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 Post subject: AU falcon top exterior moldings
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Do your AU falcon's top exterior moldings (above side windows) look splotchy, brown and dull
My new product, REFLOW will quickly and easily, dissolve UV damage and carbon buildup on them and bring them back to a light to mid satin black finish

To enhance the finish and protect the moldings, apply my other product called "POLYMERIZE" which is a liquid acrylic polymer spray with a microfibre or terry towel using no pressure and back and forth motions. spray onto a section of towel, put two fingers underneath it and treat the surface

the colour will improve and protection will get better the more you apply it

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Aurora 98 wrote:
Guys - do you have an air compressor or blower vac handy

Open fuel doors, etc and blast the high pressure air into the area and then wipe up any left over marks
Know what you mean with water jets, I never use mine as I don't need to and lots of cars have high mineral content water in the reservoir which when used, leaves water spots and if not removed in time, can etch the clearcoat requiring machine buffing to remove

These tips are just the start, thousands more I will list in time
Anyone's car can be a DREAM MACHINE, it just takes dedication
You can refinish your car quickly by spending heaps of time every weekend or take as long as you want to.

If you drive your sweet ride every day, make it good policy to carry a bottle of quick detail spray, a couple microfibre cloths and protectant in the boot or glove box
This way you can fix any bugs, bird droppings, water marks etc



great work mate ill do this now every week :)
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:35 am 
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Hey Matt, is REFLOW the same as TRIM DREAM?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:34 pm 
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hey buddy. absolutely not. but it is a great preparation for trim dream

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:04 pm 
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Hi Matt,
Are your products able to be purchased if you reside in New Zealand, lot of the great products you mention are not available here, Klasse, Trim Dream etc. I have just re painted in Sparkling Burgundy ,a 98 EL monty, and I want to keep it looking pristine.

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:14 pm 
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fordv8nz wrote:
Hi Matt,
Are your products able to be purchased if you reside in New Zealand, lot of the great products you mention are not available here, Klasse, Trim Dream etc. I have just re painted in Sparkling Burgundy ,a 98 EL monty, and I want to keep it looking pristine.

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Unfortunately not mine. there may be some of the stuff that wax it sells (brisbane based)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:07 pm 
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hi matt.
i have just bought myself a white 1996 xr6 ..
the paint is good .its been garaged by previous owner.but ..
i think its never been polished .its looks shinny,but dull when looking at angle ..
do you have any b4 / after photos of white cars you have done .
can you lmk what i need to bring it back .any new products .
you told me a while back but i have lost the info .

i still have the trim dream .never got to use it on my other ef .

thanks mate .
keep up the good work ..

dave .......................
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:36 pm 
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95frd wrote:
hi matt.
i have just bought myself a white 1996 xr6 ..
the paint is good .its been garaged by previous owner.but ..
i think its never been polished .its looks shinny,but dull when looking at angle ..
do you have any b4 / after photos of white cars you have done .
can you lmk what i need to bring it back .any new products .
you told me a while back but i have lost the info .

i still have the trim dream .never got to use it on my other ef .

thanks mate .
keep up the good work ..

dave .......................


yes I do have pics of white cars, the best one was a Valiant Pacer

well you obviously need to wash the car and clay it
from there, I'd suggest the Glare range of products as they are the easiest and safest to apply with no paint being removed
you can also use our lacquer to ultra protect it and brighten the colour shade

are you willing to put in the effort to remove some or alot of the defects in the paint or do you just want to give it a great shine and maintain it from there?
basically tell me what you want to achieve?

