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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-17-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By KirkH
McKees37 makes great products, but that is...

McKees37 makes great products, but that is probably expensive for what you get.

Here's what I do for my customers:
vacuum engine bay
clean with Meguiar's All Purpose cleaner and black microfiber...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By KirkH
Yes I painted mine DIY. It came out pretty nice....

Yes I painted mine DIY. It came out pretty nice. It's not perfect but it was fun, I learned a lot and I like it. I started with engine enamel. I didn't like the way the engine enamel was unevenly...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-15-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By KirkH
Interesting. No I didn't trade it, I was just...

Interesting. No I didn't trade it, I was just researching.
Forum: 2019 Camaro Fest (IX) 10-15-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,173
Posted By KirkH
I can't wait to see YOUR car! :thumbup:

I can't wait to see YOUR car! :thumbup:
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-15-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,527
Posted By KirkH
Yep. December I am getting one of those SS 1LEs!

Yep. December I am getting one of those SS 1LEs!
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By KirkH
This is exactly what happened to me. I had a...

This is exactly what happened to me. I had a metal shed blow into my car for $2000 worth of damage. I filed an insurance claim. I went to trade my car. The application asked "Has an insurance...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-14-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By KirkH
Get estimates before you talk to the insurance...

Get estimates before you talk to the insurance agent. My opinion is that $3000 or less, pay out of pocket because it is going to cost you at least that much in trade in value if you have an...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 10-13-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,965
Posted By KirkH
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-13-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By KirkH
Is that safe? Wouldn't one of those wheels kill...

Is that safe? Wouldn't one of those wheels kill you in an accident?

Seems like the GM trailer hitch and a little trailer would be MUCH safer.
Forum: 2019 Camaro Fest (IX) 10-12-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,173
Posted By KirkH
Looks like I will be booking polishing...

Looks like I will be booking polishing appointments MUCH sooner than expected! :clap2:
Forum: Cosmetic modifications (exterior and interior) 10-12-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By KirkH
red always works. black would work. you def...

red always works. black would work. you def need to paint them though so they don't rust. on my NFG, i painted them silver. I did paint one red, white and blue like the camaro badge, just for...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-12-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By KirkH
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-12-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By KirkH
I was at CamaroFest this year and I polished...

I was at CamaroFest this year and I polished several well maintained Camaros. Check out the Camaro6 forum, CamaroFest8 subforum or my Instagram for pictures.

Instagram and facebook: Kirk Harrod's...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-12-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By KirkH
Try in this order: 15% isopropyl alcohol...

Try in this order:

15% isopropyl alcohol solution
turtle wax glue and label remover
goo gone auto
goo gone regular
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-12-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By KirkH
I haven't used it but I have seen reviews on...

I haven't used it but I have seen reviews on other detailer's forums that it is junk.

I would recommend going with products from Adam's, Chemical Guys and Meguiar's. Those are my 3 faves.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 10-12-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By KirkH
I use razor blades and glass cleaner. You just...

I use razor blades and glass cleaner. You just have to keep at it. You can try glass polish with a glass polishing disk on a drill or a dual action polisher, but I usually use the polish after I...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 10-06-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By KirkH
Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner would be my first...

Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner would be my first try.

After that I would go in this order:
Chemical Guys Grime Reaper
15% isopropyl alcohol
Mothers VLR
Turtle Wax Adhesive and Label Remover...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 10-06-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By KirkH
It's best practice also to follow the orange pad...

It's best practice also to follow the orange pad with a white pad so not to possibly cause DA haze.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 10-03-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By KirkH
Yes you can clay a coating. Coatings are tough....

Yes you can clay a coating. Coatings are tough. Use a light clay and lots of lube. There is clay out now being marketed as for ceramic coated vehicles.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-02-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By KirkH
Thanks! 5 hour job, $70/hr. I’ll take it.

Thanks! 5 hour job, $70/hr. I’ll take it.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-02-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By KirkH
It gets that way by, for example, setting laundry...

It gets that way by, for example, setting laundry baskets or purses on the trunk while you get the keys out. Also not washing off bird droppings so it forms etchings, going to the swirly brush car...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 10-01-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By KirkH
2015 Camaro 1LT Black full detail with polish to mirror shine

2015 Camaro 1LT Black full detail with polish to mirror shine

Full materials and tool list at the end

This car was hammered! Lots of scratches and swirls. This was quite a job to get a mirror...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-25-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By KirkH
Opti-Seal is a great product that has been...

Opti-Seal is a great product that has been forgotten with the influx of new coatings and sealants.
Forum: Site Related Announcements / Suggestions / Feedback / Questions 09-25-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By KirkH
You have to remove the "s" from the https in the...

You have to remove the "s" from the https in the URL. Then it will work.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-25-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By KirkH
Seriously, there are tons of videos showing Dawn...

Seriously, there are tons of videos showing Dawn does not strip wax.

Dawn has a rinse agent so spots don't show on the clean dishes. That rinse agent makes it APPEAR that the wax has been...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-25-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By KirkH
Depends on how many dishes you are washing :fear:

Depends on how many dishes you are washing :fear:
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-13-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By KirkH
They don't claim it prevents scratches. And it...

They don't claim it prevents scratches. And it just doesn't. It says:

"With an extremely high solids content (70%), FEYNLAB® CERAMIC – WHEEL & CALIPER will stand up to the daily beating...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-13-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By KirkH
Blowing dry will help but really, his towels...

Blowing dry will help but really, his towels shouldn't be scratching the wheels. Either the wheels are not getting clean and he's scratching them with dirt or the towels are not clean.


...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-13-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By KirkH
You can use a foam hand pad to polish out the...

You can use a foam hand pad to polish out the scratches. It will be far more difficult than using a machine. Ideally, you want a dual action polisher with a 3" backing plate or smaller. You can...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-13-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By KirkH
I've had people say to me "That's a pretty car. ...

I've had people say to me "That's a pretty car. I'm not a car person. What is it?"

But I bet those people know what a Mustang is.

That's marketing.
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