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    Re: Help: Rotary Buffer Use

    Looking into it a little more, it looks like minerals in water could be a problem.

    How Minerals Affect the Water Supplies
  2. Re: SOAP WITH WAX Built In / Avoid when polish to be used?

    What about if a polish finish is desired to be put on?

    Must a waxy wash soap be avoided, because wax would prevent proper adhesion of the polish?
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    Re: Best coating for Aluminum Pontoons? / Reapplication Schedule for Marine 31 ?

    Marine 31 seems to emphasize the protection aspect more than any other aluminum cleaning product I've seen.

    How often does it require application to work well?
  4. Re: only get swirls w/wool pad and low rpm...?? / What is LSP?

    What does LSP stand for?
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    Re: Help: Rotary Buffer Use / Should Only Distilled Water Be Spritzed On Pad?

    Does added water really have to be distilled?

    If so, what's the reasoning behind that?
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    WASHING: SPONGE or MITT?

    Is a sponge OK to use for car washing?

    Is it a preference issue, or do sponges cause micro-scratches or something?

    I've been seeing a lot of talk around here about mitts, which has caused me to...
  7. SOAP WITH WAX Built In: What's the Deal With That?

    What's the deal with car soap with wax or polish additives built in?

    I haven't bought car soap in a long time, and went I just went to get some, I saw a lot of soaps come with a wax additive, or...
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    Re: Best coating for Aluminum Pontoons?

    This 3M 09020 Marine Aluminum Restorer & Polish on amazon looks like it might work well. It is reasonably priced compared to some other stuff I was looking at.

    Amazon.com: 3M 09020 Marine...
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    Re: Rotary polishing vs DA polishing

    What are some good swirl finding light sources?
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    Where Do Swirls Come From?

    How do those nasty swirls get in the paint?

    What can be done to prevent or minimize them from happening?
  11. Re: Video: All about the FLEX-3401 Forced Rotation Dual Action Polisher

    video is not working. is it still available anywhere?
  12. Re: Is Polish Over Wax Wise? Where Does Clay Come In?

    Yes, I see now. Thanks.

    To do all those steps it seems I will have to confine myself to just a few panels at a time, so I have enough time to complete the whole sequence of steps.
  13. Re: What temperature ranges are best for applying compounds, polishes, waxes and paint sealants

    I just washed a cargo van and before I could dry it so I could wax it, the water drops started freezing. So I turned the vehicle on and ran the heat on maximum.

    The ice melted, and I proceeded...
  14. Re: Is Polish Over Wax Wise? Where Does Clay Come In?

    Hi brett, and all.

    I think I was confused and wrote polish when I meant sealant, as you say.


    -So my question ought to have been: Can I put sealant over the wax? I already have the wax...
  15. Is Polish Over Wax Wise? Where Does Clay Come In?

    1. Is it a good idea to use a polish product on top of wax?

    2. Also, I want to clay the vehicle if we get a break in the weather. How and where would that best fit in, in terms of doing it...
  16. Re: 303 Aerospace or ArmorAll Original: Which Is Better?

    Thanks for the responses and opinions so far. I didn't take offense to any. It sounds like 303 is everyone's favorite except for exterior uses.

    Actually, I do know ArmorAll isn't so good on...
  17. 303 Aerospace or ArmorAll Original: Which Is Better?

    303 Aerospace Protectant or ArmorAll Original Formula: which is better for:

    Interiors: Dashboard, Steering Wheel, Seats
    Floors: (in a cargo van), mats
    Exterior Plastic Trim: Grill, Rear View...
  18. Re: Wax In Northeast Winter: How Long Will It Last?

    I used Turtle Wax Cleaner Wax.

    It seems to get a lot of ground in dirt out that washing alone doesn't get; but it doesn't seem to last a real long time.

    I just recently got a 2006 Ford...
  19. Wax In Northeast Winter: How Long Will It Last?

    How long will a regular (cleaner) wax last in the Northeast US in the winter, on a vehicle that is parked on city streets?

    Will it usually get though a whole winter?

    Does it matter how...
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    Re: DeWalt 849x gets better and better:)

    Thanks for the review, Kevin.

    I wonder how the 849X compares to other polishers in terms of how smooth it runs and how noisy it is?

    I saw it on this youtube video and it sounded kind of loud...
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    Re: Does Polish Clean Like Cleaner Wax?

    Thanks to all for the suggestions so far. I will check out all that suggesting reading soon. I read this link so far, and that product does sound like it has both the cleaning and long lasting...
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    Does Polish Clean Like Cleaner Wax?

    Most waxes seem to be cleaner waxes. And I like cleaner wax because most of the old cars I buy have ground in dirt that mere washing does not get out. The cleaner wax gets a lot of that dirt...
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    Re: Hello from PA

    Hello. I'm going to move out to the Poconos in a few months. I just like to take care of my own cars.
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    Re: car wash in single digits?

    What's a laser wash, a touchless, and an RW?
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