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  1. lemans23

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    ...to buy a PC :woot:

    I want to buy one in a package with most of the pads I'll need. A few questions first:

    1. Be honest, can I actually DAMAGE the paint (not marr it, but actually burn it)?

    2. What sort of pads should I need?

    3. If I'm using it in volume (lots of cars here BLOW), what sort of polishes should I have on hand?

    4. Anything else I should know?

    Lookin to pick up the 7424 tonight online. Any and ALL help is appreciated.

    -Dave
     
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    What you posted looks good and everything, but I really am not in the market to spend over 200 dollars before shipping (my parents think that it's a waste of money, I saw screw that), so do you have any other ideas? :hs:
     
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    I got the Optimum kit that Scott posted.. my parents/brother/friends all laughed at me spending that much money on a polisher until they saw my car afterwards. :hsd:

    With the dual action PC you can't really damage the paint unless you try really hard to. Nothing even the worst novice should have to worry about.

    A light cutting pad, polishing pad, and finishing pad should be about all you need for bringing even heavily swirled cars with minor defects to perfection.
     
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    Other opinions? I wanna hear what Justin has to say :big grin:
     
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    :big grin: Didn't see that
     
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    you can easily burn the paint, start at low RPMs till you feel comfortable moving up.


    edit: rotary or orbital:confused:
     
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    Random orbital, PC 7424
     
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    Sorry guys, I found a better deal:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150044766109

    Local 1 day shipping = win.

    Now onto a package of pads, what should I get? I know I already asked, but I'm like a little kid (well I still am technically...) in a candy store, and I want to make sure I get the most Skittles for my quarter.
     
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    Don't use the pad that comes with it. The backing plate is not included either with what you are getting.
     
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    I will also be getting a PC later this month, or early next month. I want to move on to the professional grade polishes and waxes however. This stuff is better than Meguiars, right?
     
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    Meguiars 80 series professional polishes are excellent.
     
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    ^^ Where can I get those bastages for cheap? And Mr. Wax:

    Amount: $40.50 USD
    Subject: Detail products
    Note:1-Lake Country 6.5 white pad
    1-Lake Country 6.5 orange pad
    1-Lake Country 6.5 gray pad
    1-Lake Country 6 inch backing plate

    :big grin:
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Also, where can I get me some claybars for cheap? I hate buying the clay magic kits over and over again because I only need the clay itself.
     
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    Another question: what's a good local store that has decent detailing supplies? Autozone is okay and pepboys is more on the cleaner side. Is advanced auto parts decent? Where else should I look?

    Also, I use rain-x on my windows, but the shit gets wiped off with minimal wiper use. What should I use that lasts longer?
     
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    Anyone know where to get claybars for cheap? I only need the clay itself as I have a shitload of various lubes (I usually even clay it while washing).
     
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    I keep giving you answers but you keep missing them. :confused:
     
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    I'm sorry lol, I can't read. However, I did search on their site and I didn't see a distributor list :(
     
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    But about that rain-x....
     

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