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About Coderedpl

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  1. Coderedpl

    Fine Nappa with Diamond Stitching care

    Guess I'll go real gentle and light on the spraying
  2. We picked up a new (to us) vehicle recently which has the Black Fine Nappa leather with Jet Gray contrast diamond stitching I've been searching around for proper care of said seats and saw mention of avoiding the stitching with the conditioner, which essentially means I can't condition the seats. Now the real question would be, is it still safe to use the leather and interior cleaner with a light wipe down? Using the brush might be too rough or you guys think it will be ok? Or would interior detailer be a better option? Thanks in advance. (ignore the dirtiness in the pic, this was literally before the car was even cleaned at the dealer)
  3. For some reason, the post was not showing up in my feed. Seems like the general consensus is to use a bit more soap, I tend to fill up my buckets more because I 'loose' plenty of water during the wash process it seems. I don't let the water fall or anything but rather scrub scrub scrub, and then just toss it on the car, mitt picks up a lot of water and drops a whole bunch between the moment it leaves the bucket to the car. Not a big deal, just need to use more soap. While sure its great for the business, my wallet, not so much 😂
  4. So I've been dealing with a weird "issue" of sorts. It seems that when I wash my car I get more of 'water' spreading then I do of actual soapiness. I put in a squeeze of car shampoo, on the mitt and in the bucket, fill it up with water and then blast the mitt to create suds. When the soap is on the pad itself, I get a nice soapy 'glide' and you can see the suds on the paint, but after rinsing, in the bucket and a panel or two, I lose that, even though I have a bunch of suds in the bucket. At times I actually re-apply more shampoo to the mitt, rinse quickly and go back to the paint I get it back again. Part of me thinks I need to blast more car shampoo into the bucket but it already feels like its a decent amount. I also do use the gilmour foam gun with a hose (although I have the foam cannon i dont have the pressure washer now for it) One of my cars is vinyl wrapped, has the Adams coating applied, and I apply boosters every-so-often such as g&g, and others, so I know there would be some lack of 'stickiness' from the foam and soap but this seems a bit excessive. Old mitt maybe? Too much water in bucket? I'm using the older ones that are not as tall. Thanks in advance.
  5. Figured i'll share this one and see if anybody has any good ideas on what to try. My car has been pretty dirty, haven't exactly had a chance to clean it much, but after doing so today, i noticed these spots showing up. Thought it might be soap drying up in the sun but even after wiping down it aint coming off. Wheels were washed with diluted car shampoo. What I tried: Revive Polish on microfiber towel = nothing Different brand "fallout" cleaner = no reaction APC = no change 99% alcohol = no change Glass cleaner = no change Any ideas? Not sure how it happened either
  6. Coderedpl

    Cement "dirt splatter" ?

    Yep. I won't deny, the pressure on it was a bit crappy. If it had higher pressure, I would of gotten it a bit better. There are some very faint marks but it's a fender liner, I'm not expecting perfection. When summer comes around I will likely lift the car on a jack, find some strong APC and just wash down the whole undercarriage with a better pressure washer.
  7. Coderedpl

    Cement "dirt splatter" ?

    So I went to local coin op, bought some generic APC/Wheel cleaner and sprayed the living crap out of all the liners. After a lengthy session of rinsing, I got most of it "cleaned". There are still some spots that it shows through but for the most part its good.
  8. Coderedpl

    Cement "dirt splatter" ?

    I don't have to worry too much about paint being scuffed because the car is vinyl wrapped with a matte finish, so swirls and what-not will not be there, just have to be careful I don't catch a rock or something on the wrap accidentally.
  9. Coderedpl

    Cement "dirt splatter" ?

    That's really the only idea I came up with thus far. I might get some generic, strong, all purpose cleaner and spray the hell out of the liners, let it sit and then rinse.
  10. So there was some road work being done around my neighborhood and I managed to drive over what I can only assume was wet cement dust or something. Honestly I don't even know what to call it, but its all over my wheel liners. I tried spraying APC and it didnt help THAT much. Besides blasting it away forcefully with a pressure washer, does anybody have any ideas on how to potentially dissolve it? It's not hard, and if i run my finger across it, it comes off. Unfortunately I can't scrub every little nook and cranny that it got into. Picture attached. Any ideas?
  11. So today we have a high of 56! Great weather for a car wash................................besides the fact that it will be raining all damn day into the next. Dirty car stays dirty.....
  12. Coderedpl

    When the beaded 'water' freezes

    The sad truth about people hahah
  13. Coderedpl

    When the beaded 'water' freezes

    More snow coming my direction, this is just annoying. Car is beyond filthy and the temperatures are so low it's almost not worth trying to wash since it'll freeze up
  14. I went by the car thinking it was all still water until I felt it, at which point I saw its all frozen. Looks pretty cool though
  15. Everytime I look outside and see no snow on the ground, I think to myself, oh great, maybe i'll give it a quick wash......that is until i step foot outside. Winter sucks, can it be Spring already