Which PC kit + products?

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  1. Dan3S

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    http://www.autogeek.net/po.html

    about half way down theres different kits that have different products.

    I was looking at the one that comes with XMT intensive swirl remover. How are XMT's products? I hear Menzernas is pretty badass too. and Optimum too :run: :run:

    Which is best, most durable, easiest to work with, etc? Would I need anything else other then what is included in the kits? A final wax?
    Also I'd like something that sorta lasts a while in harsh conditions, if that is possible. Please reccomend all the shit I need to get.

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    NYM3 Is this teal life or is it....fanta-sea?

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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Optimum is what I'd go with. Excellent results and no dusting. Remember less is more with Optimum. 2-3 pea sized blobs of product is enough per section.
     
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    is there any coupon codes for that place or is that over :hs:
     
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    dadday was working for free shipping last week:hs:
     
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    hmm the optimum kit is looking pretty good, 32oz bottles :bowdown:

    Is the opti compound strong enough to take out scratches and whatever else on 12 year old beat up paint?

    Would I need any other products to get started other then whats included in the kit?


    And whats this i was reading about someone not liking optimum because its hard to tell if its even on or not? like its hard to see on the car or something?
     
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    Absolutely no way to know if OC is strong enough to remove the defects you want. So much is dependent on the severity of the defects, hardness of the paint, etc. Should be, but I can't guarantee it.

    The detailing EDU has a full product list.
     
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    FUCK the more I'm reading over on autopia the more im not sure if I want to get the optimum stuff. People are saying its not agressive enough, and its a pain in the ass and takes too long to work up.

    I'm trying to look at other products and I just dont know which would be best. I want somethign thats a good value, is easy to use, and is agressive enough to take out scratches and other serious defects. and I want it to last a long time.

    I keep reading but it isnt getting any clearer on which products are best.

    I dont have much money to waste so I dont want to get the optimum stuff and find out its not very good/too hard to use and then have to get some other stuff.

    Are these people that arnt getting results with the optimum just retards?
     
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    Oh, I've also got meguires fine and medium cut cleaners. Would they be more agressive than the optimum hyper compound? maybe I could use them if I didnt get results with the optimum.

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    i think one thing your running into reading autopia is that the proffesional detailers are always looking for the next best thing in auto car, the best shine etc etc. the optimum line came out like a year ago(?) or so and in that time alot more lines have come out and people have moved on to the next newest thing. I remember when the werkstatt line came out and that was what everyone had that and then it was Collinite waxes and now it seems its the menzerna line. its like trends in pop culture and fashion, always onto the next best thing.

    I love the optimum line, i chose it because i heard it was great for beginners and eventually after i run out of some of the stuff i probably would like to try other products too. Like im almost out of my PB EX w/c and after that i dont know if i want to try the Optimum Poli-seal because i love the other products or if i want to try the Werkstatt Acrylic Jett because everyone raves about that too

    sorry for the long post, hope it makes sense
     
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    okay that does make sense. People make stuff out to sound like complete shit, but its probably just fine. I just want something that works, and possibly something I can use on other peoples cars to make a bit of cash or at least pay for the PC and products :hs:
     
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    Porter Cable #7424 Orbital Polisher with wrench, foam pad/plate combo
    6" Velcro Pad Holder
    7.5" Lake Country VC Cutting Pad (oxidation and scratch removal)
    7.5" Lake Country VC Polishing Pad (swirl removal, polishing, one-step cleaner/waxes)
    7.5" Lake Country VC Finishing Pad (liquid or paste wax application)
    (2) 6" Terry Bonnets (removing polishes, waxes and cleaning glass, leather, vinyl)
    6" Flat Foam Polishing Pad (supports terry bonnets.. not shown in photo)
    4" Mini Foam Polishing Pad (polishing in/around constricted areas)
    4" Mini Foam Finishing Pad (applying waxes in/around constricted areas)
    4" Velcro Pad Holder (for 4" foam pads)
    #6 counter weight for 6.5" pads and up

    Porter Cable Polisher Package $195.95 $195.95
    Optimum Hyper Compound $15.95 $15.95
    Optimum Car Polish [remove] $13.95 $13.95
    Optimum Poli-Seal Wax [remove] $15.95 $15.95
    Optimum Opti-Seal [remove] $22.95 $22.95

    Subtotal: $264.75Shipping: $13.51*Tax: $0.00


    Total: $278.26

    so uhh, should I buy all that? Am I missing something important?
     
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    thanks, I just ordered everything up there :hs:
     
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    Looks like a good list to me. Not so sure you need the smaller 4" pads and backing plate and the terry bonnets. Usually the LC VC pads can get into most tight areas because the pads are curved. 4" pads are more used for correcting serious defects since the smaller pad allows the PC to cut faster.

    Poli and Opti Seal are and excellent two step process on paint that doesn't need a lot of correction.
     
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    oh okay. Well I figured I'd play with the little pads a good deal since I have a lot of scratches and shit, and also in tight areas where I dont want to get wax on the trim or something.

    Thanks for your help, be ready for when I actually get it and start using it :noes:
     
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    Do I need something to go over the poli seal, or is that + opti seal as shiny/good as its going to get?
     

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