After a 6-7 year hiatus, I'm looking forward to getting back into detailing. As before, it will be a side job. I'm looking forward to becoming more familiar with the current products although I still have a lot of older supplies to use up first before I'll be buying more. It sounds like #80 has been discontinued, which is kind of a pity. I liked how long it worked in the Florida heat. I just bought some of the new low profile DA discs and am looking forward to trying them out once I get them! The old pads I had were the original Soft Buff, but they disintegrated after being stored for so many years.
To ease back into it, I did a quick exterior detail on my truck yesterday: Deep Crystal wash, clayed, APC+ on wheels and tires (they were pretty bad), then a few different paint treatments. The hood was a little hazy after not having been waxed for a long time (I bought it from my Dad a while back), so I did 4 different sections: Color-X on one, #7 and NXT on the second, #7 and #26 on the third, and #7 and #16 on the fourth. The remainder of the truck was waxed with NXT on one side and #26 on the other as I want to do a durability test between the two. I did Hot Shine on the tires, and #105 followed by PlastX on the faded headlights. Ultimate Black on all the black trim. I don't have any pictures but am loving how it looks now. It needs to be buffed out fully but that will have to wait. Working on it reminded me how much I love detailing!!! I'm looking forward to getting back into it, and hopefully will be posting some before/afters in the next few months.
On a side note, props to Danny in the customer care center. I spoke with him a few times yesterday to get information about the new pad system. He was very helpful and friendly despite my multitudinous questions. He's definitely a good representative for Meguiar's!
See you around the forums!