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  1. Armour Detail Supply Wheel Coating Review

    Armour Detail Supply High Temp Wheel Coating Review Who? Armour Detail Supply is a relatively new company with a focus on providing high quality detailing products to the professional and enthusiast user. They make a point of delivering real world products that deliver real world durability...
  2. Geist Leather Conditioner Review

    Geist Leather Conditioner Review Who? Geist is a family-owned UK brand with a focus on delivering leather care and repair products. With manufacturing based in Germany, they are a leading supplier to Jaguar-Landrover, Tesla, VW-Group and Mercedes-Benz. The key to this brand is the pursuit of...
  3. Maxshine Curved Grip XL Detailing Brush

    Backstory - For me, the application of a tyre dressing is my favorite of all detailing tasks, as such, finding the "best" applicator is something I'm always on the lookout for. For the most part, there is probably no need to complicate this subject, foam applicators have existed for decades...
  4. New EGO Stubby Nozzle

    For anyone using an EGO leaf blower to dry their cars, the brand has just introduced their own short/stubby nozzle specifically intended for the detailing industry. US Links - EGO Power+ AST2000 Handheld Blower Short Tube Attachment (powerplusparts.com) EGO AST2000 Blower Short Tube Attachment...
  5. Wash Media: Mitts, Sponges & Pads

    Wash media is the term used to describe the various forms of mitts, pads and sponges used to perform the contact wash. And boy has this area of detailing come a very long way in the last 15 to 20 years. Full disclosure, I washed my cars with foam sponges for longer than I care to admit to. But...
  6. Must Have Tools for Wheel Cleaning

    My quest to find the best wheel cleaning brushes and tools really took off when I had to contend with the nightmare-to-clean Mustang Performance Pack wheels. As such, I have a large drawer full of different brushes and wheel cleaning specific tools, allowing me to tailor my approach to a variety...
  7. New Rupes HLR Battery Powered Polishers

    Unveiled pre-SEMA, Rupes have finally joined the battery party with the release of the HLR-15 and HLR-21. https://www.rupes.com/new-bigfoot-ib...s-hlr21-hlr15/ While the electric LHR-15 and LHR-21 are widely considered the benchmark long-throw polishers, Rupes have been conspicuously absent...
  8. Quick Detailer’s, Detail Sprays, Drying Aids & Spray Sealants

    I came across a question recently regarding how a Quick Detailer compares to Drying Aid. At first, I thought that was an easy question to answer, but in reality, it’s more complex than you would expect. The use of a Drying Aid became a thing about 10-15 years ago, a term used to describe a...
  9. The Decontamination Thread

    Decontamination, a buzz word that has probably become a little overused in recent times. In very basic terms, the word is used to describe the removal of foreign material from the paint, glass, and wheels that is not removed during a normal maintenance wash. These contaminants build up over...
  10. Wheel Wednesday

    Cleaning and Clean Wheels................... let's see em! To start off, my favorite wheels to clean, these 19-inch items on my XR8. A lovely open wheel design that are so simple to clean, without looking plain. In this case, tires scrubbed with P&S Undressed, wheels and wheel arches...
  11. The Tyre Dressing Form Guide

    Dressing tires is my absolute favorite detailing task and is ultimately the finishing touch. Somehow, I have managed to collect 23 different tire products over the last few years. Far, far, far too many, but shoot me, I’m a tire dressing hustler. :blush: There are three main types of tire...
  12. Engine Bay Cleaning and Detailing

    Having a clean, detailed engine bay has few practical benefits, save for giving your mechanic something clean to work on. For the most part, a clean engine bay is for the owners pride. This is a subject that divides opinion. And in that I mean people are a) fine with using water, or b)...
  13. Paint Preparation Product Shootout

    Previous to the advent of dedicated prep sprays, detailers would use a blend of Isopropyl Alcohol (also known as IPA or Isopropanol) and water. These sprays helped strip any remaining oils or contaminants from the surface of the paint, helping improve the bond of the Last Step Product (LSP)...
  14. Cleaning and Protecting Automotive Leather

    Leather upholstery in automotive applications is a contentious subject, one that I tend to get a bit “passionate” about. This topic is an often-asked question or one that I end up typing 3 pages on for every time the subject comes up. So, I’m hoping this thread will become a useful reference and...
  15. DFB's Maintenance Washing Guide

    The following guide is what I do when “maintenance washing” my cars. For me, a maintenance wash is all about preserving a state of cleanliness and reducing the need to “deep clean”. For example, I rarely use a dedicated wheel cleaner because brake dust never has a chance to adhere to the wheel...
  16. TRCMA 2023

    Every year, The Rag Company run a virtual trade show streamed on their Youtube channel, either viewed live or via playback. TRCMA or The Rag Company Media Access is the company's way of sharing new products from the range of companies that TRC sell. The show this year runs for 4 days, each day...
  17. Ceramic Coatings and High Spots

    High spots in ceramic coating are typically caused by the product residue not being leveled in time before the coating is cured. High spots are isolated, hazy or dull patches on the coated surface. Depending on the color of your vehicle, these can be easily picked or easily missed. In most...
  18. Microfiber Towel Care

    Caring for your microfiber towels is a topic or question I come across often, so I thought it would be good to have a dedicated thread for this subject. Taking care of something that touches your car so often is very important for both the car and the overall longevity of the towels...
  19. The Disappointment Thread!

    Having an unhealthy desire to test and try so many different detailing products can be very rewarding…………………..and very disappointing when a product doesn’t live up to expectations. Sometimes the disappointment is from the hype not playing out in real life. Sometimes it’s from a lack of proper...
  20. Rubber Floor Mat Care

    As far as I'm concerned, if your car is a daily, carpet mats are pretty much useless. While they prevent wet, muddy feet from ruining the carpet underneath, they are a nightmare to clean this side of a carpet extractor. Nor do they prevent debris from getting underneath them like a 3D molded...


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