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I got a pack of 8 at target, they were orange colored and work great!
LOL oh man those are terrible! hahhah I use those for cleaning under the hood.

Get you a few blue cobras for general wiping duty and a gold cobra for wiping down a final polish

Cobra Miracle Towels, microfiber buffing towels, Miracle microfiber towel

The Cobra Gold Plush XL Microfiber Towel measures a whopping 26 x 35 inches! Use it to dry your vehicle in minutes.

the minute you hold one of those, you'll understand why they're more expensive than the target/walmart/autozone microfiber towels.


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I've never had an issue with them, maybe I got a good batch? lol


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Do yourself a favor and invest in a decent random oribital polisher/buffer.

I use the griot's garage one. It's not too expensive and it's built well and has held up to countless 5+ hour detailing sessions.
Thanks for the info. I saw griot's garage at a local car show a few weeks back. They are from the Seattle area (Tacoma actually). I got a free catalog from them. Which did you buy? I saw a few different kinds. Some in kits and some not.

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I waited 8 months to polish mine, mostly because it stayed in the sun most days before I got a cover since I live in the barracks, after I polished my paint the color looked way more rich and glass like, even better than it did when I got it off the showroom floor, with kona blue I would totally suggest it for the first time you clay bar and wax, you will not be disappointed, get a good set of microfiber towels too, I got a pack of 8 at target, they were orange colored and work great!
Yah I think I need to look into a polisher. I see you did one without. But I see Fastred's point of doing it by hand is just not as effective and just more tiresome/time-consuming. Cool to see you did it by hand anyway though!

I guess I don't know the difference between the difference polishers... just a plain 'ol one or an orbital one... etc.

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Thanks for the info. I saw griot's garage at a local car show a few weeks back. They are from the Seattle area (Tacoma actually). I got a free catalog from them. Which did you buy? I saw a few different kinds. Some in kits and some not.
Mine is the 6 speed red one. I think that they only sell 1 but in various polishing kits. Their pads are ok but I prefer the cobra ones much more as they offer several different types and the cross groove surface is more effective.


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I've never had an issue with them, maybe I got a good batch? lol
Well... it's a matter of them not being as thick and holding as much dirt. The higher quality microfiber is noticably thicker and spongier and holds more dirt inside the cloth minimizing the chance for swirl marks.

Just try that gold one. Just order one and see what you think.

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So let's say, I have a coat of wax on already but I want to stip and start all over. Would I:

1. Wash car with dish soap to strip wax off
2. Clay Bar
3. Polish
4. Wax

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Anyone whos purchased a new vehicle should have it claybarred , polished and wax immediately. Definitely claybar before you even think about using a cloth or towel, i dont care how good or expensive the cloth is.

All your going to do is start the swirl process of rubbing these contaminants across and into the surface

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Well... it's a matter of them not being as thick and holding as much dirt. The higher quality microfiber is noticably thicker and spongier and holds more dirt inside the cloth minimizing the chance for swirl marks.

Just try that gold one. Just order one and see what you think.
Man now I'm gonna spend more money lol cause i wanna see what you're talkin about haha

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Anyone whos purchased a new vehicle should have it claybarred , polished and wax immediately. Definitely claybar before you even think about using a cloth or towel, i dont care how good or expensive the cloth is.

All your going to do is start the swirl process of rubbing these contaminants across and into the surface
What contaminants are going to be on the paint when it is at it's freshest, right after purchase? I don't see an issue with claying right away, but my car, after a wash a spray wax (Turtle Wax Ice) is smooth as silk.

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What contaminants are going to be on the paint when it is at it's freshest, right after purchase? I don't see an issue with claying right away, but my car, after a wash a spray wax (Turtle Wax Ice) is smooth as silk.
rail dust is the #1 reason. The problem with new vehicles is that the dealers usually will wax (quite poorly I might add) all new deliveries essentially handing a customer a brand new car with lots of swirl marks that weren't there when it left the factory.

I specifically told my dealer NOT to touch my car. He said they were required to wash but would not do any wax/polish or anything.

when I went to pick it up, I inspected every square inch of the paint and it was perfectly smooth (though lots of orange peel but seems like that's on par for 95% of all cars)

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^ I guess that makes sense.

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