The new Leica M Monochrom has got to be the dumbest idea I have ever seen! Why would anyone want a $7,950.00 Digital Rangefinder (no lens included) which is ONLY Black & White? Can’t you just purchase a M9-P or a poor persons M9 ($6,995.00) and convert color images like a normal person?
I received my Torero Inflatables Sky Dancer today in the mail from FedEx. I got the red and blue sky dancer.
The blower is 1 hp and has 3 speeds.
The blower also has 4 casters that I installed. They also have locks.
You can check them out at http://www.toreroinflatables.com/index.html
I picked the 2 best “foam brush chemicals” and took 25 fl oz of each of the diluted chemical and added 5 gallons of water. The winners were 3) Dis™h Detergent Original Scent (dish cleaner 50 ounces) and 4) Perfect 10 Black Currant Bodywash (bodywash for your body 25 ounces). I lost the pictures for number 4 but number 3 was the best the dish detergent.
Disclaimer: I have always wondered what other chemicals you could use for foam brush in a bind and I had some time to kill. Actually, my chemical guy sold me hand soap as foam brush chemical and it was my favorite. Now I use Erie Brush chemicals and really like their foam brush and wax.
Have you ever run out of chemicals and only had $1? What would be the best chemical to purchase from the Dollar Store? I am on assignment to root out the winner!
1) “Dial Basics HypoAllergenic” (bar soap, 3 bars) It is dematologist tested maybe even tested on animals? I cut the bars up with a knife.
2) “Classic Sun Clean & Fresh” (all purpose powder detergent 1.5 pounds)
3) “Dis’h Detergent Original Scent” (dish cleaner 50 ounces)
4) “Perfect 10 Black Currant Bodywash” (bodywash for your body 25 ounces)
5) “White Rain Conditioner Energizing Citrus” (hair conditioner 19.95 ounces)
I just dumped the products in then added 5 gallons of hot water and let sit for 24 hours.
To test the chemicals I made a foam brush setup and even used a “super foamer” (second photo). I hooked up the yellow air compressor to a large broken air compressor in my garage. I also have a bucket full of water to clear out the lines. I used a screw driver to weigh down the chemical line.
1) Dial Basics HypoAllergenic (bar soap, 3 bars) 2) Classic Sun Clean & Fresh 3) Dis™h Detergent Original Scent 4) Perfect 10 Black Currant Bodywash 5) White Rain Conditioner Energizing Citrus
Maybe not full strength but just the product along with 5 gallons of water.
Number 1: Dial Basics HypoAllergenic (bar soap, 3 bars) Very nice foam the only problem is you need a knife and some amount of time for it is disolve.
Number 2: Classic Sun Clean & Fresh Really a stupid product to try but at least it was $1.
Number 3: Dis™h Detergent Original Scent Really way to foamy.
Number 4: Perfect 10 Black Currant Bodywash Really to foamy.
Number 5: White Rain Conditioner Energizing Citrus Probably purchasing conditioner was not the best idea? I guess maybe shampoo?
I definately am not a professional tool reviewer but I know after I used this tool my forearm was unbelievably sore. I had trouble lifting things and I now hate this ViperGrip 8 inch 2 in 1 self-adjusting and locking pliers (IDL Tools International 9050, Lowes). But I love my Knipex wrenches: they seem to be great quality and never slip.
I really liked the idea of having pliers that lock and are normal but…. I used the tool for about 30 minutes straight and at the beginning it was working fine. Then after awhile of using them as non-locking pliers, they started slipping. (Second picture) The problem I think they have is the teeth are so small (unlike a viper) and have a tendency of slipping. (Third picture) The next problem was the larger teeth for the object you are gripping on to. These seemed to grip fine then slip and get brass flakes all over the place. The third problem is the pain in my forearm. I guess the pressure I used to make sure it would not slip was a real work out. I can’t wait till tomorrow because my forearm is going to be really sore. I also can’t wait to get my money back on this item.
I have been having some computer difficulties and I finally got the video made. It is really fancy… you should check it out. I would be interested to see how this product works in a Simoniz Tire Shine Applicator http://cwguy.com/?p=1695 . Maybe my Dad will try it out?
I used an Erie Wheel Wizard brush and the BioShine spray bottle. Sprayed on great and was not drippy. Really shined up the tires very impressed. Check out the video.
Some additional information from JoeNardis and BioShine that was sent with the sample was:
The product cost 5 Gal $49 and 55 Gal drum $469 plus shipping. No freight on 4 drums or more (US only). Also some prices on the “Shinemaster” machines, Coin-operated $2199, with Dixmore display $2399, and the express detail machine $1287. Give him a call for more information. Crown Car Wash Inc 412-367-1501
List of benefits for using Bioshine is: Environmentally safe product, great for reclaim, low cost, biodegradable, no silicon, no slippery floors or pavement, water based
I wanted to check out a couple things at the ICA show and self serve tire shine units was one of them. I talked to Joe DeNardis at the crowncarwashinc.com booth and really liked their self serve vendor. They also sell a full service applicator (middle picture). I really like this design because all my vacuums are the same design. The gun has a trigger on it and a stationary bristle brush. It also holds 5 gallons of product.
But the bigest selling point is the BioShine tire shine product. I request a sample and will test it out on a car tomorrow, so I will let you know how it works. But the product is silicon free which is a must for self serve bays, (more on that later) and is environmentally safe product. Maybe that is why the vendor is green?
The Blendco Black Diamond vendor is like a stand alone Fragramatic fragrance machine. But they also sell a self serve bay setup. I liked the bay setup but they use a crappy Flojet pump (at least for a 5 bay unit I asked about) and is seems a little expensive (Maybe that is why the show special was half price?) for what you get. The gun looks exactly like a Fragramatic fragrance gun with a swivel on the end and a metal brace for a pad. The idea is to spray the tire down then scrub it in with the rotating pad thing. I did not really care for the gun setup and it just seems like the pad would not last very long (If I remember correctly, if you purchase their product they will send you free pads?). But the worse part was something I never even thought about. The silicon based Blendco tire shine will make your bays super slippery. If you have ever gone to a wash with a Simonize Tire Shiner (I guess any tire shiner?) you will know what I am talking about. Around the tire shiner and maybe 10 feet away will be an ice rink. But to be fair the Bendco sales people said that you just need to high pressure it off ever day. Not really sure how effective that would be?
But I did get my sample of BioShine that I requested from the ICA show so I will give it a try tomorrow and give you an update. It will be interesting how a non-silicon based product works.