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Old 06-06-2017, 01:04 AM   #1
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First time detailing

Hey guys! So tomorrow is my last day of school and I finally go on break. My E46 has never had a proper car wash done, so I wanted to give her some love. I don't have too much money and I don't mind if the car doesn't look like it is in showroom condition, but I want it to look better than it does now.
Since I only have a drill, I wanted to buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G350.../dp/B009OBVRY4
I plan to do a hand wash, clay bar, wash again, polish, then wax. I know it will take time, that's why I decided to do it during my break . Now, can you guys tell me if I am making a bad choice or not? Also, I would gladly take suggestions on waxes and polishes, but I don't want polishes that will cut into the clear coat; just something that will give me a shine.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:01 AM   #2
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Take a look around this site, a lot of useful info / tips in regards to detailing.

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

I have really good experiences with Meguire's products, I'd recommend getting their ultimate compound/ polish /wax. I wouldn't bother getting that drill powered da polisher, I'd spent a little more on something like the porter cable 7424. Have fun and take your time.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:26 PM   #3
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Take a look around this site, a lot of useful info / tips in regards to detailing.

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

I have really good experiences with Meguire's products, I'd recommend getting their ultimate compound/ polish /wax. I wouldn't bother getting that drill powered da polisher, I'd spent a little more on something like the porter cable 7424. Have fun and take your time.
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