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post #46 of 84
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Sonus- German product i am hoping to try out.

I like their soap but a better German line is Einszett (1Z). Incredible performance.

I use 1Z Scheibenklar and Plastik Reiniger as my exclusive glass cleaner and plastic cleaner.
post #47 of 84
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I use 1Z Scheibenklar and Plastik Reiniger as my exclusive glass cleaner and plastic cleaner.

Where do you find these products on line?
post #48 of 84
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Where do you find these products on line?


www.pakshak.com
post #49 of 84
Thread Starter 
My car has a lot of plastic/rubber trim on the exterior, is the Plastik Reiniger the product you use? Zaino said his tire shine can be used, but it will run off in the rain. He also mention 303, but he said that would run also. Does the product you mention hold up in the rain?

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I like their soap but a better German line is Einszett (1Z). Incredible performance.

I use 1Z Scheibenklar and Plastik Reiniger as my exclusive glass cleaner and plastic cleaner.
post #50 of 84
Z-16 is still the best tire product. Durable as anything through rain imho.

303 works very on door seals and window trim bits. Poorboys Trim Restore can also be good.

I would consider getting the 303 Aerospace cause it can be found locally and is a great interior protectant as well, like a supercharged ArmorAll.
post #51 of 84
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Z-16 is still the best tire product. Durable as anything through rain imho.

303 works very on door seals and window trim bits. Poorboys Trim Restore can also be good.

I would consider getting the 303 Aerospace cause it can be found locally and is a great interior protectant as well, like a supercharged ArmorAll.

Armorall is a product that never should be near a car.
post #52 of 84
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Armorall is a product that never should be near a car.

I generally agree but the new formula is much, much better.
post #53 of 84
The biggest problems with Armor All is that they are greasy, glossy, and merely coat plastic parts rather than actually penetrating the surface and restoring them. I wish higher end products were sold in mainstream stores. I have to order just about everything I have online. The only things I buy in a store are my claybars, MF towels, and bug removers. Speaking of which has anyone tried those bug bars? The claybars work but I'd prefer a device just for removing bugs and tar. They sell them on autogeek and other sites and say it is a nonabrasive that removes bugs and grime without removing your wax. I was tempted to try it but didn't bother.
post #54 of 84
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I like their soap but a better German line is Einszett (1Z). Incredible performance.

I use 1Z Scheibenklar and Plastik Reiniger as my exclusive glass cleaner and plastic cleaner.


Hmmm Interesting. What products of Einszett should i use?
post #55 of 84
The 1Z interior products are all good. The external polishes are great but I prefer the Zaino line on the exterior now.
post #56 of 84
A big step in doing a good exterior paint detail is the prep. I use Griot's clay bar that comes in a small tub. Does anyone have any idea if all clays are the same? What do some of you pros use?
post #57 of 84
I've found that most clays are the same. All clay bars will accomplish the same feat, removing embedded particles with the aid of a lubricant. I've found that some brands, for example Meguirs to be a bit more oily and prone to falling apart as they soak up the lubricant. This is why I use claymagic. The price is reasonable, I split it in two parts to prolong the life, it comes with lubricant, and does its job, leaving the surface silky smooth. This is one of my most satisfying stages because when I feel the surface after the clay it's such a big improvement.
post #58 of 84
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Originally Posted by LSeca View Post
A big step in doing a good exterior paint detail is the prep. I use Griot's clay bar that comes in a small tub. Does anyone have any idea if all clays are the same? What do some of you pros use?

There used to be one type of clay on the market due to patents, but there are at least two types now. I use Zaino but Claymagic is available locally. Avoid Pinnacle, it's the one product of theirs I don't like.

Prep is critical. Generally we do a wash, clay, wash and then 1-3 stages of polishing before applying a sealant or wax depending on condition of paint.
post #59 of 84
Anyone have any tips for cleaning/maintaining an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel?

I like the feel - but it's starting to pill and not look so fresh, especially around 9 and 3 where hands are usually resting.
post #60 of 84
Thread Starter 
I applied my recently purchased Connolly leather care products and the results were great. It left a nice soft feel with a slight shine, unlike the other products that leave them looking greasy. I also used it on the steering wheel which had been sticky and dull, but Connolly cleaned it right up without being overly slick. An all around great product. Thanks for the recommendation.
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