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  • Ph.D. - Highly proficient with rotary buffing and wet/damp/dry sanding

    22 12.64%
  • MBA - Proficient with rotary buffing, but little to no wet/damp/dry sanding experience

    32 18.39%
  • BA - Proficient with D/A polisher, but little to no experience with rotary buffing

    77 44.25%
  • High School Grad - Work mostly by hand, just getting started with D/A polisher

    43 24.71%
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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    I forgot to add my skill level.

    Based on my experience through the years, I'm experience lacquers, metal-flake, enamels, acrylic enamels, urethane hardeners, DuPont Imron®, single stage, and 2 stage color coat - clear coat finishes. I do not have any experience with the latest water based finishes but a close friend has been spraying them for about a year now and said they're pretty good.

    Finish wet sanding included and some damp sanding I'll rate an MBA.
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    I used to think I was a Ph.d, having 35 years of experience in the new and used car business with a rotary. After spending a few months here soaking up information from both pros and dedicated enthusiasts, I've downgraded my current status to something closer to high school freshman.

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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyJack View Post
    I used to think I was a Ph.d, having 35 years of experience in the new and used car business with a rotary. After spending a few months here soaking up information from both pros and dedicated enthusiasts, I've downgraded my current status to something closer to high school freshman.

    Bill
    I guess that's the difference between production and passion. I'm sure we could learn a few tricks from you, on the production side that would benefit us.

    (p.s. I recognize the humor in your post)

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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    I too will have to say I'm in between a MBA and a PH. D. I have wet sanded defects but I still feel I need more experience in that area. Otherwise I am proficient with the rotory. So I chose MBA.
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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    I'd go for BA, though I would love to get my MBA soon and hopefully reach PhD too. hehe.
    But that's just me. Hope that helped though...

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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    High School Drop out !

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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    Even though I voted HS Grad, I think it's really more like a college sophomore. I have experience with SOME power tools (rotary from years past, new to using a DA), lotza time with hand work.

    Make sense?

    Bill

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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi_1992 View Post
    High School Drop out !

    Thanks okay Ravi. Thanks for coming out though. Here's a sticker.

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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    I've voted for BA, but there's no accurate category between that and HS grad. That's where I'm sitting. Less than 100 hours with a DA, but plenty of gumption to learn and experiment. I believe that a lot of my education comes from learning BEFORE doing I'd rather learn the easy way, thank you!
    And thanks to MOL, I've come leaps and bounds farther than I ever would have without this site. Truly a wealth of information here - thanks
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    Re: Rate Your Skill Level

    I don't like working by hand, but am not "proficient" with a DA. I like using a DA, but need more experience. I think Mr. Stoops' description of proficient would include "able to make proper product and pad decisions". So although my education has progressed, but probably at that high school level yet due to limited experience.

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