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Old 03-28-2013, 01:50 AM   #251
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So, I got my new car cover today. Wasn't sure how to properly put on and remove. Google searched it. Low and behold I click the first vid....there's Junkman putting his cover on hit vet

You are awesome man.
Once you saw the video, it was such a logical approach to putting on a cover that you probably said, "I knew that!"

Just make sure that you never put it on a car that is dirty (i.e. has been driven). At that point, you are NOT protecting anything. You are damaging it.
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Start to finish... your avg 2 bucket worsh (my mom says it like that also) takes how long? No matter what I do I can't get it down below an hour and forty five minutes. This is glass, wheels, tires and door jams included of course.
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Once you saw the video, it was such a logical approach to putting on a cover that you probably said, "I knew that!"

Just make sure that you never put it on a car that is dirty (i.e. has been driven). At that point, you are NOT protecting anything. You are damaging it.
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Start to finish... your avg 2 bucket worsh (my mom says it like that also) takes how long? No matter what I do I can't get it down below an hour and forty five minutes. This is glass, wheels, tires and door jams included of course.
Did mine in about 45 mins....missed spots, left water marks, was pretty terrible...take your time
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:01 AM   #254
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Did mine in about 45 mins....missed spots, left water marks, was pretty terrible...take your time
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:06 AM   #255
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Start to finish... your avg 2 bucket worsh (my mom says it like that also) takes how long? No matter what I do I can't get it down below an hour and forty five minutes. This is glass, wheels, tires and door jams included of course.
It takes me a MINIMUM of 2 hours just to do the paint. If I do the wheel wells, door jams and wheels. add another hour. It's a wash that is not for the faint of heart and I usually do it 2-3 times a week during the summer.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:27 AM   #256
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It takes me a MINIMUM of 2 hours just to do the paint. If I do the wheel wells, door jams and wheels. add another hour. It's a wash that is not for the faint of heart and I usually do it 2-3 times a week during the summer.
Good thing you're retired. That's a lot of time spent on the car in the summer.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:39 AM   #257
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Good thing you're retired. That's a lot of time spent on the car in the summer.
I'm not retired, I just refuse to work my butt off. Hell, I damn near lazy when it comes to real work!
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I'm not retired, I just refuse to work my butt off. Hell, I damn near lazy when it comes to real work!
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I'm not retired, I just refuse to work my butt off. Hell, I damn near lazy when it comes to real work!
Oh I thought you retired from the Corps.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:25 AM   #260
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Oh I thought you retired from the Corps.
I am, but I still have to work! The military doesn't pay THAT much. I'd be driving a Geo Metro on military pay.
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I am, but I still have to work! The military doesn't pay THAT much. I'd be driving a Geo Metro on military pay.
LOL that's true.
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It takes me a MINIMUM of 2 hours just to do the paint. If I do the wheel wells, door jams and wheels. add another hour. It's a wash that is not for the faint of heart and I usually do it 2-3 times a week during the summer.
Thanks I felt like I was rushing it.

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:53 PM   #263
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Thanks I felt like I was rushing it.

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Nope, it's called attention to detail. My father instilled it in me while growing up and the Marines stamped it in stone. Don't feel bad that you have a trait that employers like to see in an individual. You're the type of guy that I would hire.
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It takes me about 3.5 hours from the first plug in of my extension cord to use my drill to clean the wheel barrels until I unplug my cord after Master Blasting it dry. I start cleaning the chrome exhaust tips, clean the wheel wells and tires and rims, use a lug brush to get around tight areas and inside the lettering, then power rinse, foam, 2 bucket, then dry it so that there is not a hint of water left anywhere including the trunk wells, under the hood, grill and wheels. Then apply a coat of brillaint glaze or detail spray it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:03 PM   #265
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #266
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Nope, it's called attention to detail. My father instilled it in me while growing up and the Marines stamped it in stone. Don't feel bad that you have a trait that employers like to see in an individual. You're the type of guy that I would hire.
Thanks!! In the military we would try for the one foot shine. Hold a ruler to the boot and read the 12 in the reflection. I am shooting for the one block shine!! I want to be able to read that sign clearly. THAT will take some wet sanding to remove the orange peel.

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One block shine. I fixed a car like that once. I have never seen another car with that kind of clear coat again since. The car looked like it was dipped in glass. There's not a drop of orange peel on this puppy:









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Now THAT is just amazing!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #269
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The company that owned the car came over and asked me if I had some touch up paint. I was like, "FOR WHAT???" I had seen the cars that they had at their booth and did NOT want to see them screw up any of them with touch up paint. They showed me the damage and I grabbed some stuff and hooked them up. They were major grateful and hooked me up with all kind of gear.
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That's awesome JM. Sure you saved their day!
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AJ,as always that was a great job on that fender. I think I saw in one of your videos you had a extension from the PC hub to the pad. It just screwed in and was about 2 inches. When I use a small pad its hard to see the work. I think that would help. Ive looked but dont see them on a few sites. Where can I get it? thanks Walt
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AJ,as always that was a great job on that fender. I think I saw in one of your videos you had a extension from the PC hub to the pad. It just screwed in and was about 2 inches. When I use a small pad its hard to see the work. I think that would help. Ive looked but dont see them on a few sites. Where can I get it? thanks Walt
You've lost me Walt. Are you talking about using a 4" pad?
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Yes. What I thought I saw you use was a spacer that screwed on the spindle where the pad would go. It had threads on the end where the pad goes. It just moves the pad a little farther from the machine. I think it would make it eaiser to see your work when using a small pad. It might not have been you. Ive watched a bunch of videos. If what im describing dosnt sound right thats fine .Ill keep looking around but thanks.
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that sounds like a spacer on a flex, spacers don't really exist on the PC or any DA's as they would cause so much wear and tear on the internal bearings.
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Yes. What I thought I saw you use was a spacer that screwed on the spindle where the pad would go. It had threads on the end where the pad goes. It just moves the pad a little farther from the machine. I think it would make it eaiser to see your work when using a small pad. It might not have been you. Ive watched a bunch of videos. If what im describing dosnt sound right thats fine .Ill keep looking around but thanks.
Okay, it sounds like you are talking about a particular back plate that I have for the 4" pads. It did not consist of a spacer, it is the way the back plate was designed. I think that I got it at a Mirror Glaze (Meguiar's) shop. Here's another one that I have, but the one you saw just has a longer shaft on the back plate itself (the blue section is longer). Is that what you are looking for?



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