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Old 03-12-2013, 02:02 AM   #183
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Does the sealant/wax has to be applied right after polishing?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:20 AM   #184
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Does the sealant/wax has to be applied right after polishing?
Well considering that the paint is now completely naked and unprotected, wouldn't it make sense to do so?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:23 AM   #185
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I am jealous of you and the ZR1 must have been a blast for sure
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:35 AM   #186
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I am jealous of you and the ZR1 must have been a blast for sure
Yes it was. Although the Lamborghini wasn't no slouch either!

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:45 AM   #187
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:52 PM   #188
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Great video series! I have watched more then a few clay/polish videos in preparation for my Camaro's first paint treatment. I also liked the video on your two bucket wash method. I will be switching over to the "grit guard buckets". I already did a top/bottom two bucket method but i never really thought about a grit guard, i just changed the water frequently, but it uses a lot more product to wash the car.

I noticed in your video that you had a grit gaurd pad cleaner. and that is out of my budget, but i found a link to a 35$ solution that is in my budget!

http://www.autopia.org/forum/machine...ad-washer.html
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #189
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Trust me, I wouldn't have 2, Pad Washer Buckets if I had to pay for them. Mine were free. When I saw how much they cost, I was like, "What the hell?" Even that $35 option is high to me but it does get the pads a LOT cleaner than washing by hand.
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Search on google they are like $10
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #191
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Search on google they are like $10
We're talking about the Pad Washer by Grit Guard, NOT just the Grit Guard insert. The Pad Washer is around $135.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #192
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We're talking about the Pad Washer by Grit Guard, NOT just the Grit Guard insert. The Pad Washer is around $135.
Ah my bad. That's another story.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #193
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Ah my bad. That's another story.
I think I could rig up something even cheaper, but I have not tried it.

Basically the premise of the pad washer is two parts, a grit guard top, to clean the pad and then the pumps to push water up.

But I was thinking that maybe some I could make something even cheaper. You get a 5 gallon bucket with a lid, a grit guard (tray thing) and you have something that floats and is round and fits under the grit tray. Sure it does not have the water PUMP part but you could just use it and then rinse and repeat until clean .. vs cleaning it by hand.
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There is no pump. The supports that hold the Grit Guard insert up above the water line are spring loaded. You press the pad down onto the insert and that pushes the insert below the water line. That's how the pad gets wet. I explain all this and show it in my pad washer videos.
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There is no pump. The supports that hold the Grit Guard insert up above the water line are spring loaded. You press the pad down onto the insert and that pushes the insert below the water line. That's how the pad gets wet. I explain all this and show it in my pad washer videos.
I could be wrong, but some of the videos show and say that the system pumps water up to the pads.

I was just also thinking it would just be as effective to have something floating under the guard for boyance to just soak the pad buy pressing it up and down.

@about 40 seconds into the video he illustrates the water pumping jets.

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There is no pump. The supports that hold the Grit Guard insert up above the water line are spring loaded. You press the pad down onto the insert and that pushes the insert below the water line. That's how the pad gets wet. I explain all this and show it in my pad washer videos.
I'm not sure if yours an older version or not but if you push down on your grit guard insert, see if in four spots water pushes up like a squirt. That's how mine works. I don't know if that's technically called a pump, but that's what it looks like to me
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