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Old 03-24-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default ATL--Who can detail?

Need someone with some detailing skills, and hopefully a PorterCable.
My car badly needs attention, and it's something that I'm not good at. Needs to be clay'ed, buffed, and waxed. The interior could stand to be spruced up too.

In trade, I can help out with lift & tools for maintenance or repairs, free/cheap parts, cold beer and rare steak...
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Also looking for detailer...on NE side, Gwinnett.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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Also looking for detailer...on NE side, Gwinnett.
Just right up the road from me.
I didn't realize you posted on this board till last week (didn't make the connection).
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Lyke, I could detail yours after the meet in exchange for the MS help..
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I think he wants it done before the meet to show us up...
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Oh.
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LOL
Well since the meet isn't until late, wanna meet up early anyway? LMK what works with you.

But Rob knows damn well my car isn't showing anyone up.
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Hmmm... I might make a wager on how many "flock" to your hood.
I was just looking at my car and noticing that bird **** is still there from last summer. You'd think that stuff would dry up and flake away.
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Not like we're allowed to WASH our cars...isn't the drought almost done?
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Hey guys... i have a great idea lol. OK, so i still know the gate code to get into my old apt in Duluth. We can use the FREE car wash bay ("uses recycles water") and then run back to my place and detail the cars. I have a 6" DA Buffer and wax/polish along with interior cleaning supplies. Que?
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Needs more girls in bikinis, but otherwise sounds like a plan to me
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So i need to bring kyra and the rest of the cheerleading team down for a field trip car wash?
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yeah--and hey, rollbar shipped today
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I also have a PC and a lot of the megs pro stuff... we should have a bid detailing day or something
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yeah--and hey, rollbar shipped today
Nice, straight to me right?
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I also have a PC and a lot of the megs pro stuff... we should have a bid detailing day or something
ya'll can start with mine
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I wouldn't be the one to ask....at least not about Miatas. My car wears a $45 coat of Rustoleum rattle can!

My only advice would be to be careful with a non-orbital buffer. You can easily "buffer burn" your paint and do irreversable damage. I have a cheap orbital from Walmart that has served me well for the past 8 years.

If your paint is oxidized, a little bit of rubbing or polishing compound will go a long way. Again, just be careful - these are actually abrasives and can harm your paint if misused.
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i try to stay out of topics like this. i detailed cars for 7 years in the summer during high school and through college. but it bothers me when people talk about orbitbal buffers like they are so good they will make your dick bigger. If you go into any professional shop or body shop....99% of the time they will be using a rotary buffer, most likely a dw849. orbital are more awkward to use, take longer, and make a bigger mess, and are less precise when working towards an edge. A rotary polisher like my dewalt in unexperienced hands can be more dangerous when it comes to burning the paint because they heat it up so much faster(not a bad thing). i could go on and on but this just annoys me.
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i try to stay out of topics like this. i detailed cars for 7 years in the summer during high school and through college. but it bothers me when people talk about orbitbal buffers like they are so good they will make your dick bigger. If you go into any professional shop or body shop....99% of the time they will be using a rotary buffer, most likely a dw849. orbital are more awkward to use, take longer, and make a bigger mess, and are less precise when working towards an edge. A rotary polisher like my dewalt in unexperienced hands can be more dangerous when it comes to burning the paint because they heat it up so much faster(not a bad thing). i could go on and on but this just annoys me.
carry on
The orbitals are great for someone that is not a pro and does not want to risk paint damage, the rotaries in the hands of the experinced can get better results... not sure why that bothers someone.

And the cheap orbital buffers from walmart, etc are great if you just use them for applying wax, but to really remove defects like swirls you really need something with a bit more hp... like a PC, or a rotary for some....
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