2nd opinion on the product lineup I use?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by e.pie, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    I'm getting ready to detail my car again in a week or two to get all the crap and neglect off the paint from it sitting for 4 months while it was broken, and I just want a 2nd opinion on the stuff I use and if there is anything I should add or change

    I have a 1700rpm single speed 7" buffer (my dad gave it to me, it's oldshool :hs:)

    I start with 3M perfect-it II with the buffer
    then 3M finesse-it II with the buffer
    then I go over it with meguiars deep crystal step 1 to remove any swirls that might have been left
    then wax with meguiars NXT

    this gives me a decent shine but I think it could be better

    I'm thinking of switching to all poorboys stuff though


    pics of final results the last time I detailed it, it was kind of an overcast day :o
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  2. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Damn, that looks really good. I hope my car shines like that after it gets buffed for the first time.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    The paint looks pretty damn good if you ask me. :)

    I'd go with Optimum's Polishes though, no dusting, long working time and very wet finish. I'd use Optimum Car Wax to remove the buffing residue from the last step and then top with Poorboy's Natty's Blue.
     
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    cool thanks, I'll give that a try :)
     
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    e.pie Active Member

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    where do you get the optimum stuff at?
     
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    cool thanks :)
     
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    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    :h5: Glad to help!
     
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    I second the Optimum, and I get mine from Autogeek.net. Get a bottle of Hyper Compound, Compound and Polish and you should be set.
     
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    ok so here is my old way modified with the new stuff to make sure I'm changing it up right

    also I forgot to add the steps where I wash the car in before, I'll add those in this time

    1. start off washing the car with Meguiars NXT or Gold Class soap

    2. Optimum Compound with a more agressive pad (I don't use the foam pads, I use the ones that are fuzzy like yarn kind of, not sure what those are called :)hs:)

    3. Optimum Polish with the finer pad (again with the yarn type pad, don't know the actual name)

    4. wash again to get the polish residues off, dry with "the absorber" chamois (or is this where I should I use the optimum car wax?)

    5. go over the car by hand with meguiars deep crystal step one to remove the fine swirls

    6. top it off with natty blue by hand


    does this look good/right?
     
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    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Why would you need the Deep Crystal if you just polished? The polishing should remove the swirls. Personally, I change step 4 to using Opt. wax, then step 5 would be Natty Blue.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You won't need to wash the car after using Optimum Polishes, no dusting to speak of. I'd also seriously consider going with foam pads, wool pads are too aggressive, especially as a finishing step.

    Check with www.exceldetail.com since he has the full Optimum line and Propel pads.
     
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    ah wool pads that's what they were called,

    I'll grab a couple of foam ones and try them out
     
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    stuff is on it's way :wiggle:

    Propel Blue Light Polishing Pad (Level-2) $ 7.79
    Quantity: 1
    Item total: $ 7.79

    Excel 6'' Rotary Flex Plate $ 18.89
    Quantity: 1
    Item total: $ 18.89

    Propel Grey Finishing Pad (Level-1) $ 6.99
    Quantity: 1
    Item total: $ 6.99

    Propel Green Medium Polishing pad (Level-3) $ 6.99
    Quantity: 1
    Item total: $ 6.99

    Nattys Blue Paste Wax 8oz. $ 15.49
    Quantity: 1
    Item total: $ 15.49

    Optimum Compound (32oz) $ 14.99
    Quantity: 1
    Item total: $ 14.99

    Optimum Car Polish (New and Improved) $ 15.49
    Quantity: 1
    Item total: $ 15.49
     
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    Sweet! You'll be prepared to take your paint to the next level. Congrats on the new goodies. :bigthumb:
     
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    e.pie Active Member

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    all I have to say is :bowdown:

    it looks so much better then it ever did before :big grin:

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    Wow! I see a definate improvement in the wetness to the paint and certainly in the clarity. Great job! I know you used different pads, but what products did you change up? Tell us how you did it?
     

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