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    Tips, Tricks, Techniques, Work In Progress, Failures, Before and After, Whatever
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    So as the name of the thread suggests (Tips, Tricks, Techniques, Work In Progress, Failures, Before and After, Whatever), I thought there could be use for basically a free-for-all thread. I don't know if many others are of a similar mind but here are some reasons behind why I thought I'd start it. Often I don't take many photos so it's not worth creating a new Show and Shine thread for just a few before and afters, but I would like to share what I used to get the job done and anything interesting that came up. Sometimes I take a few shots or a short video while doing something but again I don't think it needs a whole new thread to talk about it. I try something a little different to do a task and it doesn't work, I can then share this so others don't need to make the same mistake. Then there are other things not necessarily to do with detailing that are worth sharing but again not worth making a whole new thread. So feel free to post anything you want to this thread that doesn't quite fit anywhere else.
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    My New Fridge - Westinghouse WSE6100WF
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    So I'll kick things off with a bit of a Whatever. We got a new fridge at home recently, Westinghouse WSE6100WF, which was $1280 delivered from The Good Guys Bayswater (Vic). We initially were going for either the LG or Samsung 515L at about $940 but after seeing the Westinghouse decided it would be so much better and went over budget.
    So after being delivered and having to wait a few hours for it to settle before turning it on, I thought I'd give it a bit of a going over. So it got a 20% IPA wipe down on all surfaces inside and outside. This removed adhesive residue left from the tape used to hold the shelves and other bits and pieces. It also removed the greasy delivery driver fingerprints. It also allowed me to check everything over for any damage and all looked good. I then sealed all surfaces inside and outside with 5% Permanon Platinum Supershine. This stuff is great for any solid surface and did and a bit more shine to the outside.






    Yes we need to finish the floor.
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    Wheel Woolies
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    Here's a tip. Probably replace your Wheel Woolies before they get to this point. Though they are actually still doing the job.
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    Nice one Trev.



    Tip:
    When you come across really manky badge grime or built up crud in vents, try using an acid based wheel cleaner and a soft bristled brush. Spray in, agitate, blast out. 30 seconds, job done.* Same story with plastic wheel arch liners.

    You can use Permanon Platinum to spray into these areas, along with door shuts, panel gaps etc, where you'd normally struggle to seal. Spray it in a freshly cleaned engine bay to make cleaning significantly easier next time around. I imagine it would be the same sort of story with HydrO2.


    *disclaimer - test spot, safety gear, yadayada
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    Stickied!

    Tip:

    Have a collection of artist brushes of different sizes and firmness. They're invaluable for cleaning dust/dirt etc out of external and interior gaps.

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    Tip get one of these for the end of your hose.




    Saves time, getting drowned each time you switch from Pressure washer to trigger gun ....and good for open ended action for sheeting panels dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluering View Post
    Tip get one of these for the end of your hose.
    I have one of these and it's great for quick changing but splatters about when using for some sheeting action
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluering View Post
    Tip get one of these for the end of your hose.




    Saves time, getting drowned each time you switch from Pressure washer to trigger gun ....and good for open ended action for sheeting panels dry.
    I was going to put this up today. u beat me lol. just to add to it a small section of hose on a connection to fit this saves your splatter issues. great for sheeting as bluering said
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    Lemon juice is the best neutraliser of milk spills I've tried. Can be diluted up to 50/50 in spray bottle. After soaking, carpet can be cleaned as per usual.
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    Tip:
    Especially for mobile detailers but handy for anyone using extension leads. Cut a couple of 20cm lengths off a hose and then cut them straight up the length to create a cuff you can wrap around your extension lead when you need to run it out a door.
    Trev. Tiger Car Cleaning. 0408 100 467. Melbourne Outer East & Yarra Valley.
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