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Old 05-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #239
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If clay/towel the whole car and then spot polish any areas that you deem needing it. Once you've taken care of the micro scratches you would wax and seal.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:33 PM   #240
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Ok I have a newb machine polishing question.

I have the full line of Adams machine polishes and waxes and pads plus the superglaze...

My car is a garage kept daily driver that is in good shape but needs a good polishing.

I need either some new claybar or one of the new towels... I'll probably go with the towel.

Please give me the basic order of what to do first... I have one day and a porter cable...

I don't need show quality but I'd like to get rid of most of the microscratches and make the car easier to keep clean through the summer... if that's possible...

If you guys need me to post up a list of what I have I'll be glad to do so.

Thanks!

don't know what actual products you have but it's pretty much common sense..if the car is in good shape it gonna be:

dawn wash or prep solvent
clay w/lube
polish - use a mid level pad for abrasiveness, wipe/buff off as you go
seal/wax - use a softer pad for wax

I don't use glazes as they wash off - great for car shows, no good for DD's...

If I was new, I would not touch my car until I watched the orbital and product vids here:

http://www.autogeek.net/detailingtips.html
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #241
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don't know what actual products you have but it's pretty much common sense..if the car is in good shape it gonna be:

dawn wash or prep solvent
clay w/lube
polish - use a mid level pad for abrasiveness, wipe/buff off as you go
seal/wax - use a softer pad for wax

I don't use glazes as they wash off - great for car shows, no good for DD's...

If I was new, I would not touch my car until I watched the orbital and product vids here:

http://www.autogeek.net/detailingtips.html
Makes sense.... I've used my porter cable before after some wet sanding of my rear diffuser after I had it painted. And I've watched just about every video there is about using the porter cable, and I'll watch those you posted as well.

I'm thinking I'm OK with the porter cable.

I'm more concerned about the order and undoing the good work from previous steps.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #242
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this is the company that sells to detailing houses - they are killer - I buy about 30 a year:

packs of 10 for $30:

http://www.microfibertech.com/Towels-Cloths_c_138.html
You keep posting a link of this site without saying which ones you're talking about.

These? http://www.microfibertech.com/16x16-...-10_p_135.html

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Old 05-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #243
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hmmm...yes, on my mac it brings up this one:

16"x16" Extra Plush Terry 530gsm Microfiber Towels - Blue (pack of 10)
10 Towels Per Pack
Item# T535B-10 More Info $29.99
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #244
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If clay/towel the whole car and then spot polish any areas that you deem needing it. Once you've taken care of the micro scratches you would wax and seal.
Got it... There pretty much isn't a panel that I don't think is without micro scratches...

So seal then wax??? if I have both? and Glaze last should I choose to do so?

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You keep posting a link of this site without saying which ones you're talking about.

These? http://www.microfibertech.com/16x16-...-10_p_135.html

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do you have a preference?

edit:

woops I thought that was a link to the towels that work like clay...

do you have a preference for those, the towels that work like clay but aren't clay cus they are towels towels.... I don't know what they are called if you can't tell....
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hmmm...yes, on my mac it brings up this one:

16"x16" Extra Plush Terry 530gsm Microfiber Towels - Blue (pack of 10)
10 Towels Per Pack
Item# T535B-10 More Info $29.99

When I click your links it takes me to the main site. No big deal, I'll try these out thanks. They look similar to Adams single soft.

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my bad...correct link:

http://www.microfibertech.com/16x16-...-10_p_135.html
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don't know what actual products you have but it's pretty much common sense..if the car is in good shape it gonna be:

dawn wash or prep solvent
clay w/lube
polish - use a mid level pad for abrasiveness, wipe/buff off as you go
seal/wax - use a softer pad for wax

I don't use glazes as they wash off - great for car shows, no good for DD's...

If I was new, I would not touch my car until I watched the orbital and product vids here:

http://www.autogeek.net/detailingtips.html
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #249
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do you have a preference for those, the towels that work like clay but aren't clay cus they are towels towels.... I don't know what they are called if you can't tell....
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #250
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Ok I have a newb machine polishing question.

I have the full line of Adams machine polishes and waxes and pads plus the superglaze...

My car is a garage kept daily driver that is in good shape but needs a good polishing.

I need either some new claybar or one of the new towels... I'll probably go with the towel.

Please give me the basic order of what to do first... I have one day and a porter cable...

I don't need show quality but I'd like to get rid of most of the microscratches and make the car easier to keep clean through the summer... if that's possible...

If you guys need me to post up a list of what I have I'll be glad to do so.

Thanks!

Hey GTAHVIT,

If you can spare me some gas money, I'd be happy to make the drive to St. Augustine and help out.

I've got TONS of products I can bring along with me and you can test whatever you want. Including the Rupes polisher as well as the Griot's Garage polisher.

Also, I'd like to think I'm decent at machine polishing

Let me know As it's summer before school, I got nothing better to do lol

Or alternatively, you can come to me!
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #251
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Hey GTAHVIT,

If you can spare me some gas money, I'd be happy to make the drive to St. Augustine and help out.

I've got TONS of products I can bring along with me and you can test whatever you want. Including the Rupes polisher as well as the Griot's Garage polisher.

Also, I'd like to think I'm decent at machine polishing

Let me know As it's summer before school, I got nothing better to do lol

Or alternatively, you can come to me!
Or you can wait till August when you come down to south Florida and we both was up and teach him lol
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Or you can wait till August when you come down to south Florida and we both was up and teach him lol
St. Augustine is an 1.5 hr away from gainesville and like 4 hours away from ft. lauderdale.... hmm don't know if I want to make that journey once I'm down lmao!
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