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This DVD is an excellent reference for both the novice as well as the seasoned detailer. I have watched it 3 times already!!!
 

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IMO, you should place a bit more emphasis on NOT spraying water or much of anything on pretty much any car, even American cars...

You should explain some hand-detailing techniques when it comes to the more delicate vehicles using the APC and scrubbing by hand. Also, following up with your various protectant & dressing products for those engine surfaces, all applied by hand.

Also, you shouldn't clean your pads and applicators on a dirty outdoor walkway. :eek: He just placed them on the ground afterwards. :confused:

Great advice regarding cleaning the microfibers BTW.
Also, the clay video will help newbies as well, that's one product I see misused so much. I could give examples, but I won't be quite as pugnacious today. :p
 

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Also, in the video regarding tire dressing and trim - the narrator states, "Since I haven't polished yet, I don't care if it gets on the paint." With a strong amount of emphasis on not giving thought to it. Well, what about taping off the trim? I could see this hindering the process, whether it be the adherence of the tape, or just having to re-apply because the tape removes the dressing, making it uneven or creating lines.

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Great videos! Very, very informative! Well done, I applaud your hard work. Wonderful knowing that the people making the products will work really hard to get things correct, and share with the public this information by making it so readily available.

In fact, I might go and buy some of that VRT that is supposedly non-shine, not greasy, and easy to remove from glass or paint. Also, I'd like to try that sponge. What is the composition? Is it a rubbery foam, or could you compare it to a CCS type soft black foam?
 

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Charles, I think you will be happy with the VRT. The foam pads are not what I would call a rubbery foam, but closer to the composition you would find in a buffing pad.
 
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