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Old Wed, Feb-01-2017, 02:01:29 PM   #891
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awesome thanks Phil. for future reference, the vital is mostly to soften the leather correct? The critical items would be the strong cleaner + conditioner?

also, is the vital safe for use on the e46 m3 leather? if i did all 3, would it be clean, vital, condition?
sure it will be used LM on tons of e46's.

Strong Cleaner ---> Vital ---> Protection.
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hey phil, i'm in need of replacing my wash mitt. i went on your site and noticed you no longer carry any. is the yellow sponge you carry now the preferred way to wash the car?
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What's the best way to clean the inside of wheel barrels? I have some tar, leftover residue from removed wheel weights, etc). I had these off the car before but was unable to get them clean. Steel wool? What products?

I'm planning on taking them off the car for a deep clean and just want to know the best method.
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hey phil, i'm in need of replacing my wash mitt. i went on your site and noticed you no longer carry any. is the yellow sponge you carry now the preferred way to wash the car?
yup the yellow wash mitt is what we use now.

we been using it for a bit now.
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What's the best way to clean the inside of wheel barrels? I have some tar, leftover residue from removed wheel weights, etc). I had these off the car before but was unable to get them clean. Steel wool? What products?

I'm planning on taking them off the car for a deep clean and just want to know the best method.
the best way is to remove the wheel and do a full deep cleaning.

for the left over tar and grime you can use Stoner's Tarminator but make sure to clean them well not to leave any residue or left over Tarminator on it.
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the best way is to remove the wheel and do a full deep cleaning.

for the left over tar and grime you can use Stoner's Tarminator but make sure to clean them well not to leave any residue or left over Tarminator on it.
Is steel wool recommended to remove the excess residue? I did use tarminator before it didn't seem to do much. I don't want to scratch the barrels too much either.

Also, I just got a new superpsprint exhaust and want to clean/protect it before installation. What's the recommended product to use for this? it's stainless steel.
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Is steel wool recommended to remove the excess residue? I did use tarminator before it didn't seem to do much. I don't want to scratch the barrels too much either.

Also, I just got a new superpsprint exhaust and want to clean/protect it before installation. What's the recommended product to use for this? it's stainless steel.
no you will scratch your rims up.

Adam's Metal Polish 1 and Adam's Metal Polish 2 would be great for metal.
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Is steel wool recommended to remove the excess residue? I did use tarminator before it didn't seem to do much. I don't want to scratch the barrels too much either.

Also, I just got a new superpsprint exhaust and want to clean/protect it before installation. What's the recommended product to use for this? it's stainless steel.
i used 3m adhesive remover in the past to remove the leftover glue from the wheel weights. that's probably worth a shot. it is paint safe...just wash it afterward
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I seem to have a build up of black specks (possibly rubber or some sort of brake dust) on my motorcycle wheels. Is there anything you would recommend to clean those off? Tarminator?
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I seem to have a build up of black specks (possibly rubber or some sort of brake dust) on my motorcycle wheels. Is there anything you would recommend to clean those off? Tarminator?
that should do the trick.
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