lawl My rotary is designed to polish granite/marble...:mamoru:

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  1. JRock10

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    I have a FLEX L1503VR, and I've always wondered about it, so i did some googling. here are some results:

    http://store.apar-power-tools.com/flexl1heavel.html

    scroll down on this one:
    http://store.apar-power-tools.com/grinders.html

    babelfish.altavista.net to read this page:
    http://www.emb-albrecht-ullrich.de/...d/114?osCsid=97ea16ce70674750dad44d82c0c68f83

    anyways, this is the rotary that I've used for years. Nice and light, it's about an inch longer than a PC and about an 1 less in diameter.


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    oh, and i've just recently started learning about foam pads (yes, i've been using wool ones for years....yes, i've also been under a rock when it comes to the detailing world :o )
     
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    and this thread has no real point, other than your reading pleasure.

    or you can discuss if you've ever used one! :eek5:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks pretty good, only problem I see is that minimum speed is 1200 rpm, most rotary users I know like to do their finishing polishing at 900-1000 rpms.
     
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    when i was taught to use a rotary, we were cutting at around 2500-3000 RPM. Most of you guys would freak at the methods i was taught. But, then again, I could compound a whole car in about 40 minutes, then spend the next 2 hrs cleaning up all the sling-off :mamoru: because of product overuse and speed.
     
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    :ugh::ugh::ugh:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You either learned at a body shop or a car dealer then...
     
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    Ever heard of Washmaster Auto Center? There's one left in TX, I want to say in Arlington, but not 100% sure of it. Anyways, there were 3 of em in Nashville, I used to run one. Regal bought them out about a year after I left.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Never heard of them. Tunnel wash franchises/businesses aren't the best place to learn detailing, too much focus on volume. Doesn't mean you can't get the basics down but so many want to move the cars through quickly, they cut corners. :sad2:
     
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    talk about using a hammer to remove a cavity.
     
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    true true. learned some great stuff on actual detailing, but paint refinishing suffered. i got pretty decent at high speed buffing, but often had to cover up swirls and whatnot.
     
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    cover up?
     
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    :hs: heavy layers of a finishing wax, trying to hide any imperfections. most of the high speed stuff was done using these products:

    http://www.automagic.biz/polishes.htm

    #'s 75, 76, 78, 88, 90. White Magic and GS1 were combined on poorer condition paint, while just White Magic or WM and BC2 would be used to "average" cars.

    later we began using these products:

    http://www.carbrite.com/servlet/net.ebiz.velocity.ShowPagePublic?pg=static/B065&lb=none

    http://www.carbrite.com/servlet/net.ebiz.velocity.ShowPagePublic?pg=static/B060&lb=none
     
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    I hope on your own car you finish it out properly instead of trying to hide swirls.

    BTW, much better products out there than Automagic and Carbrite.
     
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    I will be from now on. Gotta relearn some of this stuff as I've never used a PC or foam pads (yes I used wool :noes: ). And I'm going to start using some other product as well. Those are the brands we used at the carwash, so that's what I learned with. Although I am a big fan of Carbrite's Xtra Duty dry foam aresol. That stuff would clean ANYTHING!!!!
     
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    I agree, we used that spray at the dealership I worked at.. Stuff worked great!
     

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