Ordering a PC soon, and I need some pads..

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  1. StealthMode

    StealthMode Active Member

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    Well, I just moved and I now have a garage, which means I can finally work on my car when I need to, and no more hardwater spots from the sprinklers! So I will be putting in an order for a PC finally. Now I need some pad recomendations...
    So I have a couple options, I can get the Meguiars pads local, or order some, I noticed ExcelDetail has a Propel v2 pad kit, 4 pads for $35. And then of course, Lake Country pads, and what not.. This will be my first PC, so I just need a good starter kit.
    I have a black 02 Jetta, so I am thinking of picking up some OC & OP as well, or just get som Megs #80 an #83. Not sure yet...

    Also, which seems to work better, the Optimum Rinsless Carwash, or QEW?
     
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    That second one looks real nice.. Looks like everything I could possibly need! Are these the pads that you can flip over and use again? I think I remember you mentioning something about that in a previous thread.
     
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    Yep.
    It's like two pads in one. I do half of a car with one side, flip it over and do the rest. They line up perfectly and do not worry, the center has NEVER hit anything.
     
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    Cool. I was just thinking, I could order the first kit you mentioned, and then order the PC from costaltool for $120, an save $40... Or would shipping be cheaper to order the kit than the PC separately?
     
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    Hmm...forgot about that kit.. The duffle bag would be nice, but I already have NXT wax, and swirl remover, and #34.
    Whats the difference between the 7336 and 7424?

    I spose I could get kit #2 and just buy the maroon cutting pad locall and be set. They carry the full mirror glaze line as well, so I could pick up some #83 and whatever else I needed.
     
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    both great products, but the difference is that QEW is simply a wash.
    optimum has plymers that offer some protection, slickness and gloss..

    optimum can also be diluted to become a quick detailer or clay lube.
     
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    Optimum No Rinse is noticably better than QEW.

    I'd get both Propel and Meguiars pads, see which ones you like best, or maybe you will like the finishing pads of one company, the polishing pads of another, etc.
     
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    Hmm, decisions decisions.... I could run to Lowes and pick up the PC, then run to my local paint supply store and grab the Megs pads and polishes and call it a day for roughly the same price as ordering a kit + shipping...

    Is it just the counterweight difference between the 7336 and the 7424? And what difference does it make really?
     
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    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    Yes, the main difference (at least of what you should care) between the 7336 and the 7424 is the counter weight.

    7336 = 6" CW, Sander/polisher
    7424 = 4" CW, buffer

    I bought the 7336, and used the included 6" adhesive backing plate for sanding discs, some hot glue, and a sheet of industrial velcro from a craft shop, and made my own backing plate. Has yet to ever let me down. But ill probibly be getting a new one in the next month when i order my next set of pads, "just because".
     
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    Thats the kit I have been eyeing the most. Undecided what I am going to do though.
     
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    i'll get mine on friday gonna try to use it this weekend or next on my car...

    i think i'll have to order a 6" backing plate seperate (not sure if it comes with one)

    everything i've read says that with a 5" backing plate u can use a 5.5 " pad and with a 6 inch u can use a 6.5" pad.

    i have some of the meguiars stuff which i'm going to finish up using b4 i break open the optimum stuff

    i may use the optimum stuff on my wife's black jetta since it STILL needs some work...
     
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    My Jetta needs a lot of work. It looks like someone dried it with 600 gritt sandpaper in the right light...
    I'm partially leaning towards ordering the pc from costal tool, and buying meguiars pads locally... But that depends on how much they are, so I might just get a different pad kit. We'll see, going to compare prices later, then I can make up my mind! The Edge pads are a little bit for me to swallow at the moment, especially since I am not doing this every day.
     
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    I'd get this guy http://www.autogeek.net/hk7424.html and then whatever polishes you want. I like the LC pads, they're only one sided but when you clean them well they'll last a while.
     
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    Good point. I can always order another cutting pad if I need to as well. Looks like my best bet for now.
     
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    VW? I'd definitely consider at least one cutting pad, your paint is as hard as a rock.
     
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    So I have heard....:sad2: But thats ok, I can practice on my g/f's Taurus ;)

    I can pick up a Megs burgandy cutting pad here in town. Sound good?
     
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    Ok, I think I have it down now... well, at least down to two kits..

    Either the Optimum & PC kit, or just the Pad and PC kit. Either way I will buy cutting pad with either kit I get, I just need to decide between having extra pads and buying Megs polishes locally, oor, just get the Optimum kit and call it a day. Theres about a $50 difference, but after I buy more prduct, I will even out I think.
    So I guess it comes down to, Megs, or Optimum for my hard (black) VDub paint, Scott? Justin? :x:
     
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    That pc/pad kit should come with two orange lc's and one yellow. The oranges work pretty well on my Audi (hard vw paint) with Hyper Compound. The yellow is even more aggressive. I would think you'd be alright with whats there. Just my $.02.
     
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    Thanks, good to know.
    So, is the consensus (sp?) the Optimum kit?
     
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    I'd get the Optimum kit and maybe snag a burgandy cutting pad or two from your local Meguiars distibutor too.
     
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    Buck, isnt that a #5 CW with the 7424?????
     
  25. Buck-O

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    DOH!

    Yes, im sorry Patrick...it is a 5"...my bad.


    *hides in shame*
     

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