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Old 05-05-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a good source for detailing products (i.e., clay bars, Klasse, Lexol, Poor Boy, etc) in BC? I have been mail ordering from EShine in Toronto and would prefer something closer to home. Thanks -- Dan
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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are u looking for pro detailing product?
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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Eshine is good. I've not ordered from them, since in the last while, the exchange rates have been great, but am about to make the first order. I have ordered from carcaresmart.com and they used to allow local pickup from Crystal Mall, but does not appear to anymore.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:23 PM   #4
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are u looking for pro detailing product?
I do tend to use good/pro(?) product but I am not in the business. For the amount of time I invest in the detailing process, I figure it is worth using the good stuff... -- Dan
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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I would like to know as well.. i need mo po boy
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:31 PM   #6
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KMS Tools had a sweet 7" Makita buffer/polisher on sale for $199.
Looks like House of Tools has the same one on for $249.

http://www.houseoftools.com/product....252&catid=2160

I didn't buy it because I wasn't sure if it would be easy to find the buffs and stuff for it. The KMS guys weren't terribly helpful anyway, which left me thinking it's best to go to a proper detail shop.

On that note, this is a new RS sponsor that caught my attention.
http://www.icanpolish.com//

The guy is pretty helpful, and quite knowledgable. Plus they carry some nice products.


edit: I can't forget these guys either.
http://www.autowerkesexclusive.com/
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:26 PM   #7
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nevermind.

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Old 05-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #8
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your lots options from CT
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #9
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Hypa -

Those are good links, thanks.

The Makita polisher would probably be a good machine in the right hands. I am more comfortable using a random orbital polisher (Porter Cable) which is less prone to burn. -- Dan
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #10
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canadian tire? are you kidding me? that's mostly the very bottom level of detailing products there. however, i do get the odd find - megs DACP there.. lol
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:38 PM   #11
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canadian tire? are you kidding me? that's mostly the very bottom level of detailing products there. however, i do get the odd find - megs DACP there.. lol
Actually, I do stock up on some detailing products at Canadian Tire when they inevitably go on sale for example, Meguiars Gold Class Car Wash, Stoner Invisible Glass and Aerospace 303 Protectant. -- Dan
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:39 PM   #12
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On that note, this is a new RS sponsor that caught my attention.
http://www.icanpolish.com//

The guy is pretty helpful, and quite knowledgable. Plus they carry some nice products.
Thanks for the link Hypa. I'll be ordering from these guys instead, as I am putting together a group order for a coupla guys at work. And thanks for the tip about the Makita. I've been meaning to pick up a rotary for some time now (I have a PC 7424), and that Makita is looking mighty attractive.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:47 PM   #13
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Thanks for the link Hypa. I'll be ordering from these guys instead, as I am putting together a group order for a coupla guys at work. And thanks for the tip about the Makita. I've been meaning to pick up a rotary for some time now (I have a PC 7424), and that Makita is looking mighty attractive.
I need some claybars, can I join your group buy?
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:56 PM   #14
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I need some claybars, can I join your group buy?
It's your call, as I don't plan to deliver this stuff. You can also just buy stuff from KMS tools if you're just after a clay bar. I've used the blue bar there, and it's the same as the clay magic blue, and the pricing is reasonable.

If you still want to, then PM me and we can arrange something.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #15
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your lots options from CT
Oddly enough, I'm basing my orbital purchase on what I can get at CT on a sunday morning. They have 5" velcro buffs? I'm buying a 5" orbital.


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Hypa -

Those are good links, thanks.

The Makita polisher would probably be a good machine in the right hands. I am more comfortable using a random orbital polisher (Porter Cable) which is less prone to burn. -- Dan
I've been eyeing up that Porter unit, as I've used one before and they're great. The Makita is nice though because I can use it as a DA sander when it comes to bodywork.

It's heavy though, as in the wrong hands could very well burn paint. Especially the paper thin Subaru paint.

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canadian tire? are you kidding me? that's mostly the very bottom level of detailing products there. however, i do get the odd find - megs DACP there.. lol
CT surprises me sometimes.
Like, they actually carry the Porter Cable orbital at the White Rock location, and it's cheap!

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Thanks for the link Hypa. I'll be ordering from these guys instead, as I am putting together a group order for a coupla guys at work. And thanks for the tip about the Makita. I've been meaning to pick up a rotary for some time now (I have a PC 7424), and that Makita is looking mighty attractive.
No worries man.


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You can also just buy stuff from KMS tools if you're just after a clay bar. I've used the blue bar there, and it's the same as the clay magic blue, and the pricing is reasonable.
Good info.
I never even thought of hitting up KMS for some claybar. I'll have to pick some up when I head out to buy that Makita.

No worries, they have lots in stock.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #16
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Actually, I do stock up on some detailing products at Canadian Tire when they inevitably go on sale for example, Meguiars Gold Class Car Wash, Stoner Invisible Glass and Aerospace 303 Protectant. -- Dan
For Stoners, checkout Costco. Pack of 6 for dirt cheap IIRC
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:04 PM   #17
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And how much are the claybars @ KMS? I have two containers of Riccardo's but doesnt hurt to buy more
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:15 PM   #18
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I seem to recall it being a very good value. It's a big bar (like 8 oz or more, but I'd have to check at home. I think it was $24 at the time. They also have the red bars, which is for overspray (more aggressive and will scratch your paint).
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:44 AM   #19
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+1 for icanpolish.com

I also order a lot of products from http://www.rockymountainclassiccars....m_car_care.htm

they are in Alberta, but ship stuff very promptly and very good customer service.
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I pick up a lot of stuff at KMS the have AutoGlym and some higher end Meguires stuff.... only problem is whoever does the ordering at that store is horrible as it's very hit or miss if they have ANY thing in stock. And yes I too have been eying the Makita polisher for months, it's been on sale at $199 for a long time.
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I love the Makita polisher as that is what I use. at $199, thats a steal.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:38 AM   #22
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For Stoners, checkout Costco. Pack of 6 for dirt cheap IIRC
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whoever does the ordering at that store is horrible as it's very hit or miss if they have ANY thing in stock.
Buddy, I walked in there and the damn place was nearly empty. Lots of customers, but virtually no stock. The bodyshop area looked like it was the victim of a riot, as whatever was left was a mess.

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I love the Makita polisher as that is what I use. at $199, thats a steal.
That settles it.
Hopefully I'll be able to head out there later today.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:01 PM   #23
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Costco only carries invisible glass of the Stoners line, nothing else. For glass, I actually prefer Eagle One 20/20. Don't even know if they make it anymore, as I bought a huge stash the last time it was on sale, and now that I use PIAA wiper blades, I rarely have to clean my windshield for water to bead, besides washing the car.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:08 AM   #24
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That settles it.
Hopefully I'll be able to head out there later today.
you will enjoy the makita ! I picked up mine for over $250.
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