August 19, 2019 – AR Blue Clean AR630 TSS HOT Real-World Test
The Pressure Washing Project: E16 - AR Blue Clean AR630 TSS HOT Testing (32 minutes, 11 seconds)
I hear some buzz about the AR professional line every now and the, so I decided it would be best to include one of their professional pressure washers in the pressure washing project. I went out and bought an AR630 TSS HOT to see how well their higher end pressure washers will perform vs others like Comet & Kranzle.
To kick things off in this video, we discuss what 'hot' water truly is and I show you how I tested the water temperature at my house. We measure the weight of the AR unit as well as the length of both the electric and pressure washer hoses on the unit. We then run this washer through the same battery of tests that we have used in all of the previous pressure washer testing.
Towards the end of the video, I do a quick pressure/flow test on the Kranzle K165 in my wash bay.
For the AR Blue: Published specs are 2.1 GPM, 1900 PSI. In our testing, we found it to be 1.83 GPM, 1380 PSI.
For my Kranzle K165 STS: Published specs are 2.8 GPM, 2000 PSI. In our testing, we found it to be 2.93 GPM at 975 PSI.
You can buy the OG-Spec AR Solution here (keep in mind, you will NEED a 20A circuit. A 15a will not cut it):
OG-Spec AR Blue Clean AR630-TSS
Other highlights from the week of August 19, 2019:
August 20, 2019 – The M5 Detail Series Begins
BMW F10 M5 Detail Series: E1 - Decontamination (43 minutes, 42 seconds)
It's the start of the many episodes for the F10 M5! The long detail series will start out with the Decontamination step which will get the paint ready for polishing. I start with a rinse & a wash using Obsessed Garage Decontamination Soap. Next I remove any iron left on the surface with an iron remover like CarPro IronX, once it has set for a while give it a rinse off. Now we want to mechanically remove any contamination left on the paint with clay, I use a synthetic clay called a NanoSkin. After all these steps you dry your car and get ready for taping & polishing.
August 21, 2019 – F10 M5 Details Episode 2: The Saga Continues...
BMW F10 M5 Detail Series: E2 - Engine Bay Detail (19 minutes, 50 seconds)
Just like Episode 1 of this series, the audio on the Sennheiser EW100 started to degrade badly while shooting (I think my EW100 is on its last leg). I used the gimbal audio where I could. Gimbal audio means you'll hear a lot of squeaky shoes on wet concrete and some background noise.
This is the second part of the F10 M5 Detail series. Normally I'd start with the engine bay but the engine bay was too warm. I started with a rinse and then used Meguiar's D101 All Purpose Cleaner diluted 4:1 and some wheel cleaning brushes. After rinsing, I applied Meguiars's Hyper Dressing diluted 4:1 to give it a satin look. As an extra step I cleaned out the trunk jambs as well.
August 22, 2019 – Meguiar's M39
Meguiar's M39 Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner (8 minutes, 24 seconds)
I went to visit the Meguiar's facility in California and spent 8 hours going over and discussing all of their products. No matter how much tape prep I'd do, I'd always manage to get polish or compound on trim. Polish seems to always be impossible to remove, sometimes I'd even throw trim away and buy new trim pieces. If your polish dusts a lot this will help with removing that dust that sticks onto your plastics. Meguiar's M39 also works great for just general cleaning of plastics, rubber, urethane and vinyl surfaces.
Meguiar's M39 really impresses me with how it is able to remove compound and polish stains. You can use this on vinyl tops, bumpers, plastic door panels & much more and it doesn't leave a greasy residue behind.
You can purchase Meguiar's M39 here:
Meguiar's M39 Mirror Glaze Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner
August 22, 2019 - YouTube Live Stream/Dialed In Podcast
Dialed In Podcast - Live: 8-22-19 (76 minutes)
On this week's episode, I am feeling a little under the weather, but manage to discuss the Audi RS6 Avant coming to America and bringing new Meguiar's products to the OG store. We also give an update on my tooth saga and discuss differences in deionized water products and discuss the tastiness of Zebra Cakes versus Chocodiles.
iTunes: Dialed In Podcast
Google Music: Dialed In Podcast
August 23, 2019 – Meguiar's Hyper Dressing
Engine Bay Products: Meguiar's D170 Hyper Dressing (11 minutes, 38 seconds)
I discovered Hyper Dressing when I owned my 2007 AP2 S2000 back in 2010 after reading about it in the S2KI Forum. I was looking for a product to use in my engine bay so I bought a gallon and in 9 years I've only used a quarter of that gallon which I ended up throwing out. If you're using this on your tires and trim then a gallon would work for you. Since I only use it in my engine bay I don't need more than 32 ounces which I'll be offering two ways, the first will be a 32 ounce undiluted and the second will be the OG spec pre-diluted (4:1) ready to use. You can also get an empty bottle with a sprayer to dilute in to.
This will be part of my engine cleaning package and is the final step after washing and cleaning your engine bay with D101 All Purpose Cleaner. One of my favorite parts is that you can spray this product and walk away.
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