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Randy M
Jan 12th, 2005, 10:10 AM
I'll be using my PC to polish up my new HUMMER H2 SUT (Stealth Gray in color). The lot monkeys used some sort of car wash brush to keep the cars clean. Mine's not bad but it needs some TLC. Maybe I need some new pads but what I've noticed is that when I try to mount a pad on the plate it doesn't fasten at all. If I turn it over the pad will fall off in fact. Looking at the backing plate it doesn't look much different from when I bought it. Any thoughts would be appreciated. :xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Jan 12th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Hi Randy,

Is this a Meguiar's backing plate?

Mike

Mike Phillips
Jan 12th, 2005, 10:47 AM
Also,

Here's why your image didn't show up.

How to put pictures into your posts (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3188)

Hi everyone....

A lot of people want to share a picture in their message and naturally try to do so using the Attach file option at the bottom of where you type in your message...

That would be right below to the left where it says "Attach File"


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2AttachFile.jpg


When I say that the Attach File option is not enabled, what I mean is it won't insert your picture, but instead inserts a link. You can still click on the Browse button to select a picture off your computer, but it won't actually insert the image. See below,


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2ResultsfromAttachFileOption.jpg


The "Attach File" option is turned off because over time the data base tables become corrupted and the wrong pictures show up in messages, (everyone's messages). What this means is overtime, if you were to read a message you posted you may see someone else's picture in your message instead of the picture you originally Attached. This can be very annoying. For example, you post a message about the horrible swirls in your car's finish but the pictures shows beautiful car, or something else. When this happens, you message doesn't make sense you to, or anyone else that's reading the thread.

The other problem with using the Attach File option is that it creates two data bases with pictures, (one for the gallery and one for the forum), which is a bad use of resources and causes long back-up times.

For the above reason, we provide all our registered members with their own gallery to keep their photos in. We ask all of our members to upload their pictures into their gallery and then use the IMG tags to insert your picture into your message.


It would look like this,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2UsingIMGtags.jpg

Note: In the above picture, there is a Yellow Box drawn around what is called the URL Address of a picture that is on the Internet, whether it's in your Meguiar's Online Gallery, or somewhere else. To snag this address, all you have to do is Right Click with your mouse on the top of any photo on the Internet, and then select Properties. An information box will appear on your computer screen with information about the pictures. Look for the words, URL Address and then use your mouse/cursor to to highlight the address and then Right Click on the highlighted text and select Copy, to copy this URL address into the IMG button/tags.

http://red.teamwav.com/11 copy.JPG

It's pretty simple and easy to do, once you do it a few times. After uploading your pictures and inserting them using the IMG button, you will get the hang of it and it works the same way on most forums.

Here are some tutorials on how to work with images in the vbulletin environment. These can be found in a forum called, Meguiar?s On-line Technical Tutorials (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=46).

1) How-to Crop your photos before uploading them to your gallery (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=573)
2) How to resize your photos using Easy Thumbnails - Free software! (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=879)
3) Step-by-Step Picture-Posting HOW TO (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=505)


In most cases, you should follow the above order when working with your images. That is,

First Step - Crop your photo's. Cut out the junk so that your picture contains what's important, the picture should tell a story even if the story is, "Look at me, I'm a beautiful car". There is an example in the tutorial).


Second Step - Resize your photos. It's bad Netiquette to post pictures that are wider than 700 pixels wide as it will not fit on the majority of peoples computer monitors and in order to see you picture, the viewer will have to horizontal scroll, ugh.... A lot of digital cameras take very large pictures, so you you must resize them to make them easy to view as well as faster to download.

The Tutorial for his shows you how to do it with a free software program that I use, but any software program that you already own and know how to use will also work.


Third Step - Upload your picture to your gallery, this is covered for both PC computers and MACcomputers in the tutorial.

