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Forum: Detailing Forum 10-05-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Yeah, it almost looks like I know what I'm doing...

Yeah, it almost looks like I know what I'm doing when I pull up in the X and unload my tools now, almost professional. I wish Ridgid made a bigger ProBox for my sliding miter saw, would buy in a...
Forum: Detailing Forum 10-03-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
So pleased with the Ridgid ProPack 5hp vac that I...

So pleased with the Ridgid ProPack 5hp vac that I got the ProCrate and fabbed a roller dolly to make it portable for home cleaning.

Needed some portable tool storage for when I do work at in-laws...
Forum: Detailing Forum 08-29-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Being a stickler for non-China items, I found it...

Being a stickler for non-China items, I found it suprising to see the quality/materials of the USA produced ShopVac units. ShopVac is made with plastic that is hard/brittle, materials I would expect...
Forum: Detailing Forum 08-28-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Been getting good results following Salty Dogs...

Been getting good results following Salty Dogs process above, with a backpack blower dry instead of towel dry.

Figured after stepping up my exterior cleaning process, it was time to get serious...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-18-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Good to hear RB. I got to use the...

Good to hear RB.

I got to use the Karacher unit and foam lance (with Maguires Gold Class soap) on the Accord this weekend, after a full brake job with Centric rotors and ceramic pads.

The...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Took a load of last hand wash pics.....

Took a load of last hand wash pics.....
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-04-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Should have the foam lance on Wed, will use after...

Should have the foam lance on Wed, will use after the next series of rain showers (coming into N TX tomorrow, ending ?), with the Karcher Wash/Wax solution provided with the kit.

I will take pics...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-04-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Looks as if I need to look into paint sealant...

Looks as if I need to look into paint sealant products going forward.

I've measured the surface temp of the BMW TiAg paint in full TX sun at noon, always see mid 120s deg F. The carnuba has not...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-04-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
I use the Meguiars Quick Detailer to prolong time...

I use the Meguiars Quick Detailer to prolong time between wax jobs, seems to extend shine and help the surface release dirt.

I'm doing a total rethink of what products I need going forward with...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
I still get looks from neighbors, seems...

I still get looks from neighbors, seems handwashing vehicles is a lost art.

Had to clean the X for Cars & Coffee (6am Sat morning), got home from a concert around 9:30 pm Friday. At 10 pm I...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-03-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Yeah, I've found with waxes, it's a double edged...

Yeah, I've found with waxes, it's a double edged sword. Those that stick well to the surface and last for months attract dust & pollen, those that release dust don't bond well to the clearcoat. The...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-03-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Yeah, the Zymol can be sticky stuff. I...

Yeah, the Zymol can be sticky stuff.

I found the ONLY way to apply it, is to NEVER put more on the applicator
then the friction generated heat can melt in around 5 seconds. It's such a small...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-02-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
I haven't looked into a sealant because I'm...

I haven't looked into a sealant because I'm finishing up the Zymol Concours, that stuff is too costly to gather dust or toss in the trash.

I'm hoping the geo-graphic location (TX) helps with...
Forum: Detailing Forum 05-01-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Four thing are required before have a CHANCE of...

Four thing are required before have a CHANCE of getting into a truly touchless routine.

1) Good coat of QUALITY wax and plastic/rubber conditioner.

2) Regular washes, like weekly.

3) Serious...
Forum: Detailing Forum 04-30-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Yeah, that turbo tip is a tiny (around 1mm)...

Yeah, that turbo tip is a tiny (around 1mm) stream that swirls.

I threw that turbo lance in a workbench drawer, will stick with the vario-lance & foam lance.
Forum: Detailing Forum 04-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Yeah, funny how I've needed the Echo gutter kit,...

Yeah, funny how I've needed the Echo gutter kit, for the intended use, for years.

Now that I'm going touchless cleaning with the X, it's ordered. Screwy priorities?
Forum: Detailing Forum 04-30-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Thanks RB. That MTM lance looks good (shoots...

Thanks RB.

That MTM lance looks good (shoots thick foam 20ft!).

I've actually fabbed a foam filter for my gas powerd, 220mph Echo backpack blower. I attempted to used it after a wash 2 weeks...
Forum: Detailing Forum 04-30-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Thanks Smokey. I guess I'm "on the hook"...

Thanks Smokey.

I guess I'm "on the hook" with the Karcher foam lance, Karacher has already shipped it out. If I don't like the results I will purchase the Auto-Brite snow foam lance (seen a few...
Forum: Detailing Forum 04-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
I have a gas powered Honda GX-270 (3800psi &...

I have a gas powered Honda GX-270 (3800psi & 2.5gpm), for cleaning the pool deck & tile/patio, sidewalks/driveway, house brick.....with nozzle around 6ft from surface, would strip the paint off the X...
Forum: Detailing Forum 04-29-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,615
Posted By TiAgX5
Pre-Soak Product for Pressure Washer

I just picked up a Karcher K2.360 unit, decided after 30 yrs of hand washing vehicles it's about time to make the job easier.:thumbup:
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