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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-22-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I haven't lived in Ohio and driven on the same...

I haven't lived in Ohio and driven on the same roads you have..... so I cannot comment on that.

I can say that when they put the salt/magnesium chloride on the roads where I live, I have no...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-22-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I have used it for over a couple years now, on my...

I have used it for over a couple years now, on my car, and on other peoples cars as well (I do a little part-time detailing).
Here's an old thread I did on it a couple years ago, with pictures of...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-22-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
If the only thing you want to do is put a sealant...

If the only thing you want to do is put a sealant on, none of the above.

CarPro Hydrofoam is as easy and as quick as it gets to seal your paint. Wash, rinse, pool rinse, dry what little water is...
Forum: Vendor and Seller review / feedback / experiences 08-21-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,146
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Hope you get well soon Steve. Praying for good...

Hope you get well soon Steve. Praying for good health in abundance for you and your wife.
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 08-15-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Are you going around the waterbox and then...

Are you going around the waterbox and then backing in, pulling up to the damp part and then doing your burnout?

Are you getting behind people in line who drive through the waterbox that have...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 08-14-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Sounds like a good product, when the time comes...

Sounds like a good product, when the time comes for me to remove the old PPF on the nose of my car, this sounds like a good option.

Here's a good video regarding maintenance of PPF.
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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-06-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,700
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I only use Reset for the pre-foam and rinse step,...

I only use Reset for the pre-foam and rinse step, your not supposed to let it dry on your paint. I only use 1oz. in my foam cannon or foam gun. That's all you need, it's very concentrated.

I use a...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-06-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,700
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
2 weeks? I'm not sure of the soft feeling...

2 weeks?

I'm not sure of the soft feeling you mention, the wash mitt I use, Microfiber Madness Incredimitt, glides easily across my paint, the water sheets very well off the paint when done...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-06-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Try a Microfiber Madness Crazy Pile. I'm a...

Try a Microfiber Madness Crazy Pile.

I'm a microfiber junkie, and have tried everything I possibly can get my hands on.

A better towel for wax/sealant excess removal doesn't exist.
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 08-04-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I have received 8 different tunes from Steve @...

I have received 8 different tunes from Steve @ RDP. The cost for the SCTX4 was the only price paid, tunes are free for life.

The difference with a Dyno tune is the tuner has a "rolling street" to...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-04-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,700
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Gloss comes from polishing, while some protection...

Gloss comes from polishing, while some protection products can fill defects or enhance gloss, they can never get the shine paint polished to perfection can.

When selecting a product for...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-04-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,700
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The thing is there is so much Hype and Marketing...

The thing is there is so much Hype and Marketing with detailing products, finding a product that really makes a big difference over another doesn't happen often.

So many products are mislabeled...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 08-03-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Finishing polish will take it off. I'm sure you...

Finishing polish will take it off. I'm sure you polished the car before applying your coating, so just use whatever finishing polish you have.

If you don't have a small polishing machine at your...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-01-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I didn't do rocker panels...……. but removed a...

I didn't do rocker panels...……. but removed a strip from the front bumper. Taking it off is the easy part, get a corner up and pull gently at a 45 degree angle.
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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 07-29-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Your car is silver base colored. Defects are hard...

Your car is silver base colored. Defects are hard to see on this base color, so unless it's in just the right lighting, you probably wont be able to see them.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 07-28-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
For cheap and durable it's hard to beat Collinite...

For cheap and durable it's hard to beat Collinite 845.

That being said, if your taking the time to do paint correction on your daily, Essence saves a lot of time versus using a standard finishing...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-28-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Be sure to get whoever puts the Xpel on to wrap...

Be sure to get whoever puts the Xpel on to wrap as many edges as possible, since the bumper cover will be off the car when performed, the installer should have no problems with this if he/she is...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-26-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
The front bumper is plastic, it cannot be heated...

The front bumper is plastic, it cannot be heated up like a metal or aluminum to bake the paint on.


Because the paint isn't heated up, it will be soft. Where the plastic is showing it is evident...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-17-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
No it wont prevent rock chips, I put rock guards...

No it wont prevent rock chips, I put rock guards behind the front tires several years ago, as I got some chips on the "gill" areas of the rear quarter panels, haven't had a new chip since.
...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-17-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
FYI......Autogeek is having a 25% off free...

FYI......Autogeek is having a 25% off free shipping over $50 sale...….Optimum Complete Prep & Coat kit is $56.24 after discounts and free shipping.


You get the coating, prep spray, and 6...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 07-17-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I see iron reaction on every car I do. Yes the...

I see iron reaction on every car I do. Yes the TRIX turns purple. Clay doesn't remove iron. Iron deposits do not rinse off over time, they bond to the pores of the paint.

I never intended to imply...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 07-17-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I'm not doing a full correction with the 1 step I...

I'm not doing a full correction with the 1 step I do.
The Fixer will get most of the defects 70-80% or so, and the Essence will get 60-70% on a swirled up paint job.

99.9% of people have never...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 07-16-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Kirk, out of curiosity, how many people did you...

Kirk, out of curiosity, how many people did you have helping you to do a 1 step in 90 minutes?

I don't do as much detailing as you, but I get a few on the side. Done by myself it takes...…….
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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I've used several of the different versions on...

I've used several of the different versions on the market. I like Carpro CQuartz, but for ease of use.... Optimum Gloss Coat is the best. It self levels..... making excess removal a breeze.

...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 07-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,571
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
All of the entry level DA polishers use a 5/16"...

All of the entry level DA polishers use a 5/16" threaded backing plate. Lake Country makes a 5" and a 3" flexible plate. I'd suggest you get both, as there are many areas on a Camaro that a 5.5" pad...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 07-15-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
For adhesive removal nothing works better than...

For adhesive removal nothing works better than Rapid Tac Rapid Remover, used by most professional detailers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTJSgI2pni0
Forum: Dragstrip and Launching Discussion 07-07-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Stoner Tarminator works well, just don't use it...

Stoner Tarminator works well, just don't use it on plastic trim. It will remove your wax/sealant, so you'll need to reapply.


I like to use Road Warrior Paint Protection, put in on before you go,...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 07-01-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
Most of it does appear to be paint transfer....

Most of it does appear to be paint transfer. Follow the steps mentioned by Kirk. Once you remove all the paint transfer, you will be able to see what actual damage was done to the paint.


The...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 06-30-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
I just got the car back yesterday. The AAM gear...

I just got the car back yesterday. The AAM gear is quiet and has no gear whine at all.

I'll have to go through a break in period before I can run it again.
...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 06-28-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By Joe M 2012 2SS
If you want a good microfiber for drying, get a...

If you want a good microfiber for drying, get a Korean microfiber long knap towel.

After a pooling rinse I can dry my car with one 16"x16" Rag Company Everest 1100 towel.

I couldn't scratch...
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