White car, help with products

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  1. Alex Roundhouse

    Alex Roundhouse New Member

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    I'd like to get some advice on some good products to help my white car stay looking good. I've been researching products and will probably pick up a PC, since it seems easy to use and less of a back breaker. Help me with some polishes and finishers, waxes etc. I was thinking the vanilla moose glaze and possibly picking up some S100, probably some Meg's DACP.
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Its not products its prep. What is your end goal and what is your budget?
     
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    DACP and Vanilla Moose should prep the paint well enough that pretty much anything will look good over it. S100 is a good choice, so is Carnauba Moose, which is also more durable.
     
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    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    yup ive used #80 on my white car, ready for LSP

    megs #16 is a good durable wax, i only like to use it on white though.
    find it seems to numb metallic cars

    here is my gf car i did

    some cobwebbing
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    and then went over 2 x SSR 2.5, with 2 x #21 and topped with #16
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    only thing i dont like about 2.5 is the dusting
     
  5. Alex Roundhouse

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    nice looks really good. I don't really have a budget just wanted to try some new products out and get a little more into detailing other than the basic stuff I already do to my car. Also doing my fiance's car soon too and she has some bad cobwebbing. Thanks for the help, also when I purchase a PC does it come with instructions on using proper speeds for different products or is it a learning experience? How about the different pads? Are using them pretty self explanitory?
     
  6. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I can write you something up later if you like but there are a lot of good links already here just search.

    Rule of thumb for me is that if you are applying a glaze, wax, or sealer use the PC around 3-4.5

    If you are using it to polish or compound start out at 4 until the product spreads and then kick it to 6. You are not going to cause damage with a PC unless you drop it on the vehicle.

    I would recomend that you get yourself:

    A good carwash soap
    A few good mits
    Quality MF's
    A compound
    A polish
    A sealant
    A wax
    Pads for the PC

    If you want me to post links to the specific products I suggest I can do that also, just ask.

    Go to Autopia.org ignore most of the jackasses there and read the forums, it will give you a lot of information.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Dusting with 2.5?? Dust on that is minimal. Try using some of the 3M products if you want to talk about dusting lord.
     
  8. Alex Roundhouse

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    I have all of the detailing supplies, just wanted to see what you guys thought about some new products and I'll be new to the Porter Cable. Thanks for alll the help!
     
  9. Buck-O

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    #80
    Vanilla Moose
    S100

    Would make a killer combo.
    VM topped with a good carnuba will leave teh paint looking like it just came out of the gun.
    I also like Porrboys EX on White. Really give a good glow, shine, and good durability.
     
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    Same with Menzerna. Killer polishes, lots of dust.
     
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    im really liking pinnacle signature on my white car
     
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    On my sisters white 325i, I used #80, S100 SEC topped with S100 and it was awesome.
     
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    Huh, the only one that I have found that dusts a shit load is PG.

    Ive never been able to get that shit to work right, it always gums up too fast.
     

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