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    Welcome to the Carproforum! :welcome: Lots...

    Welcome to the Carproforum!

    :welcome:

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

    :CarproRules:

    Lots of great info here.
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    WOW! I am very happy to hear you survived it!...

    WOW!

    I am very happy to hear you survived it!
    Sadly, a lot of folks here have not.

    Many folks are not taking this seriously.
    This pandemic will fundamentally change the world.

    A lot of...
  3. I use a PTG and most folks measure in microns....

    I use a PTG and most folks measure in microns. Most folks measure in mils.
    Microns on most "new" vehicles should average 125-150 on the thicker side.
    On this vehicle, it ranged from 300-350. Being...
  4. I thought you might enjoy this... ...

    I thought you might enjoy this...

    https://merlinswax.com/assets/images/merlins-blue.jpg

    Check out the vid in HD 1080...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqgifnlPZx8
  5. 2002 Bentley Arnage / A Miracle Detailing / Merlin's Concours Wax

    2002 Bentley Arnage - Black / A Miracle Detailing / Merlin's Concours Wax

    The paint was covered in heavy swirls marks from 18 years of washing abuse.

    Lighting:
    Multiple ScanGrip MultiMatch 3....
  6. Thread: Hello from Ohio

    by Merlin
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    Beautuful car! ...

    Beautuful car!

    https://i.postimg.cc/d00kXFZK/58659978-2646493365379844-6364273519781478400-o.jpg

    Welcome John to the Carproforum!

    :welcome:

    Lots of GREAT folks here.
    It's a very nice...
  7. Thread: Hello everyone

    by Merlin
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    Welcome to the Carproforum! :welcome: Lots...

    Welcome to the Carproforum!

    :welcome:

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

    :CarproRules:

    Lots of great info here.
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    GREAT WORK! ...

    GREAT WORK!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200719/78a3c1608aaf6745b6366056d88fcf0b.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200719/439279ef379b9adace8c16fa72dc43d5.jpg

    It turned out really...
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    I agree with The Guz on the CarPro 2 Face (No...

    I agree with The Guz on the CarPro 2 Face (No Lint) 16" x 16" towels.

    I use the short nap side for initial removal and the long nap side to make sure there are no high spots (streaks)

    These are...
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    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/56367346.jpg

    Let's see some pics!
    https://qwksilver.com/forum/images/smilies/photo.gif
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    Sweet! Nice work! :)

    Sweet!

    Nice work! :)
  12. Thank you! That is very kind. He was really...

    Thank you!
    That is very kind.

    He was really happy with the results.

    "I took my brand new 2020 Toyota GR Supra to Mike.
    When I got it back it absolutely blew my mind. Itís amazing how much...
  13. Thank you! It was a fun car to do. I've...

    Thank you! It was a fun car to do.

    I've measured paint temps in the 140f-180f range on black paints in the noon Florida sun.
  14. Thank you! That is very kind. A bit tight for...

    Thank you! That is very kind.

    A bit tight for me to get in and out of. I preferred the older style Supra. It was a bit beefier.
    Now the car itself styling etc. is awesome. The interior looks a...
  15. Thank you! That is very kind! Yes. I like both...

    Thank you! That is very kind!

    Yes. I like both Meguiars M210 Ultra Pro Finishing Polish and Scholl Concepts S30+ Nano Compound.

    Both polishes leave a clear, glossy finish with a CarPro Gloss...
  16. 2020 Toyota Supra Black / A Miracle Detailing / CQuartz Finest Reserve

    2020 Toyota Supra Black / A Miracle Detailing / CQuartz Finest Reserve

    The paint was covered in minor (DISO) Swirls.
    ...Even the A-pillars were heavily swirled.

    Lighting:
    Multiple ScanGrip...
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    Touchless car washes use heavy-duty chemistry to...

    Touchless car washes use heavy-duty chemistry to remove dirt and grime.
    Think of it this way...the guy in the 4x4 before you had been mudding all day.
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    Yepper, the Rupes 21, and the pressure washer/MTM...

    Yepper, the Rupes 21, and the pressure washer/MTM Foam cannon are the big-ticket items.

    The Rupes 21 is the big one. Remember get the 5" backing plate then get all your pads in 5".
    I have about...
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    I'm a big fan of do it once...do it right. So...

    I'm a big fan of do it once...do it right.
    So here are my thoughts.

    Exterior
    Washing:
    I use a small Ryobi 1,600 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
    MTM Hydro PF22.2 Professional Snow Foam...
  20. Thread: Audi TT

    by Merlin
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    Beautiful work! GREAT JOB!...

    Beautiful work!

    GREAT JOB!
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  21. The CarPro Merino Wool Wash Mitt is my favorite...

    The CarPro Merino Wool Wash Mitt is my favorite and I have never had an issue. It's easy to keep the Merion wash mitt clean.

    I'm a big fan of the CarPro Merino Wool Wash Mitt. Use two buckets with...
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    I personally would not use Dlux on a soft movable...

    I personally would not use Dlux on a soft movable fabric.
    IMHO Dlux dries hard and could possibly "crack" on vinyl.

    I like to properties of Dlux for longevity.
    ...but in that particular use, I...
  23. 2020 Porsche Cayenne Black / A Miracle Detailing / CQuartz Finest Reserve

    2020 Porsche Cayenne Black / A Miracle Detailing / CQuartz Finest Reserve

    The paint was covered in minor (DISO) Swirls.
    I found this to have very soft finicky paint.
    Although I needed a heavier...
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    Only do chemical decon, not mechanical decon....

    Only do chemical decon, not mechanical decon.
    Chemical decon is ok. Do not use a clay bar or alternative clay bar process as it will remove/damage the coating.
    Chemical decon would be IronX...
  25. Thread: foam cannon

    by Merlin
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    The greenhouse looks awesome!

    The greenhouse looks awesome!
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