Okay, in this video I identify the damage that we are going to repair. I even go as far to create some damage just to ensure that my paint will be more jacked up than your paint. I then go into detail about claying, and what it does for your finish. Last of all, I show how to assemble the PC-7424XP so that we can start the polishing process. The video following this video will be in high definition so that you can clearly see the damage and the effectiveness of my repair.
How To for Novices to Machine Polishing - Part 4
Because I wanted the viewers of this video to be able to see the results of
the work that I did in high detail, I uploaded this video in high
definition. That took 12 hours!
In this video, I actually go into the proper technique for polishing with
the PC-7424XP, showing me using the machine properly. I show the polishes
that I use, the pads that each polish is used on, how to work the polisher
and how much polish should be used. I also talk about the importance of not
using too much polish and clogging up the pores in the pads, which makes
the whole process worthless. I go into the discussion of how long to work a
polish and when to stop (after a polish flashes). I show which order the
polishes are used and explain why you use them in that order.
One thing that I stress in this video is the importance of a solid
technique. I talk about and show the technique that I use, as well as how
to ensure that you are developing a solid technique. As I say often in this
video series, "Technique trumps product 365, 24/7. No matter who's polishes
you decide to use, none of them will work worth a darn if your technique
sucks. Technique rules!
How To for Novices to Machine Polishing - Part 2
In this video, I go into detail about exactly what I use to remove the
paint damage within this video series. I name and visually show every piece
of equipment as well as all of the products necessary to do paint
correction. In some cases, I even offer up a location where you can find
the products that I use. I talk about why I chose to use the products that
I use as well as what I don't use. If you want a list of these items, WATCH
How To for Novice to Machine Polishing - Part 5
Conclusion. I recap my process and allow you into my mindset concerning
paint correction and caring for your paint. Listen to what I say in this
video. I'm unplugging you from the paint Matrix. Welcome to Zion. :)
Buffing Difficult Angles on the Side of A Vehicle
In this 40-minute video, I discuss and show my technique for buffing
complex curves and angles on the side of a vehicle. I discuss and show how
to negotiate the various angles, dips and curves that you may encounter.
The thing that I stress in this video is that you have to constantly pay
attention to what the polisher is doing when you are working on areas like
this. The sound of the polisher will constantly be changing (or talking to
you as I call it), which gives you clues on how to proceed. It is this
"talking" that the polisher is doing that will be your clue as to how much
pressure to use and how to angle the polisher while buffing.
There is a LOT of watching that you need to do as I am working the
polisher. Notice how I don't necessarily use a cross-hitch pattern of
buffing like I would on a flat and open surface. Notice that I tend to use
short buffing strokes in the dips. Notice that the pad NEVER stops
rotating, which will happen if you apply too much pressure. You ALWAYS want
the pad to rotate or the effectiveness of the machine will be greatly
diminished. Watch and pay attention while learning!
Products and equipment used:
Orange 6" Hex-Logic pad (for a novice, a 5.5" Hex-Logic pad is a MUCH
better, easier to use and preferred option).
Optimum Compound II
Porter-Cable 7424XP orbital sander (or polisher if you want to call it
16 x 24 Eagle Edgeless Blue Super Plus Microfiber Towel