Well I finally did it

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  1. MeanGrn Gt

    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    Well i finally ordered a pc 7424 8) . Cant wait for it to get here. Got the pc, edge 2000 pad kit, and optimum polish for now. I ordered it from autogeek and it should be here thurs hopefully. I have been wanting one but waiting to get it for awhile and i got my paycheck last week and just said screw it ill get it now. Autogeek has a special going on now too because they are moving or something. The code is MOVEIT and its 15% off (doesnt count on the pc though :'() My arm wont be tired and ill have no more swirls :banana:
     
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    Sweet man congrats I can't wait to have time to try the Edge 2000 kit......
     
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    sweet you will love it man
     
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    sounds like work to me ...........and fun :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    A lot less work than if i tried to do it by hand. I wouldnt be able to lift my arms and the results wouldnt be half as good. The stang looks good already but it will look awesome after i get the pc 8)
     
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    Well it finally showed up. Ended up having the day off so i hoped it would get here bright and early but it didnt. I might go try it out right now. Its raining out though :( I was suprised it is as heavy as it is. I figured it would be really light (not saying it is too heavy just suprised). Man i can wait to use it. Going to go attack the hood first (might be replacing down the road so good place to start even though i am sure i will have no problems)
     
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    you wont have any problems! good luck
     
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    Well i did a spot on the hood and on the roof. Damn its so nice. If you dont have one get one. I just tried the optimum polish with a orange edge 2k pad and it worked great. I just did a few spots because it is raining so hopefully tomorrow it will stop and i will wash the whole car than go over everything. i think i am going to step up to the green pad w/ the optimum tomorrow. Be able to tell better tomorrow in the sun but i know i will need to on the roof as it has etched water spots. I was amazed at the results with how easy and non-aggressive i went. When i get down to the finishing pads and wax it it is going to look awesome. I will get some after pics when the camera shows up. It is kind of noisey but i just rolled down the windows and cranked up alice in chains (cd player has a remote so it works great) :thumb: . If we had neighbors they would think i was nuts lol. My dad walked past the garage when i was polishing it and kind of gave me a wtf look haha.
     
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    get pics man!!

    my neighbours think im nuts when I fire up the gas powered big ass leaf blower to dry my wheels....
     
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    ill get pics as soon as the new camera arrives. I imagine it would be next week at the earliest. When i use the leaf blower to dry off the car no one is around, but i usually just use ww's and the absorber.
     
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    yea for your wheels its prob not bad, mines got these holes and little creveses that the water sits in and makes water marks (on chrome its noticable)
     
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    Ya they arent bad for holding water. I usually just take a cheap ww i have to get most of it off. I need some new rims, but i need to work on the power first.
     
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    Cool man! you'll like the PC - it's a great tool.

    I have the edge kit too, but haven't used it yet.
    It's been raining for the last week and half.
    I'm anxious to try it.

    I'll be watching for your pics!
     
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    I already like it a lot. I hit the roof w/ the med cut pad and optimum compound then i used the orange light cutting pad w/ optimum polish. No more swirls :banana: . Only thing is it had small etched water spots and it didnt take them off. I thought about taking the yellow heavy cutting pad with the optimum compound but i dont think i am going to. I am going to pull it out in the sun tomorrow and see how it looks. It has been cool, rainy and crappy since friday. Hopefully it will clear up tomorrow so i can wash it and then go over it all with the pc. I was suprised how noisy the pc is. I crank up the cd player in the car and keep the remote in my pocket to turn it down when i am not running the pc lol. Good thing i live in the country the neighbors would be wondering wtf i was doing and pry call the cops on me lol . One thing i did is i had a jackass moment and lifted the pc off the car with it still going.... dont do that lol I had to wipe down the whole car :comando:
     
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    well i got the hood/roof done tonight. I took the orange edge 2k pad w/ optimum polish then down to a blue pad w/ optimum polish and then used the white pad to put on one grand omega glaze. It looks great. Tomorrow i will wax the roof/hood and finish the rest of the car. I will pry be able to get after pics because i have a camera on the way but no before pics. I didnt think that the pc would be that great for putting on glazes/waxes but man it works much better. It took no time to put the glaze on the hood and roof. Man the pc 7424 is awesome :pimp2: If you dont have one go get one immediately.

    The edge pads are nice. i cant compare them to regular hook & loop style pads but these work great. The only bad thing that i can see about them is ya that one pad is equal to 2 regular pads but the one side would have to be clean or dry or it would splatter all over when using the other side. I guess just clean it off as best as you can without getting it wet and go out in the open and crank it up to 6 and let it sling the rest of the shit off outside lol just make sure you are not around anything that you dont want covered
     
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    :lol:
    LOL, i've dont that.
    terry pads don't like it!!
     
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    ya i did it with a edge 2k pad w/ optimum polish. I had worked it in a fair bit so there wasnt a lot of polish on the pad but the whole car was covered in polish. I wont ever make that mistake again lol Even my shoes were coated lol
     
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    Where's the candid camera when you need it!
     
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    haha, yea it takes 1 good polish to get used to it.
     
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    Well the 1 gig sd card for the digital camera showed up today and the camera should be here thursday so i should get pics up towards the end of this week as long as everything goes right with the camera