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Old 12-04-2017, 04:44 PM
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You should be fine every 3 months with a good wax. For a cheap very good wax. I like Meguiars Ultimate paste wax.

I use a waterless wash with wax every time I wipe down the truck. So I technically wax it every wash.

I would use a spray wax while wiping down to boost the wax.

This is the waterless wash I use. It cleans everything while leaving behind some protection. It comes concentrated. Just add distilled water in a bottle. Just make sure you purchase some very good MF towels to dry.

Ultima Waterless Wash Plus Anti-static Dust Repelling Hyper Concentrate for Auto, Truck, RV, 16 fl. oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011L8QZHG..._HtzjAbRFS4N5T


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Thanks Jomax, I will check that out . I use the meguiars past wax as mentioned regularly.
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I use 3M Perfect-It purple bottle A, B and C and topped with their synthetic wax. Works fine but I would like to try Menzerna. I heard that Menzerna is better than 3M. What is the Menzerna equivalent to the 3M A, B, C?

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I use 3M Perfect-It purple bottle A, B and C and topped with their synthetic wax. Works fine but I would like to try Menzerna. I heard that Menzerna is better than 3M. What is the Menzerna equivalent to the 3M A, B, C?



I attached pics of my truck and my 1987 GN with original lacquer paint done with 3M. Both were done with the Rupes Bigfoot.



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I use menzerna and love it. I donít know which products match as i donít use 3m much.


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Any of you guys use your own ceramic coating? I’ve tried the McKees system and it worked ok, but I’d like to know if there was something better out there available to the public. It’d be awesome to be able to get my hands on some Opticoat.
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Anybody do any polishing with a cordless grinder?
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Anybody do any polishing with a cordless grinder?
I wouldn't. Most grinders are way too fast for polishing paint.
For example, a porter cable or a rupes vary from ~2000 to ~6000 rpm and are variable speed. An m18 grinder has one speed and it's 9000rpm
Keep in mind, you usually won't be polishing at the upper limit, so you could be two or three times as fast as you should be.

The Porter Cable 7424 is like 120 bucks and it's a great tool. You can get a few high quality pads for 30 bucks, and you're into a high quality paint correcting setup for the cost of 10-15 car washes. I'd read up a bit on compounds/polishes/waxes/ etc and what speeds to apply them at.
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I wouldn't. Most grinders are way too fast for polishing paint.
For example, a porter cable or a rupes vary from ~2000 to ~6000 rpm and are variable speed. An m18 grinder has one speed and it's 9000rpm
Keep in mind, you usually won't be polishing at the upper limit, so you could be two or three times as fast as you should be.

The Porter Cable 7424 is like 120 bucks and it's a great tool. You can get a few high quality pads for 30 bucks, and you're into a high quality paint correcting setup for the cost of 10-15 car washes. I'd read up a bit on compounds/polishes/waxes/ etc and what speeds to apply them at.
Griots Garage sells them too. What's nice is one of them has an uber long power cord.

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Old 02-20-2019, 03:49 PM
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Thanks, I'll do some more reading before i dive into this
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