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kenneth rigney 10-01-2013 12:11 AM

wow! 95-850 wagon, you put my giant box of detailing stuff to shame. But, I don't have a clue to what I am doing. I just sing my arms like an ape and buy what I knock over.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ngchems001.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ngchems002.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ngchems004.jpg
Not a huge fan of tire dressing. And I have 2 boxes of green tire tint (glitter) WTF!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ngchems005.jpg
I think I am going to only buy Zymol as I run out o this stuff.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ngchems014.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ngchems015.jpg
The best way to find out how junky something is, is to post pics.

regular 11-16-2013 06:18 PM

^Ballin hard in the Autozone.^

hdBattousai 12-27-2013 02:32 PM

Nice thread

@Kenneth LOL

SquareD 02-26-2014 12:36 AM

:edit:
I'm using 3d products Final Touch detailer now. Love how slick Wizards was, but the shine is better with Final Touch.

Kombi 03-11-2014 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Group A (Post 4019303)
I mix it 5:1 so one gallon of this makes 5 gallons of usable product.

Do you mean 6 gallons or is that a Portland thing?

YellowT5-r 03-13-2014 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kombi (Post 4849551)
Do you mean 6 gallons or is that a Portland thing?

It's a PDX thing, that's 1 gallon of Llama conditioner/bong deodorizer, so it's not included in the overall quantity.

Z33_Taxi 08-23-2014 04:50 AM

For stage 1 paint/no clear is this the best way to go about cleaning it:

1)Wash/Dry
2)Claybar
3)Compound(ill be using Meguiars UC) Edit: After some research Meguairs #7 instead?
4) Wax???

I do everything by hand;buffers kind of scare me


edit: trial by fire
http://i.imgur.com/IrgQ6Cel.jpg

iHateVolvoPeople 02-08-2015 11:45 PM

Bump

15a, is it possible to fix your pictures on the first page? I've never seen this thread but it sounds badass

Djw21a 05-16-2015 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 93Volvo240 (Post 5101840)
Bump

15a, is it possible to fix your pictures on the first page? I've never seen this thread but it sounds badass

Ditto.... would love to see page 1 pictures lol

Mr.Borrie 10-07-2015 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Djw21a (Post 5169323)
Ditto.... would love to see page 1 pictures lol

In here to say just that.. :)

canyoneagle 06-01-2016 02:59 PM

Wheel Restoration
 
To avoid creating a new thread, I figured I'd post here.

I'm getting ready to completely re-finish a set of BBS RS 740 (BMW Style 42), and would love to hear from folks who have already walked the path of wheel refurb.

Best I can tell from the interwebz treasure trove of information, it seems most folks either use Jasco Premium Paint Stripper, Kleen Strip, or WM Barr Aircraft Paint Remover. Is there any practical difference between these, or any other strippers that have been successful for others here?

http://www.jasco-help.com/images/mad...300_300_80.jpg

http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/imag...7025065-21.jpg

http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/...kln/gar343.jpg

Tuff240 06-01-2016 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PromiseRing (Post 5101840)
Bump

15a, is it possible to fix your pictures on the first page? I've never seen this thread but it sounds badass

Quote:

Originally Posted by Djw21a (Post 5169323)
Ditto.... would love to see page 1 pictures lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.Borrie (Post 5257673)
In here to say just that.. :)

Pictures of all of the chemicals are here: http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/Tu...on%20Chemicals

I forgot my password to the OP account. :oops:

Maybe a moderator can add the pics in?

Stiggy Pop 06-01-2016 03:17 PM

I've had the most success with the Aircraft Stripper. Nasty stuff though, no fun to work with. Protect yourself and work outside, it WILL burn your skin. A plastic scraper is good for peeling the clear off.

It's been a while since I've used it, but I seem to remember it being Tal-Strip at the time. I've got a jug of the Klean-Strip version on the shelf but haven't used it.

It's going to be all about the sanding. Any polish you get will only be as good as your time spent sanding. Condition of the lips will determine how rough you need to start and how much work it will take to get things flat. Also you can only get so much of a polish by hand, once you're at the actual polishing stage. A buffing wheel makes a world of difference, and will get you a deeper shine than any hand rub or drill will. Bit of a learning curve but not bad. I paid like $35 for one from HF.

canyoneagle 06-02-2016 10:09 AM

Thank you. That's the one that most folks (online) seem to say is best, with Jasco a close second.

I've heard either is pretty nasty stuff - no touchy the skin.

