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Old 05-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Question How do you keep your detail stuff organized? Porter-Cable Storage?

I was just curious...

I have a tub in my trunk that all of my detail stuff goes in. It's overflowing now so I need a plan B. I like to have stuff with me to work on my car's paint just because I do live down a gravel road and I'm always seeming to be using one product or another. I do not use any of my products at home; what would the point be to driving down the road and getting the car filthy again? LOL. So I usually detail at my mom and dad's house or at the local hand washing joint.

My question is, how do you store and organize your detailing items? And how do you store your porter-cable polisher? I really need to figure out something for the polisher and the Adams pads.

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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well, most of us are in a bit of a different situation that you.....seeing as how I do all mine at home. but I still have my PC on it's original box.....as for keeping your PC's pads, I would find a small box or plactic container, to put them in so that they won't get deformed, and I would leave the box opened or vented so moisture won't be trapped in the pads and possible mold.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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First things first - with summer coming you'll want to get that stuff out of your trunk... detailing chemicals and bottles they're stored in don't like high heat so on a warm summer day you could end up with a lot of product being ruined.

More info on storage: http://www.adamsforums.com/forums/ge...ions/15978.htm

That being said I keep my stuff in a variety of things. I have my detail bag with waterless wash, detail spray, glass cleaner, VRT + applicators and towels as my travel kit so I can grab that and go.

My pads and extra apps are stored in a non-air tight plastic tote in the garage.

Towels get their own cabinet so they can stay dust/debris free.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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That's what I'm thinking I need to do-- get a bag to use as a detail bag with my detail spray, glass and all-purpose cleaner, VRT and applicators and towels. That should cover me most of the time!
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Here a great detailing bag that will work very well for what your looking for:

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Here a great detailing bag that will work very well for what your looking for:

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Just got that one from Autogeeks. Love it so far!
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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Dylan,

I am moving from DC to California in a month, so it wouldn't be a good idea to have the movers put all of my products in the moving truck and move it from coast to coast? I'm trying to minimize the stuff that's going to be in the car with me due to room, but I don't want products to get ruined either.

What products are more sensitive to heat? I have Super Machine Wax, Fine Machine Polish, Swirl and Haze Remover, Super Swirl Remover, Brilliant Glaze, Quick Sealant, All Purpose Cleaner, Leather and Interior Conditioner, Glass Cleaner and car wash. Is it just the polishes, glazes, sealants that I need to worry about?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #8
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Just got that one from Autogeeks. Love it so far!
These are super high quality bags!
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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Got this at HD for $15. They sell several different sizes but this was the perfect size for me.

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