How does this order sound?

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  1. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Ok, I've never done a professional style polish/wax/whole 9 yards. I've only ever done liquid wax by hand twice. I had my car painted about 5 months ago and I just got a PC 7424 and the car hasn't been waxed/buffed/anything yet so I want to get the good stuff to make the paint last but still look awesome at the same time.

    How does this order sound?

    1. Wash with Meguiar's NXT Gen. car wash. (when the time comes I'll clay bar while washing)
    2. Dry.
    3. Meguiar's Dual Action Cleaner/Polish with the PC for swirl removal etc.
    4. Clearkote Vanilla Moose w/ the PC
    5. Sealant (haven't decided what I want to use yet. Suggestions?)
    6. ClearKote Carnauba Moose Wax w/ the PC.
     
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    test it out and see how it goes.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd skip the sealant and just go with Carnauba Moose. It is pretty durable on its own. Apply one layer when you do the detail, then one more the next time you wash it.
     
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    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Alright, that would save me money. Any idea how shiny this combo would get my bright red car?
     
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    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Another quick question, if I use one of my pads with plastic polishing compound, even if I run it under water and get as much of it as I can out, should I avoid using that pad to wax a car?
     
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    1 product per pad is my rule. Definitely don't use a pad that was used for compounding to wax.

    Carnauba Moose on red:

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    wtf BMW is that?!
     
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    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    I hope my car looks that good. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Last question, this one's about pads. I know I need to use a white pad for the cleaner/polish but which color should I use for the glaze and moose? It looks like I should use the gray pad for the wax and the blue pad for the glaze. Is that right? Then my new order will end up being:

    1. Wash with Meguiar's NXT Gen. car wash. (when the time comes I'll clay bar while washing)
    2. Dry.
    3. Meguiar's Dual Action Cleaner/Polish with white pad.
    4. Clearkote Vanilla Moose with blue pad.
    5. ClearKote Carnauba Moose Wax with gray pad.
     
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    Pad colors don't mean squat, what is the cut of each pad? Different pad manufacturers use different colors.
     
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    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Oh ok, I thought they were all the same. I was looking at the Wolfgang curve edge pads on Autogeek. It says the black/gray pad is nonabrasive and the blue one is soft and good for applying thin layers. http://www.autogeek.net/curvededge.html
     
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    Would I get a better look if I replaced the Megs cleaner/polish with Optimum Poli-Seal and then put the Clearkote stuff on top of that or would I not get the best results doing that (not in terms of just shine but getting rid of swirls, etc.)?
     
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    If you want to use Poli-Seal, use it instead of Vanilla Moose, both have a similar cut (Poli-Seal has a slight edge) and top with Carnauba Moose. Use Vanilla Moose on your wheels, hard plastic trim, glass and chrome.
     
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    I don't have a huge desire to use it, but I'm getting a gallon of it for when I do people's car that don't want the full treatment and since it is a good all-in-one I wondered if it could be used in place of the Megs. I found a good deal on a gallon of the Megs stuff so I guess I'll go ahead and order that.
     

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