Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze Discuss Polish/Cleaners/Compounds and Glaze here - Sponsored By g3pro

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20-02-2015, 06:27 AM   #1
Sheep
Orbital Oracle
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 697
Thanks: 454
Thanked 424 Times in 224 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Sheep
All In One Polish Comparison test!

Greetings friends!

It's been a while since my wax test featuring FK1000P, BH Finis, and Colinite 476S, and I think it's about time for another one! Not long after that test I wanted to do an AIO comparison. I didn't have many AIO products on hand at that time, but I've ordered in a few and tried them out on some cars, but nothing side by side. My garage (detailing space) was full of storage during a renovation so I haven't been able to wax or polish since September (Yeah, it's been brutal). I finally got my space back a few weeks ago and I've got my car prepped. I tried to line up this test a while ago with another car that i detailed for a neighbor but I just didn't have the time I needed. It's going to take a fair bit of work to get the photos and comparison shots correct so I need something that can sit in the garage for a few days. I recently bought a car, a 1999 Toyota Rav4 in some sort of dark red. It's swirled to high hell including my own buffer trails form years ago before I knew my foot from my ass regarding detailing (I bought this car off a family member).

So why am I doing this? Why is my car stuck in my garage with tic tac toe boxes of tape all over it? When I did the wax test, it was very satisfying having the answer to the question, "which wax will last the longest?" I want to know the same answer regarding these products, "which one will improve the looks of the paint the most?" It's pretty simple. I am going into this with NO favoritism, I don't care which one looks best, and I think the journey to the end will be fun!

Now, I know the last time I was a big tease and didn't tell what wax was what, and that hasn't changed. The point of this is to have the results speak for themselves, not pre-conceived notions. The only way to do this and make it fair is to compare the AIO product to an untreated panel. You can't compare two different photos as the editing will never be the same, nor the camera settings. I have taped off 2 piece sections so the product can be viewed against an unpolished panel in the same photograph.

As of right now I haven't started polishing any parts of the car. The car is set up and waiting, which I will try to start tomorrow night (Saturday morning otherwise). I have not settled on my method for going about this yet, I'm still contemplating a few things regarding the products. So far I'm planning on using only White Polishing pads, and a Porter Cable 7424 Polisher. There is 8 products in total, some with abrasives, some without. There is also 2 (included in the 8 total) that and pure polishes and have no protection. These are thrown in to see how a dedicated polish (that can be used as a 1 step before a wax) compares to an AIO result. These might use an Orange Polishing pad, as it's the more appropriate choice, but we'll see.

Here are the photos of the car setup, and the damage done over the years!

DSC_7710 by brianjosephson1, on Flickr

DSC_7713 by brianjosephson1, on Flickr

DSC_7719 by brianjosephson1, on Flickr

DSC_7720 by brianjosephson1, on Flickr

DSC_7721 by brianjosephson1, on Flickr

DSC_7722 by brianjosephson1, on Flickr

DSC_7728 by brianjosephson1, on Flickr

This thread will be updated with the test as soon as I have completed it!

See Post #14 for Results!
See Post #45 for Sunlight/Beading Photos!
See Post #54 for the Reveal!

Last edited by Sheep; 23-02-2015 at 06:00 PM.
Sheep is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Sheep For This Useful Post:
greymda (20-02-2015), Karl woods (20-02-2015), Paul04 (20-02-2015), roscopervis (20-02-2015), spursfan (21-02-2015), stonejedi (20-02-2015), tones61 (20-02-2015), trv8 (21-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 07:03 AM   #2
james_death
DW's 'Mr. Helpful'
 
james_death's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South Yorkshire / Where Else!
Posts: 14,875
Thanks: 2,958
Thanked 4,889 Times in 3,726 Posts
Looking forward to the results...
james_death is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to james_death For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 07:36 AM   #3
nbray67
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
nbray67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Nott's
Posts: 3,532
Thanks: 1,692
Thanked 2,153 Times in 1,588 Posts
Garage
I'm interested in what products will be use.

Subscribed!
nbray67 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to nbray67 For This Useful Post:
cheekymonkey (20-02-2015), Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 08:38 AM   #4
Zolasbackheel
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Zolasbackheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 1,401
Thanks: 269
Thanked 519 Times in 430 Posts
Sounds good. Will subscribe!!
Zolasbackheel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Zolasbackheel For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 10:48 AM   #5
greymda
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
greymda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 811
Thanked 459 Times in 400 Posts
nice!
greymda is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to greymda For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 10:52 AM   #6
Kash-Jnr
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Kash-Jnr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 302
Thanked 624 Times in 524 Posts
Garage
That's got some swirls in it! Looking forward to your results on this one!
Kash-Jnr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kash-Jnr For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 10:57 AM   #7
percymon
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,184
Thanks: 151
Thanked 583 Times in 489 Posts
Garage
This will be a great thread. Interetsed to see how much correct versus filling the AIO can achieve - I assume the paint will be pretty soft being a Toyota ?

Could i suggest that you repeat the pattern of the bonnet on the roof, but in reverse order ( product a,b,c,d) on the leading edge of the bonnet are at the rear of the roof and vice versa.

The leading edges/panels on any vehicle will capture more road dirt and salts, so its good to expose all products as equally as possible.
percymon is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to percymon For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 11:07 AM   #8
s29nta
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
s29nta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: cheshire
Posts: 3,841
Thanks: 1,605
Thanked 1,603 Times in 1,460 Posts
good stuff, looking forward to more
s29nta is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to s29nta For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 11:56 AM   #9
Hunty
Orbital Oracle
 
Hunty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lincs/Norfolk Border
Posts: 531
Thanks: 487
Thanked 408 Times in 228 Posts
God call buddy. Also looking forward to this. Thanks for taking the time buddy! Much appreciated.
Hunty is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Hunty For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Old 20-02-2015, 01:02 PM   #10
roscopervis
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
roscopervis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gorseinon, Swansea
Posts: 1,552
Thanks: 112
Thanked 387 Times in 327 Posts
Another epic. Great stuff.
roscopervis is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to roscopervis For This Useful Post:
Sheep (20-02-2015)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors