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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Detailers Handbook

    Here is a handbook compiled by some of the absolute finest detailers I know. I have learned much of my own technique from these guys and this...

    Started by Silver08Rabbit, 11-10-2009 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-01-2009 07:09 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ask a Professional Detailer...

    ROC Members, I'd like to open this thread up to ask any question you may have regarding automotive detailing. To be completely honest, there's...

    Started by ROC Detail, 07-17-2007 03:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    buffer, bunny, buy, car, color, day, detailer, difference, end, guys, hey, ice, job, learned, mirror, months, net, numbers, pads, professional, question, questions, remove, sell, site, thing, velcro
    • Replies: 71
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    10-04-2008 01:49 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Properly Preping a Brand New Rabbit (lots of pics)

    I finally got my Volkswagen Rabbit in that I've been anxiously waiting for, a 2008 Tornado Red, 2 door 5 speed. Knowing that dealership preps can...

    Started by ROC Detail, 08-03-2007 08:00 AM
    2008, brand, car, cleaner, comparison, dealership, door, headrest, key, lots, lower, pics, preping, properly, rabbit, red, remove, removing, seat, sell, spray, starting, tech, tire, truck, trunk, vinyl, visible, volkswagen, white
    • Replies: 3
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    08-03-2007 08:01 AM Go to last post
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  1. Damp seat and oily hand marks

    I have a highline mk4 Golf that I recently bought, it has been sitting for a few months. 1. I have a damp/mould patch on the back seat{where the...

    Started by Scouse Duke, 05-19-2016 09:41 AM
    antenna, back seat, bought, cleaning, dirty, door, fabric, forum, forums, golf, hand, highline, mark, marks, mk4, months, panels, patch, removing, seat, sit, sitting, sti, tips, volkswagen
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 667
    05-19-2016 09:41 AM Go to last post
  2. Lightbulb Using alcohol mix for icy windshield.

    With winter in full effect here on the East coast, I've had several people tell me about using a mixture of 1/3 water and 2/3 rubbing alcohol for a...

    Started by Whenthewhiterabbitpeaks, 01-14-2016 09:27 AM
    car, coast, confused, curious, damage, der, east, effect, heard, hood, iced, information, insight, list, mix, mixture, paint, people, ratio, read, rubbing, water, win, windshield, winter
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,071
    01-14-2016 04:51 PM Go to last post
  3. how to clean dash

    I noticed that the dash on the 08 rabbit is like a rubber type of material. What are you using to clean it?

    Started by wallstreet123456, 05-16-2008 01:40 PM
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 17,345
    03-21-2015 10:02 AM Go to last post
  4. Engine bay cleaning?

    Hi everyone, as you can see i'm new to the forum, but i've had my 2008 Rabbit for almost 3 years. I've been keeping up the washing and waxing the...

    Started by sooooup, 05-04-2013 10:34 AM
    2008, bay, car, cleaner, cleaning, engine, forum, forums, hey, how to, iced, idea, keeping, kinda, noticed, question, rabbit, talk, thought, time, tire, volkswagen, vw rabbit, washing, years
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 7,585
    12-31-2013 10:13 AM Go to last post
  5. Scratched 19" Tornado Wheels

    I have a 2012 Beetle Turbo with 19" Tornado Wheels. I recently washed my car and used wheel cleaner from ArmorAll that stated that it was "safe for...

    Started by armagosa, 08-05-2012 12:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-05-2012 12:53 PM Go to last post
  6. cleaning rubber

    Has any one any advice on how to clean the rubber around the door seals and windowsand which products to use as mine never seem to black even after...

    Started by jason23, 03-17-2012 01:15 PM
    advice, black, clean, cleaner, cleaning, cold, conditioning, don, door, doors, fan, good, guys, hey, how to, inside, key, making, plastic, problem, products, rubber, seals, stick, wi
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,800
    03-17-2012 01:43 PM Go to last post
  7. Post Care of VW Leatherette

    Just purchased new TDI Jetta Sportwagen, automatic. Dealer tried to sell me a $400 "Finish Line" protection package for paint and seats. Declined,...

    Started by DGL, 06-20-2011 01:13 PM
    400, automatic, car, dealer, finish, forum, forums, interested, ion, ish, jetta, leatherette, line, package, paint, pro, product, protecting, protection, purchased, seats, sell, sportwagen, tdi, volkswagen
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 15,945
    09-05-2011 11:40 PM Go to last post
  8. How do you wash Monster Floor Mats?

