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


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-24-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
selleral
 
Drives: Black 2012 2LT RS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 32
I know you all say the PC is safe, but is it really?

I've seen junkmans video about how safe the PC 7424xp is, but lets be honest, he's an expert. I have never taken good care of a car before, and my camaro has recently become my baby, even though its only two weeks old. I would love to take great care of it, especially because its black. I think buying that PC is what the move is (unless the Meguiar's one is better?), but I'm just terrified of pressing that crazy spinning machine up against my brand new car! I've never done anything like this before, and know nothing about power tools, or cars! Is there any way I can hurt my car with that machine? More importantly,

How do I attach adam's pads to it? Do I need to buy that faceplate, or is that optional? And what is the deal with these counterweights?

Thanks C5!
selleral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
Rcfiddy1

 
Rcfiddy1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Rally Yellow 2SS/RS #37115
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manalapan, New Jersey
Posts: 2,019
Yes its safe. I am no expert by any means, but found it easy to use and as long as you start off slow and learn what pads to use, it really can't mess up. I never used any type of polisher before and when I did receive the PC I tried it on my 10 year old black trailblazer and it came out AMAZING!!!! If you press to hard it don't spin so you can't hurt the paint. It get very addictive, now I want to detail my wires truck.
You should buy the whole kit with the pads and backing plate. The pads are velcro on the backing plate. Thats the Adams stuff, which is all I know.
http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-734-a...isher-kit.aspx
If you do go this route get the green pad and severe swirl remover also.
__________________
Build Thread
ECS Novi 1500 Supercharged, LS3 conversion, Small blower cam, Alky Meth injection, 3:45 rear, BMR Suspension parts, 1LE Sways, Billy Boat ZL1 dual mode exhaust.
Rcfiddy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,275
I have personally seen the Junkman hand a PC to a 6 year old girl and let her buff his car. You can't hurt the paint with a PC.
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:37 PM   #4
selleral
 
Drives: Black 2012 2LT RS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by stieger View Post
I have personally seen the Junkman hand a PC to a 6 year old girl and let her buff his car. You can't hurt the paint with a PC.
I don't know if that makes me feel good or bad
selleral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
selleral
 
Drives: Black 2012 2LT RS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 32
and what do you do about the curves, edges, lines etc. Is the PC only for flat surfaces??
selleral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
camaro2lt
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT VR/RS CGM Rally's
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Palmyra, PA
Posts: 5,576
im 15 and nvr had any experiance with a polisher...i used the pc my car looks great
Attached Images
 
camaro2lt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
Parapdrapa
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 170
Derail, I wish I had a brand new camaro at 15... Wtf
Parapdrapa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
selleral
 
Drives: Black 2012 2LT RS
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 32
Right now Amazon has the new PC for 89$ free two day shipping with amazon prime, it seems to be some sort of promotion. Is this actually a really good deal, what did you pay for the new PC?
selleral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:56 PM   #9
camaro2lt
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT VR/RS CGM Rally's
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Palmyra, PA
Posts: 5,576
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parapdrapa View Post
Derail, I wish I had a brand new camaro at 15... Wtf

its my dads but i do all the work to it he just pays for it
camaro2lt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 10:57 PM   #10
camaro2lt
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT VR/RS CGM Rally's
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Palmyra, PA
Posts: 5,576
Quote:
Originally Posted by selleral View Post
Right now Amazon has the new PC for 89$ free two day shipping with amazon prime, it seems to be some sort of promotion. Is this actually a really good deal, what did you pay for the new PC?

i paid like 230 for mine but i got it with all the stuff 90 is a good deal!
camaro2lt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #11
LS3 SS


 
LS3 SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Cyber Grey Camaro SS (LS3)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Clarksville TN
Posts: 2,264
I Just ordered my PC yesterday off Amazon, now is the best time to get one. I am mainly looking forward to buffing/polishing my wheels first until I get comfortable, then I will move onto the car.
LS3 SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 08:40 AM   #12
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '15 Corvette Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 17,008
You can get the PC off of amazon, and if you are going to start using Adams products, go to Adams and buy their backing plate and pad kit, its $60 (http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-330-a...g-pad-kit.aspx) or if you don't have their products yet, you can get their Complete Polisher Accessory Kit for another $200 (http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-725-a...ssory-kit.aspx) and get the backing plate/pads AND a set of products to get you off and running!
__________________
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #13
Bell040


 
Bell040's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS - Black - GFX
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: B'ham, Alabama
Posts: 2,459
I bought the PC and the Adams kit. I did a little spot on my old Tahoe.... and then went straight to my Z06. Even Adams harshest swirl remover takes forever to get the swirls out so you will be fine. It looks so good after the harsh step that I am sure the other 3 steps are not entirely necessary (maybe just do 1 or 2 of those 3).

Stay with a DA (dual action) polisher like the PC, and don't use the harsh swirl remover from McGuiar's, and don't use a wool pad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LS3 SS View Post
I Just ordered my PC yesterday off Amazon, now is the best time to get one. I am mainly looking forward to buffing/polishing my wheels first until I get comfortable, then I will move onto the car.
Wheels are a pain in the butt with the 6" pads. It slings compound everywhere and seems like it takes forever.

Quote:
Originally Posted by selleral View Post
Right now Amazon has the new PC for 89$ free two day shipping with amazon prime, it seems to be some sort of promotion. Is this actually a really good deal, what did you pay for the new PC?
This one?
http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-7...5364260&sr=8-1
I paid $120
__________________
Ordered: 10-13-08
Built: 3-30-09 (#1691)
Recieved: 6-12-09

Blacked out, Cammed (Lunati Voodoo 233/245, .578/.598 @114°, +4°), ARH LTs, VR OTR CAI, Cutouts, and lots of other fun mods.
Bell040 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #14
LS3 SS


 
LS3 SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Cyber Grey Camaro SS (LS3)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Clarksville TN
Posts: 2,264
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bell040 View Post
I bought the PC and the Adams kit. I did a little spot on my old Tahoe.... and then went straight to my Z06. Even Adams harshest swirl remover takes forever to get the swirls out so you will be fine. It looks so good after the harsh step that I am sure the other 3 steps are not entirely necessary (maybe just do 1 or 2 of those 3).

Stay with a DA (dual action) polisher like the PC, and don't use the harsh swirl remover from McGuiar's, and don't use a wool pad.



Wheels are a pain in the butt with the 6" pads. It slings compound everywhere and seems like it takes forever.



This one?
http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-7...5364260&sr=8-1
I paid $120

Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully I can find a headache-free method of polishing and buffing the wheels.
LS3 SS is offline   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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.