Category: Quick Tips

Dec 19, 2018
GET YOUR SHINE ON

Our customer, friend and Winner of NUVITE’s Show Your Shine Sweepstakes Restores a 1966 Airstream Safari Shares Tips and Tricks for Shine Success  Tip #1 Rub toothpaste on the vehicle (e.g. airplane, airstream) to see if aluminum turns gray. If it does, there is no plasticoat. Tip #2 Wash the vehicle and mask the tail […]

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Dec 06, 2018
The Shoulder Zone

  The best technique for BrightWork. Polishing metal surfaces involves maintaining the correct body stance. Plant feet, lined directly under your shoulders, firmly on a level surface. Keep work area the same width as your shoulders; approximately 18” to 24”. Apply product, as directed, ONLY within this polish area. Beginning top right or left, work […]

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Dec 06, 2018
Let’s Spur the Details

  The Importance of Spurring that Wool-Compounding Pad Before you start polishing, here’s a quick tip for that SHOWROOM SHINE. If not properly “fluffed” before and during the polishing process, wool-compounding pads will leave behind fibers on the polish area, which can hold polish and clump together. NUVITE’s Compounding Pad Spur will remove those loose […]

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Dec 06, 2018
Short on Time? Try a Wipe & Wax.

  The in-between cleaning method to maintain the shine. Somewhere between a full-out drywash and a rinseless wetwash lies the cosmetic wipe down or Wipe & Wax. More specifically, the Wipe & Wax using CitriCut Xtra is a wipe-until-dry method of cleaning, engineered to use polish residual as both cleaner and gloss enhancer. Apply CitriCut […]

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Dec 06, 2018
Lay It On Me…

The Importance of Buffer Position on Painted Surface Finishes. The product you choose and the equipment you use are critical to the polishing process, but technique is the surest way to achieve a SHOWROOM SHINE. Professional detailers offer many tried and true techniques to ensure consistent, even results for different substrates. One that contributes dramatically […]

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Dec 06, 2018
What’s Your Angle?

The Importance of Angling the Buffer on Metal Finishes. Look, product and equipment are crucial, but technique is the surest way to get that SHOWROOM SHINE. Professional detailers offer many tried and true techniques for different substrates to ensure consistent, even results. One of the most effective is the angle with which you hold the […]

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Dec 06, 2018
Switch It Up

  The Importance of Changing that Wool-Compounding Pad How you use your equipment is just as, if not more, important than having the right equipment. Nowhere is this truer than the wool-compounding pad. From its initial quality to the pre-polish prep, to how you run it, it’s all-important to that SHOWROOM SHINE. First don’t underestimate […]

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Dec 06, 2018
Don’t Bug Me

Removing dried-on insects. Bugs are unavoidable, especially at lower altitudes. The messy splatter they make at takeoff and landing sticks to the surface throughout the flight. The more insects collecting, the more irregular the surface becomes. The more irregular the surface, the less smooth the flying and choppy flying means lower fuel efficiency and quite […]

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