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joelilton23 last won the day on November 30 2017

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About joelilton23

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  • Birthday 08/23/1989

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    Queensland, Australia


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    Queensland, Australia
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  1. Hey all, I have just received my weekend car back from the body shop after having the engine bay smoothed and painted. I am looking at protecting this paint the best I can before I put the engine back into the car. Ceramic coating is obviously on the list, but I am wondering if it would be better using the Wheel Coating instead of the normal paint coating due to the extra heat that it will see. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!
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    What did you do today?

    It needs a bit of work to the gearbox, but I couldn't turn it down (it's still so filthy)
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    What did you do today?

    Spend some time cleaning the new to me car I picked up a month ago - starting with the leather seats 🤢 The bottom part has been cleaner and the rest still needs to be done. Not a bad car for $400 though, it needs a lot of love but should be a great daily driver once she's all fixed up. The paint is dull and looks flat, even though its metallic, so waiting until I can hit it with some polish to bring it back to life.
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    Help me save my leather!

    They definitely need some love, two kids and no care have wrecked havoc on the interior - there were car stickers all over the back window Thanks for the advice, will give that a try Will do, tell Marquis I owe him a beer or two! I'll post some photos up after I give it a go, I'm hoping the hard leather on the front seat comes good with some cleaning and a lot of conditioner
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    Help me save my leather!

    Hey all, just picked up a new to me Volkswagen Passat CC with dark brown leather. Problem is, the previous owners child has spilled silver glitter nail polish on the rear seat - is there any way of Saving the leather without causing more damage? the second problem is the drivers seat leather has some hard spots and the texture has changed. I’m thinking that I may just have to put up with this, but would love any ideas on if it could possibly be fixed. I’ve attached photos of the damage. Thanks!
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    Doubting Eco Wheel Cleaner

    I use it on delicate wheels that I don't want to use harsh chemicals on. They aren't ever very dirty and the Eco WC is great for removing and lubricating when running a wash mitt over them. I agree that it's not great on filthy wheels, but I don't think that's what it's designed for.
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    Matte paint cleaning

    Carried out the detail today, thanks for all the advice! ended up using glass cleaner on the matte paint, and it worked a treat! Eco APC and Eco wheel cleaner were used on the engine, frame and wheels, and waterless wash and detail spray used on the painted surfaces. The seat was cleaned and conditioned, unfortunately someone had written on it with a ballpoint pen, which didn’t want to budge. The customer has ordered a specific matte coating kit so protection will be carried out once that arrives. Here’s a couple of quick photos
  8. Hi all, I've done a bit of searching of old topics, but this has made me a bit more confused, so I thought I would ask the question here: I have an Indian Scout that a friend of mine has just purchased new, and he would like me to detail and protect it - the trouble is, it has matte black paint from factory, and I'm worried about cleaning this with waterless/rinseless wash. From what I have read, rinseless used as directed or diluted to WW strength won't be suitable for this paint, as it may cause streaking on the finish due to the wax element included. I know there was a matte detailer and matte protectant (which are both still available in Aus) but I believe there were issues with it in the US and it was removed from the store? Can anyone shed some light on this, as it sounds like the perfect product for what I want to do with both cleaning and protecting. Also, I believe it is advisable not to treat the tyres with any 'shine' products, but what about rubber and tyre cleaner? Can anyone give me some recommendations on cleaning and protecting? Any help would be appreciated! I have added a photo of the bike for reference.
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    H2o guard and gloss ?????

    I use the microfiber blocks too, using the dry application method, so much easier!
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    Nav Screen Scratch Removal

    It looks as though the anti-glare coating is failing on the screen, which is common on older Macbook laptops etc. I don't believe there is a way of fixing it unfortunately
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    Issues with rags/detail spray

    Could the problem be using the lint sheet? I was under the impression they are to be dried on low heat with no drying/lint sheets
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    Adam Pitale Podcast

    Just gave this a listen - pretty cool to hear a few words of wisdom from the man himself. I'm guessing this is a few years old, considering he mentioned Series 9 of videos and that they were working on a ceramic coating?
  13. Looks great! P.S More photos of the GT-R please!
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    Faded Paint

    Do you know if your car is single stage or clear over base? If its single stage, you may be able to polish it back up before throwing some protection over it. Seeing pictures will help direct which course to take.
  15. Make sure to use a bit more product than you usually would too, to help lubricate the oxidized paint away. Good luck! Single stage before and afters are always amazing, so be sure to post pictures!