Originally Posted by YjagetaJeep
Realistic... I believe you have some valuable knowledge that the forum could benefit from... I don't think you're the Dahli Lama of auto detaiing, but you do have some solid knowledge whic could really be beneficial to people.
But we seem to have a problem where you keep alienating people. Please consider this in your postings. Nobody likes to be spoken down to, and it may be that people are sensing this from you.
Maybe you could give people the benefit of the doubt instead of talking to them like they are fools. The old axiom of getting more flies with honey than vinegar definitely applies here
i really wonder why I am alienating certain people as you say. Usually, the people I so call alienate are usually wax and correction zealots who will argue to the point were they cannot dispute anymore, and then scream to have me banned when all else fails.
People usually start by asking me a question. then move to insults, and then the cry to ban me. All the time they are saying to me they have a open mind, but then they post this:
2. Bucket ( I just use one from Lowe's) x2
3. Grit Guards x2
5. Wash mitt (some use 2, one for the upper and one for the lower body) I'd def use adam's for this
6. Brush (another one I'd get from adam's) i have it and its great
7. Drying towel
1. Detail spray
2. Clay bar
Now with this, I told you what I was switching to but for you
1. 2 step
PC or Flex. ( I just can't fathom the $180 price difference for the Flex. You could buy a rotary for that, if you had the experience. The 7424xp
will do everything you need it to do. Sure it may take longer but $180 buys a hell of a lot of other stuff.)
Now for towels. Adam's makes great ones. I haven't used any others so I can't comment on them. There are a ton on the market and CG sells a ton.
But you need them for
exterior after you polish
you need to get at least 3 different ones. cheap utility towels, better ones for polishing, and then the best ones for removing your final product
As far as wax goes. I have numerous ones but I always finish with Americana.
There's plenty more you'll need like bottles with sprayers and other small stuff. I may have missed something, I'll look it over.
Then you got to move to interior cleaning plus finishing stuff off with dressings.
What you cannot see is I am not here to promote this crap which has nothing to do with detailing IMO, but just make a car look shiny for a short time. I am not a shill pushing people to buy more expensive products they sell that provide no real protection.
What you consider as talking down to, I consider trying to inform people of the mistake they are making by using wax, but most people's ego on these forums are so huge they will not even consider they doing more damage to their paint by using this outdated method of fixing flaws after the fact instead of using something that will prevent these flaws in the first place.