Should I buy Meguiars 105 and 205?

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  1. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    I plan on applying the compound and polish and use NXT wax by hand, will this provide decent results on a lightly swirled car?

    Is there a good product to rid of the gunk under the side skits, wheel well, etc?
     
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    Just put a PC and be done with it. I used Meg's 105/205 with a PC last weekend and the results were wtf awesome. I have never even touched a buffer before, it was beyond easy to do.

    Though, if all you are looking to do it get rid of swirls, then you could probably just go with the 205.
     
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    You can get rid of swirls with #105 by hand but it will be a long day. Get a PC 7424XX and some pads, worthwhile investment if you are about to drop $70 on a polish and a compound.
     
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    thanks, i may get PC then...
     
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    This. You can buy a PC and some good pads kits from Autogeek in the 150-200 range. Figure you spend $300 total on a good set of pads, PC, 105/205, sealant, glaze, wax, and some proper supplies... You'll be set for a long time to do your own vehicle or two.
     
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    Agreed. PC purchase was the BEST purchase I've made for taking care of my cars. I love the results I get with it!
     
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    :werd: I just used 105/205 with my 7424 and the finish is damn amazing. Especially for a noob like me. I need to take some pictures it looks way better than the first time with the surf city stuff. 105/205 is very easy to use with a PC and gave me awesome results.
     
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    Werd, this is the kit that i picked up.

    http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-meguiars-kit.html
     
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    Q-tips dipped in denatured alcohol works well.
     
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    What about a soft/clean detailing brush? :x: Curious as to why you wouldn't use this?
     
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    Doesn't always works on hardened wax/polish residue. I don't think he's talking about residue from a recent wax job but stuff that has been there a long time.
     
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    Is that good for getting wax out of textured plastic trim pieces as well?
     
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    Yeah. An APC usually works too.
     
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    Well, you're exactly right (like usual). Yesterday, I detailed a 1977 Beetle with hardened, stubborn paste wax in every body seam imaginable. The detailing brush didn't even phase it. UGH

    I should have invested in some denatured alcohol. :uh:
     
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    I'm impressed with just the M205- clayed entire car and two passes; the swirls are alot better. :)
     
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    Did this with #105/205 using my Meguiars G110...

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    Proof if you don't believe that was done with a DA and not a rotary...

    [y]s51LHJrXAK4[/y]
     
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    :bigthumb: Pfft, I don't need proof, I know your work better than that. Nice video, though. Besides, I did something similar to a 1977 VW Beetle last weekend, it wasn't nearly as bad, but swirled.

    BTW - did that guy wash his car with steel wool? Seriously?! :rolleyes:
     
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    The dealer did that for him between the first time he looked at the car and when he picked it up.
     
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    ARRGH! Freakin' hacks! :uh:
     
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    wow... that shit is frightening. its a shame what some dealers do to cars.
     

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