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Forum: Dockside Chat
02-18-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,253
Posted By mark_g

I have 76k problem free miles on my 2013 535i...

I have 76k problem free miles on my 2013 535i xDrive. Easily my favorite out of the many vehicles Iíve owned.
01-22-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,933
Posted By mark_g

Nothing at all wrong with a HF if youíre only...

Nothing at all wrong with a HF if youíre only using it one or two times a year. A few pounds heavier than a high end rotary but a whole lot cheaper.
Invest in some quality wool pads and a cleaning...
01-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,068
Posted By mark_g

sounds on the high side of normal but geography...

sounds on the high side of normal but geography may play a role (Iím in CT).
Iím at $80/ft for new boats but I know others are at about $100. Iíve been able to consider boats up to three years old...
Forum: Northeast
01-18-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,866
Posted By mark_g

i considered getting a booth (boat detailing...

i considered getting a booth (boat detailing business) but decided it was too expensive. Bad call on my part now that Iím seeing/hearing about the show. Next year for sure.
01-17-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,066
Posted By mark_g

Itís great that thereís some folks self...

Itís great that thereís some folks self installing coatings now, itís better for the industry when consumers are realizing the benefits, regardless of who is installing them. They key is that itís...
01-16-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,066
Posted By mark_g

hopefully that was to coat the hull and top...

hopefully that was to coat the hull and top sides, glass and all vinyl? The prep is key and on an older boat that hasnít been painted recently itís an extremely labor intensive process. On a new...
01-11-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,368
Posted By mark_g

prep on a new bait is certainly easier. You still...

prep on a new bait is certainly easier. You still have to take care of any minor blemishes and, even more importantly, wipe the surface down a few times to be CERTAIN there is no wax, release wax,...
01-10-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,070
Posted By mark_g

Canít beat IGL Marine ceramic coating on a...

Canít beat IGL Marine ceramic coating on a nonskid deck! Easier to clean and keep clean, multi-year IV protection And no, itís not slippery.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-28-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,433
Posted By mark_g

A clay bar will not remove this. You may be able...

A clay bar will not remove this. You may be able to remove a lot of it with a polish but you're likely going to have to go to a compound on at least some of the spots and then follow with a polish...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-28-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,433
Posted By mark_g

I've switched over to nanoskin towels for this...

I've switched over to nanoskin towels for this reason. Drop clay on the ground it goes in the trash. Drop a "clay" towel on the ground and you can clean it and keep working.
12-24-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By mark_g

I hear it all the time, some people just look at...

I hear it all the time, some people just look at things in that way and that's ok. There's a cheap detailer in town I refer them to so they can waste a little money before paying me to make things...
12-24-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By mark_g

it's not expensive when you factor in the number...

it's not expensive when you factor in the number of years of protection you get (normally 2-4) and the degree to which you preserve the materials and its impact on resale value.
12-24-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By mark_g

IGL Ceramic coating. Have it for the glass, the...

IGL Ceramic coating. Have it for the glass, the gelcoat, soft surfaces, you can literally protect your entire boat
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-15-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By mark_g

Ours were like that in the house we were renting...

Ours were like that in the house we were renting before we found one to buy I went through them one evening. Since our landlord lived in China, we had an understanding to take care of whatever...
12-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,490
Posted By mark_g

My DA polisher stopped working, what do i do?

My DA polisher stopped working, what do i do?
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-10-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,096
Posted By mark_g

Its been used since the 1990's. The most...

Its been used since the 1990's.
The most important thing is that you do what you're comfortable doing. While that may not give you the best results possible, it will be the simplest. I've been...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-10-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,096
Posted By mark_g

It can but if you use enough clay lube and even...

It can but if you use enough clay lube and even more importantly, the right microfiber towels, it won't. Wiping wax off a contaminated surface makes a mess because the wax adjacent to any...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-10-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,096
Posted By mark_g

Whatever wax you choose, you really should use a...

Whatever wax you choose, you really should use a clay bar on the paint first because there will be contaminates on the paint even though its new. It's not expensive or time consuming. Mothers makes...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-26-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,433
Posted By mark_g

On my clientsí cars I use IronX after I wash &...

On my clientsí cars I use IronX after I wash & before I clay to redice the amount of fallout that has to be lifted from the paint. IronX will dissolve things like rail dust & iron particles from...
11-19-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 121,198
Posted By mark_g

Got into a home made lobster roll kick at the...

Got into a home made lobster roll kick at the shore this summer...
11-19-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 121,198
Posted By mark_g

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Avocado toast with scrambled eggs & fruit....
11-19-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 121,198
Posted By mark_g

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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Pankoíd blackfish over Kale & Pomegranate...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-12-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By mark_g

LaColombe has great cofee

LaColombe has great cofee
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-17-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By mark_g

sonax wheel cleaner, use a wash mit for the faces...

sonax wheel cleaner, use a wash mit for the faces and brush for the barrels. Clay bar like you would on the rest of the vehicle, light polish and ceramic coat. They'll never be able to be cleaned by...
06-15-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By mark_g

Max on the 1990 is 400. I've got twin 200's on...

Max on the 1990 is 400. I've got twin 200's on mine and it's plenty!
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