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Forum: Detailing 101
10-03-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,977
Posted By OctaneGuy

Sorry for the delayed reply here. PreWow is used...

Sorry for the delayed reply here. PreWow is used to remove wax/polish residue however it's also highly recommended to be used on plastics that have been treated with another trim product. Because...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-03-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,977
Posted By OctaneGuy

Yes you can but even as the inventor of the...

Yes you can but even as the inventor of the product, I prefer to use a water based dressing like Prima Nero. Black Wow was designed for durability on exterior plastic trim pieces like the cowling,...
10-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 37,324
Posted By OctaneGuy

I will get the site and pix back and running in...

I will get the site and pix back and running in the next week or so.

Richard
10-02-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 37,324
Posted By OctaneGuy

Yeah I decided to close the site, because the...

Yeah I decided to close the site, because the webhost was always a problem to deal with and I didn't think anyone was using it lol. If there is interest in keeping the links going, I can put it back...
09-15-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By OctaneGuy

OctaneGuy Needs Your Vote Again

It's that time of year again and we need your help again. Last year all of you helped us to maintain our #1 spot as the Best Car Wash and Detailing in Orange County, California beating out the local...
08-25-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 57,359
Posted By OctaneGuy

Sorry everyone. This app is dead. I built it a...

Sorry everyone. This app is dead. I built it a long time ago and I just don't have the time or passion to support it any longer. I apologize.

Richard
08-16-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By OctaneGuy

Anyone Need R50 Parts????

My buddy who owns the BMW repair shop next door has some R50 Engine Mounts (4 pcs)-$200 and R50 Front Strut Hats-$100--These are brand new and never installed and he asked me to help him sell them. ...
Forum: Detailing 101
08-11-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,977
Posted By OctaneGuy

Please don't perpetuate the myth that silicone...

Please don't perpetuate the myth that silicone products are bad for your trim. There are a couple of manufacturers out there that bash silicone products with inaccurate and blatantly false...
07-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 957
Posted By OctaneGuy

Black Wow Developed by a MINI owner for MINI owners...

Black Wow is the ONLY trim restoration product that was inspired, developed, and tested within the MINI community since 2007.

Richard Lin, aka OctaneGuy, who has helped MINI owners for the past 10...
Forum: Detailing 101
07-14-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By OctaneGuy

Good for you! That is known as a Glue Pull where...

Good for you! That is known as a Glue Pull where a little attachment is hot glued to the dent and pulled out with a dent puller similar to how a body shop would repair a dent except they would weld...
Forum: Detailing 101
07-14-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By OctaneGuy

ShowCarDetailing.com OptiCoat BirdPoo Demo

Has any one seen OptiCoat Pro? It's a fantastic coating that has been around for many years and offers insane protection for our paint. The Pro version requires an authorized installer like me but...
Forum: Detailing 101
07-14-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,977
Posted By OctaneGuy

The average MINI owner is finding about 5 years...

The average MINI owner is finding about 5 years before using up a 4oz bottle of Black Wow and 2 to 3 years for the 2oz bottle assuming it's applied to just one car.

A pea sized dot covers about 2...
Forum: Detailing 101
07-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By OctaneGuy

Lambswool wash mitts are natural products. They...

Lambswool wash mitts are natural products. They are made from actual lambskin and there are several thing to be mindful.

1.) I don't recommend putting your hand inside the mitt when using them.
...
Forum: Detailing 101
02-20-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,261
Posted By OctaneGuy

The problem with paint solutions is how they...

The problem with paint solutions is how they degrade. People never think about what happens down the road when it starts to peel off. Here is an example of someone that painted their arches...it...
Forum: Detailing 101
12-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By OctaneGuy

You're welcome and thanks for letting me know. I...

You're welcome and thanks for letting me know. I would love to spend more time here! FB is still the fastest way to get ahold of me.

I will check in from time to time and share updates.
...
Forum: Detailing 101
12-12-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By OctaneGuy

OctaneGuy Updates!

