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    What is the current hotness for leather conditioners?
    I've just run out of Zymol and have used duragloss 222 in the past

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      Had a demo session at Deluxe Detail yesterday and they mentioned they use Optimum No Rinse as their main wash method. I think it went like this.
      - Pressure Rinse
      - Foam
      - Rinse
      - ONR Wash, 2 buckets, 30ml, 5L water.
      - Dry, no drying aids
      - Spray detailer/coating, can't remember what it was exactly, their brand I think.

      They cleaned my car in the demo so I can see how clean and scratch free it is (has GTechniq coating too). Its obviously a great way to clean and the reviews that are out there are extremely positive. Most people seem to use multiple microfibre towels rather than a 2 bucket method which seems to reduce the risk of diluting the mix.
      Any feedback here?
      I survived the patio flooding catastrophe of 2012.

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        NFI, but after the khana today, just the hose got 98% of the dirt off From this :Click image for larger version

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        .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

        Dr Hoon
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        DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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          to this :Click image for larger version

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          .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

          Dr Hoon
          .

          DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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            Still needed a quick was, but I was astounded at how well it works.
            .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

            Dr Hoon
            .

            DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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              Originally posted by 23Kev View Post
              Had a demo session at Deluxe Detail yesterday and they mentioned they use Optimum No Rinse as their main wash method. I think it went like this.
              - Pressure Rinse
              - Foam
              - Rinse
              - ONR Wash, 2 buckets, 30ml, 5L water.
              - Dry, no drying aids
              - Spray detailer/coating, can't remember what it was exactly, their brand I think.

              They cleaned my car in the demo so I can see how clean and scratch free it is (has GTechniq coating too). Its obviously a great way to clean and the reviews that are out there are extremely positive. Most people seem to use multiple microfibre towels rather than a 2 bucket method which seems to reduce the risk of diluting the mix.
              Any feedback here?
              Very odd that the would go through such a lengthy process and for the wash stage use Optimum No Rinse. The whole idea of Optimum No Rinse is that you can use it on a lightly soiled car and it saves you alot of time compared to getting out the pressure washer, all the cleaning gear, shampoo etc. With the process above you're almost just as quick to continue on with a standard wash process rather than use ONR.

              I bought a gallon of ONR a while back to use on my cars. Although, if I'm using ONR or even a typical traditional wash method I always just use one bucket with multiple wash mitts / multiple microfibers (it's much safer than the 2 bucket method). Any time I've used ONR in the past I've always sprayed down the car with a presoak of ONR first - to loosen up the dirt.

              To be honest, I'm a traditionalist, I see the science behind it, I know the lubrication is good, but I personally just prefer using a good prewash and then a good hand wash technique with a good shampoo, one bucket method and multiple mitts over ONR.

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                anything you can do to stop dust magnetizing itself to the car short of a car cover? Hit it with a leaf blower? or are there products that can stop this.

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                  Originally posted by nastysven View Post
                  NFI, but after the khana today, just the hose got 98% of the dirt off From this :Click image for larger version

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                  How did you go? Handbrake do what you expected?? Probably best to reply in the GRY thread not here...
                  Originally posted by Gussy View Post

                  Very odd that the would go through such a lengthy process and for the wash stage use Optimum No Rinse. The whole idea of Optimum No Rinse is that you can use it on a lightly soiled car and it saves you alot of time compared to getting out the pressure washer, all the cleaning gear, shampoo etc. With the process above you're almost just as quick to continue on with a standard wash process rather than use ONR.

                  I bought a gallon of ONR a while back to use on my cars. Although, if I'm using ONR or even a typical traditional wash method I always just use one bucket with multiple wash mitts / multiple microfibers (it's much safer than the 2 bucket method). Any time I've used ONR in the past I've always sprayed down the car with a presoak of ONR first - to loosen up the dirt.

                  To be honest, I'm a traditionalist, I see the science behind it, I know the lubrication is good, but I personally just prefer using a good prewash and then a good hand wash technique with a good shampoo, one bucket method and multiple mitts over ONR.
                  That makes a whole lot of sense. I guess if you are doing multiple cars a day saving a bit of time makes sense, but for us DIYers it really wouldn't make that much difference. ONR to save on the time for pressure washer etc seems like a decent way to go.
                  I survived the patio flooding catastrophe of 2012.

