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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    Used a DA...I would definitely suggest using a DA. If you do go that route, I would recommend getting LC White and Orange foam pads.

    All I use now for maintaining are the white pads with either BF One Step or Pinnacle Polish.

    Iím actually due for a light polish in the coming month or two, Iím just trying to decide what Iím going to lay down afterwards, either Wolfgang deep gloss paint sealant or 303 Graphene...then a high quality wax such as DoDo Juice, Gyeon Wax, Fuzion wax, or TBD!!!

    Right now the car has Wolfgang, 303 Graphene, and DoDo Juice Blue Velvet...a smorgasbord of stuff on it...and it looks great but it needs a little correction work.

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    One thing that hasn’t been mentioned about working by hand is the inconsistency. You’re going to get inconsistent results around the car and also potentially uneven removal of clear coat. Neither of these may be an issue but over time it could be. Using a polisher will give you better consistency and likely result in less clear coat removed (if doing it right) than doing it by hand in some areas.

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    I agree with machines being exponentially better than hand however, in the case of cleaner waxes/sealants, you'll still get the LSP aspect by hand.

    Working abrasives in AIO's by hand is another story but on a new car you may not need the light abrasives to work that much anyway. (Hopefully).

    My favorite remains HD Speed although BF gets RAVE reviews also.

    Favorite pads on my 20 yr old PC 7336 are absolutely the LC Thin Pro flats, orange and white (6 each). If your paint is as soft as mentioned above, maybe 3 blacks thrown in too.

    I would suggest you try the BF now by hand. You can always get an inexpensive DA and some pads later and use the same bottle of AIO you already have.

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    Just my personal opinion but I wouldn't waste my time trying to remove swirls without a machine.

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    Quote Originally Posted by DetailZeus View Post
    Just my personal opinion but I wouldn't waste my time trying to remove swirls without a machine.
    Same, working by hand like that is silly imo
    Ripping through your mind like a hurricane full of novocaine

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    Quote Originally Posted by 98CayenneTA View Post
    Same, working by hand like that is silly imo
    Which PC is a good first time user one? Iím going to invest in one.

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    Yup will find the most beloved polisher here for a beginner (or anyone) is the griots g9….look at one of their kits with pads for about $199

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    I agree with Glen, Griots G9 all day!

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    G9 would be over all best choice hands down. You can get a much cheaper DA at Harbor Freight but in the long run I still think the G9 would be a wiser investment.
    "Dirt likes detergent so much better than the surface that it's attached to, it'll leave that surface to go hang out with the soap"...aim4squirrels

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    Re: AIO Detailing Help/Advice - Please!

    Sandro did it by hand.. and pretty quickly too but doing the whole car would take time and be tiring.. but no AIO here and it was a two step process (yikes)
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