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Manufacturers of Detailing related products

Festool GmbH

Festool is a large manufacturer of electrical equipment. Their range of products differ from battery powered sanders, to cordless drills and corded/cordless polishers. The company originates from Germany but is active in almost all countries in the world. It can also be found in DIY and hardware stores.

What is gumming

Gumming can occur when polishing with not enough lubrication, to much heat and a clogged pad. It will show up as sticky residue marks on the paintwork. It is a general indication of an incorrect polishing technique. Ignoring this issue will negatively affect your polishing result.

How to headlight polishing

Headlights are often made from plastic, which can turn dull over time. Polishing will remove the matte layer and slowly reveal the clear and transparent finish again.

Krauss tools

Krauss Tools is a German manufacturer of several detailing and bodyshop related tools and machines. The company creates, sells and develops several different product under their own label and for other manufacturers.

Minimum paint thickness

The minimum paint thickness is an indication that there is no paint left to polish and should be avoided as much as possible. The downside is that this thickness is difficult to monitor or measure. Going passed this minimum thickness will result in strike-through of burn-through.

Farecla

Farecla is a manufacturer of detailing products located in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The company has a range of products aimed at refining and perfecting surfaces in several different ways.

ShineMate

ShineMate is a manufacturer of polishing equipment from Hong Kong and offers a wide range of products aimed at the polishing process. The company has its root in a company called SunnyPads.

Shurhold

Shurhold is an American manufacturer of detailing products and car care related products. The brand doesn’t focus on just cars, but also boats, RV’s and caravans. It is one of a few brands that offers products, machines and tools under 1 name.

What are hose slides

Hose slides are small tools that prevent any hose from getting stuck behind the wheel of a vehicle. Hose slides are offered by many different brands and manufacturer but are all basically the same.

How to remove a scratch

Removing a scratch is a very important part of the correction process. However, there are several different ways of removing several different types of scratches. It also needs an explanation on what removing a scratch actually means.

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