detailing the truck

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    hey i was thinking about detailing my truck but what would be a good compound kit with like aggresive-mild-fine i want to get my truck looking really nice also what would be a good cheap buffer
     
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    Do you know HOW to use a buffer? its not a beginners tool. But I always use Meguires Mirror Glaze, start with a Medium cut and work to a Swirl Remover, then to a machine glaze, and lastly a show glaze. Top it off with Turtle wax ICE liquid polish and then do a final wipe down with ICE detail spray. I use Mothers Back to Black for the trim. I rarely shine the tires to avoid slinging it all over the truck. Windows get Stoner Invisible Glass.
     
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    Oh and Harbor Freight has a decent variable speed rotary buffer for a good price. Use the foam pad only, buy a seperate pad at Oreilly's for each different compound. <--Very Important.
     
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    im not a pro or a beginner ive used it a couple time
     
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    and about how much will the meguiers stuff cost
     
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    or do you think it would be better to have a detailer do it the local car wash will do it for 80 bucks but i want the light scraches out and get it looking all nice
     
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    i doubt they will buff it for $80, I think the Meguires stuff is around $8-$10 per bottle. ICE is about the same, between the buffer, polishes, pads, and other stuff you can look at spending a little over $100 in materials. Also ONLY USE Microfiber towels. Watch several tutorials on YouTube on how to use a rotary buffer before attempting your truck.
     
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    Not bad, ive never used their compounds but I knowthey make a great DA buffer..the next one I buy will be a Griots Garage 6" DA
     
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    ill probably do that
     

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