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      10-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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What are products should I get to detail my car from auto zone walmart. I don't want to wait for products. I have a porter cable 7427.
My paint is jet black. I have medium to a lot of swirls.
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      10-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #2

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Not sure how close you are to AutoGeek, but they're in florida and shipping would take no time. Meg's 105/205 combo will work for heavy swirls. Good bang for your buck.
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I've seen m105/m205 at oreilly's auto parts in 16oz bottles, if you can't find these, Meguiars Ultimate Compound and Ultimate Polish are consumer versions of 105/205. In fact UC is easier to use than m105. It doesn't have quite as much cut as 105 but it hardly dusts.
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If you absolutely can't wait but want to get the best results, I would purchase M105, M205, and UC.

When compounding, prime the pad with UC, then use 2 drops of M105 and 1 drop of UC. You'll have the cutting power of M105 but will have less dusting and a longer working time due to UC. Then finish it off with M205.

Do you need sealants or metal polishes also?
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      10-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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Yep you'd like to seal in the paint after you work on it. The duration of the protection layer depends on how the car was prepped before hand as well. If the paint is smooth, you have a good working surface to deal with. (Just think of a sticker being stuck to glass versus pavement.) Synthetic sealant ("wax") tend to last longer than natural based waxes.
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