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Old 08-11-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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Bump for my boy Phil... hes a great detailer and stand up guy. He can definitely contribute a lot to this site with his expertise and advice.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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I have heard a lot of good things about you Phil. Glad to see you have joined the Camaro5 forums. Always nice to see another experienced car detailer around here offering up his experience and knowledge to others.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
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I'm kinda curious what can be used to clean gray cloth seats. Over the course of a couple years -- the cloth has gained this brown hue from the not-so-clean conditions I work in. (It's not brown...but you can tell its dirty.)

In addition, there's a charcoal stain (about .5" by .125") on one of the seats...Lord knows how it got there.

You wouldn't happen to know of any miracle product or method to fix this, would you?
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:29 PM   #5
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Wow! Great to see u on this forum. Q. Is there any possible way to remove epoxy glue that is dried up on the paint without damaging the paint job? Colorsand? Wax?
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:08 AM   #6
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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thanks guys!

code3 ss, what about trying 3m adhesive remover. once you take it off be sure to polish and wax the area, the 3m will remove all the protection and may leave a slight haze in the paint, but you can polish it out.
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I'm kinda curious what can be used to clean gray cloth seats. Over the course of a couple years -- the cloth has gained this brown hue from the not-so-clean conditions I work in. (It's not brown...but you can tell its dirty.)

In addition, there's a charcoal stain (about .5" by .125") on one of the seats...Lord knows how it got there.

You wouldn't happen to know of any miracle product or method to fix this, would you?

hmmm have you tried Adam's Carpet Upholstery Cleaner?
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:57 PM   #9
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Hey Phil, question - my wife's acadia has a spill/stain on her leather seat. It appears to be glitter glue of some sort (no doubt from a daycare project that hadn't completely dried before taking it home). None of my normal leather cleaners & conditioners (Zymol, Zaino, Adams) made a dent.

Any ideas on what would be strong enough to dissolve the glue, but not harm the leather? I'm reluctant to just start randomly trying things. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:01 PM   #10
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is it just a small spot?
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Yes, pretty small. I'd say half a dime sized spot with 1 or 2 even smaller specks by it. I'm honestly surprised I haven't been able to pry it up with my fingernail, but it's on there strong and I don't want to stretch or tear the leather.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:29 PM   #12
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I use the "ice" wax its a synthetic, i was wondering how long i should leave it on before rubbing off?
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Yes, pretty small. I'd say half a dime sized spot with 1 or 2 even smaller specks by it. I'm honestly surprised I haven't been able to pry it up with my fingernail, but it's on there strong and I don't want to stretch or tear the leather.
you can probably put a tiny bit of 3m adhesive remover on a towel and gently wipe it off, then clean it and condition it with a good leather product.
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I use the "ice" wax its a synthetic, i was wondering how long i should leave it on before rubbing off?
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you can probably put a tiny bit of 3m adhesive remover on a towel and gently wipe it off, then clean it and condition it with a good leather product.
Thanks Phil, I actually have some brand of adhesive remover at home (goo gone I think), but wasn't sure if it would harm the leather. I may give it a try.
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I'll be taking delivery of a new 2LT in the next few weeks. Can I throw a "full detail" [clay, swirl mark remover, etc.] right away, or should I wait a bit?

I'm kind of a "hobby" detailer, and would rate myself as fair-to-middlin...
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do you know when the production date of the car is? I have seen some camaro's fresh off the line you want to wait a few weeks.

washing should be fine.

I would hold off on polish/wax
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do you know when the production date of the car is? I have seen some camaro's fresh off the line you want to wait a few weeks.

washing should be fine.

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To be on the safe side I would wait 30 days.
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Welcome aboard Phil, its good to see you on these boards. I visited you a day after getting my new camaro, I listened to your advise and the products I picked up worked out awesome.
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Thanks Phil, I actually have some brand of adhesive remover at home (goo gone I think), but wasn't sure if it would harm the leather. I may give it a try.
Should be safe, but be sure to fully neutralize the cleaner after use... also test a small inconspicuous area for color fastness before starting.

Did you try using an interior brush with the other leather products?
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Welcome aboard Phil, its good to see you on these boards. I visited you a day after getting my new camaro, I listened to your advise and the products I picked up worked out awesome.
yes i do remember we had a great conversation : )

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Thanks Phil, I actually have some brand of adhesive remover at home (goo gone I think), but wasn't sure if it would harm the leather. I may give it a try.
I was thinking it might be a good idea to use a Q-tip with the product instead of a towel, it might be much easier to keep it on just the area you need to apply the product to. That is if you haven't already gotten it off of there...

Detail Guru's, not sure if a Q-Tip would be bad to use on leather for any reason, so if so please let us know...

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Good idea firstmate, I may try that. I didn't have time to mess with it last night, so I'll try it this weekend. I'll use a drop on the front side of the seat to make sure it doesn't discolor the leather.

Phil - no, I didn't use a brush, only a microfiber towel.
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