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Forum: Community - Off Topic 12-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 7,795
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Merry Christmas

Christmas Day has finished here. We had a wonderful day with our extended family. A light lunch, and our Son and our other grand daughter arrived at 6PM after an 8 hour drive, and we ate some more....
Forum: Special Care 11-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 6,439
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: B2B Aerosol before wash?

It's funny how you get into a set routine with 'working' on the car.

When you're new at it, with a store of new products, it seems almost like a novelty, and you secretly wonder to yourself if the...
Forum: Paint Care 11-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 6,926
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Maintenance after Reflections Advanced Top Coat

Stan,

just a suggestion here, and maybe you even know this.

Command Auto do the importing for Mothers products into Australia. They don't import the Mothers accessories, but they do have their...
Forum: Paint Care 11-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 4,801
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: mothers

Huh!

Even in mid Winter here in Rockhampton, in Queensland Australia, the maximum temperature still gets to 20C, which is just under 70F. The nights get cooler, sometimes as low as 5C, which is...
Forum: Paint Care 08-14-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 7,075
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Non-enthusiast style torture and longevity test

Don M,

if I may make a suggestion here with respect to all that trim on the Explorer attracting wax.

I had similar problems and just from doing things differently across the years, I found a...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 07-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 7,557
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Are They Coming For Your Cars?

Al says here: (and I have made bold the relevant part here)
I couldn't agree more.

I want you to think for a minute about battery powered electric cars, and as you think about it, scroll through...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 06-30-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 7,557
Posted By TonyfromOz
Are They Coming For Your Cars?

They say that in the company of good friends, there are three things you shouldn't talk about, and they are religion, sex and politics, but I'm willing to go out on a limb here, but it's only to make...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 06-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 7,038
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: From The Power Tour

I saw that Forrest.

114 cars. Our record was set 5 Months earlier at The Summernats at Canberra with 103 cars.

Incidentally, as to that Land Cruiser in the image, that's probably the one...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 06-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 7,038
Posted By TonyfromOz
From The Power Tour

At the end of each Power Tour, I look forward to not just reading the daily 'blog', but looking at all the wonderful images, and not just those that do make it to the daily reports, but all of them....
Forum: Community - Off Topic 06-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 10,166
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: FX Line Gone?

Say, I know I've mentioned this a couple of times before, but we don't get all of the Mothers products here in Australia, and hey, that's understandable. It's a lot to import, so there has to be some...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 06-02-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 10,166
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: FX Line Gone?

Just as a side topic on the discontinuation of the FX range and how our friend at Admin mentioned here that there are equivalent products, I'm always somewhat reticent to ask the somewhat expected...
Forum: Paint Care 03-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 8,487
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Claybar With 3 Step System

gordster, hey nice work. Nice car too.

Forrest hits it in one here where he says to get your brother to help out.

It's always family who see your car and then say the expected, "Say, could you...
Forum: Paint Care 03-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 6,884
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Help with this Tacoma, is it savable?

I have some thoughts on clear coat failure, so bear with me for a while here. I have a Thread from way back in 2009 on this subject at the following link.

The "Sacrificial Layer" (or "Why You...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 03-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 7,898
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: The Uniquely Designed Mothers Car Wash Bucket, The Typical Everyday Life Saver!

Necessity is the ‘Mothers’ of invention. (to paraphrase the old adage)

The day following the Cyclone, Saturday, I cleaned up around our home, and found out that the local major supermarket...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 03-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 7,898
Posted By TonyfromOz
The Uniquely Designed Mothers Car Wash Bucket, The Typical Everyday Life Saver!

How often is something so seemingly simple taken so utterly for granted?

Such is the case with the Mothers Car Wash Bucket, such a seemingly simple thing, and yet so ingeniously designed, a design...
Forum: Paint Care 09-03-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 4,290
Posted By TonyfromOz
That Extra Set of Eyes

It was one of those moments where Curly from The Three Stooges might say the following.

Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbjiKIKzY3c)

It was the morning after we had attended a...
Forum: Paint Care 09-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5,948
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Leaf Blower Then Clay Questions

Living here in sunny Queensland Australia, there is a distinct lack of shade, other than in the garage, where all work is done, excepting the wash itself. Also, because of being directly under the...
Forum: Paint Care 08-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 67,416
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Mother's vs. Meguiars. How did you decide?

Back in 2005, I had an, umm, 'original' problem I needed help with, and a visit to my local AutObarn here in Australia resulted in the store owner recommending me to a certain Mothers product, and he...
Forum: Paint Care 08-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5,074
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Applying Wax. Are you scrubbing like polish, or just wiping it on?

I have never felt the need for a tool, and in fact the only concession to this ws the PowerBall4Paint, which I use with a (quality) battery drill, and I basically use this for the last product, be...
Forum: Paint Care 08-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 8,388
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Polishing Compound. Proper method?

When using the PowerBall4Paint with a battery drill, I find that I just coat the head of the ball into the Paste without turning the drill on at all. Then, with the head of the ball on the paint,...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Care 08-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 10,526
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: SON1C's Back-to-Black(TM) Tire Renew Video

I know I'm late here, but I just have the one question.

I notice here that the man cleaning the tyre is using what looks to be a pristine and new microfibre cloth.

I really value good (quality)...
Forum: Paint Care 06-20-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 6,091
Posted By TonyfromOz
Clear Coat Failure (re - Sacrificial Layer Sticky Thread)

I'm adding this here because that old Sticky Thread is closed.

There have been some questions lately about paint on some vehicles and the one in particular is about a Black painted Dakota, and I...
Forum: Paint Care 06-18-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 11,678
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: New guy

Murf,

just a suggestion here.

When I first arrived here at this Forum back in early 2005, my problem was bat crap which had been allowed to etch the painted surface. I was a new guy, and had no...
Forum: Community - Off Topic 06-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 15,356
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: Forrest at Times Square

Cool image kbshadow. Forrest is a star, even without prime billing in Times Square.

Speaking of Forrest and The Power Tour, how cool is this.

The first image below was taken during Day Three of...
Forum: Paint Care 06-14-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 15,162
Posted By TonyfromOz
Re: California Gold Synthetic Paste Wax review

Nice Holden!

As Curly might snicker, nyuk nyuk nyuk!

Nice work Bassfisher. That Paste Wax is just about the bee's knees. So easy to use.

The latest Holden, the VF here in Oz, is sold as a...
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