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Old 08-10-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Got around to picking up some more goodies. I'm really stoked that I finally got my rotary now, it's been a long long wait. I'll start off with my cart though. I found this at Costco in the states for $40. It's industrial strength, very easy to assemble, and great quality.

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I picked up this flashlight for spotting defects. Works great for $20. Got it from Crappy Tire




Had a "DOH" moment here, I just threw in my new Proline Grout Sponges along with some of my MF towels in the wash and they came out orange. They were originally yellow, oh well...I think they look better now. FYI these sponges are only $1.98 at Lowes, they're one of the softest grout sponges available and the pores are great for catching debris and keeping it off the paint.


I also took advantage of eshines BOGO on Cookie Monster towels. I took some pictures of them compared to a few other towels I had.
Exclusive 530 Towel vs. Cookie Monster

Werkstat Plush Towel vs. Cookie Monster

Rag Shack Super Fly Towel vs Cookie Monster



Now the goods...I had to wake up at 7:00AM to go pick this up from Ken. It's been a long wait for me to get one of these, but I'm sure it'll be worth it.


Kept my polishes in a smaller bottle



That about sums up my latest purchases. I won't need anything for a while hopefully. Let me know what you think! If you have any questions on what you see feel free to ask. Ken thanks for having me out again.

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Nice, I think besides Ken you have the biggest arsenal of goodies
I wish I had enough room to store that much stuff
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Nice, I think besides Ken you have the biggest arsenal of goodies
I wish I had enough room to store that much stuff
HAHA it's addicting. Having a local vendor like Ken doesn't help at all either
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HAHA it's addicting. Having a local vendor like Ken doesn't help at all either
Agreed, but without Ken we wouldnt be able to keep our cars squeaky clean either
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Agreed, but without Ken we wouldnt be able to keep our cars squeaky clean either
True that
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Damn how much did u spend on detailing products in the last year? HOW CAN YOU AFFORD THIS IN HS!!?!??!!??!
lol i'm so jealous!!!

Have you seen the stanley flashlight at canadian tire? it has a tripod so you can keep it standing while polishing so it frees up a hand it's $20 too
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Nice haul, man. Makes me jealous - I want a PC and some polishes/glazes to correct paint. That'll be the next step into more darkness, I guess, and more debt!
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:30 PM   #8
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Nice haul, man. Makes me jealous - I want a PC and some polishes/glazes to correct paint. That'll be the next step into more darkness, I guess, and more debt!
The PCs a great machine, but after using it I would rather use a rotary.
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lol i'm so jealous!!!

Have you seen the stanley flashlight at canadian tire? it has a tripod so you can keep it standing while polishing so it frees up a hand it's $20 too
I spent a lot, but I bought a lot of my products in gallons so that saved me some money. Honestly the way I afford is by detailing and my own work. At first I spent $600 or so just on chemicals like degreasers, interior products, brushes, and accessories. I didn't see the need to buy a polisher, but now as more people are coming to me I thought I would pick one up. Thankfully the polisher wasn't money out of my own pocket, it's all the money I made from detailing. So thats how I can afford this, I work and by detailing. Hopefully now I just see straight profit. And no, my parents didn't pay for this.
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The PCs a great machine, but after using it I would rather use a rotary.
Why's that?
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I love the cart. Great price. Nice to see you're all organized.
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I chose the flex over the PC because it's a well balanced machine and is quite a bit smoother. It also corrects quicker as it's not a random orbit. The PC however won't burn paint, where as the rotary will. But only if you're dumb enough too. I'll explain a bit more when you pick up your stuff
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I love the cart. Great price. Nice to see you're all organized.
Yeah it's pretty good so far. I need to find somewhere to put all the stuff you're selling me
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Just polished a test panel on my dads matrix. The paint isn't the best on it. I'm loving how smooth and light the flex is! Much better than the PC, glad I went with the Flex. Thanks so much Ken!
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have you actually weighed the PC and flex? curious as to how much they weigh.
The PC is a bit lighter I would say. I know the Flex 3403 is lighter than the Makita 9227 by about 2lbs. The Flex isn't that heavy, in your hands when polishing it feels light and smooth. Very well balanced.
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i'm sure the random orbital has something to do with the unbalanced feel while using the PC.
It's hard to explain but that might be it. The PC is definitely lighter, but the flex is a machine of it's own so you can't really compare it to the PC.
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The PCs a great machine, but after using it I would rather use a rotary.

I spent a lot, but I bought a lot of my products in gallons so that saved me some money. Honestly the way I afford is by detailing and my own work. At first I spent $600 or so just on chemicals like degreasers, interior products, brushes, and accessories. I didn't see the need to buy a polisher, but now as more people are coming to me I thought I would pick one up. Thankfully the polisher wasn't money out of my own pocket, it's all the money I made from detailing. So thats how I can afford this, I work and by detailing. Hopefully now I just see straight profit. And no, my parents didn't pay for this.
What?! You are still in high school?!

That's a smart way to make some money.
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What?! You are still in high school?!

That's a smart way to make some money.
Thanks man, I honestly got into detailing just to do the family cars at first. But then people started coming and now it's almost a business. It's just a side thing though, I work part time as well. Thanks though
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