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      05-12-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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what products should i use? (link to pics inside)

I am looking to detail my car using a pc orbital , but can't decide what products to use. The car has a good amount of swirls, which you can see in the dropbox link below. I was planning on washing --> clay bar with griots garage --> polish with meguires 205 and 105--> wax. I don't have any of the products yet so I would appreciate suggestions. Thanks.

Link to pics: https://db.tt/na1OWYtB
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I am looking to detail my car using a pc orbital , but can't decide what products to use. The car has a good amount of swirls, which you can see in the dropbox link below. I was planning on washing --> clay bar with griots garage --> polish with meguires 205 and 105--> wax. I don't have any of the products yet so I would appreciate suggestions. Thanks.

Link to pics: https://db.tt/na1OWYtB
That's a good process you have listed. Start with the wash then clay until it's smooth. Meguires 105 and 205 are great products to get rid majority of swirls. Make sure you pair it up with the right kind of pads. Feel free to message me or email me at elliott@detailaddict.com if you have any questions.
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I use Meg's UC/205 but only because I needed a compound asap and O'Riley autoparts had UC in stock. I use LC orange for the UC and white for the 205.
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M105 yellow or orange cutting pad
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Menzerna SF4000 (One of the only polishes that finishes down perfect on BMW paint) white or red pad

thats basic directions but m105/205 never worked as well as m105/sf4000 for me
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Thanks for your input! I do like the m105/menzerna sf4000 combo. Read good things about both of them. I have been looking into poorboys ssr 1 and ssr2.5. Any thoughts on the poorboys vs the meguires or menzerna?
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So I decided to go with poorboy's polish/sealent. Here is the process after washing and claybarring. SSR 2.5 --> SSR 1 --> EX-P sealent --> Natty's blue paste wax.

I am just not sure what pads/size I should be using. For the SSR 2.5 can I use an orange pad? For the SSR 1 can I use a white pad? What pads should I be using for the EX-P sealent and the blue paste wax? I will most likely be using the PC 7424. Thanks.
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I tried PC 7424 on my jet black 07 530i with Meguair's M105 and M205, but no success at all. It had heavy swirls and scratches, but the key was PC 7424 did not have enough cutting ability. Now new products such as microfiber pads will work,

Why do not use Meguair's DA microfiber correction starter kit? since you have a PC.

I did use SSR 2.5 with orange pad and SSR 1 with white, but newer products would work best for PC.

If you have money, Rupes will do best but since it's first time, try PC first.
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I am looking to detail my car using a pc orbital , but can't decide what products to use. The car has a good amount of swirls, which you can see in the dropbox link below. I was planning on washing --> clay bar with griots garage --> polish with meguires 205 and 105--> wax. I don't have any of the products yet so I would appreciate suggestions. Thanks.

Link to pics: https://db.tt/na1OWYtB
abay, yeh kya haalat ki hai apni BMW ki
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abay, yeh kya haalat ki hai apni BMW ki
I know .
It will be looking sharp soon doe! Gonna be spending all day on some exterior detailing.
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I know .
It will be looking sharp soon doe! Gonna be spending all day on some exterior detailing.
have you heard about carpro cquartz stuff?

by the way where are you in NY?
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have you heard about carpro cquartz stuff?

by the way where are you in NY?

Woow that stuff is actually pretty crazy. I live in upper westchester. How about you?
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Woow that stuff is actually pretty crazy. I live in upper westchester. How about you?
I have that stuff on car year and half ago and there is prep need to be done before applying this stuff. I am in queens
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