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  1. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I have not. I usually just use the Liquid Ice unless I hand polish, then I just use Meguiars.
  2. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Harbor Freight has a great DA buffer for around $60. Perfect for a beginner. Eastwood sells a great Norton kit that has all the pads, compound and instructions you need for around $100. These two will allow you to do anything from a color sand and buff to a simple cut and/or polish and was. Check their site for Liquid Ice. I've been using Norton products since my dad threw me in a paint booth 30 years ago. Love them! If you want simplicity, stick with a polish followed by a wax every few months depending on environment. If you want to go the ceramic route, it's highly advisable, but paint correction is necessary before sealing or else you will seal the imperfections below the ceramic. Ceramic also requires a respirator to apply. It has some nasty VOCs. If the manufacturer states you don't need a respirator, it's not ceramic, it's a polymer. The polymers aren't bad themselves, providing nearly the protection of ceramics, but not the longevity.
  3. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    The ceramic makes a molecular bond with the paint. It literally takes years to wear. Of course gel coat is a bit softer than paint, but I'd guess you'd get a couple years out of it with most wear coming from the surface abrasion with the water.
  4. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Ceramic would work. It's a UV blocker.
  5. Alpine INE-W957HD and PXA-H800

    I hate to ask, but are you interested in any type of trades?
  6. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    LOL! I watched Escape from Los Angeles the other day. Awesomely horrible!
  7. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Totally unrelated.
  8. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I got an email last night that the tax return I filed back in January is not eligible for E-filing and I have to mail my return in. Thanks for the heads up! only 3 months later and 2 days before tax death! WTF?!
  9. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Been raining here non-stop for 2 days now. Supposed to snow again tomorrow. I can't take this shit physically any longer. It just drains me. Literally. My sinuses are a MESS!
  10. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Check your PMs BTW.
  11. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Check your PMs BTW.
  12. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I thought we had a rule about no politics or religion in the 'hop?
  13. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Find any deals on a V8 Malibu, err SS?
  14. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    They're too simple to screw up. Each spring is different, so there's no possible way to put them in the wrong spot, and if you do one wheel at a time, you always have an example on the other side of the vehicle.
  15. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I don't know if I would trust that much. It's fairly cheap and you can't embed ceramic in a polish or detail spray. I'd venture it's actually an acrylic sealant. Acrylic is still good; I actually prefer it to ceramic as it does not bond to the paint on a molecular level like ceramic.