    Just wondering what products and how you actually clean them?

    Started by Skrying32, 04-10-2011 09:34 PM
    armor, clean, dry, feel, flat, floor, forum, forums, good, hey, mats, mons, monster, products, set, setting, spray, stay, tomorrow, volkswagen, wash, water, wha, wheel, wondering
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 5,676
    08-02-2011 07:34 AM Go to last post
  9. Helpful car cleaning tips

    I have a black Rabbit. And anyone that knows cars knows that black is hard to keep clean. I have some helpful tips for any car color really. 1....

    Started by halfwit hero, 07-18-2011 01:11 AM
    air, alot, black, built, car, color, dry, fast, forum, golf, gti, hey, hot, love, mkv, paint, rabbit, reason, spray, time, volkswagen, volkswagen rabbit, vw, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,540
    07-18-2011 03:36 PM Go to last post
  10. how to clean Factory mats.

    What is the best way to clean the factory cloth floor mats? I usually use my monster mats but I want to use my cloth ones for prom and want to clean...

    Started by JDTWV, 04-24-2011 08:52 PM
    beetle, beetle.mats, carpet, classic beetle, clean, cloth, factory, floor, forum, forums, how to, ins, mats, mons, monster, monster mats, new beetle, owner, stead, time, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wha
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,967
    04-25-2011 06:24 PM Go to last post
  11. Awesome Wax for an Awesome price!

    Check your local walmart shelves people! Autoglyms HD wax is on clearance for 20 bux, some even cheaper. Autoglym is a very high end UK based...

    Started by DonJuan1Jr, 01-04-2011 06:34 PM
    awesome, bet, bought, cheaper, check, clearance, company, end, ended, eve, happy, hey, high, ice, local, nice, people, price, sells, stuff, super, walmart, wax, wi, world
    • Replies: 11
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    03-17-2011 12:04 PM Go to last post
  12. How to clean your car PROPERLY :)

    Though I should share this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaliWjVKwnA (part two is to the right) I found this helpful when searching...

    Started by Joz, 03-15-2011 02:48 AM
    car, care, cars, clean, detailing, don, doors, engine, great, hatch, how to, ice, inside, make, nice, open, paint, people, post, properly, small, spots, things, video, watch
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,599
    03-16-2011 04:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Cleaning the inside of a headlight lens

    So here's a question for the detailing gurus... I have what appears to be a water residue stain on the inside of the lens in front of the high beam...

    Started by xfourevertruex, 03-12-2011 04:42 PM
    alot, beam, cleaning, ding, don, fixed, hard, headlight, hole, housing, inside, issue, leak, lens, low, sec, side, spot, super, taking, time, water, work
    • Replies: 4
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    03-14-2011 06:02 AM Go to last post
  14. Pollish or Wax ?

    I have had my new 2011 CC for about a month now and was wondering if I should pollish it or wax it . It's been a rough winter here in New England and...

    Started by Elaval, 03-02-2011 10:14 AM
    auto, brown, choice, clean, color, don, england, finish, forum, forums, light, long, month, nice, road, rough, sit, sitting, volkswagen, wash, wax, white, win, winter, wondering
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,166
    03-02-2011 12:15 PM Go to last post
  15. How to remove light scratches from glossy plastic in Tiguan?

    Hi, I bought a 2011 VW Tiguan SE with 4-motion recently and I have a question about interior detailing. Around the touchscreen audio there is...

    Started by dandaroy, 11-17-2010 02:57 PM
    advise, bit, bought, buff, control, day, detailing, easily, forum, forums, how to, interior, kind, light, ons, plastic, pro, question, remove, rim, tiguan, trim, type, volkswagen, wipes
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,532
    11-17-2010 02:57 PM Go to last post
  16. Dirt roads

    I dont like living on a dirt road cause the whole rocker panel of the mk4 is dinged in all over is there a way to protect these

    Started by rabbitjetta, 09-24-2010 07:13 PM
    dirt, don, ect, living, mk4, panel, pro, protect, road, roads, rocker
    • Replies: 0
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    09-24-2010 07:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Removing pin stripes.

    What is the best way to do this. I really wanna do this. Thanks

    Started by HIBB, 09-12-2010 12:33 AM
    car, cleaner, finger, goo, gun, heat, hey, hot, main, pain, paint, painted, pin, removing, required, residue, seal, side, stripes, tape, top, wanna, wax, wha
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,421
    09-15-2010 11:23 AM Go to last post
  18. Clear coat flaws

    Just picked up a used '08 Wabbit today (first time VW owner). Great little car! :cool: So, I get it home.. and under the fluorescent lights in...

    Started by jephdood, 09-28-2009 01:37 AM
    begins, bird, clear, coat, crap, days, dealer, dry, flaw, flaws, lack, leave, left, lights, orange, pain, paint, people, pic, picture, poop, rains, tha, weeks, wet
    • Replies: 14
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    07-26-2010 08:39 AM Go to last post
  19. Protecting my paint from the Florida sun...

    Hi all, Still waiting on my rabbit, but I had a question that I thought you all might be able to help me with: At home, I park under my...

    Started by HoneyBun77, 05-12-2008 09:08 AM
    bar, car, cha, chance, clay, coats, dealer, fla, florida, good, local, monthly, months, offered, pain, paint, place, protecting, rabbit, read, reason, remove, sun, times, wax, year
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 14,568
    07-07-2010 03:54 PM Go to last post
  20. Microfibers, is they any difference?

    I need to get some more microfibers to use when I detail my rabbit, interior/windows etc.? Is there a difference between the ones I can get from...

    Started by tmoult, 01-24-2010 03:00 PM
    auto, canadian, color, difference, dirty, dry, finish, hat, hey, interior, ish, long, microfibre, night, rabbit, regular, run, tha, time, tire, vs., wash, windows, wolfen, wow
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,970
    06-07-2010 10:07 PM Go to last post
  21. Thoughts on Oil Spray

    I'd like to get some feedback on doing an Oil Spray for rust protection. I had it done on a previous vehicle, but it was next to impossible to...

    Started by seed_o, 09-24-2007 11:12 AM
    bay, couple, dealership, don, engine, factory, head, hey, icky, limited, months, oil, owners, product, quick, save, smell, soft, spray, sticky, thoughts, tire, warranty, wash, wax, year
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,327
    05-28-2010 06:15 AM Go to last post
  22. Good shop in Vancouver BC for detailing supplies..

    Anyone recommend a good shop in Vancouver to check out stuff like waxes, cleaning gear, etc? Preferably a place that has some knowledgeable staff...

    Started by Cynikill, 03-13-2010 11:05 PM
    check, cleaning, detailing, gear, good, place, preferably, recommend, shop, staff, stuff, supplies, vancouver
    • Replies: 0
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    03-13-2010 11:05 PM Go to last post
  23. cleaning excess wax

    So last year I had buffed my car. When we were buffing the car, some wax stuck on the black bit on my bike rack as well as the moldings. Is there a...

    Started by RaBBiT MKV, 02-20-2010 01:25 AM
    aftermarket, bike, bike rack, bit, black, car, clean, cleaner, cleaning, helpful, las, moldings, products, rack, safe, small, stuck, stuff, suggestions, tha, water, wax, working, works, year
    • Replies: 6
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    02-25-2010 10:00 AM Go to last post
  24. Paint Job

    Yo, Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this, but: If i wanted to paint my car white (crystal white) could they finish our stock rear...

    Started by ryu0n, 01-26-2010 06:26 PM
    black, bumper, car, color, cost, crystal, deal, finish, forum, hey, ish, job, lower, match, mkv, pain, paint, rabbit, rear, res, rest, stock, volkswagen, wanted, white
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,015
    02-02-2010 10:18 PM Go to last post
  25. My reviews.megs clay bar, optimum no rinse.

    So today i got to try out optimums no rinse product which is a green car wash. You mix up 2 ounces of this stuff into 2 gallons, take out a...

    Started by DonJuan1Jr, 09-06-2009 09:32 PM
    add, awesome, bar, clay, driving, easily, eve, feel, fluid, good, great, hat, home, job, kit, love, money, mother, optimum, products, reservoir, reviews, reviewsmegs, rinse, sound, stuff, time, windshield, wiper
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,513
    01-23-2010 07:25 AM Go to last post
  26. Should I rewax (on nano coating)

    I had the car nano coated (similar to teflon coating) for protection a few month ago, and wax on top of it... but monday I took it for a wash and...

    Started by Aplos, 12-25-2009 02:20 PM
    ago, car, cats, coating, day, home, hood, marks, monday, month, nano, polish, pro, protection, rewax, scratch, scratches, similar, sit, sitting, top, warm, wash, wax, wondering, worked
    • Replies: 0
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    12-25-2009 02:20 PM Go to last post
  27. Detailing my black rabbit

    So I detailed my rabbit yesterday and figured I'd post results and tips (give some, receive some) since black is a real b***h to keep clean. What I...

    Started by eesh, 06-04-2009 05:23 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    awesome, black, car, chips, clean, detailing, drive, driving, gold, happy, hood, long, make, paint, pic, pics, pictures, post, quick, rabbit, real, results, time, visible, wanted, washed
    • Replies: 22
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    12-03-2009 02:08 PM Go to last post
  28. nooo circles

    hey! i spent a long time washing my cw yesterday and it looks GREAT. Last night i got out of my car, parked under a street light in a parking lot,...

    Started by Teyber, 06-21-2009 12:22 PM
    buffer, car, circles, ding, door, dry, dust, good, hand, hatch, hey, ion, kit, make, marks, nooo, polish, polishing, rid, sand, solution, stuff, swirl, washed, washing, wha, wind
    • Replies: 18
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    11-03-2009 03:13 PM Go to last post
  29. mineral water spots

    for the last 3 months i have had this AWFUL stuff on my car. Its like really thick water spots that won't come off. Its all over the passenger side...

    Started by Teyber, 09-10-2009 05:27 PM
    car, claybar, detailed, good, guys, happened, hat, hey, hit, las, lemon, luck, make, mineral, months, passenger, pay, people, recommend, spend, spot, spots, stuff, turns, water
    • Replies: 12
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    11-03-2009 09:09 AM Go to last post
  30. Smile Need Help, Got Sratch On Car + Yellow Stain, Please Respond ASAP;

    Hey everyone; I only had my 2009 VW Rabbit Candy White for 3 months. I have this ugly yellow stain near my gas tank, also a huge 2 inch scratch...

    Started by digital-minded, 10-10-2009 12:37 PM
    asap, big, bumper, buy, car, care, clean, cost, dry, fixed, great, hat, hit, instructions, light, paint, professional, properly, respond, road, rust, scratch, sratch, stain, tha, time, water, work, yellow
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,706
    10-18-2009 11:21 PM Go to last post
  31. Paint scratched down to the metal

    So I noticed that I had 2 small (about 1cm each) scratches on the lower part of my passenger side door sill that went down to the metal. I think it...

    Started by eesh, 05-13-2009 10:12 AM
    amp, buy, car, cost, cover, dealer, door, good, happen, happened, hat, hey, installed, lip, lower, metal, month, ouch, paint, passenger, rear, repainting, rust, scratched, seat, small, thinking
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,636
    10-08-2009 02:28 PM Go to last post
  32. Bug Guts....

    In my area it's real easy to get a nice frontal coating of bug guts when you're flying in the summer. Does anyone know some good products to help...

    Started by eritheill, 09-10-2009 10:52 PM
    attention, bug, bugs, car, dirt, dry, feel, finally, guts, hey, ins, ion, loose, panel, rabbit, red, remove, residue, rid, rocker, rub, scuff, sheets, spots, wet, wha, worked
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,419
    09-17-2009 07:07 AM Go to last post
  33. Smile New Black Rabbit, Nu 2 care for black paint

    Hello everyone, I recently purchased an 09 Rabbit, 2dr, auto, etc,. This is my first car with black paint. Where can I find information of...

    Started by NVdriver, 09-04-2009 07:07 PM
    average, black, brand, car, care, cheap, completely, don, good, long, money, pain, paint, people, person, pre, pretty, products, quality, quickly, rabbit, read, spend, thing, time, win, winter
    • Replies: 2
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    09-04-2009 08:02 PM Go to last post
  34. maintain interior

    So I am pretty persistent about keeping my rabbit clean (at least for the first month :p). What can I do to make sure that the interior stays looking...

    Started by nyroshan, 01-10-2009 12:22 PM
    airbags, albums, beach, car, covers, description, don, early, ebay, euro, fit, hey, interior, ion, lol, maintain, photobucket, rabbits, sea, seat, spring, thaw, virginia, winter, work
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,419
    09-04-2009 11:20 AM Go to last post
  35. Best wax for the rabbits

    Hey guys, little late on getting the rabbit waxed this year, but I was wondering if you guys have some suggestions on a good wax for the car. My baby...

    Started by chmitche, 07-27-2009 11:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bot, car, clean, day, deals, diy, figure, goo, good, great, guys, hey, love, mk1, polish, products, rabbits, reason, results, sealant, smells, tire, wax, worked, zaino
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 6,006
    09-04-2009 11:16 AM Go to last post

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