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      02-18-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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Has anyone used Poorboys or Optimum?

Looking to purchased some new products.
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      02-19-2006, 12:49 AM   #2
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Well, Ed 330i and I will be the first to report on Poorboys. Details to come when it is warm again.
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What do you what to know about poorboys, I have most of there products????? I have most products out there!!!

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What do you what to know about poorboys, I have most of there products????? I have most products out there!!!

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When you think PB, which two products stick out the most?

Have you ever used Collinite 845 (Insulator Wax)? I bought two Pre-Voc bottles yesterday. After vigorous shaking to loosen it up it appears to be somewhat abrasive. I can feel it on my fingers and even see particals on my nail.
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I've used EXP. Not impressed with it at all. I got 2 weeks of durability in late summer
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I've used EXP. Not impressed with it at all. I got 2 weeks of durability in late summer

I dropped it from my order just because of your comment. Posters @ Autopia seem to like it though.
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I dropped it from my order just because of your comment. Posters @ Autopia seem to like it though.
Posters at autopia have very low expectatins when it comes to durability. I'm convinced some of the posters there would be just as happy if they globbed salad oil on their car every 3 weeks.
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Posters at autopia have very low expectatins when it comes to durability. I'm convinced some of the posters there would be just as happy if they globbed salad oil on their car every 3 weeks.

Yes, durability does not appear to be a concern. They frequently polish/wax (excessive). Of course those in the business get to generate more business.
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well as soon as i get mine, ill do a little review
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got mine in the mail today, rather quick id say. it smells like bubble gum too.

ill wax it up tomorrow if i get some time avaible
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got mine in the mail today, rather quick id say. it smells like bubble gum too.

ill wax it up tomorrow if i get some time avaible

I got my SSR1, SSR2, and SSR2.5 today also. Smells good! Both my grit guards were broken during shipping though.
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how much of the bottle do you think will go away for the 3?

it does smell good, sorry bout your broken guards thou
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how much of the bottle do you think will go away for the 3?

it does smell good, sorry bout your broken guards thou

Hmm...1/4. Use it sparingly.
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This is what i have and what i use it for when it comes to PoorBoys

Natty's Blue Paste wax - Great inexpensive wet paste wax!!!!
EX-P I like it and topped with a Nattys i get good durability but i keep my car in a garage.
SSR1-SSR2-SSR2.5-SSR3 - all great polishes. I find they flash faster them most polishes but this isnt necessarily bad. SSR1 i do find dusts sometimes!
Spray and Wipe - My go to cleaner for paint or wheels. Birdcrap clean up, a splash spot on a clean car. Water spot miss on a clean car. Wash my door sills and door jams with it. Use it on my wheels to get the brake dust off if car is relatively clean and the wheels are turning black (gotta love that bmw brake dust).
Spray and Gloss - if i want some glossy ill use it on just about anything. I love it on my windows or ill put it on my wheels if im to lazy to wax. I find i dont use it on my paint though I like my QD's for that.
Super Slick and Suds - My go to car wash, works great in a foam gun too.
Leather Stuff - Just rocks!!!!!!
Poorboy's Wheel Sealant - great stuff works wonders on keeping the wheels easy to clean
Bold N Bright Tire Dressing - Not my thing I like Zaino and Jeff Werstats Prot better
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Well, I washed the car today and the weather was so nice that I was inspired to attempt to remove the micro marring (swirls). I started with AIO on the trunk lid...nothing. I knew it would not do a damn thing, but it was worth a shot. I then tried Poorboys SSR1 on the right rear door (sun was hitting the door as it was setting) and it didn't do a thing. So at the point I said f' it (removing the marks) and just AIO & SG'ed the entire car. I have come to conclusion that even removing the current micro marks will only be a temporary fix. They'll return. It's just a damn car and I need to stop being so anal, get over, and move on. Just drive and enjoy what a great car it is. At least I can keep the interior perfect. End of story...
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really now.

i did mine today with a wash first and then the 2.5.

whoa, it is nice!! removed some hairline scratches, and i even used it on the interior wood trim. works nice i think, also was worth the $12
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