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Roadfly Magazine
Issue Two
Table of Contents

Past Issues Index
Roadfly Magazine
Issue Two
Nov. 25, 2002
• Classic Motoring
Porsche Cayenne
AutoSharp Pen
Coming Next Issue
• Volkswagen GTI 337
• Top Ten Gifts
• Holiday Getaways

Classic Motoring Accessories: Detailers Paradise, continued.
classic motoring accessories

dewalt random orbital buffer

blackfire car wax

R: Any tips or tricks you'd care to share with us?

TF: The first thing that comes to mind isn't really a detailing tip, it's more of a safety tip - please check your tire pressures. The last figure that I had heard indicated that more than 50% of the vehicles on the road today have under inflated tires, which can lead to serious tire failure. I always make it a habit to check my tires regularly and would hope that everyone else would do the same.

As far as detailing goes, the one thing that I run into quite often is that people are deathly afraid of high speed rotary buffers/polishers. These buffers are actually very user friendly, just make sure that you keep them at a low speed - it's the buffers that are a single speed, or the ones that people run up to 3,000 rpm that cause problems. If you're using a quality pad, with a quality product and you respect the machine, keeping the speed around 1,000 - 1,200 rpm, you'll be able to do things that you can't do with a random orbital.

Finally, I'd really suggest that people not focus on the "magic bullet" of wax - the secret to a great finish isn't necessarily the wax, it's the preparation that you put into the vehicle - the claying, the polishing and finally the waxing. The wax will only enhance the work that you've put into the finish.

It was an absolute pleasure chatting with Terry Friedberg, owner of Classic Motoring Accessories. He is a very knowledgable person who has a passion for detailing like very few people do.

Roadfly would like to thank Terry for taking the time to chat with us and for sharing so much interesting and useful information. We hope that you enjoyed this episode of our Vendor Spotlight, and we welcome your feedback.

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