Best beginner PC kits?

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  1. StealthMode

    StealthMode Active Member

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    I've noticed a few places have PC kits, and rather than go an buy each part from different places, I'm considering a kit... Any recomendations on a decent beginner kit? I have a black Jetta and the paint needs some work, not sure if it's just me and the fact that my paint is black, but it looks scuffed.. I'd really like to do a full detail this spring..
     
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    I just ordered this from www.autodetailsolutions.com.....
    http://www.autodetailingsolutions.com/Porter%20Cable%20Specials.htm

    I purchased the #3 kit myself and recieved it last night. Just used it today....simply awesome!!!
    You WILL not be disappointed!
    Rick Meyer, the owner, is a pleasure to order from and work with. I just started my own mobile detailing business and will be ordering all my products from him.

    Remember.....you get what you pay for.

    Hope this helps.

    Justin
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Another option is www.exceldetail.com

    He has several packages and his flexible 6" backing plate is terrific.
     
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    Thanks guys. Now that I am thinking of it, has anyone used CarBrite compounds and polishes?
    Thats what the guys use at work, and if it's decent stuff I might as well save some cash and use that. From what they've told me, it works quite well, and I must say it looks pretty good too when done right.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Never used CarBrite but if they are using at work, it is probably bulk assembly line detailing stuff. Probably decent but Optimum and Menzerna are about as good as you can get when it comes to polishes. Meguiars is way up there too.
     
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    Yea, thats what I thought. Thanks again.
     
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    Alright, I am planning on ordering a claybar, (claymagic?) and some PoorBoys polish, but I am not sure which to order, the A1 2,3, or 4. I have some decen't scuffing, lots of scratches from washing and drying, and some wavey swirl marks from a buffer, from the dealer I would imagine.. I can't afford a PC for awhile yet, so I am just going to do it all by hand. I don't trust anyone from my work to do it, and for the price I would buy a PC an do it myself. Anyway, should I get the Medium (A3) polish? I'm just trying to figure out my best plan of attack.
    It seems everyone has their own system, an so far I've only waxed. :dunno:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    A3? Poorboy's polishes are SSR 1, 2, 2.5 and 3.

    2.5 is about as aggressive as you can use by hand. I'd get 2.5 and 1.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the info.

    The A3 I was referring to was (I believe) a kit with 4 different bottles, one for light, medium/light, medium, and heavy.


    ...n/m I see what you mean. :doh: :o Anyway, 2.5 and 1, what do you recomend I order for a finishing product? I already have Meguiars NXT wax.. I'm wondering if I should order a glaze too or not.
     
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    NXT is fine after SSR1.
     
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    Super! Should I apply more than one coat? Or is that a waste of time?
     
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    2 coats to ensure even coverage is optimal.
     
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    Ok, will do! Thanks again :cool:
     

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