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Old 01-05-2008, 11:15 PM   #101
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The porter cable is a great investment, it will definitely give you better results. is it worth it I guess it all depends on what you need to do.
i just wanna up keep the paint on my car, i always used to just wash it, but now that im older i want to keep the car and keep it looking clean and presentable
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:17 PM   #102
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what is the condition of the paint, do you have swirls etc?
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:33 PM   #103
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its fairly mint. i havent notice swirl marks, also the car is silver not sure if that makes a difference
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:36 PM   #104
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its fairly mint. i havent notice swidirl marks, also the car is silver not sure if that makes a difference
I see you can always do this by hand first and then move to a PC if you want more.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:38 AM   #105
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what do you currently have (polishes) if any?

will you be using a Porter Cable or a machine?

I currently have the mothers step 2 haze and sealer (I think). Also, what will help with scratches, or am I screwed on that part? I do everything by hand, so what do you think I should use? If I were to get a porter cable or machine what should I get? Thanks.



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Old 01-06-2008, 09:41 AM   #106
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I currently have the mothers step 2 haze and sealer (I think). Also, what will help with scratches, or am I screwed on that part? I do everything by hand, so what do you think I should use? If I were to get a porter cable or machine what should I get? Thanks.



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Justin,

If you were to get a PC I would suggest some lake country ccs pads and Menzerna's starter kit or Menzerna Ultimate kit.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...ROD&ProdID=205
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:13 PM   #107
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What porter cable do you recommend? I don't mind spending the extra cash. I want something that will be able to take out imperfections as well as wax and polish? Thanks a ton!


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Old 01-06-2008, 10:35 PM   #108
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there is really only one PC I would recommend...
http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...WPROD&ProdID=3

the one above matched up with a backing plate, 6.5 inch pads, counter weight.

They are all the same it just depends on what you want to get with it.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:06 PM   #109
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We got some warm weather here today so I decided to experiment with my new porter cable and adams detailing supplies.
I washed, clayed the whole car
I used porter cable with orange pad with the adams haze and swirl remover
Next I used the white pad with the adams revive polish
Then I gave it a coat of adams Buttery wax with the gray finishing pad
It came out really well, look at the before and after pics, any advice or tips are appreciated.
BEFORE: you can see how swirled and scratched the paint is




And heres a few after shots:





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Old 01-07-2008, 05:26 PM   #110
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jryan87,

thanks for sharing that looks great!!!!!
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:03 PM   #111
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What wash sponge/mitt and wash soap would you recommend to create the most gentile wash with the least chance of getting swirls? like what works well together
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:18 PM   #112
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What wash sponge/mitt and wash soap would you recommend to create the most gentile wash with the least chance of getting swirls? like what works well together
I use this one the Shmitt:

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...PROD&ProdID=12
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:22 PM   #113
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I have one of those, And my stupid dog at it...lol. She is obsessed with the car wash sponges for some reason. What soap would you recommend that would work well with the schmitt?
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:26 PM   #114
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I have one of those, And my stupid dog at it...lol. She is obsessed with the car wash sponges for some reason. What soap would you recommend that would work well with the schmitt?
what i do is I put some Adam's car wash on the mitt itself and then put some in the bucket, this will create a ton of suds (if you desire that)

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Old 01-09-2008, 02:49 PM   #115
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what i do is I put some Adam's car wash on the mitt itself and then put some in the bucket, this will create a ton of suds (if you desire that)

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...PROD&ProdID=49

Ok cool and that should help in preventing swirl marks right?
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yes it will help lessen swirl marks.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:01 PM   #117
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I'm thinking about buying the 6" electrical orbital buffer at sears. Do you think that this will be more beneficial in getting rid of swirl marks than doing it by hand?
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I'm thinking about buying the 6" electrical orbital buffer at sears. Do you think that this will be more beneficial in getting rid of swirl marks than doing it by hand?
I would spend a bit more to get yourself into a Porter Cable:

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the orbital buffer from Sears is only 40, will this still help with removing swirl marks?
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the orbital buffer from Sears is only 40, will this still help with removing swirl marks?
it will not remove swirls..you can apply wax with it though.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:29 PM   #122
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i have alot of carbon fiber on my car. what do you recommend for upkeep, cleaning, and waxing? is there any carbon specific products?
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i have alot of carbon fiber on my car. what do you recommend for upkeep, cleaning, and waxing? is there any carbon specific products?
If there is clear coat on it which I'm sure there is treat it like any painted surface.

You can use Menzerna Polishes/Adam's Polishes/Einszett Etc...

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If there is clear coat on it which I'm sure there is treat it like any painted surface.

You can use Menzerna Polishes/Adam's Polishes/Einszett Etc...

Polishes:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...ATS&Category=2

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i checked those out and im sorry if you've already posted it before, but what products would you suggest as somewhat of a "starter kit"? I have a PC unit already, and a random assortment of pads and products, but I kind of want to just start over with new materials that would be better recommended by a professional like you then myself of whoever is at the local paint shop
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i checked those out and im sorry if you've already posted it before, but what products would you suggest as somewhat of a "starter kit"? I have a PC unit already, and a random assortment of pads and products, but I kind of want to just start over with new materials that would be better recommended by a professional like you then myself of whoever is at the local paint shop
what color is your car and what type of work needs to be done, regular up keep or a full paint correction?
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