Question - new products for detail...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by TheLank, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. TheLank

    TheLank OT Supporter

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    I've read a bunch of the threads in this forum and went with some of the product recommendations found here. I've used Zaino forever, but want a deeper shine, so I thought I'd run my plans by you guys to make sure I'm on the right track.

    I got one of the Porter Cable DA kits from Autopia, a few extra pads and polish/wax from Excel Detail.

    Step 1 - wash/clean car
    Step 2 - clay bar
    Step 3 - Meguir's #82 for swirls, applied with DA - should I use the SFX1 or SFX2 pad for this?
    Step 4 - Vanilla Moose, applied with DA - use SFX2 or SFX 3 pad?
    Step 5 - Carnauba Moose, applied with DA, SFX3 pad

    I have microfiber towels to clean everything off as needed.

    Any additional thoughts? Car is a 2002 SS, light pewter metallic paint if that matters...

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. joed1228

    joed1228 New Member

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    You have the right products lined up. I'm pretty sure you'll like the shine alot more.

    With #82 you want to use a firm pad. Between the Porter Cable being so tame and the weak polish I would go with whichever of the two is a firmer pad.

    I don't know too much about those pads, I am used to these when I had my PC.
    http://topoftheline.com/7durvelpad.html
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Hard to say which pad to use without seeing your car, just use the least aggressive one that corrects the defects your paint has.
     
  4. TheLank

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    Ok - thanks for the input. The car is clean, no real defects (sits in the garage 90% of time, low miles, doesn't see rain, etc). The black top has some very minor swirl marks that I want to get out...but that's it.
     

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