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Old 04-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #1181
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I like Duragloss #271. It's very durable and at 8 bucks it's worth a shot.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #1182
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I found another kit, same price, but lets me choose 6 pads. I'm going to get an orange, 2 whites, 2 greens and a red. I've never used a machine for anything so I'll likely not use the orange pad my first time out. The white and greens seem like good all around 'starter' pads and I can always buy more later on.
Pugga,

I'd also recommend getting the orange pads. They work very well with a compound... capable of removing swirls and scratches, but not overly abrasive.
I'd hit your truck with ultimate compound/orange pad then follow with ultimate polish/white pad.

My process, which gives me fantastic results:

wash
dry
de-tar (Tarminator)
de-ironize (Iron-x)
clay bar
orange pad w/ Optimum compound
white pad w/ Optimum polish
Collinite 845 liquid wax

If you have any questions or need help, I'm 25 mins west of Boston.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #1183
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Pugga,

I'd also recommend getting the orange pads. They work very well with a compound... capable of removing swirls and scratches, but not overly abrasive.
I'd hit your truck with ultimate compound/orange pad then follow with ultimate polish/white pad.

My process, which gives me fantastic results:

wash
dry
de-tar (Tarminator)
de-ironize (Iron-x)
clay bar
orange pad w/ Optimum compound
white pad w/ Optimum polish
Collinite 845 liquid wax

If you have any questions or need help, I'm 25 mins west of Boston.
Awesome, thanks! I didn't end up getting the orange pad, I only went down as far as white pads, I chickened out I will try that Iron-X stuff though because I constantly get those orange spots all over the truck.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #1185
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Picked up some goodies today:
Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax (soap)
Meguiar's Professional Swirl Remover 2.0
Meguiar's Hi-Tech Yellow Wax No. 26
Meguiar's Quik Wax
Meguiar's Interior Detailer Wipes

These will add to the clay bar kit, Meguiar's Ultimate Compound and NXT Tech Wax that I was using last year. I was using Mother's soap but will try Meg's this year.

The polisher comes on Tuesday so then I'll just be waiting until I get a nice weekend to get the truck looking good

I did this whole process last year but did everything by hand and it took between 10 - 12 hours. I'm hoping the machine will shorten the process a bit.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #1186
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Was wondering what's a good wheel cleaner? And also what do you use to clean the wheel wells? And keep them black do detainers just spray tire shine to make it nice and black including frame any relays are helpfull looking for what detainers use thanks
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Was wondering what's a good wheel cleaner? And also what do you use to clean the wheel wells? And keep them black do detainers just spray tire shine to make it nice and black including frame any relays are helpfull looking for what detainers use thanks
Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner is a good weekly wheel and wheel well cleaner. If your wheels need a deeper cleaning, then a product like Sonax Full Effect would work better with less effort. As far as dressing the wheel wells I like Adams Invisible Undercarriage Spray.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:50 AM   #1188
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I used the black turtle wax spray for black vechiles only and good golly Im happy with the results



That is one BAD ASS looking truck my man.... what tint do you have on the windows % wise?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:54 AM   #1189
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Is there any harm in using the Meguiar's compound and waxes with the Porter Cable 7424xp on a set of sport bike plastics with the factory decals still on them? Should I just stick to doing the bike by hand?
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Is there any harm in using the Meguiar's compound and waxes with the Porter Cable 7424xp on a set of sport bike plastics with the factory decals still on them? Should I just stick to doing the bike by hand?
You can do it but you need to tape the edges of the decals so you don't lift the edges with the machine. Also a set of 3 or 4 in. pads would make the job a lot easier than trying to use 5 or 6in. pads.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #1191
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You can do it but you need to tape the edges of the decals so you don't lift the edges with the machine. Also a set of 3 or 4 in. pads would make the job a lot easier than trying to use 5 or 6in. pads.
Good to know. I'll probably stick to doing the bike by hand. There are decals all over the place so it'd take me longer to tape them off than it'd take to just do it by hand. Bike doesn't need a lot of love anyways, it's a fair weather machine and garage kept
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would that polish help with some spider webbing black vehicle?
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I used the black turtle wax spray for black vechiles only and good golly Im happy with the results



does it help hide spider webbing?
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Whats everyones opinions on adding a wax on top of a sealant?
Waste of money?
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #1195
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Whats everyones opinions on adding a wax on top of a sealant?
Waste of money?
Not in my opinion, no. It adds durability to the sealant and can improve depth as well.
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Whats everyones opinions on adding a wax on top of a sealant?
Waste of money?
I always top a sealant on black paint. Just make sure you use a finishing wax with no cleaners. Otherwise you will be removing the bottom layer.
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I always top a sealant on black paint. Just make sure you use a finishing wax with no cleaners. Otherwise you will be removing the bottom layer.
Not many pure waxes left out there with no cleaners. And carnauba wax can get expensive. Was going to use collinite 845 but that has some type of cleaner in it too.

What are you guys using to top?
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Not many pure waxes left out there with no cleaners. And carnauba wax can get expensive. Was going to use collinite 845 but that has some type of cleaner in it too.

What are you guys using to top?
You can top with 845. Ive done it multiple times. Right now I use Adams Americana and I know Tom recommends Pinnacle Liquid Souveran as well.
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You can top with 845. Ive done it multiple times. Right now I use Adams Americana and I know Tom recommends Pinnacle Liquid Souveran as well.
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I like the Liquid Souveran on light colors. Dark colors I started to use Dodo Juice Purple Haze and I like the look on black. For a long lasting topper to get me through the winter I use Wolfgang Fuzion. If you want a short term wax that will give you a very deep shine with a dreamy look I would recommend Souveran paste wax.

The truth is that there are a lot of waxes to do the job and do it well. For a low cost solution either P21S or Poor Boys Natty Red will make your daily driver look great and not break the bank.

Always buy the wax when it is on sale. Sooner or later it will go on sale at Autogeek.
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I like the Liquid Souveran on light colors. Dark colors I started to use Dodo Juice Purple Haze and I like the look on black. For a long lasting topper to get me through the winter I use Wolfgang Fuzion. If you want a short term wax that will give you a very deep shine with a dreamy look I would recommend Souveran paste wax.

The truth is that there are a lot of waxes to do the job and do it well. For a low cost solution either P21S or Poor Boys Natty Red will make your daily driver look great and not break the bank.

Always buy the wax when it is on sale. Sooner or later it will go on sale at Autogeek.
I'm able to get meguiars #16 paste wax. granted for a high price since shipping from over sea's. About $36 per can after shipping. Considering p21s is roughly the same price before shipping.. Maybe it will be worth it. Was also thinking maybe I should just top it with collinite 476 instead since it's half the price.

Any thoughts on which I should top it with? My sealant will be Klasse sealant glaze.

Meguiars Gold wash
Mothers Clay Bar
Poorboys SR2 for polish
Klasse Sealant Glaze
Top with a Wax
Ultimate Quik detail between washes.

My concern is that if i want to reapply another coat of Klasse, I'll have to strip the wax off. If i have klasse only, I can spritz the car with klasse/quik detail solution and re seal it quickly.

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