Sorry everyone I've been MIA. I've missed a lot of PMs lately as well, really apologize for that. We've been swamped at the shop.

DaYUUM.com just interviewed us.

...
Forum: Detailing 101
11-28-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By OctaneGuy

Black Wow was never intended for vinyl stripes. ...

Black Wow was never intended for vinyl stripes. Many people love the look when they first apply it because it is still wet and makes their once shiny vinyl, shiny again..temporarily.

Remember,...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-17-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thanks!!! Our nearest competitor is gaining...

Thanks!!! Our nearest competitor is gaining ground very quickly! We both have 60+ votes, and he does mostly wash and waxes, not even the same league that we are in...he openly admitted that during...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-17-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By OctaneGuy

BBS makes very expensive rims. From a liability...

BBS makes very expensive rims. From a liability standpoint they will tell you to just use soap and water because most wheel cleaners will damage the finish. I have experienced this first hand on...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-17-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,261
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thank you for using my product! I'd like to pass...

Thank you for using my product! I'd like to pass on a few tips.

Concept: Apply thin coats until saturation is reached.
Procedure: Apply sesame to pea sized dots and work it in. Within a week...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-14-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By OctaneGuy

I like to use them on dry wheels although the...

I like to use them on dry wheels although the instructions recommend to use them on wet wheels. I think this is to reduce the chances of it drying and being hard to remove rather than improving the...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thanks for your feedback. I use a pressure...

Thanks for your feedback.

I use a pressure washer because in my shop I wash with distilled water that we manufacture and hold in a 60 gallon tank. The only way to get that water on to a car is...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By OctaneGuy

Soak the towel in vinegar and place it on the...

Soak the towel in vinegar and place it on the calcium deposits. Might need to rub it depending on how much scale there is. Might have to shear off some layers before you get to the paint. The...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By OctaneGuy

Awww haha ok. The shop address is in my...

Awww haha ok. The shop address is in my signature below. We are in Anaheim Hills, in eastern Anaheim. Basically the Imperial Highway exit off the 91 freeway next to In-N-Out on La Palma.

We are...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By OctaneGuy

Since you're in SoCal, you should swing by my...

Since you're in SoCal, you should swing by my shop and I can help you with your problem for no charge. If you are free tomorrow, a bunch of us MINI owners will be in Long Beach supporting...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By OctaneGuy

Like others have said, the best advice is...

Like others have said, the best advice is avoidance...but when you can't do that, Prima CosmoNot is a great bug and tar remover. We have this in stock at www.showcarsupplies.com

91% Alcohol might...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By OctaneGuy

Surprised no one mentioned the obvious....I would...

Surprised no one mentioned the obvious....I would stay away from sharp objects. Take some 91% alcohol..get it from Target in the pharmacy section, and a white painters rag in bulk from Costco, wet...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,868
Posted By OctaneGuy

This is why I don't recommend coatings for...

This is why I don't recommend coatings for plastic parts. It just doesn't degrade gracefully. They look fine while intact, but overtime they become a mess. My Black Wow trim restorer would never...
10-12-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By OctaneGuy

Definitely appears to be a coating that is...

Definitely appears to be a coating that is wearing off. Another reason to use Black Wow because this would never happen.

I would take some media reducer and wipe them down to remove the...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By OctaneGuy

Prima Wheel Armour is great for keeping the brake...

Prima Wheel Armour is great for keeping the brake dust from sticking but to remove the brake dust in the first place, nothing works as safe, or as good as Sonax Full Effect.

We are temporarily out...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thanks! Here is a video I made on using claybar....

Thanks! Here is a video I made on using claybar.

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Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By OctaneGuy

This would be my first choice. If you have some...

This would be my first choice. If you have some Prima Swirl on hand, I would put some on a terry painters rag and polish them by hand. That works very well as well.

Here is an example of...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-12-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thank you "mini on"!!! For anyone reading this,...

