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Old 06-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
Uh yeah. Just like it's more cost effective to maintain/service your own car if you know how to do it properly. Otherwise, it's completely cost INeffective if you screw things up and have to pay more to have it done correctly.
It's pretty hard to screw up with a Porter-Cable and any of the major detailing systems like Adams, Meguairs, Zaino, etc. Noobs (like me) might not get Junkman-like results at first, but short of physically dropping the Porter-Cable on the hood, damage doesn't happen.

I agree that if the OP isn't into detailing or ongoing paint maintenance on his car, it's not cost-effective to get into a detailing system. If he just wants the occasional major scratches out, might as well just pay someone on a per-incident basis. Getting into a full-on Adam's detailing system is going to cost around $400 - $500. Whether or not that's cost-effective is going to depend on the OP's desire for detailing and how much money he spends on getting someone to detail for him. There are people who just want to drive their cars, and there are people who also view the maintenance of their cars as a hobby in itself. I can justify $500 in order to indulge a hobby...the OP may not have the time or the inclination -- not just to buy the system, but to actually do the work.
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