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So, I know my truck has some swirl marks and so on... I also know that at some point I would love to get Opti Coat on it. (If I make a trip to Ontario, this'll all be moot because I'll pay Primo to make my truck PRIMO!)
Anyways, when talking about a "polisher" is that a specific tool? I have a Simoniz 10" orbital "polisher"... Will this suffice, along with polishing compound, to polish out those swirl marks?

And another question, do you polish first and then clay? or do you clay first then polish?
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I'll leave the official response to Primo but It just makes sense to clay first followed by polish and finally wax. I have a Porter cable and it's the best detailing tool I've purchased. I've heard the simonize ones are marginal at best.
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yeah sorry to let oyu know, that simoniz machine is really only good for removing hazed wax, but even then, its not really worth it.

look to get a Porter Cable or a Griots machine (lifetime warranty) for an affordable entry level solution. either is a great machine for a weekend warrior or hobbiest. both will come in under 200 bucks.

short answer, clay before polish. here is a guide to machine polishing that might help! but i have no issues putting together a plan for you based on your comfort level!

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=147289
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Yeah, well, for $200 I'd rather get someone else to polish my truck... Thanks for the answer - I was pretty sure what the answer was going to be, but safer to ask.
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BTW, I looked up the travel distance to get to Niagara Falls... and round trip will cost me $800 just in gas. LOL
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lol...sounds like a good deal!
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Yeah, after washing and waxing this weekend, my paint needs a lot of work. Considering it's a 6mo old truck, I am a little annoyed to tell you the truth.
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Yeah, after washing and waxing this weekend, my paint needs a lot of work. Considering it's a 6mo old truck, I am a little annoyed to tell you the truth.
did you find any paint nibs?
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