Detail & Review

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This will be a short write up. This mainly a review two products that are main staples in my business now. I've been looking for a system that will both benefit me and my customers when it comes to my wash/wax packages. I truly believe that in order to get the durability and look out of any wax/sealant, you must clean the paint. Then comes the time and cost of polishing. This is where an All-in-One comes in. One of the myths is that an AIO will not last as long as a stand alone LSP. I too have seen this. The solution? Lock in the protection with a product that will even give more protection. This takes care of the customer, but what about the detailer? The application system needs to be fast and efficient.

    Here's is what I've came up with........

    I can wash and vacuum almost any bi-weekly SUV in less than one hour. My goal was to add only 25 more minutes for a DURABLE protection session.

    The Tools
    (Cyclo Polisher with EDGE2K Green/White Combo Pads)

    The Chemicals
    (Poorboy's Polish with Sealant & Optimum's Opti-Seal)
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    First I polish the entire vehicle with PwS. This includes all glass and roof. I do the entire vehicle first before removing in the same matter of application. I do use a damp MF towel to clean my pads with half way through this process. I simply fold to towel over and place it on my tailgate. I then push the Cyclo and pads onto the towel and turn the machine on.

    After removing the PwS, I flip the pads over to the white sides. I spray one pump of Opti-Seal (OS) onto each pad. I then place the pads onto the hood and while in place, turn the machine on. I'm just loading (priming) the pad here. I then use 2-3 sprays to finish the vehicle with. This includes the roof. I then take one of the pads off and protect the wheels. Just because you can't feel the dampness of the OS on the pads does not me that it's not there. Remember, there is no removal of Opti-Seal. It simply vanishes if done correctly.

    Here are two that I did about 2 weeks ago. I saw them today after a rain and it looked like they had just been washed.

    The cleaning power of Poorboy's Polish with Sealant.
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    Did I mention how well the glass looked?
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Interesting method! Never thought of applying OS using my Cyclo. I may have to get some more of the green/white combo pads and try it out. PwS is a pretty decent product and OS has a very wet look. Pretty durable too, I now have several vehicles in the 5 month range now and holding up.
     
  3. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    The vehicles look great Justin. Man I'm gonna have to try the OS with the PC or Cyclo now! I've been doing a lot of vehicles with the OS lately, I'm very happy with the look and feel it gives.
     
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    To me, using a machine to apply OS makes for a more even coat. You can do the glass and trim too in record time!
     
  5. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    The cars look awesome, Justin. Nice consistent shine. And now using a PC/Cyclo for OS makes more sense to me. I think the key to OS is really working it into the paint and a PC would certainly help do that.
     
  6. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Nice, but that is not an 06 Explorer ;) That is the 02 - 05 bodystyle :)
     
  7. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Ok ok.............does it make a difference with the detail?
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Yes, yes it does :squint:



    :mamoru:I was just pointing it out :dunno:
     
  9. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    SOrry bro. It just reminded me of something that would be posted at Autopia. Just caught me at the wrong time of the month I think!!!

    All's good!
     
  10. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    :rofl:

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