View Full Version : Please define Arm Speed....!

Jan 12th, 2007, 09:43 PM
I've been reading the forums about using the pc with various products and I keep seeing references to 'Arm Speed'. What exactly is slow arm speed, medium arm speed, etc??

Thanks for the help. Scottwax2

Mike Phillips
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:13 PM
It refers to how fast you're moving the polisher over the surface, or how fast you're using your arms to move the polisher over the surface, thus arm speed.

For what it's worth, most people move the polisher over the surface too fast and it's easy to do because it feels natural to get the polisher moving. Problem is, the dual action polisher is so gentle that if you move it quickly over the surface it won't do anything, as it won't remove defects as in it won't remove paint.

Does that make sense?

Jan 13th, 2007, 05:27 AM
Thanks for the response Mike. I probably should have stated my question differently. I understand the concept of 'arm speed' but when you say 'slow arm speed' are you, for example, moving the pc 1 inch per second, 3 in per second, etc?

Thanks for the help

Jan 13th, 2007, 05:45 AM
FYI "ElectronMan" there is a great DVD out called "HOW -TO USE THE PC FOR SHOWCAR RESULTS" starring Mike. I received mine last week and it is worth time and money to view and own. Mike actually shows what he means by arm speed. Check out www.showcargarage.com. Good luck