How much time in between each product?

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  1. poetic_hustla

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    Hey guys, after months of reading the forum and gathering information I am finally ready to try detailing my car (Black Infiniti I35). How much time do I give in between each different product? Here is what I plan on doing:

    wash car
    clay
    optimum compound
    optimum polish
    2 layers of NXT 2.0
    1 layer of s100

    I plan on doing all this by hand, although the thought of purchasing a pc does sound nice. The only thing that I have heard is that I should wait approx 24 hours between the nxt and the s100. Is that about right? Also.. does my plan sound good, or am I missing any important steps/products?

    Thanks!
     
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    You can do two thin layers of NXT one right after the other...and you may find you like the look enough not to bother with S100. If you still want to use it, wait a full 24 hours.

    No idea what your car exactly needs but wash/clay/polish/protect is the order you do it.

    Instead of a PC, I'd learn how to use a rotary with a black G35. The paint is really soft and the PC can leave buffer haze while when used right, the rotary finishes down crystal clear.
     
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    thanks scott. Where can i pick up a rotary from? I am going to experiment on my car, and if I dont get good results.. im coming straight down to dallas!
     
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    I got my Makita 9226C on ebay, it was the best price I could find at the time...just watch out for shipping rates with some sellers
     
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    I looked up the makita on autopia and it got some good reviews, what exactly is a good price? Its on amazon for 170 and a refurbished one is going for about 140 at http://www.cpomakita.com/sanders_and_polishers/polishers/9227c-r.html

    and what pads would I need? I remember reading about it on here so I'll look it up as well
     
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    Pakshak has the Dewalt on sale for $199.
     
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    Scott, I was reading that the Dewalt is not for a beginner. What do you think?
     
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    Wait at least a month between products and make sure the clear coat is covered in mud to it accelerates the cureing process.
     
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    ahh, i knew the mud was important for a reason.. I just couldnt remember what. Thanks for the great advice :ugh2:
     
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    so after doing some searching I've come up with this as far as pads go.. correct me if i'm wrong.

    optimum compound - orange lake country CCS pad
    optimum polish - white lake country ccs pad
    wax - blue lake country ccs pad

    Im actually quite hesitant to start out with a rotary, and am thinking of just sticking to a pc until I am confident enough to use a rotary
     
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