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Old 12-13-2012, 01:54 AM
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Just pulled the trigger on the Porter Cable 7424 and some Lake Country pads. I plan to go to work on some light oxidation on the transom that is black with white lettering. Is this going to destroy the decals or is there a way to preserve the decals and at the same time remove the oxidation?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:22 AM
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Decals will be fine. I put liquid dishwasher detergent in a bucket of water to clean compound out of all my buffing pads and power balls. A quick soak and a few dip and ring outs get them clean as new in a matter of minutes.
One thing not mentioned, I put a bonnet on my PC and use it to apply liquid wax as well. Really saves time and elbow grease.
Also, if you have a black car the PC is the only way to go. My makita has never touched my black cars. It leaves too much swirl behind. I get lots of compliments on how shiny and perfect the paint is on my old black suburban. It is in fact far from perfect but definitely a testament to how well the PC works.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:36 AM
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Decals will be fine. I put liquid dishwasher detergent in a bucket of water to clean compound out of all my buffing pads and power balls. A quick soak and a few dip and ring outs get them clean as new in a matter of minutes.
One thing not mentioned, I put a bonnet on my PC and use it to apply liquid wax as well. Really saves time and elbow grease.
Also, if you have a black car the PC is the only way to go. My makita has never touched my black cars. It leaves too much swirl behind. I get lots of compliments on how shiny and perfect the paint is on my old black suburban. It is in fact far from perfect but definitely a testament to how well the PC works.
Could you explain or post a picture of a "bonnet". In addition to my partly black boat I do have a black truck that I intend to use the PC on. Would you mind telling me what products you use on your black vehicle and also your boat. Will the same compounds work for both fiberglass and clearcoat paints?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:13 PM
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Bonnets: http://www.autogeek.net/temibo.html

I use 3m on the boat. Although I used maguires car products on them for years side by side I like the 3m. Better results in less time and less residue left behind.
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I'm out of rubbing compound. Here's a cool product selector, you can see the more aggressive products here as well.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...duct/Selector/


Compounds i use for for cars:
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Liquid wax :
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:07 PM
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I agree on the Orange County Pads...however I have NOT seen one bottle of elbow grease in any of these photos...
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:48 PM
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I agree on the Orange County Pads...however I have NOT seen one bottle of elbow grease in any of these photos...
I just don't use it too much anymore! But I got some.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:53 PM
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Bonnets: http://www.autogeek.net/temibo.html

I use 3m on the boat. Although I used maguires car products on them for years side by side I like the 3m. Better results in less time and less residue left behind.
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I'm out of rubbing compound. Here's a cool product selector, you can see the more aggressive products here as well.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...duct/Selector/


Compounds i use for for cars:
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Liquid wax :
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THANKS! Now it's time to go to work on it.
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I posted some progress pics here:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...d=1#post921837

Thanks again everyone for the advice.
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One other thing. Although i havent seen how it will hold up yet i have to say that i love the way the collinite wax went on. I would highly recommend it. I put it in a spray bottle for easy application but the greatest thing was how little u have to use to get a good layer on. Im excited to see how it holds up.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:37 PM
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One other thing. Although i havent seen how it will hold up yet i have to say that i love the way the collinite wax went on. I would highly recommend it. I put it in a spray bottle for easy application but the greatest thing was how little u have to use to get a good layer on. Im excited to see how it holds up.
I have no experience with the liquid wax, but I know you will be impressed with how the paste wax holds up. It is also pretty easy to apply. You wipe it off with a microfiber cloth BEFORE it dries.
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