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    Please help me pick an All in One

    I would like to polish my mother's Subaru when she visits me sometime. We live hours apart, and she can't stay long when she comes, so I have about 8 hours max to perform a "detail" on her vehicle. She is mostly concerned with the inside, but I am also wanting to put a shine on the outside as well. I would like to leave some lasting protection behind, but I don't have much time with the vehicle. Thing is, I've never used an AIO, and have a few questions, and maybe you guys could offer me some suggestions, or alternate routes.

    1. People generally claim an AIO's protection doesn't last very long, does this mean that swirls and marring will start reappearing, as if fillers are wearing off the vehicle?

    2. Is the use of an AIO, followed by a LSP, more justifiable than a true one-step followed with an LSP considering I only have 3, or 4 hours with the paint?

    3 If you were me, which AIO would you choose?

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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    One coat, no follow up, 360 is supposed to last the longest. Duragloss 501 with 601 should hold up well, but have limited correcting abilities.

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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    IMO:
    Optimum Poli-Seal is one heck of
    an AIO that’s, seemingly, specifically
    formulated for scenarios such as yours.



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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    Mike said once I think that the hood they see a lot so maybe more time there. An AIO is good. Just not long protection. If you are contemplating putting a LSP on top of an AIO, why not just skip it, do a dedicated polish with a LSP that will give you longevity.

    Correcting or perfecting cream. Perhaps HD One with white pad. Top with a good sealant or colinite.

    Either way I'm sure she will appreciate the work on her vehicle. Good job.

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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    black fire, or 3D HD SPEED

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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    IMO:
    Optimum Poli-Seal is one heck of
    an AIO that’s, seemingly, specifically
    formulated for scenarios such as yours.



    Bob

    I used to like it a lot. User friendly for sure. My issue was that the gallon I bought separated into an unusable substance after only 2 months on the shelf. No matter how long I shook it, it didn’t come back together. So I moved on to other AIOs. Maybe the new formula fixed that issue????
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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    Quote Originally Posted by axel06 View Post
    black fire, or 3D HD SPEED
    It seems BlackFire's AIO requires polish-like arm speed instead of an AIO's faster arm speed. I could be completely wrong about that because I have not used it. I base that off of other's comments about using it. My goal is moderate swirl removal in 3 hours with 6 months protection. I think I might be asking too much. I might just have to use a regular polish, move my arms twice as fast, and spend half the amount of time per section, than I normally would for a one-step, and top it off with some 915, or FK1000P.
    I appreciate everyone's input so far.
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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    In situations where I want more durability out of a cleaner wax, I use Duragloss 501.

    I've been using 3D Speed, and while I really, really like it, I just don't "love" it. I'm not trying to sell correction on my low end service.

    The one I do love is Duragloss 101. I used to use it as a follow up to a more aggressive polishing session. But I've always been under the assumption that it wouldn't have the bite to do any real light swirl removal, and it's proven me wrong.

    DG101 paired with a yellow Rupes polishing pad cleans up the paint well, and I believe offers better protection and longevity than DG 501, probably more than Speed does too.

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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    A glimpse of 501's abilities:

    What Can Duragloss #501 Do?

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    Re: Please help me pick an All in One

    McKees 360 is an aIO that can stand on its own for protection. I have seen it last several months in a car that receives no care after it leaves my driveway. Blackfire’s AIO is also excellent and one I use as well. I would say it has slightly more cut to it than 360 but not as durable. Either are excellent as long as your expedition if an aIO is realistic.

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