Buying detailing products for the first time, you guys mind checking my work?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Perfect Speed, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed OT Supporter

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    So I have a 2002 Corvette that has some deep scratches in the bumper and rear fenders from the previous owner scratching it up when he loaded stuff into the trunk.
    I have a 2008 Civic Si coupe that someone scuffed real nice on the front driver's side fender, it's stuff on top of the paint not paint taken off tho, looks like someone scuff it with a shoe or rubbber/plastic bumper.

    I want to remedy the problems listed above as well as really start to keep care of my vehicles appearance. I got handed a Porter-Cable 7336sp (same as a 7424 but doesn't come with a kit... read on) yesterday new int he box from a friend who said "It's free, but when you get good, I want my 2 trucks done for free cuz I never got to em and I'd like to borrow it here or there" I agreed. This is from autogeek.net if you see em elsewhere cheaper let me know.
    Also keep in mind I have NO cleaning supplies right now besides...

    Buckets
    Megiuars car wash
    MF Towels
    2 MF Mitts and 1 soft foam sponge (all of em new)
    Tire foam

    ...so if something is missing POINT IT OUT TO ME PLEASE!


    1- Meguiars Swirl-Free Kit for Machine Application [remove] $69.99 Yes $69.99
    2- Meguiars Professional Detailing Clay FREE BONUS [remove] $29.99 Yes $29.99
    3- Meguiars Hot Rims Mag & Aluminum Polish [remove] $9.99 Yes $9.99
    4- Meguiars Last Touch Spray Detailer FREE BONUS [remove] $17.99 Yes $17.99
    5- 36 Ounce Detail Bottle [remove] $5.99 Yes $5.99
    6- Mothers Reflections Wax Kit [remove] $59.99 Yes $59.99
    7- Dual-Action Hook & Loop Flexible Backing Plate 5" [remove] $16.99 Yes $16.99
    8- Dual Action CCS 5.5 Inch Foam Pad Kit [remove] $59.99 Yes $59.99
    9- Optimum Opti-Seal Free Bonus! [remove] $24.99 Yes $24.99

    #1 includes...
    32 oz. Meguiars Mirror Glaze #105 Ultra-Cut Compound
    32 oz. Meguiars Mirror Glaze #205 Ultra Finishing Polish
    2 Cobra Microfiber Detailing Cloths, 16 x 16 inches
    2 Lake Country Orange Low Profile Light Cutting 5.5 inch Foam Pads

    #6 includes...
    16 oz. Mothers California Gold Car Wash
    16 oz. Mothers Reflections Advanced Car Wax
    16 oz. Mothers Reflections Advanced Top Coat
    16 oz. Mothers Reflections Advanced Spray Wax
    2 Poly Foam Wax Applicators
    2 Cobra Microfiber Towels, 16 x 16 inches

    #8 includes...
    1 Foamed Wool 6.5 inch Polishing/Buffing Pad
    2 CCS 5.5 Inch Orange Light Cutting Pads
    2 CCS 5.5 Inch White Polishing Pads
    1 CCS 5.5 Inch Red UltraSoft Wax/Sealant Pads
    3 Packs of Cobra Quik Clenz Pad Cleaner
    2 Cobra Arctic White Edgeless Microfiber Cloths, 16 x 16 inches

    As far as the interiors goes, I'm open to suggestions. The Corvette obviously has that horrible GM leather so whatever you think works well on that. The carpets and matts in both cars should need nothing other than VERY light treatment at most (might even just be able to vacuum) so reccommend something fairly light.

    THANKS GUYS!!!
     
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    The pad kit doesn't require a backing plate? I'd check that again because I've never heard of any CCS pads that don't need a backing plate to attach to.

    List looks good, I'd go to Target and get a couple packages of the orange Vroom MF towels, you can never have too many microfiber towels.

    I'd get some Leather Master's Leather Vital (small 8 oz bottle is around $15 or so, definitely worth it). After cleaning the leather, use a MF covered pad to apply Leather Vital 3-4 times, about 15 minutes apart. Should make a noticable difference.
     
  3. Perfect Speed

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    Yeah that was another kit I was planning on using originally and I just forgot to edit that part of the post.
     
  4. Run N. Gun

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    What Scott said. I think you have it all there.
     
  5. Perfect Speed

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    Just ordered it all with a NEW PC 7424 and kit listed here http://www.autogeek.net/hk7424.html

    Porter Cable 7424 & Pad Kit
    Just cuz I don't wanna give up the PC my buddy gave me on his whim, I'd rather have my own.

    It was $441.xx with 10% off (corvetteforums member discount) and free shipping.
     

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