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    Testing out some new products..

    Hey all, Happy Labor day weekend.
    Perfect time to relax and try out some of the goodies I recently ordered.. 1st up was APC D101 diluted 10.1
    I don't usually let my floormat get to this point, but I wanted a real test subject to get a proper feel for D101.



    So far APC gets thumbs up. Impressive cleaning power. Especially considering how little concentrate can to this [10.1]



    Next up was D114 at 1.128 to be used as a waterless wash.
    OCD ensured proper diliution ratio



    This stuff worked great! My car was pretty dirty as you can probably guess by this microfiber towel. [I followed with a clean towel to wipe dry] Again, I wanted to put it to a real test. Lots of grit and unknown gunk from a tree wiped off so effortlessly. This is just off my hood & trunklid.. I used 1 side for the hood and the other on the trunk. It looks scary, but if you look closly at the towel you should eventually see proper technique was used. Lol



    Next I want to try APC 10.1 to clean the interior of my dads Toyota Tacoma which is in need of a major transformation. Imo the dash and door panels are beyond using a towel to begin cleaning, so I picked up these sponges to scrub the vinyl dash & door panels. I'm gonna follow it with clean terry towels. Is this an ok choice? Or what's the normL approach to clean with D101?


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    Re: Testing out some new products..

    D101 is my go to APC. If your dads truck is that bad you shouldn't have much trouble with D101 and a little scrubbing. Btw what method did you use to clean your floormat? looks great.
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    Thx. I just scrubbed evenly [vertical then horizontal] with that little rectangle scrub brush I found at the 99. store.. Everything on this cart came from the 99. store and serves good purpose. Tire brushes, the gray bristle brush is super gentle and cleans my canvas top, scrub brush for leather interior, masking tape, fake shammy for drying underneath bumpers & door wells, mini black microfiber pad washes rims only... Pretty good deals on stuff that doesn't have to touch the paint. I like to save a buck! Lol.


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    I need to buy a quality tire gel applicator though.. That 1 there is pretty useless.

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    scubbed mat then lifted dirt off with a clean terry cloth towel*
    It took 2 applications.

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    Re: Testing out some new products..

    /nice job on the carpet. APC is good stuff. I have lots of D103 myself.

    You should try a soft bristled brush on your dads tacoma with APC. That should work just fine. Even though the pads say scratch free I would still consider a soft bristled brush. If the area's are not textured then a towel will be all you need.

    As far as tire applicators I just got some of these and they work great.

    http://www.autogeek.net/tire-applicator.html

    I also bought two of these. They work ok

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lake-Country..._Tools&vxp=mtr

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    Wow I don't think I've ever seen dirt come off quite like that
    The little sponges are working great. I just chucked the 1st one cuz it was done full of dirt.. However, I just learned not to ever wipe down interior with terry cloth towels again. Lol. I planned to finish up with Gold Class leather cleaner & conditioner and a microfiber so it should be ok..

    Seeing dirt come off like that makes you want to go for more. And there's alot more areas to go. And that's not including scrubbing the carpet if I decide to.[which I probably will, tomorrow] It's time for a beer break though! Lol.

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    @Guz. I kinda like the little round peg shaped applicator that I've seen the Junkman talk about in a vid.. I havnt looked for it though. These cheap ones just fold & bend too easy and that's no bueno.
    That 3 pk. seems a bit pricy if you add shipping. Plus why would a person need 3 unless they fall apart? Just sayin. Lol

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    Why not wipe the interior down with the terry? Also at Walmart they have a tire applicator for like $4 and its real nice with a handle. Only problem is the foam pad doesn't come off. But that's ok with me since its just my tires I'm using it for. If u really wanted to u could wash it. I'de put the link up but can't on my iPhone. Just do a search on their site with tire shine applicator.

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    @Jarhead. Because of lint.. But on second thought, I've got an endless supply of terry cloth towels, so I won't be giving up on them over a bit of lint.

    And yea I know what kind of applicator you're talking about. I think I'll go with that 1.

    BTW, my dads interior was pretty gross...



    It went from this...



    To this.



    I still need to APC the carpet, but it's an improvment from b4.


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