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Old 08-10-2005, 07:03 PM   #181
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Are you offering any discount if you purchase a porter cable with any of your kits. I was looking at your Klasse Kit or the FMJ kit.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:35 PM   #182
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Porter cable and pads

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Yep, we're in the process of putting pads on our site, we stock the Lake Country line... Realistically the 3 pads you need are Orange - Cutting Pad, White - Polishing Pad, Black - Finishing Pad... If your dead set on getting the green or blue we can order those for you as well, but honestly you'd be better off with 2-3 White Polishing Pads instead of the Green and Blue.

BTW you mentioned a PC Random Orbit and posted a DeWalt Rotary

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PM me for a pricing on the PC Pad bundles since they aren't on our site. Let me know which colors you are interested in and how many...

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I bought a bunch of products from you, claybar w/ detail spray, Poorboys SSR 2.5 and 1, Final Touch Glaze, Full Molecular Jacket and wax. Jet Black car. Big improvement, but not perfection. Did it by hand. After reading the thread, I figure Porter Cable will help. What can you do the following package for:

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Old 08-10-2005, 09:46 PM   #183
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OK so I ordered some Klasse. Now I have a few questions about application. I have read that I should apply the product to the entire car before wiping it off and I have heard apply to a small aread and then remove.

I was planning on using a microfiber cloth to spread and to polish. Will that work?

Any tips from people who have used Klasse in the past?

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Which Klasse did you order? The AIO should be applied and removed right after you apply that section. The HGSG can be applied and let sit to help ease the removal process as it is rather difficult to remove. A small tip is to mist your microfiber with pure water or some quick detailing solution. The longer the HGSG sits the easier it is to remove. AIO once again apply and remove right away, no benefit to letting it sit.

Yes you will be fine using the MF.

AIO goes first then HGSG

AIO provides you with a layer of acrylic protection so if you wanted to layer anything other than the HGSG I'd suggest a carnauba wax on top for optimal look.

Hope that answers most of your ?s feel free to ask any more.

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Old 08-10-2005, 09:53 PM   #184
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I bought a bunch of products from you, claybar w/ detail spray, Poorboys SSR 2.5 and 1, Final Touch Glaze, Full Molecular Jacket and wax. Jet Black car. Big improvement, but not perfection. Did it by hand. After reading the thread, I figure Porter Cable will help. What can you do the following package for:

PC 7424
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3 White Polishing Pads
1 Orange Cutting Pad
1 Black Finishing Pad
The best kit is the one I put together on the post you quoted. If you want to sub out the MF and Snappy Clean for another pad I can shave off another $10, but that is a very good price on the bundle. Or add another pad to the bundle for an additional $7, whatever you want to do.

So everythink you listed for $175 or add a pad to our existing kit for $192 (pads normally sell for $9.99/ea)

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Old 08-16-2005, 11:58 AM   #185
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:41 PM   #186
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how long time should pass after applying Klasse AIO before i can apply a coat of Menzerna FMJ?

and likewise, how long should i wait after applying Menzerna FMJ before i apply a coat of P21s Carnauba?

i guess my question is, how long should Klasse AIO and Menzerna FMJ cure (not dry)?
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:54 PM   #187
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how long time should pass after applying Klasse AIO before i can apply a coat of Menzerna FMJ?

and likewise, how long should i wait after applying Menzerna FMJ before i apply a coat of P21s Carnauba?

i guess my question is, how long should Klasse AIO and Menzerna FMJ cure (not dry)?
I've personally talked to Bob from Klasse and he states you can layer the sealant directly over the AIO. If you plan on layering the sealant though, from my experiences and talking to other 6-12 hrs between coats is ideal, with diminishing times after that.

First time between coats 6-12 hrs, 2nd time maybe 4-6, 3rd maybe 2-4 ... and so on... this is for layering the same product, such as FMJ or Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze.

There's so many different discussions on cure time but bottom line, the longer you can wait the better. It comes down to balancing do I want this to be a 5 day detail or 1-2 days. Also I think ~70 degrees is optimal cure temp.

Hope that clears some things up.

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Old 08-16-2005, 02:12 PM   #188
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:41 AM   #189
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Scratch question

I've just notched 2 scratches on my car. They are about 2-3 inches long and are scraped down the the primer. On a steel grey car it looks pretty bad, I want to touch this up but I don't want it to look like crap...any recommendations?

