im VERY disappointed in my PC

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  1. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    So far Ive used it twice on a 328i and a 740li.

    I used a polishing pad for both dacp and sfp

    the dacp worked in well i guess, i saw some powder forming..hard to tell with all the pollen in the air

    then the sfp i worked in literally 10 minutes and it wasnt even doing anything

    i mean it came out good but once the cars hit the sun in direct light it looked like shit

    pads were fairly dry, i used ~ 2 quarter/dime size drops on each section

    machine was also on 5



    so yeah im goin to spring for a rotary at the end of the summer
     
  2. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

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    I guess if used correctly, rotary is really the best way to go for a professional.
     
  3. Don_Rumsfeld

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    what do you mean the cars came out looking like crap? - what was the prob and what were you trying to fix.

    :nono: on the rest of what you wrote-Scottwax
     
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  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Try the cutting pad instead of the polishing pad and crank it up to 6. I took out a lot of west Texas racing stripes (scratches from mesquite trees) on a black Ford F-150 the other day and it looked great in the sun....and all I used was #9.

    Swirl the product onto the pad, don't just glob it in the center and make sloooooooow passes. Moving the PC fast won't make it work better, it makes it worse since you are not letting the machine do the work.
     
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    I've found that the clearcoat on German cars are a lot harder than others... I've used the PC w/ a yellow LC cutting pad and DACP and the swirlmarks on my friend's black 20AE GTI still were there.
     
  6. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    yeah thats what ive also heard..it takes hours and hours for bmws to come out good with a pc...im going to try it on my dads c5 this weekend

    but i really dont want the customer to be disappointed..the guy pays me really well and i feel like im not doing the job

    what i do is put two drops opposite from each other and work the product in a criss cross pattern, applying ~10lbs of pressure the first pass each way then i lighten it up

    i assume you cant use these pads for a rotary?
     
  7. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i read how to do that on autopia
     
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  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Cutting pad and speed on 6 with the PC. I never deep polish at a lower speed. You also might want to try #80 Speed Glaze instead of #82, it starts off more aggressive and breads down real quick so you don't have to work it as long.

    Exactly what are you seeing in the sun? Rotary holograms? Spider swirls? Scratches? There are defects deep enough that not even wetsanding and a rotary will fix.

    Another machine to consider in place of a rotary is a Cyclo dual head polisher. Works like a PC but with two smaller heads that run at a higher speed and have an overlapping patter. Tons of stuff about it on Autopia.
     
  9. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    never heard of it


    theyre more like random little scratches..same on both cars
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    All I can tell you to do it use a more aggressive pad with DACP at full speed. You might want to try some of the Menzerna polishes like IP or Poorboy's swirl removers. You may have better luck.
     
  11. gandhibrokemyskates

    gandhibrokemyskates slangin beer

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    aren't you not suppose to use 2 liquids on the same pad???
     
  12. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i didnt they were seperate

    and i cleaned them in between cars
     

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