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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:01 am 
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Hi hans,

Thought about ringing you tomorrow sometime
I now have skype so if you've got it, add me so we can talk for free
if not, get it, its a bloody marvelous tool

Winter was pretty good for me actually. Now re freshed and excited about summer work and testing and perfecting of new technologies.

We have the Optimum Microfibre pads being released in three weeks
Surbuf pads for random orbital correction of serious paint damage, better than a rotary and wool pad since there is little to no marring left behind afterwards

Xpert products - finally being able to make the products I've always wanted as I'm now a part of the team. got the money, chemists and help to make what this industry really needs

Lots more happening

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:28 pm 
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Hi hans,

Thought about ringing you tomorrow sometime
I now have skype so if you've got it, add me so we can talk for free
if not, get it, its a bloody marvelous tool

Winter was pretty good for me actually. Now re freshed and excited about summer work and testing and perfecting of new technologies.

We have the Optimum Microfibre pads being released in three weeks
Surbuf pads for random orbital correction of serious paint damage, better than a rotary and wool pad since there is little to no marring left behind afterwards

Xpert products - finally being able to make the products I've always wanted as I'm now a part of the team. got the money, chemists and help to make what this industry really needs

Lots more happening

ui Matt,did i miss you in sydney?i dont have skype,have to look into it,be out all day sat give you a ring sunday nite,glad your re CHARGED.next 12 months is a new ball game.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:11 pm 
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nope you didnt miss me in sydney mate. Waiting on notification of when the Head Honco of Xpert is going to USA. he said november tentatively but not 100% sure yet
As soon as I know whats the final decision, a date for my sydney trip will be set in stone

if not november, it must be before march as I aint going there in autumn or winter as I'll be in USA next winter

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:29 pm 
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FOUR WAYS TO MAKE PAINT SHINE

Hey guys, there are only a few ways to make your paint shiny or perfect

#1 - Remove the scratches, swirls, marring, Holograms from inexperienced dealership detailer or wannabe pro detailer, RIDS (random isolated deep scratches) and any other defects with abrasive polishes and a polishing machine (either random orbital, Dual Action or Rotary)
HAND POLISHING WILL ACHIEVE A MAXIMUM OF 40 to 60% removal unless you are hercules

if you do use hand, use hand pads or small 4 inch machine pads, not cloths
either microfibre, wool or foam pads

its the paint damage i mentioned above that is preventing your paint from having the maximum depth, clarity, colour richness or brightness and a wet mirror finish
What's happening is that the paint is refracting light rather than reflecting

It's all about light. Perfect paint is dead flat or bloody close and the light is going into it and the paint is reflecting it back exactly the same

paint with orange peel, scratches, swirls, rids, holograms, wash marring and contamination, is going to bounce that absorbed light all over the place, sort of like how a ball in a pinball machine gets smashed around during play. How can the light be reflected 100% if your paint is dirty and got millions or billions of lines and marks everywhere.

#2 - Remove the above listed paint damage with wet or dry machine sanding or hand sanding and then polish with machine polisher
This is what I do most often but this is something I recommend you practice alot on some scrap panels or a car that doesnt matter if it gets paint on edges stripped off or clearcoat failure by sanding too much

2000 to 4000 grit discs are the safest options for enthusiasts. you get less sanding scratches by machine and those grades of discs can still remove many defects

1500 makes for super fast removal of peel and defects but watch yourselves. i dont recommend that grade on factory paint more than one very quick application.

#3 - Fill some or most of the defects and paint damage in with either oily glazes, a clay based glaze or natural silicate based polishes and glazes

There is a limit to what these short and long term fillers can fill aka hide and this I only recommend you use if the paint your working on is thin, been buffed too many times or you've already got the paint polished to your satisfaction as these glazes can give paint that little extra something

#4 - Decontaminate and Purify the paint chemically
This requires the use of five products for the max result. Finish kare 1,2,3 wash system, Carpro Iron X Iron remover and finally, the trusty clay bar

These will ensure that your paint is as pure as it can be and it's ready for chemical cleaner polish or abrasive polishes

A cleaner wax, pure wax, paint protectants or any product that does not either hide or remove the paint damage will not give you the finish you desire

it's common sense.

Many polishes on the market are full of nasty solvent lubricants and are combustable
I recommend you use a waterborne system like the Xpert 1000 and High Tech 1500, sold right here in Australia and seen used in my videos

others are okay but stay away from compounds or any product that has these ingredients listed on the bottle

Stoddard Solvent (naptha)
Standard Kerosene
Crystalline Silica aka crystalline quartz silica (abrasive that causes silicosis respiratory illness)
Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane or pentasiloxane - carcinogenic cancer causing substances that are lubricating solvents from the skin care industry
Aluminium Silicates
Pumice - abrasive thats used in waterless wash systems that also contain cheap petro chemical solvent lubricants
Calcined Kaolin clay & Kaolin clay - filler
Diethanolamine
Formaldehyde

The better products usually contain only aluminium oxide abrasives, hydrotreated mineral oil, parrafin oil and water and maybe glycerin

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:06 am 
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That's some very informative and helpful information Matt. Great insight.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:57 am 
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oh good to see you back shav.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:26 pm 
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Wow I got off the phone with someone from Australiasian Paint and Panel Magazine
They asked for me to write an article on polishing. So stay tuned to my wall, will post up a copy of it for you to read once it's released.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:53 pm 
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Wow I got off the phone with someone from Australiasian Paint and Panel Magazine
They asked for me to write an article on polishing. So stay tuned to my wall, will post up a copy of it for you to read once it's released.

Matt, that's bloody great. Fancy getting a publication like that chasing you? they obviously can see your talent in action. :)

I hope you do well and write more :)
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Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:50 pm 
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Yeah I'm pretty chuffed about it, will write many articles for them for the online e newsletter and website

Should get a few more in the print mag too

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:45 am 
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Congrats on that Matt! Must try to subscribe to that mag now! Happy writing.
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Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:43 am 
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New Microfibre buffing pads are out and I'm ordering them right now.
The beauty of these is that they work on all machines, not just random orbitals, which the meguiars pads are limited too

 

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here is my mentor Pete Doolan doing some demonstrations of the Xpert Single Polish system, that I now use, at a recent car show in which their customers cars won 1st and 2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I46QcRC5R2Q
http://www.youtube.com/user/XpertProduc ... gBkfJrDi84
http://www.youtube.com/user/XpertProduc ... y5QRdN4vKE

please note: the technique shown is not mine.
I am producing some more videos starting tomorrow where I discuss and show all the various buffing techniques with rotaries and orbital machines

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Bloody brilliant Matt, love the first video :D
The other two are ok as well but the first one is :D :D
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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:00 pm 
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My first article for Australiasian Paint and Panel Magazine
http://www.paintandpanel.com.au/news/th ... ect-finish

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:10 am 
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My first article for Australiasian Paint and Panel Magazine
http://www.paintandpanel.com.au/news/th ... ect-finish

Thanks for putting that link here Matt, I have dispersed it around here at work and sent it to a couple of beaters to look at. :)
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