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Old 08-17-2005, 10:07 AM   #190
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Greg & George -

Got a different detailing question for you. I purchased my BMW used, and when I did, there were some small scratches on the INSIDE of the windshield. For whatever reason (a couple years later ), they are starting to really bug me. It looked like someone attempted to scrape off an inspection sticker and scratched the windshield in the process. My fingernails do NOT catch the scratches when I rub them, so I think it might be possible to polish them out. What glass polish would you recommened? I'm asking because a lot of glass polishes say to NOT use them on the inside of your windshield. Thanks for your advice!
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:25 PM   #191
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bump, since this is still not a sticky..
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:07 AM   #192
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I will /bump as well.

Here is my first question: I have a new car, about 3 weeks old. What would you recommend for the best paint protection with a deep shine? I dont have any swirls in my blue paint, so should I be looking at say a glaze and then wax to go over the top? I'm seriously considering purchase of a PC 7424 for application, but the amount of pads/bonnets available for it are crazy. Hard to figure out what you should use with what. I did post over on your detailing seminar thread, I would be most interested in that if you decide to go forward with it.

Second question: How would you deal with dust? Sometimes I have to travel a short distance over a dirt road, and the back of the car gets dusty. Is there another way to deal with it without washing? Are CA car dusters really that bad?

And I agree, this thread should be a Sticky! What's up with that?
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:51 AM   #193
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:14 AM   #194
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TJS///M3 - Glad to hear your going to take care of your new car from the beginning. Many people till there car has swirls and scratches before they want to do something for the car. My favorite sealant is the Menzerna Full Molecular Jacket (FMJ). This sealant gives you amazing protection against more than just rain. It was designed to repel rain, snow, ice, pollution, acid rain and more. The Germans who engineered this product are as serious as the ones who make the BMW's. They are determined to develop the most well rounded product possible. On top of the protection I feel the shine from the FMJ is only rivaled by Carnauba Waxes that offer little to no protection. Also this is the easiest sealant I've ever used to apply and remove. It goes on very smooth and comes off very easily with no flaking. I also normally use one ounce or less to do an entire car. Therefore on a per use basis this product is relatively inexpensive especially considering the amazing results that come with it.

You can apply a glaze like the Menzerna Finishing Touch Glaze that fills in scratches and swirls before you apply this sealant. The FTG gives a nice uniform finish and brilliant gloss. However since you said you have no swirls I would say its not necessary at this time.

To apply the sealant you would only need one pad and I would recommend removing it by hand with a plush microfiber towel. To apply the Porter Cable you will need a finishing pad (black color and from lake country). This pad is meant for applying sealants and waxes. If you purchase the Porter Cable from us I'll swap out the (white) polishing pad and include a (black) finishing pad instead. You won't need the white and orange pads until you want to start applying polishes and glazes later in the car's life. We offer Porter Cable for 159.99 with a velcro backing plate and the pad of your choice.

As long as you have a good coat of wax on your car and there isn't too much dust or contamination built up on the car you can use faster methods than washing. The California Car Duster does have the potential to do harm to a paints finish and I personally do not use them or want to sell them for that reason. I do use a quick detailer like the Poorboy's World Spray and Wipe. This is basically like a waterless wash that provides lubrication to help glide contamination off the car. I also use a good microfiber towel when using this product.

Thanks for your interest in a detailing seminar! We just put up a new post that is trying to determine a location for the event that is agreeable to everyone. Please post what location would be best for you!

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Old 09-06-2005, 08:43 AM   #198
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Great info... I just put a bunch of little surface scratches on the hood of my car this morning trying to remove bird poop I'm such a doofus!!
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How deep are the scratches? Can you take a picture? Hopefully they are not too deep and we can help you buff them out yourself. Worst case scenario they will get atleast reduced. More than likely if you apply the Poorboy's SSR 2.5 and then follow it up with the Poorboy's World 1.0 there will be a significant imporvement in the appearance. After that follow up with a wax on any areas where you applied the polish because the wax gets stripped from the polish. Give us some more information but more than likely this will be what I would recommend.

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How deep are the scratches? Can you take a picture? Hopefully they are not too deep and we can help you buff them out yourself. Worst case scenario they will get atleast reduced. More than likely if you apply the Poorboy's SSR 2.5 and then follow it up with the Poorboy's World 1.0 there will be a significant imporvement in the appearance. After that follow up with a wax on any areas where you applied the polish because the wax gets stripped from the polish. Give us some more information but more than likely this will be what I would recommend.

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Thanks for the info Greg! I don't have my camera with me at the office. The scratches are very faint. I can't feel them when I run my hand over the paint... and they are only really noticable when the sun is shining on the hood. Should I go with the 2-step polish (2.5 then 1) then wax?

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