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Old 05-27-2008, 12:21 PM   #2021
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yes Greg, please link me to checkout page with which ever of those products you choose, thanks!
The products are all linked above, all you have to do is click on them and then click "add to cart" to purchase them. Let me know if you have additional questions.

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Just in case anyone was wondering, those products i purchased did make a descent atempt to remove the scraches, but my work is not done until i use the high qualitu material greg plans to link me to....once thats done the car will be picture quality again, and don't worry i'll post the new updated pics as soon as I'm done!

thanks everyone for all the advice/help!

I'm confident you'll get noticeably better results with these polishes. The only other factor you will need to get great results is a quality buffer and pad. I don't know what you have but the buffer is also a big factor. Generally the more speed and pressure the buffer and you can create the better you're polishing results will be. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Old 05-27-2008, 12:22 PM   #2022
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Greg, I recently purchased Menzerna IP from you. I have PB SSR 1, 2.5, 3. Would IP followed by SSR1 do the trick for moderatley swirled up black cars?
Yes you can use the IP and SSR 1 for moderate swirls. Make sure you take your time and apply good pressure throughout for best results. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Old 05-27-2008, 07:09 PM   #2023
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Of these three towels, which one would be the best for drying cars?

All Purpose Microfiber Towels (light blue) Reg $3.99 Now $2.99 each
Ultra Plush Microfiber Towel (light gray) Reg $5.99 Now $4.49 each
reTHICKulous Microfiber Towel (white) Reg $9.99, Now $7.49 each

(how many would I need to dry a moderate sized car completely........?)

(BTW, do you carry Poorboys Black Hole Glaze? If not you should get some. Because I need it
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:54 PM   #2024
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Sorry for annoying you Greg, I just have some questions.....

I am thinking of getting a Chicago Rotary. Its at the warehouse stores around my area. I didn't know if the PC backing plate and pads are comparable with this rotary......If you don' know thats fine, sorry for my bad details.......
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:08 AM   #2025
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Of these three towels, which one would be the best for drying cars?

All Purpose Microfiber Towels (light blue) Reg $3.99 Now $2.99 each
Ultra Plush Microfiber Towel (light gray) Reg $5.99 Now $4.49 each
reTHICKulous Microfiber Towel (white) Reg $9.99, Now $7.49 each

(how many would I need to dry a moderate sized car completely........?)

(BTW, do you carry Poorboys Black Hole Glaze? If not you should get some. Because I need it
To be honest I would really recommend using our Microfiber Waffle Weave Drying Towel for drying. This towel is super absorbent, paint safe, edged with silk and more. It can absorb so much water it's amazing. This towel is 25" x 32", where as the towels above are 16 x 16. If I had to choose one from above I would probably choose the reTHICKulous for drying, it's extremely thick and plush. I've never dried a vehicle with these towels so I'm not exactly sure how many you would need but I would estimate 3 - 4. With the Waffle Weave towel you can sometimes get away with one but I use two so I can work a little faster.

We do not have the Black Hole Glaze at this time, but thank you for the inquiry.

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Sorry for annoying you Greg, I just have some questions.....

I am thinking of getting a Chicago Rotary. Its at the warehouse stores around my area. I didn't know if the PC backing plate and pads are comparable with this rotary......If you don' know thats fine, sorry for my bad details.......
I think you meant to ask if they are compatible? If that was the case I do not honestly know. Maybe bring in your backing plate before you buy and see if it screws in? The pads will definitely work with this buffer it's just a question of finding the right backing plate to work with. Rotary buffers often come with their own backing plate because they generate a lot more torque and need a really strong system to support the power. In short, just make sure you find the right backing plate for the job. Good luck and keep us posted on what you find out.

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Old 05-28-2008, 10:16 AM   #2026
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To be honest I would really recommend using our Microfiber Waffle Weave Drying Towel for drying.
+1, i starting using this towel last month and its much better then my old chamois. if i quickly hit the car w/ a leaf blower b4 i can dry w/ one WW, if not then i need 2. also, i don't drag the towel across the paint, instead i lay the towel on vertical surfaces and lightly press it out, then lift up and repeat. on horizontal surfaces i fold the towel into fourths and blot dry.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:37 PM   #2027
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I was going to suggest the Waffe Weave Drying Towel as well. I use one for my car and its great.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:23 PM   #2028
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When using the Menzerna IP and FPII with the PC, would these remove water spots as well?

