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Welcome To Chris From Summit Detailing

Discussion in 'Summit Detailing' started by GazHyde, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. GazHyde

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    Hi all,

    I would like to welcome Chris from Summit Detailing to ZRoadster.org!

    http://www.summit-detailing.co.uk/

    Chris has kindly agreed to join the forum and provide professional detailing advice for those who require it. He will be visiting the site and adding words of wisdom here and there where he feels appropriate, but please feel free to post questions for him in the Beauty Parlour.

    For those who visit the Detailing World forum, you may well have seen some of his write ups and contributions. Here is one such write up on his work on an Aston Martin DB7 GT

    Having had a look through both his website and Detailing World threads he has dealt with a wide variety of cars - Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Audi and so on.

    Summit Detailing will also be providing a few competition prizes over the coming months, so watch out for some detailing related fun in the coming months.

    Summit Detailing are a specialist mobile Car Detailing company, covering Bristol, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Avon & Somerset.

    Cheers, Gary
     
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    I can hear Mark purring from here...lol
     
  3. Summit Detailing

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    Thank you for the intro Gary.

    I look forward to contributing to the forum over the coming months & hopefully get to a meet or two & see some of these Z's in person.

    Any Detailing/car care related questions feel free to drop me a message.

    Back to the polishing....

    Chris
     
  4. EnthuZiaZT

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    Hi Chris
    you may have seen our post on Z.org. 'A polishing Day Out' My question is related to the speed at which compounds cut, If I wanted a combination of pad and compound that would be capable of removing a scratch in the clear coat as fast as possible what products would you use? I use a Das6 pro polisher

    Thanks Mike, The Mad Detailer
     
  5. Summit Detailing

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    Hi Mike,

    So there are obviously hundreds of possible combinations, and what may work for one person wouldn't necessarily work for another person.

    You have the tried and tested 3m fast cut + with a drop of 3m ultrafina SE (this prolongs the worktime of the fast cut) with whatever cutting/compound pads you use.
    These polishes require the 'zenith technique' to break down the abrasive particles held within the polish.

    You also have meguiars #105 & #205 combo which do their polishing relating to how much pressure you apply with the machine & also the speed at which you work them. This is a flexible combination but from experience has less cut than the 3m combo above.

    If you don't have these polishes there is one online reseller who do small sample pots, I think it might be elite car care - google is your friend here.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  6. Boysie

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    Hi Chris
    Shame your not on my doorstep
    I hope somebody has invited you to the Silverstone Zedfest
    Set up a gazebo there, you'll have them queuing up:)
     
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  7. EnthuZiaZT

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    Thanks Chris,
    I'm not really looking for something that might be dangerous to the paintwork of my car. I did think at the time that perhaps I should take the scratches out using 2500 wet and dry with some water with fairy liquid in and then polish it afterwards.
    Mike, The Mad Detailer.
     
  8. Summit Detailing

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    Evening Mike,

    In theory you should always start with the least aggressive polish/pad combination and work through the grades of pad/polish until you've removed the defect(s) if infact the defect(s) can be safely removed by machine polishing alone. Wetsanding should always be considered as a last resort as this can remove significantly more paint than polishing alone.
    Is it just a single scratch we're talking about or a specific area of poor paintwork?

    P.s lovely colour your Z3!..reminds me of an Audi A3 I had a few years back.
     
  9. EnthuZiaZT

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    It's actually two parallel scratches which are quite deep, after Saturday's efforts, you have to look very hard to find them, but they are both still there.
    I believe the scratches were caused by the blades they use to clear the car of water at car washes, possibly the previous owner used these car washes a lot!
    Mike
     
  10. Summit Detailing

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    Sounds perfectly plausable. If you can feel them with your fingernail then they are too deep to remove by sanding or machine, thus the panel would require painting.
    If they are only visible by eye then a combination of the right polishes and/or a spot of wetsanding will see them gone:)
    Happy to take a look if you ever find yourself near Bristol or Swindon