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Mar 10th, 2004, 09:01 AM
I purchased some Deep Crystal steps 1 & 2 and some
NXT from Meguiars. Can the Deep Crystal steps 1 & 2 be
applied with a buffer? I have a Porter Cable dual action
buffer. What pads would I need to use? It is for a black car
if that makes any difference.


Jun 18th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Old post, I know, but I thought it's better late than never to get an answer. ;)
I've used DC1 with a PC. I use a polishing pad for the DC1. I don't "crank it up", though. I generally stayed around 3-4. As DC1 isn't generally considered an abrasive polish/cleaner, there is nothing to "break down," so there isn't really a need to go fast. I use the PC to ensure even coverage and to work the cleaner in well. Also, with DC2 I've found that applying it by hand is pretty quick, and you can get around the handles etc. at the same time as you do the rest of the panel, vs. having to put the PC down and apply around handles by hand anyway. As you don't need to work DC2 in, there isn't really any benefit that I've seen to using the PC with it. Once you get used to how much to apply in order to spread it thinly, yet cover evenly, you'll probably choose to apply DC2 by hand too.
Hope this helps someone! :D

Jun 18th, 2006, 06:05 PM
I use a polishing pad for DC1, and a wax pad for DC2. Note that DC1 does have some very light diminishing abrasives in it . . . .

Kickin Griffin
Jun 19th, 2006, 11:49 PM
I have also used DC1 by PC (W8006 pad, or LC White) and find it works the product better than by hand, perfectly safe for use by PC/G100. Most products are I find, as the G100 essentially mimicks hand polishing action, just a lot faster!

DC2 I apply by PC all the time (along with #7, and any other glaze for that matter) using a finishing pad (W9006, LC black, SFX-3) as I find the PC worls the oils of the glaze into the paint more effectivley for wetter results in the end.