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Old 07-18-2013, 10:58 PM   #26
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #27
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I know how to rinse! LOL

But, seriously, I have done paint work for 25 years and have always detailed my own work and I never really realized how little water could be left on a car if you sheet it off with a slow hose versus spraying the car down.

Saw it on Adams videos, not to pimp them. It was just a good place to view the technique.

Rinsing this way can lead to a difference between one towel to dry and three.

I'm not trying to be combative; I'm just trying to help. I know you know the technique but you could post your own video of it here if you want to keep this self-contained.

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #28
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+1 on the OP's post.

For any of you guys looking to start using a DA or buffer, I'd highly recommend the Porter Cable 7424XP, it's arguably the best DA out there for a beginner.

Listen to this OP, he knows what he is talking about!!

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #29
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+1 on the OP's post.

For any of you guys looking to start using a DA or buffer, I'd highly recommend the Porter Cable 7424XP, it's arguably the best DA out there for a beginner.

Listen to this OP, he knows what he is talking about!!

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Two. There is no chance of burning thru paint using the PC.
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Two. There is no chance of burning thru paint using the PC.
I wouldn't recommend using it in direct sunlight/when the car is hot to the touch! But most people already know that
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #31
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Awesome thank you for taking the time to make this thread, I still have a huge learning curve ahead of me.
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But, seriously, I have done paint work for 25 years and have always detailed my own work and I never really realized how little water could be left on a car if you sheet it off with a slow hose versus spraying the car down.

Saw it on Adams videos, not to pimp them. It was just a good place to view the technique.

Rinsing this way can lead to a difference between one towel to dry and three.

I'm not trying to be combative; I'm just trying to help. I know you know the technique but you could post your own video of it here if you want to keep this self-contained.

Thanks for the thread!
Sorry, I'm not sure where you're going with this. I agree, sheeting or pooling rinse is an excellent idea.

Did I forget to put that in the post?
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #33
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Now this is what I'm talking about! Totally subscribe!!! Great right up Matt!
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Sorry, I'm not sure where you're going with this. I agree, sheeting or pooling rinse is an excellent idea.

Did I forget to put that in the post?
"The next step is to rinse the car. If you donít know how to rinse a car, please read no further as I cannot help you."

I know it was a splash of humor. I was just saying some don't know about it and it does help. I really was just trying to help; humor-be-damned.
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"The next step is to rinse the car. If you donít know how to rinse a car, please read no further as I cannot help you."

I know it was a splash of humor. I was just saying some don't know about it and it does help. I really was just trying to help; humor-be-damned.
Gotcha. You're right. I would actually consider the sheeting rinse a separate entity than the standard rinse I was referring to. Definitely an oversight on my part


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Do you think applying wet diamond sealant while its humid would be bad in any way ? Weather has been crap lately
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Do you think applying wet diamond sealant while its humid would be bad in any way ? Weather has been crap lately
I just put some on my black car this Sunday and it was fairly humid out. As long as the car is dry and cool you shouldn't have any issues.

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Old 07-19-2013, 04:48 PM   #38
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I just put some on my black car this Sunday and it was fairly humid out. As long as the car is dry and cool you shouldn't have any issues.

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Yeah I don't need to worry about the surface being hot.
Just wanted to make sure humidity doesn't play a role in the hazing and curing time.

Can't wait to use it, that's IF I can. This rain is getting a little annoying
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+1 on the OP's post.

For any of you guys looking to start using a DA or buffer, I'd highly recommend the Porter Cable 7424XP, it's arguably the best DA out there for a beginner.

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Griots garage is better entry level but PC can work certainly
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It tends to sweat in humid conditions
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Nice job! For Claying, you say to not bother drying the car after the washing. Are you saying to use water as the lubricant for the clay instead of the detail?
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Nice job! For Claying, you say to not bother drying the car after the washing. Are you saying to use water as the lubricant for the clay instead of the detail?
With claying, you're going to be going over the entire car with detail spray and wiping off each panel after you're done. It's a waste of time and energy to dry the car off only to rewet it again with DS. The water left on the car will have little affect on your DS.
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Yeah I don't need to worry about the surface being hot.
Just wanted to make sure humidity doesn't play a role in the hazing and curing time.

Can't wait to use it, that's IF I can. This rain is getting a little annoying
I know exactly what you mean, every time I wash my "black" car lol it rains within 24 hours or so. I don't even have a garage anymore, just covered parking..

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Perfectly fine to use in high humidity. Ive never had a problem. Give it thirty minutes to haze and try to buff off. If its not coming off easily or looks oily, give it a little more time.





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No. You'll still use your clay lube. Just drying the car is a waste of time.
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Gotcha. You're right. I would actually consider the sheeting rinse a separate entity than the standard rinse I was referring to. Definitely an oversight on my part


Good catch, I appreciate it. I'm adding it now. I owe you a beer
No problem! I'm just glad I didn't offend you. A lot of context can get lost in a post and I seem to be misunderstood a bit lately. Good job on the thread, again.
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I hope you know I'm being serious. Sweating is when you apply something and buff it off and hours later it looks like it needs to be buffed off again.
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I hope you know I'm being serious. Sweating is when you apply something and buff it off and hours later it looks like it needs to be buffed off again.
I know. The emoji was due to the continuous im high humidity here so my window if applying is very short.
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