Originally posted by ChicagoTRS
BTW...personally I would avoid the Crystal line from Meguiars. I used to use them but was never really impressed with results. I think the pro products are a lot better.
Hey, thanks a lot Chicago! I'm learning a lot from you guys!
Thanks to you, I did research and purchase a random orbital polisher. I was most impressed with the Porter Cable 7424 or 7336 random orbital polisher/sander. They can be had new on EBAY or Yahoo Shopping for about $120.00. Along with pads, etc. the price would go up to around $200.00. Interestingly enough, this is the very polisher that Meguiar's recommends and sells on their web site for $250.00, without pads! Hmmm. I also looked at numerous other units from Wen, Makita, Milwaukee Tool, and others.
So, after much research & education what did I do? I went out and blew my money on a cheaper unit. Actually, check this out. I decided to go by Sears and see what they had. I wasn't real impressed with their products while looking at their web site, but I figured "what the hell", stop by and check 'em out. Well, they had/have this 10" random orbital polisher on special, complete with a bunch of bonnets and a carry case, all for $39.95. I just couldn't pass it up. It's a Craftsman, so I figure it'll hold up okay. And besides, it'll probably do just great on this new cars finish. Even so, if I don't like it, back into the box it goes and back to Sears for a refund. Actually, after getting it home and checking it out, I think it'll work just great for me. $200.00 compared to $40.00 - I'll try the $40 solution first...
Here's the one I got from Sears:
Also, I agree with you Chicago. I expected the Crystal system to perform better. I did go over and look at the professional products, and I too kind of keyed in on the New Car Glaze as a polish and the Hi-Tech Yellow Wax as the top coat. Question: Where are you coming up with the numbers after the product name?
Thanks again all, especially you Chicago! I'll keep you guys updated...