Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Anthony @ LG Motorsports
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection

Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Anything related to keeping your Camaro clean and in good cosmetic condition.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-04-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
LikaRokBowTie

 
Drives: 2014SilveradoCCZ71
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: on your 6
Posts: 861
Went looking for the PC 7424XP at Lowes.....

So here I go running around to find the 7424xp,no store had it in stock,but,I did find a pc that was similar,I think it was a model 7346 or 7436,the thing confusing me is the backing plate is this something separate to buy?I have been searching this forum and all the detailing sites for info and it is really difficult to break down the info and come to a conclusion on what I need to get to do the work,luckily my car and truck are not in bad shape because I have hand washed and detailed them since new,but they could always look better,thanks detailers domain,dylan@adams,junkman and all that post here.I know there are a multitude of products available,so without using names what is the order of product usage to get that brilliant shine.Thanks for any help.
LikaRokBowTie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
Moose
Moderator
 
Moose's Avatar
 
Drives: '99 Camaro SS #1392
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newtown, Pa.
Posts: 4,015
I just recently found some of the WalMart's carrying a full line of Meguire's "Professional" waxes, polishing pads, and the RO buffer as well. I bought my "kit" from Meguires while attending a show, and it came with the backing plate, as well as several pads, and they threw in a couple different waxes.

As for your vehicles, depending on the finish, there are several pads available to use. Here is a link to Meguires; http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/category/dapolisher-pads

On most cars I detail when the customer request Meguires, I start with the yellow polishing pad. Depending on the finish, I may use the "cleaner wax" first, followed with their yellow wax, and finish with a glaze.
Moose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #3
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS,'14 Caddy CTS Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 16,005
ahhhhhhhhhh why don't you just buy one from Adam's.....seeing as how it will came with the backing plate.
__________________
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
cam fan

 
cam fan's Avatar
 
Drives: fast
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,230
When you buy a PC 7424xp it comes with a foam pad that is glued onto a backing plate, so you cannot use it with other pads. You need to buy a backing plate separately. I bought my PC from a PC dealer during a holiday sale and got it $109 shipped but now have to buy the Adam's backing plate; (I have their pads)
__________________
cam fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
LikaRokBowTie

 
Drives: 2014SilveradoCCZ71
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: on your 6
Posts: 861
Thanks Moose,yeah I was using meguiars on my 35th 02SS bright red and I could clearly see swirls in the paint,if I had a PC back then I can only imagine the difference.I have used meguiars 99% of the time clay,paint cleaner etc....I guess if someone could answer this for me are there specific polishes and waxes to use when machine polishing or can you use anything,and if the paint is in good shape should I bother with M105 or other steps in prepping for polish and wax?
LikaRokBowTie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
Angelo@Autopia
 
Angelo@Autopia's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Ford Focus ST
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 939
Don't forget Ebay has alot to offer in looking for backing plates.
Angelo@Autopia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #7
rberns


 
rberns's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 2,725
What is this backing plate you all speak of?
__________________
2011 Camaro 2SS/RS, Circle D 3200, ADM Transmission Cooler, BTR Valve Train, Cam Motion custom grind, ARH 1 7/8, Cold Air Inductions, Katech C5R TC, Melling HV, BTR SLR lifters, LS2 Dampner, Trunion upgrade, LS9 head gaskets, RX CC, GFX, Subs.
rberns is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
used Porter Cable 7424XP? cam fan Wash/Wash/Detailing and Cosmetic Maintenance Parts 75 05-03-2012 01:07 AM
Lowes commercial ss=scuba steve 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 4 09-05-2011 07:57 PM
Newest Lowes Commercial..... RAWarrior 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 16 06-03-2011 04:53 PM
Porter Cable 7424XP Unboxing (Pictures) buddylok Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 51 04-17-2010 08:07 PM
NEW Porter Cable 7424XP RV/Marine Detailing Machine At ProperAutoCare.com Angelo@Autopia Wash/Wax/Detailing and Cosmetic Maintenance Parts 0 04-15-2010 11:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.