Polished Bliss Sunday 15th July - seeing is believing!!

Discussion about events organised by the three North of Scotland areas.
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Postby poing » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:42 pm

As I'm sitting at home typing this then it's safe to say I didn't make it :oops:

I slept in a little, to say the least.

Hope you all had a good day and learnt some new things.
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Postby The Pram » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:04 pm

Well sleepy head you missed a great afternoon.
I was really chuffed that so many people came considering it was perfect "run" weather. About 14 folk and 9 cars. Special thanks to the troops that came a fair distance :D
Anyway, lets cut to the chase. Graham's car looks SUPERB. He thought it was pretty smart before but now it shines like nothing on earth, all with the help of a feather duster, leaf blower and a massage :shock: . Kid you not, the attention to detail that Rich and Clark pay to the work they do is mind blowing. I think when you see the picture you will agree.
I asked Graham to take a snap of the bonnet and this is his reflection in it. You would be hard pressed to know what colour the car is from the picture. AMAZING

Apart from being really nice guys, Rich and Clark are also very keen to have you email or pop in if you have any questions about caring for your car. You won't regret it :lol:

Almost forgot, our club was the first one they have had in for demo days so I feel specially happy that it went very well for both us and Polished Bliss.

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Postby Rugger » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:40 pm

Apologies for not making it..............the great God of work came and stole my weekend................. :(
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Postby The Pram » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:47 pm

I was in the same position but thought an annual leave day was in order. Not meaning you should have done the same though. The guys out there are so friendly, you should stick your head in some time. Its well worth it.
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:53 pm

The Pram wrote: you should stick your head in some time. Its well worth it.


In what? :shock: - bucket of eels :o
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Postby The Pram » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:04 pm

Look you, you're nae too big to go over my knee. I meant to pop into Polished Bliss, but if eels are your thing then who am I to comment :wink:
They could even make your "red car - affa bonnie" even bonnier. Pity they can't work the same magic on the driver :lol:
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:07 pm

The Pram wrote:Look you, you're nae too big to go over my knee. I meant to pop into Polished Bliss, but if eels are your thing then who am I to comment :wink:
They could even make your "red car - affa bonnie" even bonnier. Pity they can't work the same magic on the driver :lol:



hehe-guess if cannae polish my drivin skills somebody will have to do it for me- then again canna make a silk purse oot o a pigs ear :lol:









some shinneeeeeeeeeeeeeee stuff there though
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Postby MichaelG » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:31 pm

It looked totally amazing and got some great tips!

Thanks for having me :mrgreen:
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Postby DouglasH » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:13 pm

Can anyone that was at this event tell me what type of polisher they used and perhaps if they reccommended any, I know of another 240v one available in this country and Meguiars are about to bring out one too.
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Postby boydie » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:27 pm

Douglas, they used two types. The porter cable Dual Action which is "safe" and a makita rotary that can only be used on metal panels due to the heat produced. Both produced excellent results! The porter cable can't be bought in this country, but the ultimate detailer is an updated 240V version soon to be released in september
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Postby The Pram » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:13 pm

Further to that Douglas, the new one coming out will retail at £100 give or take. Its due in September. Get it on your xmas list. I am :lol: :lol:

As a side issue, Rich is going to do a full write up of what was done to Grahams car and post it on the forum as a point of reference. I would appreciate that when it is done we have it made into a sticky. Is that ok?
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Postby Si » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:49 pm

The Pram wrote:As a side issue, Rich is going to do a full write up of what was done to Grahams car and post it on the forum as a point of reference. I would appreciate that when it is done we have it made into a sticky. Is that ok?


That can be done no problem. Would it be ok if it went in Technical?

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Postby The Pram » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:57 pm

Ok by me. Thanks
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Postby DouglasH » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:02 am

DonB sent me a link to this UK shop the other day, they had 3 for sale now only 1.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... mot_widget

But even cheaper (£110) buying from here, pay by paypal. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... mot_widget
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Postby Enjay » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:18 am

The portacable is a very popular tool but, as that link says, it's an American 110V machine. So, you also need to get a transformer if you don't already have one. Also, Rich mentioned that the motor isn't as powerful as the one in the "Ultimate Detailing Machine" that people have been talking about. Personally, I'd wait for the UDM. It's cheaper, set up for UK power supplies and has a more powerful motor. Too good to be true? Let's hope not. The UDM should have been released about now but a hold up with certification paperwork has delayed it.
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Postby Robin » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:17 am

Just viewed the before & afer photos...astonishing. I think I may park the old feller at the opposite end on Sunday :lol: :lol:
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Postby findlay » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:09 pm

Not sure where the before & after pics are but having seen the results in the metal it put my efforts to shame.

Mirror finish. Lucky guy. Shame you've to keep it like that now :lol:
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Postby The Pram » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:16 pm

They are above the members pics on the home page or through the event report.
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Postby Si » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:23 pm

Here's an excellent report from Polished Bliss themselves :

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=38460

I'm very impressed with the results!!!

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Postby The Pram » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:20 pm

That is a superb account of what was done. Is there any way we can transfer the thread to here? Saves Rich time as he seems to be busy :lol:
I will try to add a comment to their forum tomorrow.
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