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Old 07-29-2005, 11:41 PM
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Installed a new cloaking device, do you like it?

Hello all,

This lovely Friday afternoon, I washed, polished, and waxed my car....

What I used:

Vector 6" random orbital waxer/ polisher (did a fanatastic job, bought from Pepboy's for $25)
Meguiar's Gold Class Wash
Meguiars #9 Glaze
Meguiars Gold Class Liquid Wax...

I LOVE THE RESULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was a bit timid at trying a $25 waxer as opposed to the $100 Porter Cable I have heard so much about...

I can't afford to spend $100 on a polisher, so I thought I would try another cheaper alternative... turned out much better than I have even hoped!
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Old 07-30-2005, 02:35 PM
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Where's the car?
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:24 PM
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I dunno! I can't remember where I put it!
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:27 PM
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Wow ... impressive
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:08 AM
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Impressive reflection

I don't think it gets much better than that. What color is your car?
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:58 AM
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:09 PM
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Thank you! It is good to hear to compliements, I gotta know my hard work is good!

Car color is goldish brown!

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Old 08-10-2005, 09:24 PM
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Great Job...

but you missed a small spot near the rear bumper area. Not quite as shiny as the rest of the car!
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:44 AM
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Looks really nice,what color is the 280C I wanna see that when its done!?Did you use a clay-bar?
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:21 AM
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What car? there is no car in the pic? I bought a $75.00 polisher at the hardware store and it went kaput so now I have weard marks in the paint?
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:07 AM
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That is a neat pic. I had to really look to see the car.
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:09 AM
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Wowsers. More pics!
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Old 08-18-2006, 06:53 AM
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:25 AM
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Speaking of polishers . . .

I've seen a lot of cars with swirl marks on them and assumed it was from electric polishers. Is this more due to using the wrong type of wax, a poor quality polisher, poor technique? What?

I used not to mind the work out, but now that I'm looking back at fifty, I tend to get tendonitis in my elbows and am reconsidering the polisher issue.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:54 PM
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When you say swirl marks you must be talking about burn marks. These are huge visible swirls on the paint that are caused by an amateur using a professional polisher wrongly! These polishers just spin on their axis at varying speeds and you can literally take the paint off with them. You really have to know what you are doing with them.

If you are an amateur you want something called a Random Orbital Polisher/Waxer. The circular pattern of the head along with the circular motion of the tip will not cause you to burn the paint and its idiot proof. You can buy a cheap one like Rahulio1989300E did above or you can buy a Porter Cable which is widely known to be a pretty good make. Just make sure it says Random Orbital!
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