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    Hi There

    Hello all,

    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!

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    Re: Hi There

    Love it love it love it!! Welcome Back!
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    Cool Re: Hi There

    Hey Lydia,

    Good to see'ya back!

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    Re: Hi There

    Good to see you back Lydia!!!
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    Re: Hi There

    Thanks gentlemen!! Good to see you guys are still around!!
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    Re: Hi There

    Hey Lydia. Welcome back. I am also returning after a way to long absence. Good to see you and some other familiar names still on the site.
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    Re: Hi There

    Thank you, welcome back to you as well!! Good to see you back again.
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    Re: Hi There

    Hey Lydia, it's great to see you back on the forum and back into detailing!!!

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    Re: Hi There

    Hi Mr. Stoops, great to see you as well!! I just thought of you yesterday. I was using my trusty G100 that I got years ago in the giveaways to buff a black 2009 Harley Davidson Tri Glide Trike. Used #105 with a dab of #7 to give me a little longer buff time (using the MF cutting pad - yeah, it's an aggressive combination but I tried #205 with yellow foam, #105 with yellow foam and neither gave me quite the defect removal I was aiming for), then finished up with #205 on the yellow foam pad. For some reason I remembered you asking how I was coming along with it. I'm loving it still! I know there are fancier polishers out there, but the G100 does the job!

    Anyways, thanks for the welcome!
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    Re: Hi There

    Quote Originally Posted by Lydia View Post
    Used #105 with a dab of #7 to give me a little longer buff time (using the MF cutting pad - yeah, it's an aggressive combination but I tried #205 with yellow foam, #105 with yellow foam and neither gave me quite the defect removal I was aiming for),
    Nice to see you thinking outside the box for those times when the system approach doesn't quite cut it (see what I did there?!). If you haven't done so already, you might want to give M205 on microfiber a go sometime - on harder paints with minor defects that combo can do stellar work in a single step. Oh, and please call me Mike....I'm old enough as it is without you "kids" making me feel any older!!!
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