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      05-15-2015, 01:05 AM   #1
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330xtrai's Detail Diary- Noob starting out

Hey guys,
So I was finally sick of having bad paint and swirls all over so I decided to start doing my own detailing since its generally cheaper and I can enjoy my own work.
So after getting suggestions from here and autogeek I ordered all these things:
I'll be getting a Harbor freight DA polisher(its $70 but there is a 20% coupon on a single item so it is $56) with 5" lake country backing plate.
From Carpro-us.com:
1 x Iron X (500ml)
1 x Microfiber Madness Dry Me Crazy (25" x 17")
1 x MicroFiber Madness Incredimitt
1 x Free Sample your choice with orders over $50.00
(Select Sample: CarPro Reload 50ml (V.2015))
From autogeek.net:

and will be ordering these from Amazon because I have some cashback and trade in credit(which I'm waiting for thanks to school books):
Menzerna FG400
Menzerna PF2500
Menzerna SF4500
hopefully ordering the Amazon stuff tomorrow or whenever they get my trade-in credit.the autogeek stuff which I ended up getting promotion match and price match for a few things, matching Autodetailing solutions. I though Autogeek had a great forum with great resources why not use them. They're customer service was great, email was a little slow and could be faster but calling was quick and easy and they and great hours too called around 6pm est and they answered which I was surprised by.
So I ordered the stuff from carpro using the cheapest shipping and got it very quickly. Placed the order on the 12th around 11:30 AM and they shipped it by 4:20pm and Got it on the 14th lol. Shipping was a little expensive but not too crazy but it was insanely fast which definitely makes up for it.
currently waiting on the Autogeek stuff and waiting to order my amazon stuff .
So the stuff from Carpro-us.com came in today well yesterday since its 12:40AM:
very well packaged and nice stuff. The IronX came in a normal bottle and they had the sprayer separate. the free sample of 50mL of carpro reload comes in a small spray bottle. Here are a few crappy pics of the stuff.
I will be going more into detail(no pun intended) as I actually use the stuff.

A lot of packaging peanuts for safety








Will be posting as I get more stuff and some before and after pics
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      05-15-2015, 08:02 AM   #2
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Good luck! Keep us posted!
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You will love the Microfiber Madness products......

I have the mitt, the sponge, and the pad as well as 3 of their towells (Dry me crazy, Yellow fellow, Crazy pile). Love them all.

Recommend you wash them prior to your first use. Put a little white vinegar ( 1/4 cup ) to your rinse cycle and dried them with low heat. Just don't have them in the dryer for too long....they don't have to be bone dry.


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Don't leave the sprayer in the Iron X bottle. Rinse it out after use and use the original cap to store the product.
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You will love the Microfiber Madness products......

I have the mitt, the sponge, and the pad as well as 3 of their towells (Dry me crazy, Yellow fellow, Crazy pile). Love them all.

Recommend you wash them prior to your first use. Put a little white vinegar ( 1/4 cup ) to your rinse cycle and dried them with low heat. Just don't have them in the dryer for too long....they don't have to be bone dry.


P.S.

Don't leave the sprayer in the Iron X bottle. Rinse it out after use and use the original cap to store the product.
thanks again for all the recommendations ! will def wash them I'll put some vinegar and wash them together. yeah just dry them a little .
OK did not think to do that for the iron x thanks.
can't wait to start will be ordering the menzerna stuff hopefully on Monday or Tuesday once Amazon processes my trade in and start once I get everything.
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I've got FG400 and Microfiber Madness stuff myself, too, so you're on a good way for sure haha. Good luck with it.
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I've got FG400 and Microfiber Madness stuff myself, too, so you're on a good way for sure haha. Good luck with it.
thanks ! those microfiber madness stuff is to nice
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Those are great products, good luck with your detail!

You will definitely want to wear gloves and use the ironX in a well ventilated area. I'm not sure I've ever used a product that smelled worse.
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Those are great products, good luck with your detail!

You will definitely want to wear gloves and use the ironX in a well ventilated area. I'm not sure I've ever used a product that smelled worse.
Thanks. Still haven't gotten a chance to do anything yet just washed my towels so maybe on Monday I'll start since I'm working.
Also I tried the ironx on the wheels when I washed my car from the pollen and other stuff it was encrusted in. Lol wish I put gloves it smells horrible and sticks on your hands.
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