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:04 pm 
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matt,
that pacer came up awesome ..the paint looks deep & clean n clear ...i want that look .?
''''are you willing to put in the effort to remove some or alot of the defects in the paint''''

even if it takes 3hrs per panel mate .
out of the 3 fords i have .2 x1996 xr6 ,95ef futura.this newest xr has the best paint .lol.
theres bugger all paint chips or deep scratches .mainly washing marks ,,i think.
i would like to fix defects in the paint ,if that means some work ,im up for it .
its white ,but compared to my other 1996xr6 ,its dull & creamy looking .not smooth .
i havent had a chance to look closely at it .been busy moving house.
tool wise ,,i have a electric polisher/buffer.from supercheap ..1200w. speeds=600 - 3000 .
i need to buy a decent pad set .
i can do the job by hand .probably wont stuff it that way .lol.
ill get some close up pix this week to show ya .it needs a wash 1st ..
i have a mothers clay bar/paint saving system (california gold) that i got for my ef .never used it .
it comes with the clay bar,carnauba wax,instant detailer.
should i use the clay bar to start .?
please lmk what kit/products i need from you .
thanks matt .

dave ....
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:50 pm 
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95frd wrote:
matt,
that pacer came up awesome ..the paint looks deep & clean n clear ...i want that look .?
''''are you willing to put in the effort to remove some or alot of the defects in the paint''''

even if it takes 3hrs per panel mate .
out of the 3 fords i have .2 x1996 xr6 ,95ef futura.this newest xr has the best paint .lol.
theres bugger all paint chips or deep scratches .mainly washing marks ,,i think.
i would like to fix defects in the paint ,if that means some work ,im up for it .
its white ,but compared to my other 1996xr6 ,its dull & creamy looking .not smooth .
i havent had a chance to look closely at it .been busy moving house.
tool wise ,,i have a electric polisher/buffer.from supercheap ..1200w. speeds=600 - 3000 .
i need to buy a decent pad set .
i can do the job by hand .probably wont stuff it that way .lol.
ill get some close up pix this week to show ya .it needs a wash 1st ..
i have a mothers clay bar/paint saving system (california gold) that i got for my ef .never used it .
it comes with the clay bar,carnauba wax,instant detailer.
should i use the clay bar to start .?
please lmk what kit/products i need from you .
thanks matt .

dave ....

jump in and use the mothers clay bar,keep your eyes open and watch the paint change,more is better,you will see.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:53 pm 
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and only the mothers--not maguires as it breaks up and crumbles,or matts clay bars,you can reply to that matt.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:03 am 
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thanks ..that will be next weekends plans .
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:13 pm 
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yes definately start with the claying step after you wash it
when that step is completed, then you will need to decide what polishing products you want to use

There are two types - abrasive and non abrasive
It's best to go with abrasive as you will be permanently the wash marring and other defects
Here are my recommendations

Prima Swirl and Finish
Menzerna PO85U and Menzerna PO85RD final finish

Swirl is the strongest of all those and is rated at medium grade correction ability and also is unique as it deep cleans the paint and brings the fresh off the gun colour back and improves clarity
Finish is a light grade polish that will take the wetness, depth of gloss and clarity to the next level above what swirl is capable of

I highly recommend that you finish with 85RD after or instead of Finish as it's the worlds best final finishing polish for all paint types.
From there, you can either use Prima Amigo or Blackfire GEP and seal the paint with Blackfire All Finish sealant or Prima Epic.
unfortunately our lacquer coating is too expensive for enthusiasts so it's pro application only


if using it by hand, you'll need Lake country CCS hand pads
If by machine, use Meguiars 2.0 Soft buff foam pads, Edge classic or Lake country Kompressor pads

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:29 pm 
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sounds great matt.

im in the middle of moving house .after the 21st july ill get a order to ya .
i think ill do it by hand .incase i slip with the machine & bugger something .
need to get some towels too.
so after this ,what do i use to keep it in good nik .?

also ..what int products do you have ..
int is clean .need to protect the door cards & dash & smell good
i think last time you were telling me about a bannana smelling protectant ..?..


thanks heaps matt.
dave ....
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing tips
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:36 pm 
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There is a variety
Prima Nero is that one, however I suggest you try Glare Supplexinvinyl and leather product
it's a softener/deodoriser, light cleaner and satin finish protectant all in two steps
first step is to apply it via contour foam pad
For extra colour improvement and protection, rub some product onto your palm and massage it all in firmly then softly to finish off (do not wipe any off)

It's available in 355ml bottles.
I can supply you with the pads etc

 

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