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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by T-Rex266, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Sep 9, 2019 at 4:27 AM
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    I've seen a review of a similar product from Eagle One in the same packaging, and the sprayer does suck....it was not damaged during shipping. The Youtuber in the video had a tough time getting coverage on the wheel.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2019 at 4:35 AM
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    Correct me if I am wrong and @War Machine you may have told me this or @Pudge but the GG is just a Porter Cable with a different handle? A PC was my first DA and I loved it. When my Rupes was stolen I didn't want to spend that money again so on calls information I was going to wait for a 20% off and get a GG


    Side note I need to find a better black plastic restorer for exterior then what I was using. It was great but worked for like 3 days.

    For wheels I use Sonax. I have for years and love it but it does smell something fierce
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2019 at 4:57 AM
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    It wasn’t me, and I hadn’t heard that about the GG.

    For a plastic restorer, I have two that outshine everything else by a long shot.

    Solution Finish is absolutely the best at restoring extremely faded trim. It’s pretty much a black dye that will color it back to black like nobody’s business. It lasts a really long time before you have to use it again. It’s probably the one I’ve seen recommended the most on detailing forums.

    Solution Finish Black Plastic & Vinyl Plastic Trim Restorer - Car and Truck Polish - 12 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NZRAFE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_RPJDDb9PNEB51

    The other one I use is Shine Supply Trim Shield. It doesn’t restore severely faded trim as well as Solution Finish, but does work very well and has the added benefit of protecting trim from fading in the first place. It also lasts a very long time. It’s pretty expensive, but the bottle goes a long way. It doesn’t take much to get the job done.

    https://shinesupply.com/products/trim-shield

    Summary:

    Solution Finish restores color better, Trim Shield protects better.

    I’ve also heard really good things about Black Wow. I haven’t tried it, but do have some on order from Autogeek.


    Black Wow 4oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00144FZUG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_.3JDDbX5R8H71
     
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  4. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    I haven't heard that about the PC and griots,the specs are very similar. The griots has s lifetime warranty so I went with that one.
    As far as trim restorer I'm with Jason. Solution finish is great, shine supply trim shield is good too but doesnt restore it as well. Shine supply does now make trim paint which is probably similar to the solutions finish. I have also heard good things about qtechniq permanent trim restorer.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    And now that we've extolled the virtues of the GG6, Griots has replaced it in their lineup with the G9, at a very similar price point. Looks a lot like their BOSS line of long throw DAs, with a slightly more powerful motor than the GG6 (1000W), and a slightly larger throw (9mm).

    https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/g9+random+orbital+polisher.do
     
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  6. Sep 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Ordered the Solution Finish
     
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  7. Sep 9, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    My tundra has the clear film on complete hood and other areas any advice on cleaning and shining
     
  8. Sep 9, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    You can maintain it pretty much the same way you would the paint on the rest of the vehicle. A couple of small exceptions. Copied from another site:

    “After applying paint protection film on your car, you can wax it. However, make sure that the wax you will be using does not contain Kerosene or Naphtha in over 5% concentration. Also avoid waxes that come with dyes.”

    Additionally, I’d avoid using wax around the edges. I’ve heard that it tends to get caught there and leave residue just under them that’s hard to get out.
     
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    How does feeder tyre stack up with trim?
     
  10. Sep 9, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Well, none of these can be used on tires, so there’s that. As for use on the plastics, in my opinion Trim Shield is far superior. Tyre Feeder is cheaper though, and does work well.

    Trim Shield is like a sealant for the plastics, and keeps it from fading. It lasts several months before needing to be reapplied in my experience.

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    If I would have known, just received my order of Wise Guy last week...
     
  12. Sep 13, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Is there a known method to remove these protective adhesive stickers without harming the paint underneath? I am not intent on making these areas to look brand new, but I would like them to look better.

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  13. Sep 13, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    Somebody has a pony????
     
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    Lol nope, she wishes though. She, like many 7 year old girls, us obsessed with horses and wants to get one. Maybe some day when I have my nice house with an old barn on a few acres. I think we are both dreaming on those possibilities though haha
     
  15. Sep 13, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    I would try heating with a blow dryer first and see if they will peel off. You could also try a 3M eraser wheel or something like that. I used an off brand eraser wheel that I picked up from Amazon for about $10 to remove some stickers and old adhesives from my brothers truck, it worked much better than I anticipated. https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Erase...=1568417442&s=gateway&sprefix=eraser+&sr=8-15
    I used this one, there are a ton of options on amazon for these things and they actually work.

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    Haha very few people would even know why I mentioned that probably. Super cute tho. I’m hoping for a little girl next year
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I was terrified when i found out I was having a girl, but I wouldn't change it for the world. she's so much fun, and a daddy's girl all the way. For now anyway, she's almost 8 so I figure I have a handful of good years left lol maybe less. I remember how my sister was from about 12 til about ummm 33 lol
     
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    :(
     
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    I haven’t, but I’ve read a lot of really good things about it. It’s been on my list of things to look into at some point.
     
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    Yes sir I have. I like them a lot, but you know I’m not exactly objective. What do you want to know?
     
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    Still doesn't look super smooth. My wife's car has the hood like this. I'm very tempted to remove the vinyl, but I'm scared it'll look worse than it does now.
     
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    I don’t work for Milwaukee, but for a distributor that carries the brand.

    Which ones are you looking at exactly?

    I have the 0850 (compact) and the 0880 (wet/dry) at home. Not sure which one you mean by the dry vac.
    The compact one is cool for small quick jobs, but it’ll take quite a while to vacuum your interior out.

    The cordless wet/dry is pretty awesome. It’s what I use pretty much exclusively for vehicles, cleaning the bbq pit, etc. It’s not as powerful as my corded Shop Vac, but takes care of the majority of my needs, and I don’t have to drag a cord around.

    If there’s a specific one you want to know about, their available models are here:

    https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Search#q=Vaccum

    Just let me know.
     
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    The 0880 is a really good vacuum. I use mine pretty regularly. I have them in stock, but could only save you about 10 bucks over Amazon. It would cost more than that to ship.
     
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    @SouthBoundSteve have you tried Gliss as a stand-alone paint protectant? I know it’s usually considered a topper for CQuartz, but out of curiosity I put some on one of my fenders a week or so ago. It looked great, and was really slick. What are your thoughts on using it by itself?
     
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    Believe it or not, I have been cutting back.....then @driverdog held a gun to my head and made me order the Adams Si02.
    I may have also ordered the new Griots polisher......
     
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    So, I got some of the CQuartz Lite. My plan is to do my daughters’ vehicles with it. The red Tundra needs a really good correction done, which I hope to do when they are home for thanksgiving week.
    Would you recommend putting Gliss on top of that?
     
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    I find it hard to believe that our innocent @driverdog could ever do such a thing.....:cool:

    So what other items do you carry? you can PM me if it's easier?
     
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