ATTN: Scottwax...critique my process

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by RedWings, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. RedWings

    RedWings New Member

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    I've owned my car since it had 1800 miles on it...so the paint was 'newer' when I bought my car.

    Since I got it, i've always clayed every 6 months, threw on either Klasse AIO or Duragloss 101 (most recent applications) and then Aquawax after every other wash.

    is that sufficient to keep my paint in good shape?
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    That is good enough to protect the paint but KAIO/101 aren't aggressive enough to remove swirls. When the time comes for deeper polishing, you will need to use a dedicated swirl remover/polish.
     
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    My plan is to pick up a Porter Cable 7424 this summer.

    What product(s) do you recommend for light swirl removal. The 1800 miles prior to me owning it, the dealer ran it through their car wash and it has some minor swirls.

    BTW...the car is white.
     
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    You can get the PC's cheap but for 150.00 you can get the Meguiar's G110. Like a PC on 'roids and a lot more reliable the UDM (ultimate destructing mess).
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I use mostly Optimum and Meguiars polishes. Since I am now using the rotary, I usually finish with 3M's Ultrafina.
     

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