Hey guys, I recently found a good Canadian website that sells detailing products so im looking to place my first order. I want to get everything I need for a beginner detailing kit in 1 order so this is what I have come up with from reading through the stickies. I am looking buy all the products needed to “detail” my car. I'm not looking to go over the top or anything, just get rid of the swirls (black paint), basically I just want it to look nice.
Keep in mind that I am trying to buy everything from this site or locally to avoid border fees and high shipping charges from the US.
This is the website:
eShine Canada, Car, Wax, Polish, Polisher, Tire Dressings, Detailing Supplies, RV, Truck, Boat, Automotive, upholstery, marine, convertible, Microfiber
They seem to have pretty good prices and free shipping over $150 is nice.
Firstly I am going to be buying a Porter Cable 7424 Now should I be buying the unit by its self?
eShine Canada: 1.Porter Cable 7424XP Car Buffer / Polisher
secondly is that a good price for the unit?
Or should I be getting one of these kits?
eShine Canada: 1.Porter Cable 7424XP Swirl Buster Kit 5.5" Pads
eShine Canada: 2.Porter Cable 7424XP Swirl Buster Kit 6.5" Pads
From what I have read the porter cable is the best unit to get for a guy on a budget.
I have a light similar to the craftsman posted in the beginner sticky so that will be fine for now, plus I don’t plan on doing any major paint correction, if any at all.
Now for the actual washing of the car, is this something I can do at a local car wash, the kind where you put in your change and have access to a power washer and such. It’s a local bylaw here that you cannot wash your car anywhere but a car wash. Now im fine with ignoring that but I cannot have any kind of soap that’s going to make a lot of suds and attract attention while im washing. If I can apply something and rinse it off without anyone really noticing that would be ideal, however I do not know if such a product exists.
Grit Guards & Pails
I will grab one of these grit guards, and some 5 gallon pails from work
eShine Canada: Grit Guard Bucket Insert
Would this be a good mitt for a beginner?
eShine Canada: 100% Sheepskin Mitt With Thumb
for wheel cleaner I have read that this is the best stuff, I have hyper coated saleen wheels, would one bottle of this stuff be enough?
eShine Canada: SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect (16.9oz) (25% Off)
Are there any specific wheel brushes I should be getting? Or should I just pick something that is a good price?
Also for a tire shine are any of the OTC products that I can find locally good products?
Now it would appear that this site does not carry mothers products, I am thinking of picking this up locally
Mothers® Clay Bar System | Canadian Tire
I was trying to find this product as it is recommended in the sticky
**Mezerna Compound/Polish/Sealant Kit – All Inclusive** ** Link does not work for me**
**Menzerna Kit includes compound/polish/and sealant protection So if members want they technically wouldn't need to invest in CG Blacklight or V7 just go straight to LSP after applying Powerlock**
These are the available products from Menzerna on this site
eShine Canada: Menzerna
for the sealant should I be ordering this from the US and going with the Blackfire Wet Diamond or is there something I can use as a beginner that is OTC or from this site?
For the wax I can buy this locally
Autowerkes Exclusive :: Autoglym Hi Definition Wax :: 2008 :: Shop
Or is there another OTC brand that would be better?
Now for the leather cleaner I am not sure what to get I see good reviews on all of the following
eShine Canada: Leatherique
eShine Canada: Lexol
eShine Canada: Pinnacle Leather Cleaner & Conditioner w/sprayer (16oz)
I have been using meguiars quick detailing wipes to keep the interior clean and it only takes a few days for the dust to come back and for it to look like i never did anything , is that normal or would a better product help
eShine Canada: 303 Aerospace Protectant w/sprayer (32oz)
My car has a lot of paint chips that im going to ignore for now, its getting a repaint in the next year and im just trying to make it look nice for the time in between and to learn enough to keep my new paint in good condition when the time comes.
If I am forgetting anything please let me know, reps will be given to all who help me out.
I have layed this out just like the beginner sticky to make it easier to follow
Thanks for reading everything