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Detailing Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous detailing related content

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DetailingWiki is a non-profit collection of writers and editors who aim to spread their knowledge and insight of the world of detailing. These articles are written by several different detailers and are added to the database. The main inspiration of the concept came from WikiPedia, the largest online encyclopedia in the world.

What is Solvol

Solvol is a special cleaning product to clean hand. The product has been formulated to clean very dirty hands like those found in automotive shops and other industries. The cleaning liquid is tough on grime but gentle on the skin. Solvol is the brand name for this product, but has become a synonym for hand-cleaning products.

What is a goniophotometer

The Goniophotometer is a device that can measure the properties of light that is emitted by a light source. This gives insight in the uniformaty of the emitted light, the direction and the properties of light at certain angles and distances.

What is Frogtape

Frogtape has made a name in the branch of painters by making it easier to create sharp lines between 2 colors by simply using masking tape. Frogtape is a brand by Shurtape Technologies, which also create Duck, Painter’s Mate, T-Rex tape and ShurTape.

How to make good before and after photo’s

Before and after photo’s are fairly popular when showing the work done on a vehicle. But these photo’s don’t always properly show the work that has been done because the images are to difficult to compare.

What is a caramel disc

The caramel disc is a round tool that is used to remove sticker/decal residue and other material that is stuck on the surface. The caramel disc has several different names, such as: decal wheel, caramel wheel, cleaning disc, decal eraser, eraser wheel and/or glue eraser disc.

What is delamination

Delamination occurs when 2 layers seperate from each other. This can happen between many different types of material. Delamination can occur between 2 layers of paint, but also between a wax and a coating. Even when windowtint seperates from the window, it can be referred to as delamination.

Air Force One Detailing Team

The Air Force One Detailing Team is a collection of trained detailers under the guidance of Renny Doyle who have the task to keep the presidential Air Force One jet in tip-top shape. The plane has retired at the Seattle Museum of Flight and is treated annually to keep it in pristine condition.

What is a polyol

Polyol is a reference to organic compounds that contain more then 1 hydroxyl groups. In the world of detailing it mainly refers to polymer technology or nanoscience that is being used in the manufacturering process of certain products.

What is a refractometer

The refractometer is a device that makes it possible to measure the amount of affect a substance has on the direction of light. As light goes from one substrate into another, the light can bend slightly. This can be measured with the refractometer.

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