How difficult is it to mess paint with a pc?

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    I really want to get into detailing with a pc.. iam just afriad of burning my paint or something.

    should i be concerned?
     
  2. Tex

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    My understanding is that the whole idea of the PC is that it uses a random orbital motion, just like what you'd make with your hand, just a lot quicker, and it's nigh on impossible to burn your paint. That's why random orbital buffers are recommended for n00bs, while rotary polishers are not.
     
  3. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    yep tex is right

    go for the porter cable 7424
     
  4. Don_Rumsfeld

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    you can still damage your paint with it if your a retard - here's a tip don't push down on it
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    PCs don't generate the heat that rotarys do, so you should be pretty safe. If you use a heavy compound, wool pad and bear down in one spot for a few minutes, you will have problems, but under normal usage, you will be fine.

    I second the Porter Cable 7424.
     
  6. Tex

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    If they made a PC for 50hz 240VAC I'd have ordered one months ago, dammit... :hs:
     
  7. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    wheres the cheapest to pick one of these up?
     
  8. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

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    Are there any other RA's that are good, but not as expensive as the PC?
     
  9. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    www.autopia.org has an online store and I picked up the 7424 with counterweight, backing plate and 3 pads for $179.99, plus about $18 for priority 2-3 day mail. Ordered it late on a Tuesday, it was sent out Wednesday and I got it that Friday. :)
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Sorry, no.
     
  11. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

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    OK. I just ordered the PC. I'm excited. I feel like kind of a slacker though. If I can't get the swirls out by hand, I feel like I'm a lazy loser having to use the PC. I guess I've seen too many pics of cars detailed to perfection by Scott. :hs:
     
  12. KMAzz

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    A picture can lie..just remember that
     
  13. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

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    What's that supposed to mean? Scott does not re-touch any of his pics (aside from license plate blurring).
     
  14. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :rolleyes: You want the original prints and negatives?

    Ask Impreze_13 if I played around with the pics I took of his Porsche 944 after I detailed it.
     
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    Yes, then can. But when you use the same steps Scott does and get the same results yourself, that's not much of a lie, is it?
     
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    I never said he did..Im sure his work is great. Im just saying photos can be tricky sometime. Don't just trust a photo try the products yourself on a junk hood or something and find what works best for you..not for someone else.
     
  17. Scottwax

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    With most quality detailing products, if you follow the manufacturer's directions and don't try and rush through the detail, you will get at least very good results. Using a PC will save time and improve the consistancy of the polishing steps provided you use it properly.
     
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    Why would you need to try something on a junk piece? Try it on your own car, you're not going to do any damage you can't fix.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    how about find another forum to troll? :rolleyes:
     
  20. a red heart

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    pc can't do dmage unless you want it to.
     
  21. Scottwax

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    And when used properly.... :eek3:

    Poorboy's Polish w/carnauba and EX-P Sealant. Applied PwC with the white polishing pad and the PC on 5. I am getting paint clarity I just could not achieve 100% by hand with the PC.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. KMAzz

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    It isn't easy but yes it can do damage. I'm sorry if I got anyone heated. I didn't mean to insult scottwax or anyone on the forums..just saying sometimes because of photos cars look better then they are or the photo doesn't do them justice..Got to try things for yourself just dont trust the eye.
     
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    How come I'm starting to hear that the Cyclo is better than a PC?
     
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    Cyclo? :confused:
     
  25. Scottwax

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    A cyclo is a dual head polisher that is about as safe as a PC but can cut paint faster. It is pretty much in between a PC and a rotary. The dual heads make it harder to use in tight spots though.
     

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