My kid's first machine polish job

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  1. Scottwax

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    My older son (he is 17) has been working with me this summer. I taught him how to use the PC (took 5 minutes, no real learning curve, which is nice!). Turned him loose on this 1996 Infiniti Q45. I did the interior and he worked the paint, although I did the claying. Polished with Vanilla Moose with a Meguiars polishing pad and the PC on 6, EX-P by hand.

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    He has done more since, including washing and hand waxing a Rolls Royce using Pinnacle Souveran. Probably post more of his details later when I finish the roll of film in my camera.

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    Scott,

    I've only ever seen pics of you (never met), but I can defiantely tell he's your son.

    And it looks like his father has taught him well. :bigthumb: on the shine in that first pic.
     
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    That's because he's washing.
     
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    Hey EMT, I think the sarcasm button on your computer is broken. :rofl:
     
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    Does he like the work, or dread coming to dad's place for the summer?
     
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    I made it very clear to him when he went to live at his Moms that he would have to work at least a few days a week in the summer. No way is he going to sit on the couch all day and veg out to ESPN. He plays hockey and football, so working in the heat helps his conditioning (in addition, we do laps on skates at the park, run and lift during the summer too). He also has money to take back with him. He doesn't always 'enjoy' working, but I can tell he likes the end result when the car is finished and he likes the money.
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    When you say PC you are refering to the polisher? Just wondering because most people around here do not refer to them as the "pc"
     
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    PC= porter cable
     
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    Yea I was thinking that...but does everyone on this board own just a poerter cable? It seems kindof trendy here to own a PC. Doesn't seem like this board uses any other machine..I love my dewalt and various other polishers change is good people :)
     
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    Here are a few more pics of him working (aka slaving) in the nice hot humid sun we've been having. Okay, actually shade since it has been so cloudy lately but 90's with 60% humidity is still tough.

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    Yes, that is a can of #16 in his hand.
     
  14. Robb

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    Do you not go in the direction of airflow when washing? I always do and have no swirls
     
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    I don't, and I also have no swirls.
     
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    hmmm.. okay then
     
  17. Scottwax

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    As long as you use a quality soap and good wash pads/mitts, it really doesn't matter. The main reason you would do that (mostly when polishing) is in case you get some dirt or grit on the pad that scratches the paint. Straight line scratches usually come out more easily and are less noticable if they don't come out completely than circular scratches.
     
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    anything wrong with #16? :eek3:

    and someone told me you can't layer paste wax (like #16)

    is this true? (i might have asked you this before but i forgot)
     
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    The general thought is that they don't layer like Klasse or Zaino. Of course, if you have #16 on there for a few weeks and you want to add a new layer, then there's no problem at all. Just don't think you have 2 complete layers of wax on it. :)
     
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    Layering is way overrated, IMO. 2 thin coats to ensure complete coverage, then stop and enjoy life. Wouldn't you rather use a product that works in one shot?
     
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    That humidity level is pitiful :) It's currently 80% here. Man, I love summer :rolleyes:

    Just messing with ya. His work looks good! Maybe someday he'll be better than his dad :bigthumb:
     

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