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                    So I don't know much about ceramic coatings but need to get the nopics car and my daily done. Both are a few months old.

                    A local guy offers gtechniq crystal serum lite / ultra for 990 / 1500 respectively. Gets good reviews and this product seems decent.

                    Is this a reasonable price and product? Is there is a significant difference between the two options. I don't think we will keep either car longer than about 4 to 5 years.
                    POWER CHIP free since 2003.

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                      I'm going to get my Supra done soon. I'm going with the Gtechniq Ultra + 2 coats EXOv4 for $1400 ($1000 cash on a weekend). I was expecting around the $1500 mark.

                      Another detailer (who admittedly is know for being top notch) wanted $2500 for a new fangled Titan coating that self-heals with heat. I can't justify that sort of money though.
                      6L FD3S RX7
                      GR Supra
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                        Originally posted by timtx5 View Post
                        So I don't know much about ceramic coatings but need to get the nopics car and my daily done. Both are a few months old.

                        A local guy offers gtechniq crystal serum lite / ultra for 990 / 1500 respectively. Gets good reviews and this product seems decent.

                        Is this a reasonable price and product? Is there is a significant difference between the two options. I don't think we will keep either car longer than about 4 to 5 years.
                        go see nick and dan at deluxe detail, they do good stuff and use gtechniq - they're in sherwood

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                          Originally posted by Stix Zadinia View Post

                          go see nick and dan at deluxe detail, they do good stuff and use gtechniq - they're in sherwood
                          Thanks,
                          I would if I was still in Brisbane. Should update my location to gold coast. Just can't find the time to do a trip up there.
                          POWER CHIP free since 2003.

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                            You guys know I do this detailing gig part time, and in general it’s a good honest way to make money. Not glamorous, sure on the company books we a quite a few supercars, and some rather unique clients but for the most part the business relies upon a mix of fleet and personal cars just needing a clean.

                            Now here’s an example of “a bad day in the office”



                            I didn’t pre-check the car, and it was booked as a regular exterior wash, interior vacuum/surface clean job with a standard extra allowance for dealing with dog hair etc.

                            So when I opened the doors… we’ll it was photo worthy.


                            Now keep in mind this is a combination of ground in dirt and mud on the floor, grass and food spills covered in a a thick layer of dust all over. Then add in the dog.



                            You can see on the right rear footwell I’ve started getting the carpet to a point where it’s clean enough to let me move on to the left side. Most of the trim has been wiped down once by this point, just to control fall of filth as work continues.


                            Got enough hair out that I found a floor mat! What you probably don’t want to know is that in the back of the car amongst all the other filth was a good portion of faeces including a caked up nugget in the door pocket.



                            And done (within the limits of the paid-for service). The thing really should be properly deep cleaned with extraction shampoo, steam and UV/Ozone sanitisation. Actually I took these pics before we did another run over it trying to get all the bits that get exposed by moving seats forward/backwards so there may be a few spots still evident.

                            The staining in the cloth of the seats and door trims is a mix of sweat, skin oils, dog drool, and dirt. It will only come out with wet extraction.



                            In many ways I’d love to have had this booked for a proper deep clean service, and more than the 90 minutes we could allocate to the job (this was one of 20 cars we did today) because while it’s functionally clean it just doesn’t have that fresh clean look you want every car to leave with.

                            So yeah, while you might rock up to your local detailer and see a bunch of clean cars being cleaned and coated and think these guys are fucking laughing making $150/hour or more cleaning clean cars, this is what also comes through, and why many places simply don’t “wash cars” anymore and focus on coatings, paint correction for the enthusiast market.
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                              Fucking disgusting.

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                                Originally posted by andy_wk View Post
                                Fucking disgusting.
                                And yet this would be pretty typical of “horse people” in my experience. Although no hay or lucerne in this so unlikely to be a horse person.
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                                Shed Project: 1994 Laser Lynx with BP-T

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