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Old 01-09-2017, 01:21 PM
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Second Ammo NYC products, LOVE Hydrate.
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Phenomenal looking - I also love Larry's products and like to support him as he has helped us all in detailing so much with his free videos - Hydrate is UNREAL to use after the wash -

When the Zaino runs out grab some Ammo Mud!

Yeah, Larry's videos are pretty much how I learned to detail. He actually provides useful info in his videos instead of just regurgitating bad ideas and pushing a million products *cough*ChemicalGuys*cough*

His products really are different from the competition, because he had a big hand in creating them. I recently watched an interview where he mentioned that he used to work at a chemical company making automotive products, so he has a very good understanding of the actual science behind it all.

Hydrate is a godsend, especially with the hard water here in Arizona.

I'm ordering the rest of the Ammo regimens this week— the wheel regimen and the interior regimen. I used to be big on Zaino but their products didn't blow me away, so I tried Ammo and I was hooked.

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Second Ammo NYC products, LOVE Hydrate.

Hydrate is life.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:38 PM
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You know what got me the most respect from Larry (besides his amazing podcasts with Kevin Brown and other industry heavyweights) - he PULLED his jewelers polish and leveling fluid (compound) from his product line because he flat admitted that he did not get the results that he got from using Meguiars M105 and M205 - knowing full well he could have made money from people buying into his brand, and he probably ate a lot of cost on old stock that was unsold.

That earned 100% more respect from me to make that decision
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You know what got me the most respect from Larry (besides his amazing podcasts with Kevin Brown and other industry heavyweights) - he PULLED his jewelers polish and leveling fluid (compound) from his product line because he flat admitted that he did not get the results that he got from using Meguiars M105 and M205 - knowing full well he could have made money from people buying into his brand, and he probably ate a lot of cost on old stock that was unsold.

That earned 100% more respect from me to make that decision
Yeah, the fact that he actually cares about his products puts him a step above the rest of the detailing brands. And he's freely admitted in videos that you should probably just use car soap as a lubricant for clay barring instead of wasting expensive spray wax on it. He's just a super honest guy that happens to make a line of awesome products, and that's why I support him. I emailed him with a random question about a product and I got a response from him personally, not some random customer support rep. So even though Larry's products are a little pricier than the rest, I'm more than happy to spend that money.
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Night and day difference Danny...Resurrecting it from the dead.

Do you think PASoft would work on a tablet (Android based)? Reminds me to disable my DRLs as well.
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Night and day difference Danny...Resurrecting it from the dead.

Do you think PASoft would work on a tablet (Android based)? Reminds me to disable my DRLs as well.
PA Soft requires some form of Windows, like Windows XP or Windows 7. Now if you could root your Android tablet and run some kind of virtualization software to run a copy of Windows then you might have a shot at it. Though you'd still have to figure out the hardware driver issues. Oh and you need a special ODBII cable for PA Soft, a regular USB to ODBII won't work correctly.

There are plenty of eBay sellers that sell the cables bundled with the software. That's how I got my setup. It took a little extra work to get the cable to work with the 64-bit Windows 7 laptop that I have, but it was worth it in the end.

I can't wait to do more stuff to the 4.6, like giving the paint a full compound + polish to get rid of all the swirls and get the paint looking glassy. But before that, I want to get some PDR done, there are a few little dents on the body that bother me. And sometime before the summer, I'll want to get all the tint redone— the current tint is plenty dark but it's starting to bubble and has some tears, with the front windows having a purple hue.
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PA Soft requires some form of Windows, like Windows XP or Windows 7. Now if you could root your Android tablet and run some kind of virtualization software to run a copy of Windows then you might have a shot at it. Though you'd still have to figure out the hardware driver issues. Oh and you need a special ODBII cable for PA Soft, a regular USB to ODBII won't work correctly.

There are plenty of eBay sellers that sell the cables bundled with the software. That's how I got my setup. It took a little extra work to get the cable to work with the 64-bit Windows 7 laptop that I have, but it was worth it in the end.
I managed to get PASoft 1.4 working on my Windows 10 x64 laptop at the weekend too.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:53 PM
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I managed to get PASoft 1.4 working on my Windows 10 x64 laptop at the weekend too.
Any magic required? Waiting on my order to be delivered.
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I'll be honest it wasn't too tricky. It's just a case of making sure you use the correct drivers.

I used this as a guide....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIYhMiRMf4s
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I used this guide to get the proper drivers for the cable: PA SOFT 1.4 Windows 7 64bit BMW Scanner How to install DIY HELP - E46Fanatics

A few days ago I took some pictures around sunset in my work's parking lot (more like a nearby church parking lot since my work parking lot is tiny). It was a bit of a cloudy day but the pictures turned out nice. And of course it rained that night :/













Raindrops on a freshly sealed/waxed hood:



I'm very pleased with the Sapphire Black Metallic color— its metallic nature hides dust and rock chips quite well. The last black car I had was a 2003 Mercedes S500, and it always looked dirty since it had non-metallic black paint.
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