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    Hi guys , names Lucas …

    I have been in the detailing trade for nearly 16 years , I have worked/managed detail departments at dealerships , have trained and run courses for other detailer’s regarding paint finishes , paint correction and all things in between .

    Also vehicle interior detailing , this includes the best product’s to use and how too use them .

    I have been used by 3M & Autosmart to do on site training of new products for other detailer’s …

    I was a paint tech for BMW for quite a while , iv also worked for Holden / Hsv , Toyota and briefly for Ford … But now own and run a number of detail shops !!!

    I love seeing guys having a go with detailing out of their garage , if they are using the right products and have a good skill set .

    What I can’t stand is cowboys , guys that give the trade a bad name … Wannabe’s , Detailer groupies

    the jobs these guys ‘try to do’ end up in our shops and end up costing the customer more then the original job would have been , shit me to tears

    We do everything from show cars that stay with us for a week , to dealership work that’s ‘turn and burn’ … Boats , caravans , motorbikes … Nearly anything !!!

    It’s a very cut throat trade , one that see’s alot fail , but if you are willing to work very hard and do quality work you can make it !!!

    I don’t have another job , this my life , everyday … And is hugely successful , which I’m proud of and speaks volumes of the work we do :)

    I’m happy to answer any questions about all things detailing , inbox me or I will try and help in any question related threads ….

    Cheers

     

     

     

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    Great to have you hear mate, We need more people like you :)

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    Agree with Kroozer, very happy to have guys like yourself on board mate to share your knowledge, thanks :)

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    Just joined so I`m late welcome Lucas.

     

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    Good to see a good paint guy / finisher here.

    I have a question, theses waterless cleaners like F1 and McGuires.  Do they work or am I’m not using the shit properly.

    I’m just talking about just dust removal here.  When I use these, they leave swirls in the wax.  I use a new rag too.

    What’re are your thoughts on these waterless products mate?

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    interested ^^ in that answer also..

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    Right , sorry guys for not being able too get on here as much as I’d like due to work commitments .

    Waterless car washes are good up to a point , there is a point were a vehicle will require a ‘proper’ wash .

    A waterless system that is used on an overly dirty car , in the sun , or with an incorrect applicator with cause paint damage … Namely swirling/ scoring of duco .

    Waterless wash is bet used for removing bird droppings , finger prints , fresh bug guts , and road grime from driving in the rain .

    Tbh I’m not a great fan of these systems , use it if you are on water restrictions and are limited to how much you wash or on the road and have no choice … If it was me I would keep a bottle of water in your car  , chamois , microfiber cloth and a good quick polish spray.

    This will in most cases cover most situations …

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    If you can , stick to the ‘tried and true’ method of washing with mitt and bucket … This is the only way to clean a dirty car properly !!!!

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