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Old 03-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #276
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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?



woah what is that? If that's for the DA I've never seen anything like that.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #277
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By the way, Meguiar's also has this out now. It's a back plate combination that changes a drill into a dual-action polisher. MUCH safer than using a drill as a rotary with a 4" pad.

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Old 03-30-2013, 02:03 PM   #278
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woah what is that? If that's for the DA I've never seen anything like that.
It's just one of the many 4" back plates that I have. I have all kinds of back plates for the PC in different sizes.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #279
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Thats a rotary to da adapter which is available at most vendors. It allows a plate designed for rotary use to be attached to a da such as a PC, Megs or Griots.
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Rotary/DA Backing Adapter. Converts from 5/8" rotary backing plate thread to 5/16" DA thread.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #280
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Thats a rotary to da adapter which is available at most vendors. It allows a plate designed for rotary use to be attached to a da such as a PC, Megs or Griots.
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thanks, appreciate the info
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #281
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It's just one of the many 4" back plates that I have. I have all kinds of back plates for the PC in different sizes.
Can you give some advice to this guy? I am sure you will have the best remedy for this member.

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Alright I am starting the correction process. Any way the buffer can hurt my stripes?
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Alright I am starting the correction process. Any way the buffer can hurt my stripes?
Good question, I would tape off your stripes till you get an answer. Don't think it would be a good idea to buff them since they are not clear coated but I could be wrong.
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Alright I am starting the correction process. Any way the buffer can hurt my stripes?
yes, definitely tape off a quarter inch over them and onto the paint.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:11 PM   #285
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Alright I am starting the correction process. Any way the buffer can hurt my stripes?
Regardless of all the information that I have seen on this forum as to how to care for your stripes, you should NEVER put ANYTHING on them. That means buffing, waxing, protecting, NOTHING. I did a detail clinic last weekend in Indianapolis at a graphics installation business and they reenforced what I have said about stripes all along. Leave them alone. Soap and water to clean them and mask them off in all other situations.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:44 PM   #286
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Well...after 4 hours I finished the hood lol. I tried my best to compare what i didbto what i hadnt done with the light of a camera and it looks significantly better. I will see what it looks like in the sun when I continue. I was amazed at the bag and the clay bar.
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How far did you get with the hood? Just claying or did you correct it also? Did you have enough light to see what you were doing?
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #288
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Nice to see so many people interested!! Just did some work on an older Saturn.... the owner sets taller in the seat now!! And THAT is what this is all about. A clean Saturn trumps the dingy Mercedes every time.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #289
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How far did you get with the hood? Just claying or did you correct it also? Did you have enough light to see what you were doing?
I did clay and the 105. There isn't much to do on my hood because I have huge stripes if you look in my sig lol. There was enough light to see. I will post a before and after in the morning. You can comment on my work. If I like what I see in the morn I will do 205.
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Junkman you're a detailing Gandy! getting everything to start spring detail!!!
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I did clay and the 105. There isn't much to do on my hood because I have huge stripes if you look in my sig lol. There was enough light to see. I will post a before and after in the morning. You can comment on my work. If I like what I see in the morn I will do 205.
I hope you masked off those stripes with blue painter's tape!

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:42 AM   #292
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I hope you masked off those stripes with blue painter's tape!
3M blue painters tape from any hardware/paint store?

Not all tape brands are made equal. I would hate to save $1 on a roll of tape brand X, only to find it did not properly protect my vinyl stripes!

Another question, while I am here. regarding tape.

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  1. Tape, then clay. Then remove the tape.
  2. Tape again, cut, remove tape.
  3. Tape again, polish, remove tape
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  5. Wax
You can seen my vinyl stripes in my sig as well. the hard part for me is if I have to do the center in between the vinyl.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:47 AM   #293
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I have not seen any difference between any blue painter's tape that I have used but maybe I've been lucky and have always bought some quality tape. As for applying and removing, you only need to apply it once unless you damage a section of it during whatever process you're involved with. In that case, you would remove that section and apply a new piece. As for your center paint, apply enough painter's tape to cover any part of the stripe that mat get touched by the buffing or waxing pads.
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I have not seen any difference between any blue painter's tape that I have used but maybe I've been lucky and have always bought some quality tape. As for applying and removing, you only need to apply it once unless you damage a section of it during whatever process you're involved with. In that case, you would remove that section and apply a new piece.
Ok, I was not sure if any of the processes would damage the tape and it would need to be reapplied. So tape it and remove it when your are done.

If you happen to do something to the tape, just repalce that section or whatever and carry on.

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Maje sure that you overlap the tape on the edge of the stripe about a quarter-inch.
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Enjoy Your Youtube videos and am glad to see you on this forum. Can you give any advice on road rash, those nasty little whitespots (chips?) Can they be corrected with a PC or at least hide them a little especially on a black car?
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Alright mr junkman... I can not get the buff pattern from the 105 off the car without scrubbing hard with a towel...which defeats the purpose of everything lol. Any suggestions? Also would you suggest doing the whole car with 105 then 205? I dd this so Ive done the hood with 105 and door. Now I will drive until I can do more tomorrow. Should I have done just the hood with 105 then 205? Sorry for so many questions. Thanks!
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If you are working M105 until its almost impossible to remove you are working it too long. Shorten your work time and make sure you are only working a small area at a time(maybe 24"x24".) M105 isn't known for a extended work time. Since the introduction of M105 a few years ago Meguiars has brought out M100 with a little better cut and longer working time. HD Uno by 3D is also another good compound competing against M105 in todays market. In the last year or so lot of companies have stepped up their game to gain market share and the industry as a whole has benefited.
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Enjoy Your Youtube videos and am glad to see you on this forum. Can you give any advice on road rash, those nasty little whitespots (chips?) Can they be corrected with a PC or at least hide them a little especially on a black car?
A PC or any da will not correct pait chips. When choosing a sealant look for one that dries clear and dosen't haze white. To clear the old compound out of these chips before applying sealant you can steam or even use a ipa on a q-tip or mf towel.
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