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Old 11-01-2009, 10:36 PM
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I guess I'm the oddball, I just can NOT get along with Meguiar's. The wax is decent, IMO, the plastic restoration stuff is good, IMO, but the soap is TERRIBLE, IMO of course.

I use a combination of things on my truck and my wife's Z3. Rain X or Blue Coral soap, 3M Rubbing Compound, 3M Hand Glaze wax, Mother's Chrome Polish, Binswanger Glass Cleaner, and oftentimes, Black Magic Tire Wet are what I use for the outside. Armor-All High Gloss for the inside.

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On a new truck you don't need Clay Bar, that's more for getting crud out of the clear coat that's been there for awhile.

That's not always true. Most trucks sit on the lot for maybe months. Mine had all kind of crap on it when I got it. I wouldn't even let them touch it to deliver it to me. I did it all myself. I went back to the dealer a couple days later for something. The salesman said that was much better than anything they would have done.
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Great to hear this from someone who knows their business vs. my trial and error aka dumb luck

What to you think of the Mother's Ball for consumer use? I know it's not professional grade, but am tempted to get one and try it out on top of either the cleaner or the carnuba polish/wax.

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I actually have the PowerBall for Paint and the PowerBall Mini. The Mini is an excellent tool for metal polishing and believe it or not inner wheel barrel cleaning when you're not taking the wheels off. The PowerBall for Paint seems like a waste of money to me, even from a consumer's standpoint. It's just to cumbersome and awkward to be used effectively. IMO, you'd be better off just buying a cheap $30 orbital waxer from Autozone or whatever.

Or if you're serious about caring for your paint, get a real Random Orbital polisher like the PC7424XP and a small assortment of pads, like this one. It has enough power to remove even 1500 grit sanding marks, yet is so safe it'd be just about impossible to damage your paint with it. It's great for applying waxes and sealants, too.

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