Once the paint/clearcoat is stripped I'll dive into filing/sanding to see if I will need any filler (and go the paint route on the barrels) or if I think they will be good for polishing. Fingers crossed for polishing :cool:
I'll be painting/clearcoating the centers.

On that note, is Wurth's the best out there? I have seen folks using/recommending DupliColor as well.

pat244ti 05-13-2017 02:56 AM

https://www.winzerusa.com/?__event=b...b2f7c33e443301

I've used a handful of carpet cleaners, this stuff is my new favorite.

dbarton 08-08-2017 11:07 AM

SEM Black Paints
 
Getting ready to do some painting of 240 dash pieces. Will be doing all black and I have always been fond of SEM paints.

My question is for those of you who have chosen either SATIN or FLAT BLACK. I don't want things too shiny of course.

I see SEM offers a few blacks in their Color Coat for Plastic & Vinyl Flexible Coatings. http://www.tcpglobal.com/Automotive-...or-Card-Chart/ I see a Landau Black. Don't know what that is. Maybe it's their flat black, since I don't see a flat black in that product.

Thanks, Dave B

57plymouth 08-08-2017 11:20 AM

http://i.imgur.com/w9H2p7z.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zdG1Ws4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/80CCffZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w3X550B.jpg

This is SEM Landau Black on the console, lower dash, and rear side panel trim.

dbarton 08-08-2017 02:58 PM

Ok, so it appears Landau Black is not a flat or matte black. Those pics look like it has more gloss than the satin black things I've sprayed. I have found one description saying Landau Black is suitable for vinyl tops.
Dave B

dbarton 08-11-2017 07:35 PM

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Ok. I decided on SEM Color Coat Satin Black. Looks great.

Dave B.

stiligFox 02-05-2018 04:57 PM

What would I use to clean up this unholy mess? All four doors look like this D:

https://i.imgur.com/J3MyCXEl.jpg

My neighbor, who used to paint show motorcycles for a living, said there used to be a degreaser/wax remover you could just pour over the paint and it would strip all that stuff clean without damaging the paint at all. I can't seem to find anything that is that easy... a lot of conflicting info. What do you guys use?

Tuff240 02-05-2018 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stiligFox (Post 5744982)
What would I use to clean up this unholy mess? All four doors look like this D:

https://i.imgur.com/J3MyCXEl.jpg

My neighbor, who used to paint show motorcycles for a living, said there used to be a degreaser/wax remover you could just pour over the paint and it would strip all that stuff clean without damaging the paint at all. I can't seem to find anything that is that easy... a lot of conflicting info. What do you guys use?

I'm not aware of anything that won't damage the paint and will strip that thick sticky stuff off.
I'd use WD40 and a stiff bush to get most of that off, then Super Clean and a stiff brush with a good water rinse and compressed air blow dry. Don't forget to lube them again after you are done as you will have washed away all the lubricants. Spraying them with WD40 once a day for a week before you actually start trying to clean them will help also.

stiligFox 02-05-2018 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tuff240 (Post 5745005)
I'm not aware of anything that won't damage the paint and will strip that thick sticky stuff off.
I'd use WD40 and a stiff bush to get most of that off, then Super Clean and a stiff brush with a good water rinse and compressed air blow dry. Don't forget to lube them again after you are done as you will have washed away all the lubricants. Spraying them with WD40 once a day for a week before you actually start trying to clean them will help also.

Thanks! I'll give that shot!

Thor 02-07-2018 03:35 PM

Anyone know of a good cleaner that can take off caked and baked on brake dust? I mean the kind of stuff that refuses to come off after serious scrubbing with a brush and whatever chemicals are in Meguiar's hot rims wheel cleaner.

Tuff240 02-07-2018 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thor (Post 5746297)
Anyone know of a good cleaner that can take off caked and baked on brake dust? I mean the kind of stuff that refuses to come off after serious scrubbing with a brush and whatever chemicals are in Meguiar's hot rims wheel cleaner.

Pic would help in this case.

Sandblaster? :-P

benski 02-08-2018 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Z33_Taxi (Post 4980683)
For stage 1 paint/no clear is this the best way to go about cleaning it:

1)Wash/Dry
2)Claybar
3)Compound(ill be using Meguiars UC) Edit: After some research Meguairs #7 instead?
4) Wax???

I do everything by hand;buffers kind of scare me


edit: trial by fire
http://i.imgur.com/IrgQ6Cel.jpg

No Need to do it ALL by hand. Salvation awaits at Griot's Garage. Impossible to burn your paint using their products.:)


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