inexpensive/easy to use supplies for first wash

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  1. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    what kind of supplies should i buy for a first time clean/wax for my car? i've been looking at the threads for a while but so far i've only seen recommendations for using a porter cable 7424 polishing machine, and expensive polish, etc, but it seems too costly and time consuming.
     
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    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    alright. i did some more research and came up with a product list:

    1) meguiars NXT car wash - $8
    2) meguiars quick clay detailing system - $10
    3) klasse all in one - $18
    4) klasse sealant glaze - $20
    5) s100 from harley davidson - free

    i chose the klasse all in one so i could work with a less drawn out process. all products are from autopia. how does this look for my first detail?
     
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    will i need the klasse sealant/glaze if i use s100?
     
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    The SG will last much longer than S100, but you don't necessarily need SG if you're willing to apply S100 every 4 - 6 weeks.

    If your car has light swirling, also look in to Meguiar's ScratchX. It's a light polish that is meant to be used by hand. Around $7 at Wal-Mart.
     
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    what's the purpose of using s100 if i already have SG?
     
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    What color is your car?

    S100 is a pure carnauba wax that will darken the paint and add some depth. You could try with just the SG, and if you want more, go get the S100. Synthetics and natural waxes have different looks.. some people like the synthetic by itself, some like to top with the carnauba.
     
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    SG can be kind of finicky to use. If you want the same look but with greater ease of use, Poorboy's EX-P will work great.
     
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    i think i got all this detailing figured out. can i replace klasse SG with poorboy's polish with carnauba?

    my car is black.
     
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    PwC would be a replacement for AIO. EX or EX-P would be a replacement for SG.

    To make sure you're still confused ( ;) )...The Autoglym "twins", Super Resin Polish and Extra Gloss Protection, on Autopia are also pretty nice. They're the British equivalent of the Klasse twins. I've had em on my car since the fall.. I found em pretty easy to use.
     
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    alright after some more research i came up with another list.

    1) meguiars NXT car wash - $8
    2) meguiars quick clay detailing system - $10
    3) meguiars #83 dual action cleaner/polisher - $20
    3) klasse all in one - $18
    4) s100 from harley davidson - free

    gonna have to get the SG later. so will all these products work together?
     
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    #83 is a bear to work by hand, IMHO. And on black you may need another step between it and AIO.

    If you wanna try it out, I can send you a small 4oz or so bottle of it.
     
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    instead of getting DACP i decided to go with SSR 2.5. will the SSR 2.5 be good enough by itself? ive read most people use the 2.5 with 1.0
     
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    Don't know much about the SSR's, except that they are supposed to be sun friendly while the Meguiar's polishes are not. I think that working by hand that you'll want to have a mild polish after the SSR 2.5 though, especially if you are trying for a swirl free finish on black (which isn't very forgiving).
     
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    You can go straight from SSR2.5 to AIO. Make sure you work 2.5 until it clears out, that way you know all the abrasives have broken down. The SSRs are really nice polishes, btw. Very user friendly. :)

    SSR2.5>AIO>S100 will leave you with a very nice finish. If you want a more durable wax, get a bottle of Collinite 845. That stuff is practically bulletproof and according to those on Autopia who have used it, the look is very similar to S100 and #16. I have a bottle of the 870 which has some cleaners in it but still very durable. Really nice look too.

    The Paste version of NXT Tech Wax is also very nice over AIO and will noticably darken the paint.
     

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