Detailing a black 350z this weekend, need a new product

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    dan avoN7 New Member

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    I am detailing our shop 350z this weekend, this car is long overdue for a detail.

    For my car I usually do the following
    wash and clay
    opt. polish applied by porter cable with orange light cut pad
    poorboys sealant by porter cable with white polishing pad
    clearkote moose wax by porter cable with finishing pad

    This works well as I maintain my car and the swirls are never that bad. However the 350Z will require a more aggressive product before the optimum polish as the swirls are pretty deep.

    Would you guys recommend I get the Optimum Compound or is there another product that would work well for this initial swirl removal stage? I only have a porter cable so I'm not sure how aggressive I can go and still have the product break down. And should I also get a yellow cutting pad to use with the product?

    If you have any advice please let me know! Thanks! Also I will be ordering from Exceldetail.com so the product has to be available through their site :)
     
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    a picture to show how bad the swirls are

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    and no lighting ftw! hides the swirls :)
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    dan avoN7 New Member

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    Just ordered the Opt. Compound and a new cutting pad and finishing pad.

    Exceldetail.com is awesome!

    I'll be sure to post some before and after shots later this weekend. hopefully I can get the swirls out :)
     
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    Bryan (VaSupershine on Autopia) says he can cut most swirls using Optimum Polish, wool pad and a rotary, switch to a polishing and then a finishing pad without deviating from OP.

    OC and a cutting pad will do pretty well with a PC but it may leave some marring that you will have to polish out with OP and a polishing pad.
     
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    Yea I expect the opt. compound to leave a bit of marring because it is so much more aggressive. won't be a problem as I need something strong to get the light scratches/swirls out of the paint.

    So after OC, move on to OP with the light cutting pad and then also use OP again with a polishing pad?

    After that would you recommend I use the sealant or just skip that and finish the car off with the Clearkote Moose Wax by finishing pad.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Jet black? I'd go with Carnauba Moose.

    You can use OP with a light cutting, polish and finishing pad.
     

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