Thank you "mini on"!!! For anyone reading this, you don't have to be in the OC to vote, this is a popularity contest and all about whether my customers, who happen to be all across the country,...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-11-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By OctaneGuy

29 Days left to vote...we NEED your vote! If I...

29 Days left to vote...we NEED your vote! If I any of my articles have helped you at all here on NAM, please consider voting for us. We need as many votes as possible. We have a new competitor...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-07-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thank you!!! Much appreciated!

Thank you!!! Much appreciated!
Forum: Detailing 101
10-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thank you!!! Location is irrelevant I guess! ...

Thank you!!! Location is irrelevant I guess! One of my competitors got voted for from India. Really do appreciate the vote!
Forum: Detailing 101
10-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thank you so much everyone and for the kind...

Thank you so much everyone and for the kind words!! Voting continues for 39 days to the first week of November so if you're just seeing this, you still have time! Thank you! :thumbsup:

Richard
Forum: Detailing 101
10-01-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By OctaneGuy

We need your vote for ShowCarDetailing.com

I have been providing help on NAM for almost the past decade as a MINI enthusiast! I am running for the best detail shop in Orange County and I really could use your help!!!

Please vote:...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-17-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,515
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thanks!! I like both products. I have always...

Thanks!! I like both products. I have always finished with Epic because I have used it for so many years and it never fails...i.e. I am confident in its durability and how it looks. Hydro Seal is...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-16-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,515
Posted By OctaneGuy

OctaneGuy Details a MINI WC50 !

Our most recent detail was an ultra rare 2010 JCW MINI Cooper S World Champion 50 (WC50). Only 50 were imported into the US, one for each state and 500 were distributed around the rest of the world....
Forum: How to
09-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 272,128
Posted By OctaneGuy

Sorry I'm having some problems with my webhost. ...

Sorry I'm having some problems with my webhost. I am working with them to get things resolved.

Richard
Forum: Detailing 101
09-14-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thanks! :lol::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thanks! :lol::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Detailing 101
09-14-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By OctaneGuy

It's not possible or even in the best interest of...

It's not possible or even in the best interest of any paint to make it absolutely perfect unless the car is perfectly maintained. Make the car as good as you can make it and maintain it that way or...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-14-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thanks!!! This is the first video in about 10...

Thanks!!! This is the first video in about 10 years that I've been able to get back to my roots with my love and passion for music and making videos where I got to pull out the fun tools..instead of...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-14-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By OctaneGuy

OctaneGuy's Latest Video and Paint Correction

Sorry I've been away...we've been VERY busy at the shop and remodeling at the same time...but I did manage to make a video of a major paint correction job. It's a Jerez Black BMW M3 that the owner...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,261
Posted By OctaneGuy

Awesome!! Thanks for the update! Glad you are...

Awesome!! Thanks for the update! Glad you are happy. :thumbsup:
Forum: Detailing 101
09-08-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By OctaneGuy

I love how these products, through the miracle of...

I love how these products, through the miracle of TV, can seem like a miracle cure, but check the fine print. :thumbsup:

Richard

https://www.getwipenew.com/TermsandConditions

DO NOT APPLY...
Forum: Detailing 101
08-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,782
Posted By OctaneGuy

Oh ok got it...well try a little bit and see what...

Oh ok got it...well try a little bit and see what happens. Or try some 91% alcohol that you can get at the pharmacy section of CVS or Target. Just dab it on and see what happens. You will likely...
Forum: Detailing 101
08-27-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,782
Posted By OctaneGuy

Not sure what those flakes are either. They...

Not sure what those flakes are either. They don't look like oxidation nor any wax/polish residue embedded in the plastic. It appears to be a coating of some sort that has worn off. I see the side...
Forum: Detailing 101
08-27-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,782
Posted By OctaneGuy

Thanks for the pix! What was your process for...

Thanks for the pix! What was your process for using the Pre-Wow? Did you spray it on and wipe it off? Did you use the included Trim Brush? Did you use a white painters rag to wipe it off? Did...
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