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Originally Posted by Diesel370 FK1000? Never heard of it. I highly doubt any sealant can protect a car for an entire year. use 2-3 layers and when you wash the

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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FK1000? Never heard of it. I highly doubt any sealant can protect a car for an entire year.
use 2-3 layers and when you wash the car, use a sealant/wax friendly soap... come back to me in a year when the paint is still beading.

Here's another one to try... Collinite Super DoubleCoat Auto Wax #476
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Did that car get parked in a garage with a Rabid Cat. That hood was horrible and it looked like cat claws.
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Did that car get parked in a garage with a Rabid Cat. That hood was horrible and it looked like cat claws.
I have NO idea, but I HATED doing that car, and then when I told the guy the price, he looked at me like I was crazy... greedy people. Of course most have no idea what all goes into detailing a car either. Oh well... then don't come back and try to get it done cheaper somewhere else lol.
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FK1000? Never heard of it. I highly doubt any sealant can protect a car for an entire year.


My stance is still the same on spanking new paint. The only thing I would use is a PC. You only have so much clear coat and you want to keep as much of it as you can for the life of the car.
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My stance is still the same on spanking new paint. The only thing I would use is a PC. You only have so much clear coat and you want to keep as much of it as you can for the life of the car.
ok, so you would use what?
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ok, so you would use what?
You can use any professional choice of products that you want. It's not the products that I'm questioning, it the Flex. You can cut a lot more clear off the car with the Flex. In the case of a brand new car with no damage, that is not the machine that I would pick up. I would use a PC, and then use products that perform best on a orbital polisher. The PC is a very effective polisher when a effective technique is used.
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You can use any professional choice of products that you want. It's not the products that I'm questioning, it the Flex. You can cut a lot more clear off the car with the Flex. In the case of a brand new car with no damage, that is not the machine that I would pick up. I would use a PC, and then use products that perform best on a orbital polisher. The PC is a very effective polisher when a effective technique is used.
I understand that, but if I am using the same pad/polishing compound then the PC is just going to take longer... I can use a PC and put it on 6 or I can use a Flex and put it on 3.5-4 and get faster results.
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Okay.
I mean, i'm not trying to discredit you or anything... all i'm saying is if I have scratches and I use a PC and get them out or a Flex and get them out, the same amount of material is going to have to be removed in order to get to the same point of correction right? I mean I can't magically take out less material if I am using a PC or if i'm using a grinder lol see what I mean?
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... all i'm saying is if I have scratches and I use a PC and get them out or a Flex and get them out, the same amount of material is going to have to be removed in order to get to the same point of correction right?
Correct. But the point that you are missing is that both machines remove different amounts of clear with each pass. That's why the Flex is as you put it, "faster".
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With the flex removing your clear faster you risk burning more clear than needed. So after you finish making your paint perfect, depending on how you wash you are going to have to redo the polish at some point. Could be 4 months could be a year or longer and since the potential of burning through the clear is quickers on the flex there is a greater chance of burning up your paint then with a PC.
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With the flex removing your clear faster you risk burning more clear than needed. So after you finish making your paint perfect, depending on how you wash you are going to have to redo the polish at some point. Could be 4 months could be a year or longer and since the potential of burning through the clear is quickers on the flex there is a greater chance of burning up your paint then with a PC.
You really have to use some aggressive stuff to remotely think about burning anything with the Flex. The edges are definitely a concern with the Flex but that's about it as far as burning is concerned. The Flex does, however, remove clear coat much faster than the PC and is why I question the use of it on brand new paint with no damage.

The Flex, as any professional detailer knows is a compliment to an array of polishers. It is not the one and only polisher you should have if you truly know what you're doing. I have the PC, Flex, Bosch and Makita polishers to choose from and I pick the polisher that fits the job I'm working on. That job may, and usually does consist of using a combination of two polishers.
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