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    Paint Problem

    When my wife's '19 X5 was less than a year old it got a dent in the passenger door while at the dealership. The X5 has a pretty sharp crease along the doors and that's where the dent was. They brought in a top notch PDR guy and he was able to make it look like the dent was never there, I was...
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    Moving To Phoenix, Suggestions?

    If the color of your vehicle(s) is light your routine should be fine. If they're dark ditch the 845 and go for something fully synthetic like one of the new Turtle Wax products or, even better, a true ceramic like CQuartz Lite. The hot sun will evaporate a wax on a dark car in weeks or even...
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    New vehicle new paint protection?

    As others have said, if you REALLY want to protect the car you need to go for a real ceramic coating, one like CQuartz Lite if you've never applied one before.
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    2020 X3 Detailed!

    Nice car, nice color, nice work.
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    2020 X3 Detailed!

    Yeah, I abandoned the wash a panel, rinse a panel method almost a decade ago and went to one wash, one rinse. Any water that dries on the vehicle while you're finishing would leave spots, whereas if soapy water dries on the vehicle it can be rinsed off in one shot at the end without leaving spots.
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    Rodent repellant spray

    We had the same issue with mice under the hood of both BMWs. In addition to thinning the herd with traps in our detached garage we put peppermint oil under the engine covers. I was worried the smell would get inside the car but it didn't. So far so good.
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    Here's a before and after for you guys

    Nice work!
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    Power Lock Plus

    Other liquid sealants are nipping at its heels and of course you now have entry ceramic coatings like CQuartz Lite which are phenomenal and will outperform it. That said, if time or preparation constraints are keeping you in the liquid paint sealant realm, Power Lock is the only thing I'd use...
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    Do you use two separate products on leather seats with vinyl trim?

    I use CarPro PERL diluted 5:1 on all interior materials (except screens). PERL is a versatile product with many exterior and interior uses depending how it's diluted.
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    A freshly detailed 2017 Jaguar XF S

    Nice work. Some really good products you used, too.
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    2021 Supra 3.0 Premium

    My buddy has one he uses as a track car and I've ridden with him at Watkins Glen. Exterior looks are definitely above average, very sporty and unique. When you first get in the car the interior is high quality and surprisingly comfortable. On track, the performance was very impressive, and I...
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    Recommendations for Tow Vehicle

    How about a Honda Ridgeline? It's more truck than you (or even most F-150 owners) need but will get the job done reliably and in comfort.
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    2019/20 Tahoes

    Expect a cheap interior compared to what you have now (it may be built tightly but the design and materials will easily be two steps down). That said, I'd expect it to be miles ahead in terms of reliability and durability. It also doesn't look half bad from the outside depending on the trim.
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    Wax ratings on Dmitry's Garage

    Thanks for acknowledging my points/observations. It's not always easy to even take constructive criticism, especially when you put a good deal of effort into something like you have here.
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    Bam wrx dead. Need a suitable rep

    Don't hesitate on the Supra. First, Toyota went through the engine and did have BMW make a few minor modifications to improve durability (which BMW incorporated across all B58 engines, even in their own products). Second, Toyota made some rear suspension revisions for the current year which...
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    How Long Does It Take You...

    Never go into business doing this. ;)
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    Wax ratings on Dmitry's Garage

    Interesting results compared to my own experience. On the traditional wax/sealant side, I own Jescar Power Lock+ and Wolfgang Deep Gloss 3.0 and have years of experience with each. While Wolfgang starts with slightly more gloss to my eye (and the results do show that part), it has never...
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    Porter Cable 7424XP vs Griot's Garage 6" Polisher

    There isn't much light between these two machines. I have a 7424XP which I've since converted to a dedicated 3" machine (really useful to have a 3" setup). Basically, you can't go wrong. If you did want to step up a notch, you can get a Maxshine polisher for just a few bucks more which will...
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    Xtreme Solutions Poly Seal Review

    In late spring I purchased a bottle of Xtreme Solutions Poly Seal after seeing many positive reviews, some on very reputable YouTube channels. The idea is that, with current chemistry and blending technology, this product could replace most paint sealants in terms of durability and gloss. It...
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    collinite 476 aggravations - by hand or machine

    I'm not trying to be mean but you're out of your depth with several of the comments you make in the detailing forum. As The Critic said the cost per vehicle can be quite low; buy with a coupon code and get the right size bottle. The cost for my M340i was a little higher because I bought...