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Old 08-12-2013, 05:17 AM   #176
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will the (1) Adam's Boulder Blonde Wheel Brush be safe for Camaro 1LE wheels as well as an acura TL?
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #177
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Yes this should definitely be a sticky. Your work is appreciated CamaroDreams07. I like my Adams Merino wool wash mitt.....but I'm always looking for something better!

How would the Microfiber Madness Crazy Pile towel do cleaning the interior? I like and use the Adams single soft microfiber towel to clean my 1LE's interior.....but again, if I find something better......
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:16 PM   #178
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Yes this should definitely be a sticky. Your work is appreciated CamaroDreams07. I like my Adams Merino wool wash mitt.....but I'm always looking for something better!

How would the Microfiber Madness Crazy Pile towel do cleaning the interior? I like and use the Adams single soft microfiber towel to clean my 1LE's interior.....but again, if I find something better......
You guys need to ask the mods. Posting in here isn't gonna do anything.

I think they would work great but I'd consider that a waste. I only use my older or non paint safe towels on interior. No need to use premium towels.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #179
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Maybe a better use for the Crazy Pile towel would be using it in conjunction with Adams *NEW* Detail spray????? Post three bucket wash
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #180
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How long does the BFWD last?
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #181
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How long does the BFWD last?
Depends on conditions, obviously, but you'll have no problem getting 9± months out of two thin coats.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #182
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Hi which PC do you recommend and would they be fairly safe for a novice, and if not what would be. Thank you.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #183
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Hi which PC do you recommend and would they be fairly safe for a novice, and if not what would be. Thank you.
As far as I know, the only relevant PC is the 7424 XP. PC is just a brand (porter cable).

Now, there are other dual action polishers by other companies. I'd recommend the Griots Garage 6". Its the same thing as a PC with a slightly stronger motor. I personally use a PC, but I'd buy a Griots today if I had to replace the PC.

Both are super safe and effective.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #184
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As far as I know, the only relevant PC is the 7424 XP. PC is just a brand (porter cable).

Now, there are other dual action polishers by other companies. I'd recommend the Griots Garage 6". Its the same thing as a PC with a slightly stronger motor. I personally use a PC, but I'd buy a Griots today if I had to replace the PC.

Both are super safe and effective.
The Griots machine is made in China. So are the newer Porter Cables.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #185
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Great thank you for the info. I'll probably go with Adams PC since there made in the USA.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #186
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The Griots machine is made in China. So are the newer Porter Cables.
And?
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:14 PM   #187
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And I'd rather support an American company making these types of products than send money over seas.
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And I'd rather support an American company making these types of products than send money over seas.

just a jab.............and I would tend agree, however you have little choice unless your a cyclo fan.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #191
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How much money do you think is going overseas to the Chinese kids assembling them?
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I've said it before and I'll continue to say it...the people who are always stumping to "buy American!! " have no concept of economics. As somebody who holds two advanced degrees in the area, I feel comfortable saying that.

Also, who do you think is gonna do a better job? The Asian laborer getting paid by the unit trying to scrape by for their family, or Jeb getting paid $32.50 an hour to turn a wrench, knowing that no matter what he does his job is secured by his union contract?

There are a few things I don't want done by an American: tech support, medical practice, and unskilled labor.

I also can't read the statement "only buy American" without pronouncing it 'Uh-murr-ican' like a complete redneck in my head.

There you go guys, flame away. Truth hurts.
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I've said it before and I'll continue to say it...the people who are always stumping to "buy American!! " have no concept of economics. As somebody who holds two advanced degrees in the area, I feel comfortable saying that.

Also, who do you think is gonna do a better job? The Asian laborer getting paid by the unit trying to scrape by for their family, or Jeb getting paid $32.50 an hour to turn a wrench, knowing that no matter what he does his job is secured by his union contract?

There are a few things I don't want done by an American: tech support, medical practice, and unskilled labor.

I also can't read the statement "only buy American" without pronouncing it 'Uh-murr-ican' like a complete redneck in my head.

There you go guys, flame away. Truth hurts.
WAIT! You only use a PC?!?! Ok, thats the machine I'm getting. I was thinking I would need a rupes or some expensive stuff. I have been stuck in limbo for two moths thinking if I should save up. Just thought I would need a rupes to "professionally" detail cars. But cool, 200 bucks instead of 485 bucks sounds good to me! with everything included.
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WAIT! You only use a PC?!?! Ok, thats the machine I'm getting. I was thinking I would need a rupes or some expensive stuff. I have been stuck in limbo for two moths thinking if I should save up. Just thought I would need a rupes to "professionally" detail cars. But cool, 200 bucks instead of 485 bucks sounds good to me! with everything included.
PC is more than capable. It just takes a little longer than the more powerful machines.
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I've said it before and I'll continue to say it...the people who are always stumping to "buy American!! " have no concept of economics. As somebody who holds two advanced degrees in the area, I feel comfortable saying that.

Also, who do you think is gonna do a better job? The Asian laborer getting paid by the unit trying to scrape by for their family, or Jeb getting paid $32.50 an hour to turn a wrench, knowing that no matter what he does his job is secured by his union contract?

There are a few things I don't want done by an American: tech support, medical practice, and unskilled labor.

I also can't read the statement "only buy American" without pronouncing it 'Uh-murr-ican' like a complete redneck in my head.

There you go guys, flame away. Truth hurts.
Nope I agree and the fact that it is a global economy which will never change. I have no problem with buying Chinese made products that are worth it due to their price. Now something like steel where there is a huge quality difference yeah I understand, but for everyday products where I would prefer not to pay double or triple, yeah China it is. And take a look at cost/benefit and you'll see a trend in factories moving back to the U.S. due to rising Chinese wages as well as shipping/taxes, etc...

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WAIT! You only use a PC?!?! Ok, thats the machine I'm getting. I was thinking I would need a rupes or some expensive stuff. I have been stuck in limbo for two moths thinking if I should save up. Just thought I would need a rupes to "professionally" detail cars. But cool, 200 bucks instead of 485 bucks sounds good to me! with everything included.
Griot's does come with a lifetime warranty starting with the 2nd gen was designed to be a polisher first rather than a sander, so I'd recommend it over the PC even though I have the PC. Plus the more power can come in handy over curved panels and such, but technique trumps equipment.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #197
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OK where's bucket of cold water need to cool things down, back to subject of auto detailing
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OK where's bucket of cold water need to cool things down, back to subject of auto detailing
My recommendation is up above. Griot's over PC since it comes with a lifetime warranty and more power, I'd still use 5.5" pads. Unless you really want to drop some coin then go for the Rupes 15.
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