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Old 07-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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10 hours of waxing later....

Since the camper sat on the dealer lot for over a year, it was past time for a good waxing. I settled on Meguires Flagship Marine. It has just a mild cleaner in it which brought out the shine pretty darn good. I used just under a quart of wax using my porter cable D/A sander.

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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Wax on wax ophph. Looks great just like glass
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #4
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10 hours?!!! I can wash and wax in 5 total! Did you have a few "refreshment" breaks in that time as well?!! LOL

Looks good!
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #5
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10 hours?!!! I can wash and wax in 5 total! Did you have a few "refreshment" breaks in that time as well?!! LOL

Looks good!
Minimum 10 hours here, also.....cumulative over several days.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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Back in the day, maybe 5 hours, not anymore. Spread out over 3 days with many breaks involved with this heat
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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Looks great just like glass
Agree! Very nice job.
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The job is not measured in hours but in results. Perfection is in eye of the beholder. Looks perfect to me Station10fd. This task in on my fall To Do. What model PC are you using? I have been looking at the Adams Flex 3401 and the Adams polishing systems to attack the trailer and three vehicles. Too much for hand polishing.
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The job is not measured in hours but in results. Perfection is in eye of the beholder. Looks perfect to me Station10fd. This task in on my fall To Do. What model PC are you using? I have been looking at the Adams Flex 3401 and the Adams polishing systems to attack the trailer and three vehicles. Too much for hand polishing.

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Old 07-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #10
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Is the Porter Cable random orbital polisher the same base unit as the random orbital sander?
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Is the Porter Cable random orbital polisher the same base unit as the random orbital sander?
This is actually a 5" Random Orbit sander with a 6" polishing Velcro adapter pad. I had a 6 inch counter weight inside it, but could tell no difference in the amount of vibration, so I just keep the 5" counter weight in it.
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Nice Job

I have the Porter cable 7424XP - which is the 6" variable speed orbitor

I bought a kit from Adams Polishes that gives me the counter weight and plus velcro pad that holds the polishing pads.

I agree - much easier to do with polisher then by hand
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #14
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By hand is the only way to go. You don't need no stinkin' machines.

When I'm waxing my Baby (84CJ7), nothing touches it except my tender hands The camper is going to get the machine route.
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Very nice! Thanks for the information on the PC. Hand waxing is OK but machine polishing is required to get swirls and scratches out of clearcoats. Some very informative videos on the Adams website. ( I am not associated with the product, just impressed with the results.) Thanks again. Keep the shiney side up!
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