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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Bust, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    Nope. I'm generally more into soaps that have nothing extra in them, which is why I'm getting to like Reset more and more each time I use it. As a side note, have you had any streaking issues with Reload?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    Their credit cards have never been the same.
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    No, I haven’t, but I’ve heard others have. The key with Reload is to use very little. It barely takes any at all per panel.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    Yup I remember that faitful day, 2 years ago, and you're right it was that exact thread that Steve got 2 innocent guys hooked on the good stuff. It's been all downhill since
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:51 AM
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    Yup that's the good stuff, I need more actually
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    Okay so here is the deal with Griot's trade in program...
    You buy a new G9 with orange pad and a bottle of correcting cream for $189. You also receive a prepaid shipping label to stick on a box with your old GG6 polisher.
    When Griots receives your old polisher back to their shop they will credit your card back $89. So essentially you'll get the new G9, one orange pad, and a bottle of correcting cream for $100.

    That is the trade in. There was no mention of a polisher for polisher trade, it includes the pad and polish.

    Of note, the customer service rep I talked to was awesome, very helpful and informative. He knew a lot about both polishers and their products. He was not reading off a script this was information he knew. He also said he has used both the GG6 and tried the new G9.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    I have used it, for about 4 months now, highly recommended if you have a good preped paint surface or if you have a coating.
    This soap, paired with the hydro blue topper, makes the car/truck look amazing.

    For a vehicle that has been coated I would use this every wash, and apply a coat of your favorite topper (Reload, hydro Blue, etc) every other wash.
     
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  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    That is actually a really good deal for a trade in program. Most the time they would sell you the kit for 189 and give you maybe 50 for your trade if you were lucky. Phone trade in programs are usually around 70/30 or worse
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    It's funny you mention a phonetrade, that's what my customer service rep compaired this too, but just a better deal than most phone companies.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    Yep, Steve put that monkey on my back as well....
     
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  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Not bad, considering I only paid $120.00 for my GG6.
     
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    Yup that's not bad at all. I'm thinking about it. Also not sure if @Bust is still thinking maybe to get a used GG6 or go new with the G9. For the right deal I'd sell my GG6 and get a G9 naked without cream or pads.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    I’m considering it as well.
     
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    The rep I talked to said he has a gg6 and tried this one out and there was noticeably less vibration and it's a pound lighter and seemed easier to handle and adjust turn on and off. He also said it looks way cooler lol, love the honesty. The reason for the quick release cord is that 90% of their warranty claims are from the cords going bad at the attachment point from people wrapping them too tight for storage causing the wires to fray internally. The added the power and correction abilities due to 1mm more throw seemed the same and a far cry from a long throw, but he also admitted he's no expert detailer. He also said that changing the brushes out is MUCH easier and quicker on the G9 because you only need to take out 2 screws to access the "brush door" rather than pretty much detach the head from the handle.
    Overall between the looks and smoother operation he said he will likely trade his in, but he gets a better deal than us.
    The rep was really nice and honest. Yet another great experience with a detailing company's customer service, a breath of fresh air after my DPC fiasco. I'll take every dig I can at DPC for as long as he's still around lol.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    I’ve had few interactions with Griot’s, but from what I hear they’re another top notch company in the industry. I get their catalog every month and it’s cool to look through. Feels like the old days.
    Maybe we can cost DPC as much money as we’ve made for the other guys....
     
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    I was thinking of subscribing to griots catalog myself. I like looking thru stuff like that now and then. They are a great company, I have used quite a bit of their stuff and plan to use some of their boss line of compounds and polishes soon
     
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  18. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Agree. Griots has outstanding customer service, they've been very helpful, even when I've needed a replacement pad in short notice, due to an upcoming correction job I had, they were kind enough to send the pads 2nd day air for no extra charge.

    I've also used the BOSS liquids and they are great, very easy to wipe off and almost no dust.

    @Pudge you are right, the detachable cord on the G9 is a mayor plus in my book, as my BOSS G21 flexes more than I'd like, when I put back on the carrying case. However after 4 years of using and storing it in the same case, the cord is holding strong with no signs of braking or fatigue.
     
  19. Sep 12, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    I can't wait to see your results with your GG6. Try the megs ultimate polish on an orange pad first. The polish has diminishing abrasives so it stays well lubricated and long working time. With an orange pad and the megs ultimate you should be able to eliminate most swirls, but also leave the paint last step ready. If you're left with holograms or polishing marring, switch over to the black pad and go over the areas again with light pressure and it should be flawless.
     

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