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really basic PC question

stewarta13wsb Sep 4, 2006

  1. stewarta13wsb

    stewarta13wsb Member

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    I've been reading a couple of threads about using a PC for car polishing... am I getting it wrong or do most people only use it for applying the wax/polish and then still buff it by hand to it's final shine with a microfibre, or do you use the machine with a different 'head' on it?
     
  2. icenutter

    icenutter Member

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    You can use it for both: it's variable speed and the heads are interchangable.
     
  3. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I struggled like hell getting my car through the printer but it went in the end and the results were spot on ;)

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  4. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The general consensus seems to be:-

    Wash car
    Dry Car
    Clay Car
    Wash Car
    Dry Car

    (NOTE you don't have to clay the car everytime)

    Apply polish with PC using either a polishing pad or cutting pad
    Wipe off using microfibre cloth
    If you have used a cutting pad, now apply less abraisive polish using a polishing pad and wipe off using a microfibre

    Now to the sealant/wax.

    You can apply a wax or sealent or both.

    If you are going for a straight forward wax, I prefer to apply by hand and then microfibre off. I only use the PC for polishing. You don't really need power when applying wax.

    I will apply a sealent first, followed by a wax. (all by hand).

    hope this helps
    Rich.
     
  5. icenutter

    icenutter Member

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    dickys3: why do you use a sealant then wax? I thought the point of a sealant was to seal whatever is underneath? Just interested.
     
  6. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The sealant and wax compliment each other.

    Oh and the sealant I use is synthetic, so it protects the paint longer. The Wax I use is carb and doesn't last that long, but makes the car look great!
     
  7. DIPS_A4

    DIPS_A4 SEAT LEON CUPRA R (225)

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    i 3 staged mine yday. useing merguires paint cleaner good stuff then polish and then gold class wax then final polish with a microfiber. i gotto say that paint cleaner is amazing got rid of some scratchs n stone chips blendid them in.
     

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