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inthedetails
Oct 22nd, 2005, 05:21 PM
So I know that Scratch X was not designed for use with the PC. And while I will not recommend the following method, I will say that I used it with great success.

(It halps to have a car with screwed up paint to practice on.)

Anyway....I applied the Scratch X with the PC and found the following:

A) Holy **** it cleans
B) Holy **** it dries fast and harder than dog poop on a hot summer day.
C) A MF bonnet on the PC with a little QD takes it off very quickly.
D) Any remaining residue is easily removed with whatever product you are using next. #83 in my case.

It certainly cut down the time factor on doing it by hand. And from what I can see, it really cleaned the paint up nice.

Dave
In The Details

rusty bumper
Oct 22nd, 2005, 05:37 PM
I'll have to try a tube of it with a PC sometime soon.

#83 is stronger than ScratchX........Course, maybe you already know that.

Don
Oct 23rd, 2005, 12:58 AM
Try it with a rotary some time ;) On my chin spoiler (partially shown below) and a few other areas on the flat front panels, I used a bit of Scratch-X on a finishing pad at 1,000 rpms (the lowest setting on my rotary) to try and restore some life to the pieces which have 84,000 miles of abuse.

It actually worked quite well but remember, I only used small amouts of Scratch-X, on small areas at a low speed, with a soft pad. With all the sharp edges and corners, I didn't want to use anything too strong but at the same time, I wanted to deep clean it as much as possible and since these areas see little or no machine polishing, they needed more work than I was wanting to do by hand.

While I don't have a problem experimenting like this, I would not recommend it to someone who is just beginning in the hobby.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/14Cnv0127.jpg

inthedetails
Oct 23rd, 2005, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by Rusty Bumper
I'll have to try a tube of it with a PC sometime soon.

#83 is stronger than ScratchX........Course, maybe you already know that.

hmmm...no I didn't. For some reason the Scratch X seems to take away more problems than just the #83 alone. Maybe it me. It's entirely possible. They have told me that before.

:db: :confused: ;)

rusty bumper
Oct 23rd, 2005, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by inthedetails
hmmm...no I didn't. For some reason the Scratch X seems to take away more problems than just the #83 alone. Maybe it me. It's entirely possible. They have told me that before.

:db: :confused: ;)
I've never used #83 for spot treatments yet, but I've heard others say that ScratchX works very well for areas like this......Like bird dropping stains for instance.

JSUPER
Oct 27th, 2005, 12:15 AM
EVERYONE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT USING A PC WITH #83 OR SCRATCHX. WHAT IS A PC. I AM NEW TO THIS SITE, THANKS

rusty bumper
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:50 AM
Originally posted by JSUPER
EVERYONE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT USING A PC WITH #83 OR SCRATCHX. WHAT IS A PC. I AM NEW TO THIS SITE, THANKS
Hi JSUPER!.........Welcome to the forum. :wavey

Here is a PC (Short for Porter Cable dual action polisher.....aka DA polisher, and G100)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/22product_G100A.jpg

Here's a link to a section of the forum that pertains to the use of the PC....

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=67

JSUPER
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:58 AM
WERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE A PC? WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR ONE? IS A PC JUST FOR WAXING A CAR?

THANKS AGAIN

rusty bumper
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by JSUPER
WERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE A PC? WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR ONE? IS A PC JUST FOR WAXING A CAR?

THANKS AGAIN

You can buy them at Lowe's for a little over $100.00, but it only comes with a 1 year warranty and not much else.

Meguiar's sells them at a higher price, but their version comes with a lifetime warranty, and you can also find package deals at Meguiars.com web site that includes enough products to detail the whole car with.

A PC does more than apply wax. With the right products, it can do mild to moderate paint correction too.

Be sure to read the link that I posted for you. It has a lot of good info about the PC there.

Edit: Here's a link to a PC special...

http://www.meguiars.com/specials/specials_detail.cfm?name=NXT-Generation™-Collection&SKU=NXTS05DA&CID=438

And another....

http://www.meguiars.com/specials/specials_detail.cfm?name=Gold-Class-Collection&SKU=GCS05DA&CID=439

boomer09
Nov 15th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Sorry don't have any help. But wanted to say I love the Mack Fire Engine:bounce

inthedetails
Nov 16th, 2005, 02:00 AM
It was a fun detail...my retired Chief passed away, and we used it in the Memorial Service. I decided to leave it as my avatar.

It was nice to undo 20 years of neglect, and a good chance for a group of us to bond while doing a project.

Here is another pic: