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Old 04-17-2014, 03:22 AM   #36
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R neck 7, what color pads do you use with the PC 7424XP? Just got one and trying to figure out the best combos, ty. And what speeds?

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I use the Lake Country CCS Orange Pads with the 105 and White with the 205 and Black with Zaino....speeds depend on the Polish your using and paint condition the 105 is a heavy hitter it will take out most the larger scratches with the orange cutting pads I usually run it at 4-5 depending on how bad the paint is, White is a milder cutting pad and the 205 is a milder Polish and will buff out most your fine scratches out with a lower speed such as 2-3, the black pads are non abrasive and work great putting a wax or polymer sealant on..... if you haven't looked into the Simple brand check it out....it's a little pricey but everything I have used from them works flawlessly and I wouldn't go back to anurging else
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Pics! FOUR HOURS of Detailing! Daily Driven with a Show Car Shine w/ Zaino - The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums here is exactly what I do and the results are just as flawless except I use two coats of Z-5 with Z-6 in between each coat and finish with a coat of Z-2
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Very nice going to be doing my first real detailing on mine soon.
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Just time your time you will be fine the results are definitely work it in the end make sure you tape all your plastic,emblems and rubber seals off so you don't knick them with the pads and create more work for yourself
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Geez I should really reread before I post on here with my phone lol
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:31 AM   #42
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Thanks Rneck.

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No problem best of luck to ya
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If you want easy results without spending a lot of time detailing, i would go with croftgate. I used project x and finish it off with quick and slick. Heres a pic after one week of driving. Click image for larger version

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If you want easy results without spending a lot of time detailing, i would go with croftgate. I used project x and finish it off with quick and slick. Heres a pic after one week of driving. Attachment 154357
CROFTGATE is awesome. I use wash & wax, Project X and I just got the Polish and compound along with the leather care.
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Cassidy and Russ.....your cars look awesome and like you....Croftgate is my only product line up.
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My tip for waxing is to use a whole lot less wax then you think you need. You should be able to wax a mustang sized vehicle with about 1 ounce of product, maybe 1.5 ounces. I'm not kidding, it doesn't take much. I've seen people use half a bottle of product before on 1 car, and that is just too much. It ends up getting where its not supposed to be and is always harder to wipe off.

Remember, the layer of wax you are laying down is microns thick. Simply squirting more product onto the paint isn't going to get that layer any thicker. There is some debate whether you can build layer upon layer (think spit shine on a boot), but that doesn't apply to most over the counter products because they usually have some cleaners (even mild ones) in their wax formulations to aid in application. This results in the product removing the first coat as you apply the second. Premium products (I see that Zaino was mentioned above) sometimes advertise layering their products. Then you have products like Opti-Coat, but that's for another day.

My best advise is to just be careful when washing and waxing your car. Use the two bucket method and avoid marring the finish and your car will look new for years to come.
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