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    18 foam pads 2 mf pads 2 backing plates For...

    18 foam pads
    2 mf pads
    2 backing plates
    For $22 dollars!!!
    I would not trust them or use them!
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    The manufacturer would be my suggestion.

    The manufacturer would be my suggestion.
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    Iíve never heard of that. Iím not sure of...

    Iíve never heard of that.
    Iím not sure of removal.
    It may need to be polished off.
    Iíd contact the manufacturer.
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    For me, I use Reload after a wash or every month...

    For me, I use Reload after a wash or every month or two.
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    What was it?

    What was it?
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    Short answer NO. Here's what I know about pad...

    Short answer NO.

    Here's what I know about pad colors...

    Years ago pad colors meant something coarse, medium, fine, etc.
    IIRC Lake Country had set colors for the different pad types.

    Then...
  7. Thread: Detail training

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    Here's what I heard... About 6 years ago Bob...

    Here's what I heard...

    About 6 years ago Bob McKee sold Autogeek to Vision Investments LLC
    Vision Investments had a 5-year lease on the AG building owned by Bob.
    Part of the sale was that Bob...
  8. Sadly, not every car I do is a good candidate for...

    Sadly, not every car I do is a good candidate for a professional coating.
  9. Thank you! A little of both actually... 1)...

    Thank you!

    A little of both actually...

    1) The condition of the paint.
    If I see the vehicle and feel (no matter what I do) the paint will not obtain the level of correction worthy of a Pro...
  10. 2002 Lexus SC 430 / Paint Correction and CQuartz SIC ceramic - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing

    2002 Lexus SC 430 / Paint Correction and CQuartz SIC ceramic - A Miracle Detailing
    This was an extreme makeover on a twenty-one-year-old vehicle


    Inspection:
    DeFelsko PosiTest DFT Paint...
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    IIRC It has a shelf life of one year - Unopened

    IIRC It has a shelf life of one year - Unopened
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    Welcome to the Sky's The Limit forum! ...

    Welcome to the Sky's The Limit forum!

    :welcome:

    Lots of GREAT folks here.
    It's a very nice community.

    Lots of great info here.
    Search is your friend.
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    What I see in the pictures is classic clear coat...

    What I see in the pictures is classic clear coat failure.
    For me, it's not something I (as a detailer) would mess with.

    The horizontal paint surfaces have need killed due to UV sun.
    To quote...
  14. Many times I have been able to polish and reapply...

    Many times I have been able to polish and reapply CQuartz to a "spot" to correct a high spot etc.

    Depending on what CQuartz coating you applied and environment ( garage kept etc.) it may be...
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    I use Eraser on PPF and wrap before applying a...

    I use Eraser on PPF and wrap before applying a CQuartz ceramic coating.
  16. 2023 Land Rover Defender - CQuartz Ceramic Coating and CQ Skin - 🌴 A Miracle Detail

    2023 Land Rover Defender - CQuartz Ceramic Coating and CQ Skin - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing


    Inspection:
    DeFelsko PosiTest DFT Paint Thickness Gauge for ferrous/non-ferrous metals
    DeFelsko 200C3-G...
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    There are a few factors to consider. What color...

    There are a few factors to consider.
    What color is the car?
    Lighting is a big factor when polishing.
    Are the swirls on top or under the coating?
  18. No, I purchased a 5" backing plate for the 21. I...

    No, I purchased a 5" backing plate for the 21.
    I have a 5" backing plate on all my machines.
    I only have 5" pads so it makes it easy.
  19. I like the Iron X Snow Soap for a prep wash...

    I like the Iron X Snow Soap for a prep wash because...it helps with "dwell time" to lift contaminants.
    After the prep wash, I test an area with regular Ironx. If there are still contaminants I...
  20. Thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you for your kind words.
  21. It's a "Do it once...Do it right." I've tried...

    It's a "Do it once...Do it right."
    I've tried the less expensive products.
    I call it "The high cost of saving money."
  22. 1) Every car/paint is different. Sometimes two...

    1)
    Every car/paint is different. Sometimes two or more test spots.

    2)
    I always start with the least aggressive method first! (machine/pad/compound/polish)
    M101 has more cut than M110. Sometimes...
  23. 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS - CQuartz Finest Reserve - 🌴 - A Miracle Detailing

    2022 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS - CQuartz Finest Reserve - 🌴 - A Miracle Detailing


    Inspection:
    DeFelsko PosiTest DFT Paint Thickness Gauge for ferrous/non-ferrous metals
    DeFelsko 200C3-G...
  24. Like I always say " Every paint is different." A...

    Like I always say " Every paint is different." A test spot is key to determining what works best on the paint you are working on.
    M110 is not a super heavy curtting compound...for the most part...
  25. * Easy to apply/remove * Looks GREAT! * Feels...

    * Easy to apply/remove
    * Looks GREAT!
    * Feels Slick
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