoot the front bumper, hood and fenders. Once that is complete invest in a...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By phat330ci
I assume QD is Quick Detailer? That is a product...

I assume QD is Quick Detailer? That is a product that is used with clay. Don't use any type of QD, Soap, Lube or what else there is to create the slick surface needed for clay. Just use the clay bar...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By phat330ci
Clay will not by itself remove wax. Do a test and...

Clay will not by itself remove wax. Do a test and prove me wrong. Don't use any lube or soap with the clay. Just use the clay all by itself and tell me it took off the wax.

Most lube that come...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By phat330ci
About 20lbs of downward pressure is all that is...

About 20lbs of downward pressure is all that is needed. To figure out how much pressure that is, just use a bathroom scale and push down the PC till you are at 20 lbs, this will help you feel where...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By phat330ci
Clay does not remove wax or polishes, it only...

Clay does not remove wax or polishes, it only removes contaminates. The SOAP that you might be using with the clay or the product/lube you are using with the clay might take off the wax or polish,...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By phat330ci
Try some of the White Diamond Polish. This works...

Try some of the White Diamond Polish. This works perfect!! I would check with a local shop that specializes in wheel repair there is one here in Dallas that repairs, re-polishes and clears rims of...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By phat330ci
Actually you want to use a strong soap such as...

Actually you want to use a strong soap such as Dawn to STRIP all the wax and or polish you have on the car OFF. Turtle wax car wash soap will not do this. You need to get the car cleaned of any...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By phat330ci
I would say you need to start from scratch. Wash...

I would say you need to start from scratch. Wash the car a few times with some Dawn dish washing soap, then use some clay and claybar the vehicle to eliminate any contamination. Once you have the...
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By phat330ci
pm me a photo of this. What have you tried so far?

pm me a photo of this. What have you tried so far?
Forum: Car Care & Detailing 02-07-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,414
Posted By phat330ci
I have been using the water blades for over 6...

I have been using the water blades for over 6 years and have never every had them scratch a vehicle I have done. I use them on every color every make and model. I have different sizes of blades I use...
Forum: Interior 08-15-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By phat330ci
WTB : 01 330Ci Stock Trunk Parts

Anyone completed a custom system in their trunk and have the stock trunk lying around collecting dust? I am trying to redo my trunk, and am looking for stock drk/gray, light/gray or even black. Need...
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