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Post your detailing products review!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Smith, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Smith

    Smith Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Borrowed this thread from some other forums, however, figured it could be used here as well!

    Everyone has their opinion on what is best and what makes company X product better than company Y's product. With that being said this thread is meant for those of you who try/have tried new products, found a product that works much better than ones you've tried in the past, discovered a new product that you just want to rave about, etc. to post up and let us know why, show us pictures of said product in use/results, and just whatever you feel necessary that contributes to the usefulness of this thread!

    Post products, machines, towels, tools, whatever! Just please include a why and not a "its better because I said so" or "I've used it for years so that makes it best" typed of stuff!

    Now post away and help your fellow detailers/enthusiasts!
     
  2. slicksierra

    slicksierra Feel some type of way

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    Just got a shine supply order in I love there stuff. Ride shine is killer way better than detail spray the old formula. Never tried the new formula.

    Hotsoap looks and smells and acts exactly like Adams car shampoo but is $15 a gallon.

    Now micro clean on the other hand doesn't seem to be as strong as other micro fiber cleaners
     
  3. Ginger

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    shine supplies compounds work amazing, i suggest them to anyone. cuts faster and in reality you dont need the second stage.

    the rupes polisher is amazong, i have the long throw 21a and it works much faster and is so much smoother then the PC i had before.
     
  4. Smith

    Smith Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hate my PC, I know it has it's place but can't stand a full detail with it. Have you ever used the flex? Just curious since you like the Rupes. I'll eventually upgrade to one if them sooner than later.
     
  5. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    when it came down to it, the rupes was like 40 bucks more then the flex, i asked a few people what they thought, Sam carrol being one of them, and they said the rupes. so i spent the extra cash, i can detail shit in 1/8th the time of the PC
     
  6. Smith

    Smith Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bump, havn't tried anything new but noticed a thread or two asking about stuff. If you tried anything new lately post it up!
     
  7. Big Tex

    Big Tex slowly but surely

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    interested to hear reviews/opinions on scg machine cut, machine finish, and acrylic sealant (how well it beads water and how long it generally lasts).

    Also would like to know if anyone has used Harbor freight da's and/or their pads. pads aren't much cheaper than scg but I wouldn't have to wait on shipping. and the da I'm looking at is only ~$60

    6 in. Variable Speed Dual Action Polisher
     
  8. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    ive done reviews on those in the SCG testing thread :read:
     
  9. Big Tex

    Big Tex slowly but surely

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    thx fgtsam :slorg:

    edit. link me coz no can find
     
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  10. No1Limit

    No1Limit Member

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    i have that one, no complaints other than speed dial is a pain while using it, have to stop, turn it up, then keep going. this is what i did with it and shine supply cut only.....
    and dont use their pads, heard they rip easy, get some other ones
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  11. Big Tex

    Big Tex slowly but surely

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    nice. whose pads rip? scg or hf?
     
  12. No1Limit

    No1Limit Member

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    the hf ones
     
  13. Big Tex

    Big Tex slowly but surely

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    oh okay :shake:
     
  14. No1Limit

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    Figured id throw up a couple pics of the stuff ive done....
    One of the biggest things I see with some of the companies doing their promo vids on the products is that they show you how to use it, but not necessarily what it can do....
    My bosses 2010 2500 sierra
    Paint correcting was done with hf da polisher, meguiars soft buff pads (red cutting - yellow polishing) and shine supply cut only followed by the shine supply signature shine wax
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    200? i forget, jeep grand Cherokee, this one was the same deal as the truck above except also shows the shine supply trim shine
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    Edit: forgot the beeding on my teuck from a heavy rain on the wax after 3 car washes and about a months time give or take a couple days
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  15. notorious

    notorious Automotive Art

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    Haven't tried any detail company's glass cleaner but Stoner's invisible glass is better than Windex.

    Works best with black and white newspaper, no streaks and usually cleans on the first pass.

    Lol
     
  16. Big Tex

    Big Tex slowly but surely

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    I've put rain-x on my windows twice since I bought the truck in march of '13 and although it beads well, my windows (especially the windshield) are pretty hazy now. I plan on cutting/polishing them when I do the truck and sealing them with scg glass sealant.
     
  17. Reit38

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    i like HF DA. theres a few mods out there to make it better. get smaller backing pad right away. you can also take apart and rotate the handle to its a little more user friendly. im happy with mine for the moeny. i only have there pads at the moment and they dont tear if you switch to the smaller backing pad

    bad pic but did this last weekend. truck is in real rough shape. got about 80-90% of scratches out. only have the swirl and haze remover with HF orange pad for scratch removal
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    and got this
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    down to this.
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    scratch is down into paint. buddy was backed into a few weeks ago
     
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  18. Big Tex

    Big Tex slowly but surely

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    Damn dude. That's nice. What size backing plate?
     
  19. slicksierra

    slicksierra Feel some type of way

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    Prolly 5.5 inch
     
  20. Big Tex

    Big Tex slowly but surely

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    That's what it comes with iirc
     

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