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    Will I notice a difference if I use the G-100


    Hi all, I just signed up as a newbie and am wondering will I notice a difference in my cars finish if i purchase the G100 polisher, my car is a 2004 silver ford Thunderbird, was clayed at the dealership, and I waxed it with the Meguiar's NXT wax and used my 11 inch car buffer, the car sure felt ultra ultra smooth after I was finished and has a great shine.

    Now I read about the Meguiar's G100 Dual Action Polisher?

    Will it give me a better shine and a smoother surface? This is a Sunday, fair weather driver thats garaged and covered and has less than 600 miles. I would purchase the polisher if it would be a big improvement over my 11 inch buffer.

    Thanks...

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    Hi ourbail,

    Welcome to Meguiar's Online!

    Oh gosh... where do I start...

    Click through and read and look at the pictures in our "Detail Days at Meguiar's" forum in the link below and you will see many, many side-by-side and before and after photos of what can be accomplished with the G100. Best of all it's faster, easier and more effective than working by hand.

    Detail Days at Meguiar's

    Check out his thread,

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    You will find lots of good info here!

    When I first got my PC several years ago now I was shocked to see how much better the end product looked. I did my cars by hand 2 times a year. Now its easier, faster and I finds myself waxing my vehicle more often (3-4 months) and in turn I know my paint is well cared for and protected all the time.

    I would also pick up a couple ultimate bonnets to remove the wax. Make is quick, easy and believe it or not it adds just a little more to the shine.

    Here is my .02 cents..... I have found the PC has more power and easier to control than a 10" or 11" buffer. I have used a couple of them and compared to the PC the 10" machine seemed to move more than the pad itself. Where the PC puts the power at the pad.

    You might consider moving to a PC, they work well.
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    I don't think you will see much difference on a silver car. I have several cars and my red and blue cars sparkle when you put in the extra effort. My two silver cars, a 2004 and a 1997 look good with just a coat of NXT Tech wax.

    You'll know if you need polishing because you can see the swirls and other defects in the right light. If they get to the point where it bothers you then get the G-100 buffer and remove them.

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    Welcome!

    I was skeptical of using the PC. I thought I could get just as good results by hand. The PC when used properly will make a big difference plus save you time and energy.

    I second the Ultimate Bonnet and PC for wax removal. I also thought the wax/sealant step should be done by hand. After using the PC to remove wax I found the shine to be better than removing by hand. Both NXT and Gold Class had great results using the PC.

    Silver is tough to get great depth, but it can still glisten!

    With the time and energy saved, you'll wonder why you waited so long to get the PC. I sure did!

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    How much instruction do I need to become confident using a G100?
    Do I need to tape edges and high spots to prevent buffing through the paint?
    Some of the vehicles I have detailed have tape pinstripes, will the G100 damage
    them? Sorry for all the Questions, I'm just an old dog trying to learn new tricks.
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    Go to the page below and check out the "Power Polishing Clinic" in about the middle of the page. I found it helpful when I bought my PC.

    http://www.meguiars.com/clinics/clinics_template.cfm
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    Originally posted by Older Than Dirt
    How much instruction do I need to become confident using a G100?

    Do I need to tape edges and high spots to prevent buffing through the paint?

    Some of the vehicles I have detailed have tape pinstripes, will the G100 damage them? Sorry for all the Questions, I'm just an old dog trying to learn new tricks.
    Hi Older Than Dirt,

    It's always a good idea to avoid buffing directly on top of high points, edges and body lines just as a common sense approach to machine polishing paint. That said, as long as your car's finish is in good shape, the gentle polishing action of the G100 is very safe and you shouldn't have any problems unless the paint is very thin in these areas, thus the the reason to adopt the practice of not polishing directly on top of them.

    If you want, for an extra measure of caution, you can apply some tape over the edges.

    I often buff right over pin striping with no problems. If the pin striping is in good shape and not lifting off, you shouldn't have any problems and polishing them will tend to make them look better. Any pin striping that you wouldn't polish by hand because it's flaking off, cracking off, or so thin it's almost gone shouldn't be polished by hand, or machine.

    If these two can do it, so can you...





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    Thanks for the replys im tempted,another question is the G-100 the same as the Porter cable 73365p or 7424 it looks very similar or is there a difference,enquireing minds would like to know..............

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    Besides the price, stickers, backing plate and lifetime warranty difference they are the same. I got the 7336 at Lowes a few weeks ago for $99.

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