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About DanATR

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  1. Anybody wash and wax?

    my 5L bottle has lasted my ATR, BMW and now lexus... so probaly 6 years or more..
  2. Anybody wash and wax?

    Yes that is correct, over the year hand wash. I use Megs 5L bottle of shampoo plus it lasts me years. I also always use Poorboys EX-P Sealant as its a large bottle, easy to use and not costly and recomended by other detailers also. Best applyed by a machine but I suppose you can use a autosmart application spong.
  3. I use Poorboys Black hole polish, then Megs Ultimate liquid wax followed by Poorboys sealant. For removing swirls, I use Megs Ultimate compound or Poorboys swerl remover. All used with a Megs V2 DA. I find the dodo wax scratches the paint if its too hard or applied wrong or it gets excess build up on the pad. What colour car do you have?
  4. Anybody wash and wax?

    You need to put sealent on at the very end in order to seal all the work that you have done. This then makes the work you have done last for at least a year unless you use trafic film remover and a jet wash which would remove it all.
  5. Not tried the wing mirrors yet. How do you get to the front head lights?
  6. Is there a way to update the entire firmware or software of the SATNAV/Blutooth unit? I have a feeling that it just needs updating. My friends HTC One M10 wont even connect to it.
  7. Here goes the long list... First, jet wash the alloys, followed by G101 and a brush. The jet wash them off again. For the car, I first used snow foam (cant remember the brand) with a snow foam lance on my kartcher jet washer. Thsn jet washed it off Then after this I used Meguiars Detailer Shampoo Plus also using the snow foam lance. This all got wiped off using the Meguiars wash mit. Jet wash car off. Dry with Meguiars microfiber towel. Then I used Auto smarts clay cloth all over the car followed by Auto Glym Tar remover. Then after this I used Meguiars Detailer Shampoo Plus also using the snow foam lance. This all got wiped off using the Meguiars wash mit. Jet wash car off. Dry with Meguiars microfiber towel. Using Meguiars DA 2.0 machine and a cutting pad, I then applied meguiars ultimate compound to remove most of the swirl marks. Although it didn’t remove all of them to my annoyance. Maybe next time Ill try more pressure. Wiped all this down with a microfibre cloth. Then applied Poor boys Black hole polish with the DA machine using the polish pad, and wiped off after leaving on the car for 15min. Then I used Meguiars liquid wax ultimate with the DA and black buffing pad, and wiped off after 15min. I did this two times. Then I used Poor boys EX-P sealant with the DA and wiped off after 45min. Used Auto Smarts glass cleaner followed by rainX on the windows. ArmorAll Extreme tyre shine for the tires. And after writing all of that, I just realised I used the wrong cutting compound for the effect I was after LOL. I have Poor boys SSR 2.5 on me that I should have used for removing the swirls and scratches.
  8. Here she is :D Took me day and yesterday evening but shes now to my standards almost.
  9. I did get 4 contacts accross which was ok.
  10. Yes I compleaqtly agree. 6th is a waste of time. I dont even think 75mph on the moterway even required it tbh. unless your going 80mph then whats the point. Its just the turbo to gearing ratio thats compleatly off.
  11. Yep, Mark Levinson, thats the sound system in the car. I compleatly love it to bits. In the past I installed high end car audio equipment into my cars, so I really know what quality sounds like. One system I installed had around 3400W RMS. Peek was somthing around 8k. What is the differance between the SE and Sport? I need to some how remove the 0.5k lag below 2k rpm lol. They should have angled the vanes to kick in lower. This might hace actually improvd the MPG. Are they variable vane turbos or fixed?
  12. Its a manual. TBH, I cant see anything wrong with it other than its under £3k to buy and that its better than my BMW. Well, not with bhp and mpg though.
  13. squealing brakes at low speeds

    Most brake pads sit in callipers that move in and out via greased bolts or pins which are inside of moving rubber sleeves. If these are all gummed up and don’t move freely then this could stop the calliper form moving freely but should not create the sound you at saying unless they are well and truly rusted up. I would put money down on the brake piston being slightly rusty and therefore not moving back in after you release the brake pedal, or the pads are jammed slightly where they sit on the calliper as they are also supposed to move freely. Each time new pads are installed, or when the callipers are serviced, the area where the pads go should be cleaned up so that they move freely, and the pistons should be pushed in and out a few times just to free them up and to get fresh brake fluid in the gap and to remove anything you don’t want living in there. When you do this, don’t push the piston out too far as it WILL pop out and then you will need to put them back in, and then bleed the system. With regard to coper grease on the backs of the pads/Shims, this is just to stop squealing under braking and to reduce the friction which in turn stops most of the sound. I often used to jet wash it out by mistake lol and then used to do a 3hour drive to Donnington and then a 4 hour track session. You should try the Carbotech XP8 pads.....they make a nice sound even when doing 5mph. LOL. Another thought is that a disk is binding against some metal somewhere like the pad wear indicators on some pads you can get, or a stone is jammed between the disk and pad. Just tray everything I and normski2 mentioned as its going to be somthing like this.
  14. Ok, I can only move 10 at a time sucsessfully. I think its a phone limitation. I think I might try by friends HTC One M10 and see how his works.