When you see someone, especially a new member trying to attach a picture using the Attach file option, please be kind and share with them the link to this message so that they will understand why their pictures don't show up and so that they can learn the proper procedures for inserting photos into their messages.

We want to encourage people to post their pictures, but we want to show them how to do it the right way.

"Each one, teach one"

Thank you!

:bow :bow :bow

Mike

Randy M
Jan 12th, 2005, 11:05 AM
Mike, thanks for the quick reply. I haven't been to this site in a while. My backing plate is a genuine Meguiars backing plate though mine is black, not like the red one pictured on the G100 Meguiars sells. I don't remember the part # but it was a Meguiars package. The red backing plate looks like it has some sort of white cushion attached to it whereas mine is just the hook and loop and nothing between this and the black plastic plate.

Mike Phillips
Jan 12th, 2005, 11:08 AM
Hi Randy,

Call Customer Care at 1-800-347-5700 and tell them I sent you and reference this thread.

They'll take care of you.

Mike

Randy M
Jan 12th, 2005, 11:16 AM
Thanks Mike :xyxthumbs

While I'm here and if I may, My paint has microscratches and some swirls. My plan of attack is to use the #83 DACP w/ the polishing pad W-8006 and my PC set at 5, go over the paint unrushed and methodical, change pads and use NXT w/ my PC set at 2. This is what you had suggested to me right about a year ago. Anything changed or any other suggestions?

Mike Phillips
Jan 12th, 2005, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Randy M
Thanks Mike :xyxthumbs

While I'm here and if I may, My paint has micro-scratches and some swirls. My plan of attack is to use the #83 DACP w/ the polishing pad W-8006 and my PC set at 5, go over the paint un-rushed and methodical, change pads and use NXT w/ my PC set at 2. This is what you had suggested to me right about a year ago. Anything changed or any other suggestions?

Hi Randy,

If you already have the #83 then go a head and use it, if not then I would suggest trying the #80 Speed Glaze first and see if you can achieve the results you're looking for with this product. If not, you can always substitute the #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish and try again. Always do a test spot first to see if the #80 is working for you on your paint type, no sense in going over the entire vehicle only to find out it didn't work.

#80 Speed Glaze is a lot easier product to work with and offers a lot of play time. Removal is easier and because it's very rich in polishing oils your results will look fabulous and then you can go right to wax.

As for applying the NXT Tech Wax, I would recommend using the 3.0 setting as the W-9006 on any setting lower than this is kind of mushy against the finish.

Mike

wblynch
Jan 12th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by Randy M

...Maybe I need some new pads but what I've noticed is that when I try to mount a pad on the plate it doesn't fasten at all. If I turn it over the pad will fall off in fact. Looking at the backing plate it doesn't look much different from when I bought it....


Randy, mine does that same thing. I used it on 4 cars and now it doesn't want to hold the pad. I bought two new pads to see if it was the pad.

If I lift the machine, the foam pad will fall off. But the backing plate holds the pad well enough for the 'G-100' to do its work.

Mine is the new red one.

I've just learned to not lift the machine off the surface without holding onto the pad first. This way I don't risk dropping the pad in the dirt.

(I should mention that I'm talking about all this with the machine turned OFF. haha, I can imagine someone thinking I had the machine on and was wondering why the pad went flying) :)

Randy M
Jan 12th, 2005, 02:21 PM
Thanks Mike. Jason in customer service took care of me. I ordered 3 new 8006 pads and some speed glaze as well.

Last weekend after I clayed my truck I used some of the #83 w/ the white pad that came w/ my PC. I used it instead of my other pads because of the above mentioned problem w/ my backing plate. The pad was still a little wet from cleaning it 2 weeks prior. I set my pc at 6 (too fast) and when I took the pad of the surface the pad ripped from the force. I had to stop after that. When I wiped the hood clean I could still see some scratches so I'm thinking that the #83 will need to be used, then the #80, then the two coats of NXT. I'll post some before and after shots:db: