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  2. This is where I will probably be shot down in flames.. I don't buy the expensive ones from the Car Care Products people and similar companies. I buy the multi coloured pack that you get from BUNNINGS, Remove the little tag off them before using to avoid scratching. I have been known to use them a couple of times....but after each use wash them without conditioner added. I also use the colours to designate what I use the cloth for. IE.... yellow ones are always.... glass. blue ones always .....polish Red always .......wax Green always .....liquid sealer That is using one to apply the product...... and one or more to remove/buff etc. (but keeping same colours for both process's) Then mostly chuck it out (mainly the ones that I used for applying the product). The buff ones I will normally put them in a container until you have a heap, then wash them in the machine without using conditioner. Then I use those ones again...this time for applying the product and then they get the flick... And The rotation continues...... I am ready to be attacked......
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  4. I have some I'd swap for ambers...
  5. And I'll bet there were some Aussie cars amongst them .... yet that would probably be OK according to them ...
  6. Oh well, they come and they go. Better to be in a lovers care than neglected. Besides, they could stop the flow if they pay up. 😜
  7. Its always been my understanding that if I buy a $200,000 car depreciate it over 4 years @ 22.5% per year I am up for the complete tax credit repayment because the car is still worth more than the $57K depreciation limit if I sell it for say $130,000. If this is not correct then happy to be re-educated. The net result in the end is a very small portion of tax savings vs the depreciation of the actual car. Yes its nothing to be sneezed at over the life of the car and can take some of the hurt away but tax deducting a $80 / $160 / $300K car will not save you tens of thousands in tax per year - at best its 27.5% of the deduction. It is a cynical approach on my behalf but the headaches created sometimes arent worth it. For someone to be dropping Porsche money on cars, the last thing they are thinking about is fuel costs and how much tax they are going to save. BUT if you can get some money back, its better than nothing and more power to the ones who have managed to play the system to full effect - I'm all for it. EDIT: What I am totally clueless on is FBT and the impact on the business / employee. I know when my wife was working in the corporate world her PAYG summary had an FBT figure greater than $10K what does that mean to the business? I assume they paid that to the ATO which then negates all deductible benefits if you own the business?
  8. Can i ask if anyone here can have tried the AquaWax in comparison to the Meguiars X-press Wax ? Im a big fan of Meguiars X-press Wax and found it very easy to use , with great results. But always happy to go with something better.
  9. Miss the crowds and land in the Canyon by chopper. 6 of us flew from Vegas and land on a ledge (big) about a third of the way from the top. Freakin unbelievable, seeing it from the air as well. Perfect half day trip and no crowds just one other chopper in there.
  10. Now that is the most perfect sexy tight curve on that wheel arch!
  11. Hi Niko & JB, What (brand) have you found to be the best microfiber cloth to use with a black cars to minimize possible scratching/marring?
  12. Yes I had some direct experience of this! Before I exported my CGT last year I took it to Simply Porsche which is an annual gathering of Porsches at the UK National Motor Museum at Beaulieu (see photos below). This is a huge event with over 1000 Porsches attending, the museum is excellent too. A few Porsche enthusiasts I spoke with were not at all happy I was exporting the car, with some saying it should be stopped as too many cars are leaving their shores. I drove it to the docks the next day!
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  14. Interesting article, looks like it’s out of the US as it misses a lot of well known brands outside of CQuartz. Have to disagree with a lot of statements made and recommendations, application techniques, to the point that article is evidently a promotional tool rather than written by a journalist not a experienced Detailer. Just my 2c niko you cannot go wrong with the stuff you are using, I’m a big fan of the Autoglym product as well. jb
  15. Thanks for that Peter...I haven't gone to the ceramic side at this stage. Black being a real PITA to keep looking good. at this stage I am sticking to the tried and true old polish/wax stuff... I normally use the AUTOGLYM range, in polish/wax and sealers.... however. I have been using DODO Red Mist protection as the end product for the polish/wax/ sequence. I think it is better for the final finish. I rarely have to use any polish, after the wash and using the AquaWax, go over the entire body surface with the DODO JUICE. Otherwise stick with the AUTOGLYM Extra gloss protection instead. Either are very very good in my opinion. They jury is till out for me with the ceramics, although having seen the result on some cars it is obviously a good thing too.......I think
  16. Appreciate all the feedback and recommendations guys, I'm in Richmond so there's some handy locations mentioned near me! Couple of quotes for now and I'll see how I go cheers,
  17. Niko, As one of PFA's most trusted car care enthusiasts, WHAT are you using and are you happy with the results? I still thank you for your recommendation with Aquawax so would be happy to take your advice on ceramic coating too.
  18. Here's the catalogue one. Turns out it is an estate sale, and I knew the owner. He was a client for a few years, but I never knew of his interest in cars.....
  19. Arthur, the "pay back the tax man" bit really comes if your car is sold for more than the depreciated value, as you add back (some or part) of the depreciation previously claimed. Obviously this is an issue if you try to depreciate, say, an air cooled car, or a 996 / 997 and transaxle series where values aren't dropping, whereas if you bought a new Macan, Cayenne and 991 , and probably most newer Boxsters, I think you'd pretty much be suffering some real depreciation in value. So, depending on how long you own a car for, and how expensive it is (bearing in mind the depreciation cost limit and FBT values per SimonK earlier), there can be some circumstances where you can make it work. I guess as generality, this works for the cheaper end of the market best. However, what I've chosen to do with my 996, is to keep a track of business kms and will claim under the c/km method (under 5000kms claim at 66c/km), as there is no depreciation add back that I can determine under this option. As our 996 is in joint names, my wife is also using the car for some of her business stuff so she can claim up to 5000kms too. This works even better if you wanted to run a cheap Boxster where the $ claim can be really worthwhile compared to running costs....
  20. POLO getting the shine on ready for LUFT6
  21. POLO - getting the shine on ready for LUFT
  22. Your all saving them from the salty roads in the UK. They are much better off in Australia
  23. Have a read of the "top" ceramic coatings voted by CAR BIBLES. This item taken from RENNLIST Also answers most if not all of your questions at the end of the various brands suggested. https://www.carbibles.com/best-ceramic-coating-for-cars/
  24. Lots a twisties there Tom. Awesome πŸ˜‰
  25. These women keep photo bombing me πŸ˜‚
  26. Sunday trip https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+NoMad+Hotel+Los+Angeles,+South+Olive+Street,+Central+LA,+Los+Angeles,+CA,+USA/Cedar+Springs,+CA,+USA/Crestline,+CA,+USA/Palm+Springs,+CA,+USA/@34.1103938,-117.9620932,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m26!4m25!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c7b501a0d6e9:0x285a53468afc7a09!2m2!1d-118.2554772!2d34.0469902!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c31e64b96bafc3:0xc0a37f6f497b745a!2m2!1d-117.8850634!2d34.3505556!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c350973cdb6623:0xd89ead22f2da360c!2m2!1d-117.2855993!2d34.2419509!1m5!1m1!1s0x80db1ad4ffdbe5b3:0xa1e56987c2ed797c!2m2!1d-116.5452921!2d33.8302961!3e0
  27. If you want to go out in mine just let me know and be careful what you say about the black onesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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