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Old 05-18-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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---Heres what i got, now what to use?---

Well here is a lil collection of what i have to detail the car... now i need help
in exactly what order everything should be done in....thanks
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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Since no one will help you out, I'll take a stab at this. I would use the SSR 2.5 or the SR 2.0 first or even both if you have a lot of scratches and swirls to be removed. Then use the 3m fine cut, i believe this is less abrassive so use it second. Follow that up with the yellow wax and finished it off with the hand glaze for the gloss and shine. Good luck!
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Well here is a lil collection of what i have to detail the car... now i need help
in exactly what order everything should be done in....thanks
OK, what to start with depends how much polishing your paint needs or you want to do. Generally, unless you have experience with how much polishing you will get with a particular polish/pad/polisher combination, start with the least aggressive polish and work your way into the more aggressive polishes. This link http://www.properautocare.com/copoglcoch.html has a list of many of the common polishes and their relative abrasiveness.

You don't have anything too aggressive there, although I'm not sure exactly where the Poorboy's 2.5 fits. I think it is a tad more aggressive than the Meguire's 2.0. Of the products you show there, I would probably start with the 3M Fine Cut if you have a lot of scratches, followed by the 3M Swirl Mark Remover and top it off with the wax. Of course, I like the 3M products and have used them very successfully in the past. I don't have any personal experienc with the Meguir's or the Poorboy's, but they are both good products as well.

One other thing to keep in mind, the 3M Hand Glaze has oil fillers in it and thus won't work under many synthetic wax products (Zaino is one that comes to mind). Under Carnuba based waxes it works great, though. Also, if you don't have a random orbital polisher, it is worth the investment. Polishing by hand sucks and takes a long time. Porter is the brand most people go with.

For more info I recommend http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/detailing/. They have a ton of info and a lot of professional detailers on the forum.

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