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Old Sat, Aug-30-2008, 04:50:23 AM   #1
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I'd like to learn more about using a portercable / flex tool. For example: which steps of the process can you perform with one - i.e. can I use it to apply wax, or buff it off only. What are the different types of pads and compounds, and what speed does the tool need to be set for doing different things. I've thought about getting one for a while but always feel I could end up doing more harm than good.
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sure thing.

many people are using their pc's to step the the next level of detailing.

you will be able to polish out your car's imperfections: Swirls, light scratches etc.

also you can swap pads /polishes or compounds to the different degrees of issues.

you can also use it to apply liquid and some paste waxes.

i prefer to only polish and apply wax with my pc not to remove them with it.

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This may be a dumb question, but I have yet to open the Swissvax cleaner fluid and I was wondering how to apply it. Would I apply it just like any other wax and remove it in a similar manner as well?

Also, are there different speed settings on the PC? Can you use ANY wax/polish with the PC or only those specified as "Machine" polishes and waxes?

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Carl,

Sure thing if you read the instructions on the cleaner fluid you would see that you would have to prep and clean the car.

Then you would apply by hand with an applicator a small section maybe 2x2 once you are done applying this section then quickly remove it before the cleaner fluid dries, you don't want to know what happens when it dries...its pretty darn hard to remove. (ask me how I know)

Yes there are different speeds to the pc.

what polishes do you currently have?
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Sure thing if you read the instructions on the cleaner fluid you would see that you would have to prep and clean the car.

Then you would apply by hand with an applicator a small section maybe 2x2 once you are done applying this section then quickly remove it before the cleaner fluid dries, you don't want to know what happens when it dries...its pretty darn hard to remove. (ask me how I know)

Yes there are different speeds to the pc.

what polishes do you currently have?
Thanks Phil,

I have the Einszett Paint Polish 'Lack Politur'. Will that work with the PC? I placed another order today for a few little things that I forgot in my previous orders. It looks like I have built up quite a collection now...
http://www.detailingbliss.com/forum/...tion-5281.html

On another note, I will be doing a full polish and detail this week, as well as applying Swissvax Concorso. I will be sure to post pictures after I have finished!

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On my front bumper I had a huge bug splatter all over it.
I washed my car to try to get it off but it left a white smudge on the bumper.

I've washed my cars 5 times since then but still doesn't seem to come off.
What can I do to get this thing off?

It almost looks like a scratch or a discoloration on the bumper and it just won't go away
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Carl,

Sure thing if you read the instructions on the cleaner fluid you would see that you would have to prep and clean the car.

Then you would apply by hand with an applicator a small section maybe 2x2 once you are done applying this section then quickly remove it before the cleaner fluid dries, you don't want to know what happens when it dries...its pretty darn hard to remove. (ask me how I know)

Yes there are different speeds to the pc.

what polishes do you currently have?
So is it ok to use the Cleaner Fluid on a Portable cable? If so what kind of pad?
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So is it ok to use the Cleaner Fluid on a Portable cable? If so what kind of pad?
In his reply he said to apply the Cleaner Fluid by hand. His comment about the rotary was directed towards my other question.

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Hey phil,
i wanted to ask when your doing paint correction to get out swirls, how many passed do you make with sip (added sip and buffing off), ive done it twice with sip and one pass with PO85RD. I ask because im worried about over doing it and mabe buring and not enought and not completely removing the swirls.
Another question is, I have seen at bmw dealership that after washing, while its still wet, the detailers would spray gloss enhancer all over the entire car, and dry the car off. Do you think this is a good idea?
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