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    1. You could consider a coating rather than just wax...

      You could consider a coating rather than just wax or sealant.

      There are 2 classes of coatings--one that is essentially permanent and those that last up to two years.

      Opticoat 2.0 is the only...
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      Been an ONR user for years, but gave Carpro...

      Been an ONR user for years, but gave Carpro Ultimate Waterless Wash + a try over the last few months. You can use it as a waterless wash, a rinseless wash, clay lube and QD. Very impressed with...
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      The Carpro Merino Wool Wash Mitt is an excellent...

      The Carpro Merino Wool Wash Mitt is an excellent tool and reasonably priced at only $20. The mesh hand pocket allows you to "float" the mitt over the paint with very little pressure, the wool is...
    4. "Now letís say you want to strip the car of all...

      "Now letís say you want to strip the car of all the wax. This may be to begin polishing, apply a sealant, or just get a good base for another coat of wax.

      Something like dawn works great because...
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      For those of us just taking care of our own cars...

      For those of us just taking care of our own cars IMO you can't beat the Griot's Garage Random Orbital Dual Action Polisher--it has a lifetime warranty and has great power/torque you will appreciate...
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      The Griots Garage dual action polisher equiped...

      The Griots Garage dual action polisher equiped with a 5" backing plate and 5.5" pads is an outstanding product. For the weekend detailer it can accomplish anything you can throw at it with the...
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      Not now, but there are plenty of us around with...

      Not now, but there are plenty of us around with the Passat Wagon with the Sport package.
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      Know your pain with NH winters--lived near Nashua...

      Know your pain with NH winters--lived near Nashua for nearly 40 years.

      I always went to one of the hand bays and washed off the grit and salt with the rinse only high pressure spray as Jesstzn...
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      I tend to agree although their are some who use a...

      I tend to agree although their are some who use a boars hair brush while directing the flow of a Gilmore Foam gun at the brush while washing the car.. But why spend nearly $100 for a brush when...
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      VW Dealer is APR Authorized ????

      Is this something new: Service Manager at my VW dealer sent me an email that they are now an APR Authorized dealer/installer. Spoke with him at length about it--they can install APR chips in new...
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      Never had the time to get the car to the dealer...

      Never had the time to get the car to the dealer until early November for the state inspection. Showed the service manager the bubbled area and mentioned the body shop feels it is rust from the...
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      Guess I'll just start the process with a trip to...

      Guess I'll just start the process with a trip to the dealer to see how they react. I'll post how things turn out.
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      Here's a link to the HD page ...

      Here's a link to the HD page http://www.autoality.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=320

      Not familiar with the CG pads. I know that HD products perform best with flat pads so I'm sure...
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      Another good option for beginners is HD Cut and...

      Another good option for beginners is HD Cut and HD Polish--very user friendly--long working times, little to no dust. And Buff & Shine flat 5.5" pads. You can get both and Optimum products at...
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      I've owned the car since new. The rust through...

      I've owned the car since new. The rust through warranty is for 12 years and the body shop feels if the paint is removed there will clearly be holes caused by the rust as it had to come from the...
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      Front Fender Well Rust

      Discoverd a small bubbled spot on the edge of the front fender well just above the tire on my 07 Passat Wagon. This is the original fender--no body work has ever been done---body shop says it is...
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      The Porter Cable, Griots, Harbor Freight and MEGS...

      The Porter Cable, Griots, Harbor Freight and MEGS G110 are all dual action (DA) random orbital (RO) polishers. All of them are safe for the beginner, but have the capability to do some serious...
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      I've seen some amazing corrections on really...

      I've seen some amazing corrections on really trashed hard Audi and VW paint done with a GG DA with a MF or Wool pad and M101.
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      Well, the Griots Garage DA has more power than...

      Well, the Griots Garage DA has more power than any of the consumer level DA machines--you will appreciate that extra torque when polishing curved panels. Equip it with a 5" backing plate (which you...
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      I know what you mean--I wash with CG Citrus Wash...

      I know what you mean--I wash with CG Citrus Wash (the original) just before polishing for some extra cleaning prior to polishing.
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