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Originally Posted by CGMMNY I actually went with Groits polisher. I was able to get it for 99 bucks via autoharp. I also purchased Groits polishing and waxing pads. I

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Old 06-11-2011, 11:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I actually went with Groits polisher. I was able to get it for 99 bucks via autoharp. I also purchased Groits polishing and waxing pads. I plan on using Meguiars ultimate polish initially because the paint is brand new and doesn't require an extremely abrasive polish. I won't have time to kick things off until next weekend and figure the job will be a two day effort.
I'm in the market as well. Can you provide a link for the $99 price or explain how you got that?

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TO answer the question, YES! you should get the Basic kit. The kit has almost everything you need to get going. My purchase was very satisfying, because before the Adams stuff, I was using just off-the-shelf crap. That and the PC made a world of difference. Be prepared to spend the entire day or a couple of days getting it done. I am going to add the 4" pad and backer for the future to help with the small areas.
Adams is great stuff for my Z.
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TO answer the question, YES! you should get the Basic kit. The kit has almost everything you need to get going. My purchase was very satisfying, because before the Adams stuff, I was using just off-the-shelf crap. That and the PC made a world of difference. Be prepared to spend the entire day or a couple of days getting it done. I am going to add the 4" pad and backer for the future to help with the small areas.
Adams is great stuff for my Z.
Basic kit $259.00 dollars=way to much money!
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I actually went with Groits polisher. I was able to get it for 99 bucks via autoharp. I also purchased Groits polishing and waxing pads. I plan on using Meguiars ultimate polish initially because the paint is brand new and doesn't require an extremely abrasive polish. I won't have time to kick things off until next weekend and figure the job will be a two day effort.
I don't know anything about the Griots polisher... but if it's a DA then i'm sure it's good enough for someone starting out... and yeah if you are just working with a newer car that doesn't have many issues then I wouldn't use an abrasive pad.. without seeing the car obviously none of us could say, but you could try a white pad with the least abrasive polish and work it in and see how it goes... if not then go with the next one up.

Honestly though some of the Meg's products that I have used dried out really quick when I used them on a car I did. I like Menzerna products a lot because they last quite a while before the polish breaks down.

Congrats though... hope it works out well!
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Basic kit $259.00 dollars=way to much money!
It's way too much money to those who don't fully understand what they are getting.

You paid X amount for your Z. Someone who drives a piece of crap Ford Vega would look at you like you're coo-coo in the head. However, you can justify the price you paid because you understand what you bought.

If you had a full understanding of what comes in that kit, how to use it and what it would yield, you'd quickly realize that it is quite a bargain. Don't feel bad though, quite a few folks are wearing your shoes.
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Adams products can be found for half the price. Try chemical guys
And as the junkman says its not the products as much as the technique
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Adams products can be found cheaper. Try chemical guys
And as the junkman says its not the products as much as the technique
You're not suggesting that Adam's products and Chemical Guys products are the same exact product are you?
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You're not suggesting that Adam's products and Chemical Guys products are the same exact product are you?
Now how would I get that idea?
Just saying there are alternatives and u can't rely on one brand for all your needs
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Not everyone has the same needs. For a lot of folks, one brand may solve all their issues.
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Not everyone has the same needs. For a lot of folks, one brand may solve all their issues.
And there are other brands that do the same thing as adams but cost half the price. Like chemical guys
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single guys use whatever, married men use Adams polishes. Your Quote for the day.
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And there are other brands that do the same thing as adams but cost half the price. Like chemical guys
I actually really like the Menzerna polishes. I mix and match my stuff. I use the blackfire wet diamond on the darker cars I seal, for the lighter cars or those who want a harder finish, I use the Finish Kare 1000p... which is very high temp wax, but is more like a sealant. I have spoken with a guy who was a rep for Finish Kare for about 8 or 9 years.. he told me the sealant was good up to 215 degrees.. as some waxes will basically melt and break down in extreme heat... Finish Kare doesn't do that. It has top notch reviews and is really excellent wheel wax.. 1 can lasts for a year or more and it's about 15.00 or so dollars a can. Collinite is also a really good company with several products that are inexpensive. Klasse all in one is another product that is GREAT for me.. if you just have some mild scatches, waterspots or stains.. Klasse will clean it, polish it, and seal it all in one step with a white pad and it's good for about 3 or 4 months.

I would say i'm probably a sealant fan more than a wax fan though.. I like that candied look, but some like that warm look that wax gives... I also like how the sealers last longer than most standard waxes.

I would say to give all products a try... look at ratings, talk to detailers and more than just one. Most products can do the same thing, but certain qualities some will like and some will not.
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I'm in the market as well. Can you provide a link for the $99 price or explain how you got that?

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Griot's Garage 10765STDCRD 6" Random Orbital Polisher - Toolfetch.com

This link is from browsing on my iPhone. However if you go to toolfetch.com you will find it there. I actually purchased everything from Autogeek and had them price match the toolfetch price for the polisher. I paid about 160 bucks for the polisher and griots 6 inch polishing and wax pads. Ill be using Meguiars ultimate polish (10 bucks) and Meguiars ultimate wax which about the same price and can be found at any autoparts store or walmart.
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