Good Idea or Not

I seemed like such a great fit.

A creative independent professional buried in the stuff of architecture and unable to figure out how to step back and grow his practice. He needed help and I was his man.

Clearly then, sufficient reason for me to set off in my car to pay him a visit and sign him up as a paying client. Well you’d think so wouldn’t you?
Only problem was, it was a Friday afternoon. I was in the south of the city, he was in the north and I’d forgotten it was a long weekend.
The traffic was awful. After thirty minutes, Man, did I get cranky. With myself.
Why I agree to another speculative meeting! To say I was hacked off is a major understatement. I was really, really spewing.
Such was my annoyance that I even called myself back – twice – to yell and scream some more. I was really mad with the idiot who sent me on this nonsensical trip. The idiot being me, don’t forget.
This slightly bizarre action proved to be a much needed turning point in how I approached meetings and it brought about a change that has stuck with me.
Why on earth was I spending time travelling to meet a prospect, when I could achieve the exact same thing by having a call or online meeting in twenty minutes?  Even on a good day, just one meeting can waste quite a few hours by the time you factor in getting ready, parking and travel. It’s an outrageous waste of time.
Time wasters a part of Business we have to deal with.
going into my special folder.

Perth traffic every day…

Protect your car in Winter 2019- Exterior Maintenance

IMGP0947Most people forget about the importance of wax during the winter months.
While wax protects a car’s paint during summer’s heat, it creates a critical barrier between a vehicle’s exterior and the salt and grime of the road during winter. If you care about the life of your vehicle’s paint, make sure you keep it waxed year round to ensure your car looks its best!
Protect Your Investment; Increase Your Vehicle’s Resale Value.

1. Protect your car in Winter

Harsh winter weather and the dirt and road salt it brings can wreak havoc on your car’s paint finish.
Not only is worn paint unattractive, it can reduce your vehicle’s value when you attempt to sell it or trade it in.
Wash & rinse and Micro fiber towel dry.

2. Paint Clean
Use a good Cleaner Wax like Mothers or Meguires first to clean the paint otherwise all your doing is waxing over the dirt.

3.Finish polymer wax or Finishing polish
Your vehicle needs a layer of protection during Winter Months.
Apply a polymer wax or finishing polish to your car’s paint to create a shield against road salt and grime, as well as and rain.

4. Pressure Wash
Use a high-pressure sprayer to rinse away all the grit, don’t forget the wheels, Tyres, wheel wells and undercarriage.
This will loosens and removes road salt dirt and grime. Part of the care maintenance for your cars exterior during winter months.

5. Quick Detailer
To get your car through the winter months, use a Quick Detailer liquid spray to provide additional paint protection.
This should be used to complement the polymer wax. Spray wax is easy to apply and wipes off quickly.
Have your car professionally waxed By Auto Revive and it should last for multiple months.

6.Car Storage
If you car sits during the winter months and seldom driven and is in a garage or carport
invest in a fleece lined car cover this will save you a lot of cleaning time and protect the paint.
Also for the car lover purchase a paraffin wax duster mop like Meguires these are good to remove light dust off paint surface.

Headlight Care

Oxidation: Acrylic headlights oxidize when exposed to UV light. Headlight lenses come with a clear top coat to help prevent this,
but eventually, the coating wears off, and sunlight turns the hard plastic yellow. …
The water droplets scatter the beam of light, further impairing nighttime and wet driving visibility.

Maintaining your Headlights:
How to Keep Headlights from Turning Yellow or Foggy.
1. Park your car in the shade:
If possible, park in the garage or under a shady tree.
If you don’t have that option, face your headlights away from the sun when parking outside to reduce UV exposure and slow the oxidizing process.
2. Wash your car:
Every three months, wash the headlights with automotive car wash to clean away dirt and chemicals that promote fogging.
3.Polish the headlights: Use a non-abrasive polishing medium and a microfiber cloth to polish your headlight lenses and remove early signs of yellowing.

DIY Treatment:
To restore your headlights yourself, start by washing the lenses with automotive car wash so you have a clean surface to work with
. Then, try any of these techniques to remove the haze from your headlights.

Methods To Try:
1. Baking soda paste: Mix 5 tablespoons of baking soda with enough water to form a paste.
Apply liberally to both headlights with a sponge and polish with small circular motions. Rinse the headlights to reveal the results.
2.Toothpaste: Apply toothpaste directly to each lens. Scrub with a soft, dry cloth. Rinse the toothpaste away and enjoy the restored appearance of your headlights.
3. Heatlight cleaning kit from Auto supplier( but be warned they not cheap.

12 Things To Consider When Choosing Vinyl business for Vehicle Signage

Choosing vinyl business for vehicle signage
what to consider is what is most important to you…
things to consider:
1. What is your budget? (impact or budget)
2.Are you after vinyl cut (no background) cheapest or vinyl print or the most expensive vinyl wrap.
3. How long to want the vinyl to last on the vehicle. 1-2 years or up to 8 years.
4. How is the vehicle used and cared for.
5. Are you after premium quality vinyl from USA or Germany or cheap import.
Brands Like Avery Oracol or Arlon are Quality.
6. Are there any Artwork or set up machine cost (may be hidden charges.)
7. Application price to vehicle.
8. Whats the surface going on. (eg: vehicle clear coat, glass, painted trailer or substrate.)
9. Full Payment upfront or deposit then once the artwork approved then balance paid before application.
10. Whats the discount for upfront full payment. (any bonus stickers FREE)
11. Are you after DIY application or or application by the vinyl business.
12. Can I get get shipping within Australia or is it local pickup only.