Scott have you used a rotary yet?

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  1. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    If you havent I am done with mine for the year and I am getting a new hitachi in December if you want I can mail it to you to try out. Only catch is you have to pay to mail it back. I have two size backing plates you can use also.

    Let me know cause its all yours for the winter should you want to try it out.
     
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    what kind do you have?
     
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    You will like the Hitachi Paulie. It is a great machine and is pretty light weight.
     
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    Porter Cable 7428.

    If Scott does not want it you are welcome to if you want to try a rotary out.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Oh and the machine is awesome its just a beast its very heavy at almost 10 pounds and I want something lighter that will be more comfortable for me long term on verticle panels.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Its a tough choice Im still not 100% sold I keep hearing such great things about the Makita as well.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Sure, if you want to send it to me. Probably going to get the Flex also but even as powerful as it is supposed to be, the rotary will still correct faster from what I hear.

    I haven't used a rotary since I took a paint & body class when I was a senior in high school. :noes:
     
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    Tell me if you want one. George at detailedimage is the only one that has them now. Good price too. He will also send you the 5" plate when it comes out for free.

    Kevin aka picus said that it is an awesome machine. Ranks it a 9 with the rotary a 10 and pc a 6.
     
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    The kid across the street is using it until Monday or so. PM me your mailing address and phone # (Fed Ex requires it) and I will send it to you. Look forward to your feedback. You will be fine as long as you keep it under speed 3 unless you are working on a single stage then I wouldnt go above 2 for fear of burning the paint.
     
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    Paulie.......
    The one thing that keeps me from using the rotary a lot is the sling. I've tried everything to stop it. It gets all over the windows and wipers. I know there are a lot of users that get no sling.

    Teach me your ways!!!
     
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    There's a vid on the megs site that shows a great example of how not to get slinging.
     
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    thanks for the offer! I have a flex rotary that i break out on rare occasion. currently, my PC is knocking down most anything I come across. If your PC rotary is anything like a dewalt size-wise, i know what you mean by saying it is a beast.


    Scott, you minus whale take up the offer. swing by that body shop you recommend and ask them for a fender and some lessons. I'm sure if you have that kind of relationship with them, they would be glad to show you a trick or two and let you practice.
     
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    Gotta link?

    THanks.
     
  14. Paulie Walnuts

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    I get a lot of sling when I use VC or flat pads. I get almost no sling when using the Lake Country CCS pads. They are amazing for me. It just takes time and you have to work the polish in for a bit before you kick your RPMs up. It also helps to have a slow start rotary. Also get a old bed sheet and drape it over the car so if it does splatter it hits the sheet and not the wipers and trim and all that stuff. I also really dont worry about it so much because I like to power spray the the car down when Im done to make sure that I dont have any shit in the cracks.
     
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    usually what i do.
     
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    Update:
    I love the rotary and will now always use it!
    I get no sling with the CCS pads. I put the product on the center of the pad. This way, there is no where for it to go. The correction versus time is amazing. You also do not have to use an aggressive combo for corrections. It made paint correcting fun again for me.

    On a scale of 1-10
    By hand......1
    By PC.......4.5
    By rotary......10
     
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    I am getting sling with softer pads but firmer pads like the Soft Edge orange one step pad (super smooth with the rotary too) or the LC CCS pads it isn't an issue.

    Orange Soft Edge with Optimum Compound and Pink Moose with a white LC CCS pad fixed what some idiot from MARS (mobile auto restoration specialist) did to this Z06 Corvette:

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    Sorry I didn't get the same EXACT sun angle, not much I can do about the earth's rotation combined with the passage of time. :o
     
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    :squint: try harder.
























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