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Old 06-25-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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The Beast after 10 hours of paint correction.

So i first used my wife's SRX as a guinea pig and then cleaned up Ginger. I was dreading doing my mammoth truck (named The Beast) but it has been finished. I started with a good washing, then the VERY time consuming clay bar, then used my PC7424XP/Adam's pads and Adam's/Meguiar's compunds/polishes and finally a coat of Meguiar's NXT generation tech wax 2.0.

All in all I put in about 10 hours on it and it has never looked this good. Looks like an 8 day old car not an 8 year old car.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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That really is a beast! Looks good
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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That really is a beast! Looks good
Yeah, most people don't realize it is actually faster than my SS.
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So i first used my wife's SRX as a guinea pig and then cleaned up Ginger. I was dreading doing my mammoth truck (named The Beast) but it has been finished. I started with a good washing, then the VERY time consuming clay bar, then used my PC7424XP/Adam's pads and Adam's/Meguiar's compunds/polishes and finally a coat of Meguiar's NXT generation tech wax 2.0.

All in all I put in about 10 hours on it and it has never looked this good. Looks like an 8 day old car not an 8 year old car.
the pc7424 is it easy to use? i am looking to buy a machine and i heard about this. would you recommend it to a some what beginner to machines.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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the pc7424 is it easy to use? i am looking to buy a machine and i heard about this. would you recommend it to a some what beginner to machines.
The PC is a perfect beginner machine... It's virtually impossible to damage your paint with it.


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Old 06-26-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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the pc7424 is it easy to use? i am looking to buy a machine and i heard about this. would you recommend it to a some what beginner to machines.
It is extremely easy to use and VERY safe. A little too safe for my taste, I was actually thinking of selling mine and getting the Flex 3401 because it would be a lot faster to correct swirl marks but the best price I could find was $200 MORE than my PC7424XP. I mean if i was going to do a car a week then it might be worth it, but I'll probably only use it once a month.

It's a great polisher, the only downside is that it being so safe is also what makes it take a little longer to correct some badly damaged paint.
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I never used a machine on any car before, but I used the PC on my car and I got the hang of it pretty quickly.
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Adams products are the real deal. Just the buttery wax alone mad my car look better than the day I picked it up.
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So no ones gonna comment on how he used the wife's car as a guinea pig LOL? Oh and don't take offense to this cause I'm sure your a nice guy, but that plate on that truck screams douchebag LOL. I don't know if that was your intention but I thought it was funny lol.
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Nice work! I'm gonna do my daily driver too!
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So no ones gonna comment on how he used the wife's car as a guinea pig LOL? Oh and don't take offense to this cause I'm sure your a nice guy, but that plate on that truck screams douchebag LOL. I don't know if that was your intention but I thought it was funny lol.
don't take offence, im sure your a nice guy, but you sound like a douchebag.

the truck looks great!

also, did you do everything based on the junkman series?
do you have any before photos of what your paint looked like?
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It is extremely easy to use and VERY safe. A little too safe for my taste, I was actually thinking of selling mine and getting the Flex 3401 because it would be a lot faster to correct swirl marks but the best price I could find was $200 MORE than my PC7424XP. I mean if i was going to do a car a week then it might be worth it, but I'll probably only use it once a month.

It's a great polisher, the only downside is that it being so safe is also what makes it take a little longer to correct some badly damaged paint.
well to be frank i want to just shine up my car better then by hand. also i am doing detailing on the side and a machine would help me out alot more then my arms and hands alone.

i can get cars to shine good by hand but i know a machine could help with some of the swirls and scratchs better, so i was thinking about getting this. cause last thing i want to do is burn my paint or a customers. was going to purchase it and then watch junkman.
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So no ones gonna comment on how he used the wife's car as a guinea pig LOL? Oh and don't take offense to this cause I'm sure your a nice guy, but that plate on that truck screams douchebag LOL. I don't know if that was your intention but I thought it was funny lol.
It's long story on the plates. Here is the explanation http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...6&postcount=66
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don't take offence, im sure your a nice guy, but you sound like a douchebag.

the truck looks great!

also, did you do everything based on the junkman series?
do you have any before photos of what your paint looked like?
For the most part. I had already bought some wax, polish, compound but I should have waited and gotten everything from Adam's. Sorry, no before pics, but it had LOTS of swirl marks.
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well to be frank i want to just shine up my car better then by hand. also i am doing detailing on the side and a machine would help me out alot more then my arms and hands alone.

i can get cars to shine good by hand but i know a machine could help with some of the swirls and scratchs better, so i was thinking about getting this. cause last thing i want to do is burn my paint or a customers. was going to purchase it and then watch junkman.
If you are going to be doing details on the side I would go with the Flex 3401. In your case it would be worth the extra $200.

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You've got me motivated to use my good products to actually clean up my 10 year old Xterra that I've been neglecting forever
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lookin good! wish i had the skill to wax and polish so well. im learning though for sure.

and it that thing really faster than your SS?!!?!?!?!?! if so, please explain =)
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Claybarring white cars sucks-especially SUV's b/c they are typically HAMMERED. Looks lik you got it all cleaned up right!
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You've got me motivated to use my good products to actually clean up my 10 year old Xterra that I've been neglecting forever
It is definitely a chore, but worth it in the end.

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lookin good! wish i had the skill to wax and polish so well. im learning though for sure.

and it that thing really faster than your SS?!!?!?!?!?! if so, please explain =)
This is only my third time ever doing it. It is VERY easy, just very time and sweat consuming.
The truck's best time before the turbo kit was 8.97 in the 1/8th. That should be a high 13 in the 1/4th. I'm hoping to be in the high 12's next time I take it to the track the turbo with some good weather. The best time in the car stock with 500 miles on the clock was 9.133 in the 1/8, 13.901 in the 1/4th. With all my bolt ons before the 18" wheels I ran a 8.92 in the 1/8th

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Claybarring white cars sucks-especially SUV's b/c they are typically HAMMERED. Looks lik you got it all cleaned up right!
Yes, I can testify to that! My wife's SUV is the same color as mine. I at least washed mine semi regularly and used cheap spray wax every once in a while. The wife's SRX would only get washed every couple of months and that's it.
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It's long story on the plates. Here is the explanation http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...6&postcount=66

For the most part. I had already bought some wax, polish, compound but I should have waited and gotten everything from Adam's. Sorry, no before pics, but it had LOTS of swirl marks.

If you are going to be doing details on the side I would go with the Flex 3401. In your case it would be worth the extra $200.
so the flex 3401. is that another idiot proof machine? cause i am saving up so i can use a machine and get more customers. but as of right now for just hand work people have been pretty satisfied with my work. but i also gut the car out to vacuum and i will scrub the panels if needed. so i will actually put in hours for the amount i ask for. so having a machine would really help me and save me time at the end. well i would expect.
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Wow! you have done a good job. I really appreciate you. I will definitely try for this. Car is looking excellent. Thanks for sharing with us.
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so the flex 3401. is that another idiot proof machine? cause i am saving up so i can use a machine and get more customers. but as of right now for just hand work people have been pretty satisfied with my work. but i also gut the car out to vacuum and i will scrub the panels if needed. so i will actually put in hours for the amount i ask for. so having a machine would really help me and save me time at the end. well i would expect.
It's not as idiot proof as the PC7424XP, but it is still very safe. Go to Adam's website and watch their videos. They have videos on both the PC7424XP and the Flex 3401.
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