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Looks like a buffer will be my next purchase! Thanks again for all of the help guys. Once I get home and and get the truck nice and clean I'll post some pics.
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I just got a deal at autogeek that was for 6 lake country pads of your choice for $50.

One of the ones I got was the coarse green, don't do that. I don't know what I would ever use that thing on.

When they say coarse they mean it, it is like a scotch brite pad...
When it comes to LC pads, the most popular at the Orange for Cutting and the White for polish [and black for finishing].

I would personally go with the Blue Cyan Hydrotech pad from LC, versus the yellow or orange pads. I would also use the Hydrotech Tangerine for polishing versus a white pad.

And for what it's worth, microfiber cutting pads are becoming more and more popular. It may be worth researching as well.
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Oh man, I did the same thing as you did with my civic. The sun killed my paint job and my tint started to peel. Me personally, I'd trade the vehicle in when I'd get back.........
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The steps listed above are pretty much spot on. I would add one extra step that was not covered and just about everyone forgets about it. POLISH.

I would most def pick up a DA polisher as well, and then to get you started a light cut pad, polish pad and finish pad. That should suffice for now, you can always add to your collection later on. (Make sure to wash the pads so the pad isn't cross contaminated and you don't get the buildup of product dried up in the pores)

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Wash Need to remove any residue from the clay.
Polish. This is where your depth and gloss come from. Since the truck is new, pick up a good non cutting polish and run the machine on 3-4. You’re not correcting anything, so no need for high speed.
Sealant, a good sealant will protect you finish allot longer than just waxing alone.
Wax you can always enhance the finish with a good carnauba that will add extra depth and gloss.
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