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    Want to learn more about polishing

    So im trying to think of ways to save money and learn something in the process. How big of a deal is it to learn how to polish a car with a PC polisher and pads? Im thinking about trying to salvage my paint for the time being. Im just worried that im going to hurt the paint worse than it is. The paint is in good shape but being rural daily driven since 2003ish has had its toll on it. Lots of swirls and scratches. I think im going to buy some of that amigo product that Luos uses. I really want to touch up the deeper scratches and learn how to do more paint work.

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    Not a big deal at all. I was nervous the 1st time I used my Porter Cable but after like 1 minute of use you'll realize that it's idiot proof. Just start with say a white polishing pad and a polish. If that doesn't yield the desired results, step up to an orange pad and a light swirl cutter.

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    it isnt hard, just watch the edges and dont use too much pressure.

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    The right products and several hours will make that paint look better than you thought it could.
    Portercable is easy to use. Some products need worked in really well, others just need coated.

    A thin coat is all you need. More isn't better.

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    I've been wondering about doing this too; my paint is in excellent shape...but I want to keep it that way! What polish do you guys recommend?

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    Prima.

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    where can ya get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    where can ya get it
    Would be nice if a sponsor carried it. But...they aren't that big yet.

    Search google for 'Prima Car Care'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Would be nice if a sponsor carried it. But...they aren't that big yet.

    Search google for 'Prima Car Care'
    seems like a nice line of products. is that what you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersport14 View Post
    seems like a nice line of products. is that what you use?
    At least two of the products were used yesterday.
    Finish and Prima.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    At least two of the products were used yesterday.
    Finish and Prima.
    then im gonna get them ordered!

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    i now use prima ..and will start to build my arsenal up with their complete line and some victorias red wax. very soon ..with some rubbing compond,prima amigo(polish) and duragloss 101 this is what i got...by hand.



    friends and co-workers saw my car work and now i have 3 people that want me to detail their cars...that prima shit is legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    i now use prima ..and will start to build my arsenal up with their complete line and some victorias red wax. very soon ..with some rubbing compond,prima amigo(polish) and duragloss 101 this is what i got...by hand.

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    friends and co-workers saw my car work and now i have 3 people that want me to detail their cars...that prima shit is legit.
    I still can't believe how well your car came out!

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    Thats badass. I found the place to get amigo but where do I find the duragloss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Thats badass. I found the place to get amigo but where do I find the duragloss?
    AutoQuest carries Duragloss
    Since your paint is already prep, try the DG105, or the DG111. The DG101 is also excellent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    I still can't believe how well your car came out!
    aww shucks..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    I still can't believe how well your car came out!
    looks like shit now..i think i need a new wash mitt.....i got a ton of fine swirls now all over the place. that and a random orbital buffer should help.

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