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Old 06-18-2006, 11:46 AM   #1001
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george or picus,

i think you skipped my question on post #984 regarding removing saps, bug, etc with stoner tarminator
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:10 PM   #1002
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:22 PM   #1003
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Sorry, I totally missed it. George may have more input but yes, Tarminator will work. Instead of spraying, soaking/wiping, then washing I would spray the area, then soak it in tarminator then wash right over the tarminator. Let is dwell for awhile.

If that doesn't do it give some isa:water a try, or a good APC like PB's (2:1 will take off almost any bug guts).

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Old 06-19-2006, 08:36 AM   #1004
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george or picus,

i think you skipped my question on post #984 regarding removing saps, bug, etc with stoner tarminator
I've actually had great success mixing two of the suggestions picus had. I did about a 50/50 ratio of Isopropyl Alcohol and Poorboy's Bio-Degradable APC (dilluted 2:1) and blotted it on a towel and let soak on the sap for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Then began to pick off the top of the sap so you aren't touching the paint and I'd say 95% or more of the sap came off with that, then re-wiped the area with the same mixture to get the rest off. I haven't tried them individually yet as picus mentioned but together I haven't found any sap I couldn't get off with it so far.

Sorry for missing the question. If you're using Tarminator, I'd suggest spraying it in a towel and blotting it on the surface, you do not want Tarminator to get on places it does not have to be on. It does work pretty well on some contamination.

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Old 06-19-2006, 08:39 AM   #1005
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what do you think about the Mr. Clean AutoDry?
I personally think the whole system itself as far as what they claim is pretty bogus as far as drying the car w/o leaving spots, but having any water purifier is better than having none. Many people purchase that or a water filtration system for their hose line and use one of their favorite shampoos (I've heard the one from the Mr. Clean Auto Dry isn't too good of a shampoo). There are bigger, in-line systems that you can purchase out there as well. But having purer water does help.

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Old 06-20-2006, 08:56 PM   #1006
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Sorry, I totally missed it. George may have more input but yes, Tarminator will work. Instead of spraying, soaking/wiping, then washing I would spray the area, then soak it in tarminator then wash right over the tarminator. Let is dwell for awhile.

If that doesn't do it give some isa:water a try, or a good APC like PB's (2:1 will take off almost any bug guts).
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I've actually had great success mixing two of the suggestions picus had. I did about a 50/50 ratio of Isopropyl Alcohol and Poorboy's Bio-Degradable APC (dilluted 2:1) and blotted it on a towel and let soak on the sap for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Then began to pick off the top of the sap so you aren't touching the paint and I'd say 95% or more of the sap came off with that, then re-wiped the area with the same mixture to get the rest off. I haven't tried them individually yet as picus mentioned but together I haven't found any sap I couldn't get off with it so far.

Sorry for missing the question. If you're using Tarminator, I'd suggest spraying it in a towel and blotting it on the surface, you do not want Tarminator to get on places it does not have to be on. It does work pretty well on some contamination.

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Old 06-21-2006, 10:37 AM   #1008
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I didn't properly dry one of my pads and now I have mold on it. I tried cleaning it with snappy clean but I couldn't get everything off. Is there anyway to get rid of all of the mold and do you recommend that I continue using the pad or do I need to buy a new one? Thanks in advance for any help.
Mold can be hard to remove, try using the 303 Aerospace Cleaner, then rewash it again. It should remove with a little elbow grease. Mold is obvioulsy not good for your pad but its not very abrasive so its not particularly dangerous either. To be safe I would personally get another one but its really up to you and how particular you are with your vehicle.

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Old 06-23-2006, 12:27 PM   #1009
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If this is a car cleaning pad, couldn't you wash it in bleach? The stain may remain but the spores will be dead.
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Old 06-25-2006, 06:14 PM   #1010
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Question 303 Aerospace Protectant

I generally have my local car wash take car of my Suburban, and they apparently use Armorall on my bumper trim. The problem is that it seems to remain very oily and collects dirt. I have often leaned on the rear bumber and got a lot of bad stuff on my clothes.

Does the 303 Aerospace Protectant do any better in this regard? I want to get rid of the oily feeling while protecting the trim.

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Old 06-25-2006, 07:17 PM   #1011
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Does the 303 Aerospace Protectant do any better in this regard? I want to get rid of the oily feeling while protecting the trim.

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Jim,

Good question. 303 Aerospace Protectant definately will give you more of a clean matte finish with no silicone and no slick oily feel. It's perfect for interiors as well. The only problem I forsee is you will want to clean off what they put on first so the 303 bonds to the surface rather than right on top of their dressing. I'd suggest cleaning it with Poorboy's Bio-Degradable APC with a 3:1 dillution ratio or 303 Cleaner & Spot Remover. Both of these would be a good cleaner for not only your trim but also your interior stains on carpets, vinyl, rubber, leather and also works well as an engine degreaser.

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Old 06-26-2006, 12:18 PM   #1013
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Off topic here but what happened to OCD Garage? Is Brett still around?
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Off topic here but what happened to OCD Garage? Is Brett still around?
He is no longer an e46fanatics sponsor. He hasn't posted in a while.

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Old 06-26-2006, 07:11 PM   #1015
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Wanted to give some input in my dealing with Detailed Image. You all have seen the incredibly helpful posts, but this level of service does not end on the internet. I have talked at length with both Greg and George and can honestly say that I've never received better customer attention from any company. They listened, evaluated, and recommended solutions and products to suit my needs. They took the extra effort to contact me (and kept contacting til I finally got back with them) to make sure everything got taken care of. Used the Menzerna FPII, FTG, and FMJ on a decent finish recently, and all I can say is WOW! Nice stuff, thanks for the recommendation and directions.

So if any of you folks are wondering where to get your detail supplies along with professional, caring info, look no further.

To the poster about mold in the pad, try some Greased Lightning. Haven't used anything else that gets rid of mold and cleans the stain better. I use it religiously on my hot tub and it stays clean for months. Stuff from the pool suppliers wouldn't even touch most of it. Its very safe and has caused no problems. Give it a try, just make sure to rinse the pad well or do another Snappy clean. If it doesn't do well, get a new pad. But keep the GL around for those tough jobs around the house.
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Ah, so I just ended up buying your detailing kit. Thanks for the amazing service and fast shipping. A+++ indeed!

I just gotta ask a stupid question: the claybar.

In order, is it:
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Thanks I'm spending the long weekend working on my car, so pics next week
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Your order was perfect, just make sure you wash and dry first. Good luck with the products and let us know if you have any questions.

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Ah, so I just ended up buying your detailing kit. Thanks for the amazing service and fast shipping. A+++ indeed!

I just gotta ask a stupid question: the claybar.

In order, is it:
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Poorboy's World SSR 2.5
Poorboy's World SSR 1.0
Menzerna FTG
Poorboy's World EX
Natty's Paste Wax

Thanks I'm spending the long weekend working on my car, so pics next week
I'm impressed, most people get the order wrong the first time.

Just a tip; after you apply FTG (if you choose to apply it), make sure you've removed all the residue, and if you have time let the car sit for awhile, then come back and re-wipe. FTG can be tough to remove entirely, and if you leave any residue on it'll play games with the EX. Cheers.
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How do you get the steering wheel to be nice and matt looking again. The steering wheel I have is shiny and I want it back to the way it was.

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