Also, how do i clean the waffle weave towel and MF towels? Can i just put all the MF and WW towels together and wash it in the washing machine? What would i use to wash it? Thank you for your time and help!
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:32 PM   #2029
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I know this was directed to Greg, but in case your in a hurry, I can answer now. The IP and FPII should remove water spots as they strip away a thin layer of the clear coat. Just throw your microfiber in the wash (JUST MICROFIBER, nothing else) add detergent, DO NOT ADD fabric softener as it will screw up your microfiber. I recommend something like Tide Free or something with no or minimal fragrance and color. I have heard conflicting reports to dry the towels in the dryer, or let the air dry because if you dry them in the dryer the heat will fuse the fibers. I personally dry mine in the drier and have not ran into any problems. Do not use a fabric softener sheet, and make sure all lint is out as the microfiber will grab it up. Hopefully I answered all of these for you correctly.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:09 PM   #2030
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Hey thanks for the quick answer! So what do i do about the Waffle Weave Towel?

Also, i forgot to ask if the IP and FPII are safe to use on exterior glass, like the windshield and window to remove waterspots with the PC? Or do i need a different chemical or method? Thank you!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:53 PM   #2031
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Greg, I am getting this on my order:

Majic Clay, 200g (Blue)
3 Waffle Weave towels
5 yellow pads
CG EZ Creme (Glaze) (Do you have any bigger size than 16 oz, or do I have to buy two )

Anything else?
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:23 PM   #2032
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Greg, what is the overall most rejuvenating and practical leather care method for gray nappa leather?
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:00 AM   #2033
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Hey thanks for the quick answer! So what do i do about the Waffle Weave Towel?

Also, i forgot to ask if the IP and FPII are safe to use on exterior glass, like the windshield and window to remove waterspots with the PC? Or do i need a different chemical or method? Thank you!!
I believe the IP and FPII are for paint only, but don't hold me to that. I read either on this thread, or another about fixing glass spots. But there is so much to look through to find it. Surely once Greg see's this he will have something for you. I did hear something about using steel wool but I'm not to sure on the application.

EDIT: The Waffle Weave Towel is microfiber as well. I would throw it in the wash with the rest of the microfiber, however if the other towels are heavily soiled, you might want to wash it separately.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:42 AM   #2034
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How important is the conditioner/shampoo or is that just a fancy name for suds and/or soap?
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:35 AM   #2035
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When using the Menzerna IP and FPII with the PC, would these remove water spots as well?

Also, how do i clean the waffle weave towel and MF towels? Can i just put all the MF and WW towels together and wash it in the washing machine? What would i use to wash it? Thank you for your time and help!
Yes the IP and FPII are designed to remove watermarks. Sometimes you need something more aggressive for really deep etchings but this combination works on most light to medium watermarks. I would not use them on the glass.Apply a nickel sized drop on a wet foam applicator and buff the exterior glass and then rinse it clean.

To remove watermarks on the glass try the Glass Science Glass Scrub. This product does an excellent job of removing water marks, sap, road grime, etc.

I would wash the microfiber products (towels, waffle weave towel, etc) together in a normal washer with Tide, etc. Make sure the product has no Fabric Softener in it. Avoid washing them with other fabrics that produce a lot of lint. If you want to be really safe use the Chemical Guys Microfiber Cleaning Detergent.

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Greg, I am getting this on my order:

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3 Waffle Weave towels
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CG EZ Creme (Glaze) (Do you have any bigger size than 16 oz, or do I have to buy two )

Anything else?
All of those are great products and should help your detailing efforts. As of right now we do not carry any larger size. with the CG EZ Creme Glaze. The products you have are fine but there is always other things you can get. If you have any specific questions please let me know.

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Greg, what is the overall most rejuvenating and practical leather care method for gray nappa leather?

I would use the Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil and Leatherique Prestine Clean. It will help deep clean and condition the leather so it stays strong yet flexible. This powerful combination should help keep your leather looking and feeling top notch. I would use it about 2 - 5 times per year depending on how much sun, traffic, etc. the seats are exposed to. We have directions on how to best use these products in our Detailing Guide - Leather Care section. Then about once a month I would wipe them down with a damp microfiber towel, just to remove any light surface contamination. Let me know if you have additional questions.

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All of those are great products and should help your detailing efforts. As of right now we do not carry any larger size. with the CG EZ Creme Glaze. The products you have are fine but there is always other things you can get. If you have any specific questions please let me know.

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Autogeek right now is having 15% off sale for fathers day. Care to match?

(You have to have the code, which I will not say) But it would be helpful because part of my dad's give to him is to detail his E90........

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Autogeek right now is having 15% off sale for fathers day. Care to match?

(You have to have the code, which I will not say) But it would be helpful because part of my dad's give to him is to detail his E90........
We don't match other competitor's promos but we are offering a 15% off coupon code because of our server issue we had earlier this month. The promotional code is SpeedyDI and I believe it's valid until about mid June at the latest. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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We don't match other competitor's promos but we are offering a 15% off coupon code because of our server issue we had earlier this month. The promotional code is SpeedyDI and I believe it's valid until about mid June at the latest. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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That's what I like to hear! Ill be order later
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