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    Cool Re: Opinions welcome on purchasing new detailing kit..

    I decided to go ahead and order the G8 BOSS kit, 25ft. extension cord, Blackfire Pad Care Kit, Speed Master Tool Cart, 3" Orange Polishing Foam Pad (3 Pack), & 3" Mini Red Wax Pad (3 Pack).

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    Re: Opinions welcome on purchasing new detailing kit..

    Quote Originally Posted by GKH ST View Post
    I decided to go ahead and order the G8 BOSS kit, 25ft. extension cord, Blackfire Pad Care Kit, Speed Master Tool Cart, 3" Orange Polishing Foam Pad (3 Pack), & 3" Mini Red Wax Pad (3 Pack).
    Great kit.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Opinions welcome on purchasing new detailing kit..

    You will not be disappointed. Welcome to the obsession

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    Re: Opinions welcome on purchasing new detailing kit..

    Thanks! The 20% weekend discount helped me decide to go ahead with this order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by briarpatch View Post
    Welcome to the obsession

    Yup. This is his "gateway kit".

    Many, many hundreds of dollars more to be spent now.......
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Yup. This is his "gateway kit".

    Many, many hundreds of dollars more to be spent now.......
    Lol!
    I'm getting a little excited, I must say! I watched some YT videos earlier about both the G9 & G8. Most favorable, indeed!
    In 2003 or early 2004, a buddy of mine who now owns a very highly regarded brick and mortar detail shop in the Memphis area, let me drive his PC orbital for awhile while we detailed my Mazdaspeed Protege. That's my only experience with a polisher.
    But; watching the videos today, I'm already feeling comfortable about getting started!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKH ST View Post
    Lol!
    I'm getting a little excited, I must say! I watched some YT videos earlier about both the G9 & G8. Most favorable, indeed!
    In 2003 or early 2004, a buddy of mine who now owns a very highly regarded brick and mortar detail shop in the Memphis area, let me drive his PC orbital for awhile while we detailed my Mazdaspeed Protege. That's my only experience with a polisher.
    But; watching the videos today, I'm already feeling comfortable about getting started!
    You will get the hang of it in under a minute.

    It is natural to be a little unsure. I was at first, and I had used every power tool under the sun.

    I guess it is because you are using it on your baby (car or truck) and not cutting plywood or drilling into cement like other tools.

    Like I said, just a few small techniques to master at first, like curves and not lifting before the machine stops, or starting the machine while not in contact. All very simple stuff.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    You will get the hang of it in under a minute.

    It is natural to be a little unsure. I was at first, and I had used every power tool under the sun.

    I guess it is because you are using it on your baby (car or truck) and not cutting plywood or drilling into cement like other tools.

    Like I said, just a few small techniques to master at first, like curves and not lifting before the machine stops, or starting the machine while not in contact. All very simple stuff.


    I'm still waiting for products to arrive, and watching some more videos.

    Regarding claying my Frontier, I am wondering about just going ahead with a traditional claybar which I still have some remaining from the last time.

    Or; trying something all new to me such as the Nanoskin Clay Mitt.



    Who doesn't want to save time, especially when it comes to claying a vehicle?! I'm guessing for my 2007 Frontier, the medium version might be best?

    $50 is a big chunk considering a new clay kit with detailer spray is around $20.

    What are your thoughts on one of these clay mitts? As always, any advice is most welcome and appreciated.

    Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by GKH ST View Post

    Or; trying something all new to me such as the Nanoskin Clay Mitt.

    For most cars, especially daily drivers that are for sure contaminated, I much prefer to use a Nanoskin Mitt or Towel during the wash process.

    For me it's faster and the car is already wet. The key is to wash REALLY WELL and RINSE REALLY WELL before rubbing that polymerized rubber surface over the paint.

    I also prefer the towel over the mitt because I think it's easier to use to decontaminate different shapes of body panels. and I also think I get more use out of it.

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    Re: Opinions welcome on purchasing new detailing kit..

    See my review and how-to here,

    Review: Speed Master Clay Towel and Clay Mitt


    Here's an excerpt....


    Mike's Pro Detailing Tip
    To get the most use out of the Speed Master Clay Towel, take a Sharpie Marker and draw 4 quadrants and in each quadrant write down the numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4.









    When you use the towel, you DON'T lay the towel out flat and place your hand on it.

    Don't do this...






    Do this...

    Fold the towel 4-ways and the grasp the folded towel with your thumb near an edge on one side and your four fingers on the other side.








    Sometimes the little things are the big things...

    Think about it - if you don't mark the back of the clay towel, you have no idea which quadrant or section you're using. By simply marking the back side, you can track and monitor which section of the towel you've used. At some point, these towels do wear out. Everything wears out including you and I. Marking the back enables you to know and monitor which side you've used up.


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