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Old 07-05-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Grubrunner View Post
Doesn't effect his credibility at all.

Not everyone does an IPA wipe down.
I was alluding to his assertion that using IPA is crazy, when it is fairly well known that it works well and is completely safe on paint.

Originally Posted by Pull Ya View Post
Results don't lie. Some people believe that if your truck is shiney that it has been properly protected. Other people spend more time on the process, use quality products and obtain outstanding results. It all depends on what your level of satisfaction is-----
P.S.-Grubrunner--IMO before you start taking shots at Luke's way of doing things and his processes, how about you post some pictures of your work and we can compare them to the pictures Luke has posted of his work
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Originally Posted by Grubrunner View Post
My truck had the full detail treatment les than a week ago today. It was a six hour process inside and out. The pictures I posted on the Tape Removal thread were taken a couple of days after. They're not close up shots, or even taken under ideal lighting conditions, But its all i have. That's as close as I've got as to my work's results. I got caught in a rainstorm last night so it's a little off color now. Ill post pictures in this thread after the next bathe, as the treatment I applied will still be good to show the finished product.

Nobody is taking shots at Luke's process.... especially not me. I dont know how you came to that conclusion....?

After re-reading the few posts prior to mine, I see Luke was speaking about the [gentle] IPA wipe down in regards to the visual inspection during the polishing process and prior to the wax application. That's not what I thought. My bad.

I was replying about using IPA as a stripping tool only for removal of all prior residue. Not everyone uses IPA to strip the old wax and remove any standing contaminants was my point. A quality APC product will do the job just as well as IPA, in terms of removing all prior waxes, sealant or glazes. For the most part, anyway..... He'll, under those conditions, even a clay bar will do a good portion of what IPA does. But, for the record, IPA could never do what clay bar does.

Hope all that's not as clear as mud.

I would never contest that, IPA is a part of paint prep when it comes to stripping oils. You would never use Clay bar instead of IPA after polishing because it would ruin your polished paint. Each has it's place, and Clay is at the beginning of paint prep, IPA is at the end.

If I were prepping paint for a coating, or if time was not an issue, I would rather soak the paint with a good APC and high pressure rinse the paint to strip the oils without even touching the paint. It all depends on the circumstances
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