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02-01-2007 12:09 PM
MaximusZTS
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Originally Posted by Focistang85 View Post
Shawn when are you gonna have another Meguiar's detailing G2G?
It will be in a few months. there are a lot of groups that want to go to the Meguiar's detailing class. I don't know how they (Meguiar's) will feel about us now. The last one we had 20+ people sign up and only 3-4 focus' showed up. So it was a little disappointing. But I will be putting in a request shortly.
02-01-2007 05:17 AM
Focistang85 Shawn when are you gonna have another Meguiar's detailing G2G?
01-31-2007 05:54 PM
MaximusZTS
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Originally Posted by poppin3000 View Post
I actually have access to an orbital buffer, but saving time isn't too huge of a priority for this, so if going by hand would be better than I can do that.
Does your Orbital buffer look something like this?



Or like this?



The first one is only really good at applying waxes. IT dose just not have the power to remove below surface defects.

The second one the a Porter Cable unit often refered to as a PC. It is an industry standard tool for removing defects.


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Originally Posted by poppin3000 View Post
By the way, how far is San Clemente from the Bay? Are us california foci having any meets soon?? lol, just curious. Thanks for your help!
San Clemente is near San Deigo. I think we are going to have a tech day/G2G in Febuary in the chino area. but I don;t know for sure yet.
01-31-2007 05:35 PM
poppin3000
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Originally Posted by MaximusZTS View Post
You will want to clay bar the car to start off. Then move in to polishing your car. (i.e. ScratchX) Will you be doing the work by hand or machine?
I actually have access to an orbital buffer, but saving time isn't too huge of a priority for this, so if going by hand would be better than I can do that. By the way, how far is San Clemente from the Bay? Are us california foci having any meets soon?? lol, just curious. Thanks for your help!
01-31-2007 05:22 PM
MaximusZTS Well the first post was takin from another thread post from a guy that applied 5 or 6 waxed. That is over kill and it is a waist of time. I then try to explain the proper way to go about maintaining your car.
01-31-2007 05:14 PM
dirtbrown how often do u guys applie these products...
it seems as if its a waste of time
just wasting most of it....
most of those are pretty similar
01-31-2007 05:01 PM
MaximusZTS You will want to clay bar the car to start off. Then move in to polishing your car. (i.e. ScratchX) Will you be doing the work by hand or machine?
01-31-2007 04:55 PM
poppin3000 hypothetically speaking, if your car has been sitting outside for ~ 3 years (californian weather--so dirt, dust, sun, and rain (no snow)--would this be a good approach to making the paint amazing again? Should I add in any extra steps? I can take detailed pics of the paint condition if that would help? thanks!!

also would it be advisable to use scratch X on the entire car? or is that only spot specific?
01-29-2007 06:57 PM
Lc_RS after this testimonial, Meguiars won another big fan!
01-29-2007 12:48 PM
MaximusZTS
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Originally Posted by Lc_RS View Post
it seems youre a big Meguiar's fan...hehe
have you ever tried 3M products??
im about to have my Focus waxed, and have to decide between this brands.
I am a Meguiar's fan. They have a full line of products and all of them work great together as a system. that is one of the main reasons I like them. I have used other brands of products (ie Mothers, 3M, etc...) and there are some really good products out there. But I find the Meguiar's has the most comprehensive (sp?) collection. I can always find a product for my needs with them. And they all work well.
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