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    I recently bought a previously owned car. The wheels are pretty clean, but not perfect. There are some visible traces of dirt and grime (that wash soap did not/and will not remove). Will EFHI remove this? What type of product should I be looking to use. The wheels are BMW M3 LTW polished wheels. Thanks for any input
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    you might need to scrub them a bit. Rinse completely, and apply your favorite wax to them (polymer products will last longer). Now maintain with car wash and a sponge every time you wash the car.........

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    Ronin, you may want to try a little metal polish. Sometimes that can help...just go easy with it to be certain you are not doing any damage!
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    See if you can find some ArmorAll multi-purpose cleaner in the spray bottle. You always want to test it on a small spot first, but I've salvaged some amazingly cruddy wheels with it, plus it beats anything else I've ever tried for general cleaning of vinyl, aluminiun, etc.

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    Give the EF Hi Intensity a try. Very safe product. For tougher areas, don't dilute it.

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    Tef-Guard ok for my paint?

    Hi all,

    I just purchased a black Range Rover, and I want to get a good wax job on it so that can withstand an occasional pressure wash, etc. The car is two years used.

    Anyway, I found a high end place (I know I should do it myself) that will do this:

    PRO-SHINE TEF-GUARD
    The finest wax job money can buy:
    One coat of cleaning wax, a second coat of High Gloss Wax and a special coat of Tef-Guard (a Registered Dupont Product). No rewaxing or reapplication necessary for at least 3 years "Guaranteed".


    -- Does anyone have any thoughts on that? I just want to make sure I do not hurt my paint. Is that Tef-Guard a good idea?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    A quick search on google and I can't find any real info on this product. I even tried it with Dupont and nothing at all.

    If its one of those teflon based products, its a scam. Teflon requires something crazy like 700f to bond to any surface.
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    How much do they want for this miracle application :-B

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    scam.

    3 years = BS.
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    Follow-up

    Thanks guys on all the feedback. Yea, so perhaps it is just a BS selling point. Here is the website where they discuss it:
    procleanoftysons dot com

    Scroll down to "Service and Rates" and you will see hand waxing. Anyway, the place has great reviews actually. But I should probably just stick with a normal wax job from them, eh?

    PRO-SHINE SPECIAL
    Depends on the Year, Make, Model, Color & Condition
    Our basic waxing; recommended at least once a year. One coat of cleaning wax and a second coat of High Gloss Wax. (Extra charge for high-speed buffing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERangeRover View Post
    Thanks guys on all the feedback. Yea, so perhaps it is just a BS selling point. Here is the website where they discuss it:
    procleanoftysons dot com

    Scroll down to "Service and Rates" and you will see hand waxing. Anyway, the place has great reviews actually. But I should probably just stick with a normal wax job from them, eh?

    PRO-SHINE SPECIAL
    Depends on the Year, Make, Model, Color & Condition
    Our basic waxing; recommended at least once a year. One coat of cleaning wax and a second coat of High Gloss Wax. (Extra charge for high-speed buffing)
    Sounds like a standard detail shop with little actual professional knowledge. The "Extra charge for high-speed buffing" is a dead giveaway. I'd suggest finding someone from here that won't hack up your Range Rover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFast908Z View Post
    Sounds like a standard detail shop with little actual professional knowledge. The "Extra charge for high-speed buffing" is a dead giveaway. I'd suggest finding someone from here that won't hack up your Range Rover.
    Alright. Anyone know a good shop in the northern Virginia/DC area? I basically just want a good wax once or twice a year to protect my paint, especially if I occasionally want to take it through a pressure (no touch) car wash (rather than hand washing every time). Thanks.

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    I'm always sceptical of business's that mentions a portion of there proceeds are donated to charity. IMO you should save that info for yourself :2 cents:

    Northern Virginia :-? You should contact Dana (Asphalt Rocket) or Dave (Tuscaroro Dave) if you want it done up right :-B

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERangeRover View Post
    Thanks guys on all the feedback. Yea, so perhaps it is just a BS selling point. Here is the website where they discuss it:
    procleanoftysons dot com

    Scroll down to "Service and Rates" and you will see hand waxing. Anyway, the place has great reviews actually. But I should probably just stick with a normal wax job from them, eh?

    PRO-SHINE SPECIAL
    Depends on the Year, Make, Model, Color & Condition
    Our basic waxing; recommended at least once a year. One coat of cleaning wax and a second coat of High Gloss Wax. (Extra charge for high-speed buffing)
    there dealer owned. theres a video of them on youtube of tyson drying a bentley with a bath towel....and windex with newspaper. :banghead: i would stay away from him
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    ERangeRover -

    Looked at theie website; its done nicely.

    Kind of hard to determine exactly what it would have cost you - they are kind of vague in how they structure their pricing.

    I also believe that anyone who says "highspeed buffing extra", is not in tune with how most other Detailer Shops price their services.

    It is almost a given, that there WILL be high speed buffing, random orbital buffing - maybe even both those types of buffing, especially with a black SUV type vehicle, if you want the paint corrected to the point of removing all the swirls and scratches that are probably there - no matter how careful you are with washing.

    The guys who frequent this website that are in your area are all established professionals who will do great work the first time, and leave you very pleased with the outcome.

    If you have time to dink arouind this website, you will see lots of work from some of the best Detailers out there from all over the nation, especially from the East/Midwest areas..

    Good luck with your search - let us know how it goes if you have a minute !

    Dan F.

 

 
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