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07-12-06, 02:53 #1
Money sure doesn't buy brains...
This guy really irks me.
There are gonna be some pissed off BMW owners when they burn through their paint.
Seriously, read it thoroughly, this guy hasn't a clue...Too Many ads? Becoming a member of Autopia has its privileges. Sign up here .
07-12-06, 03:04 #2
"3M foam pad will not burn the paint when using a buffer! Different technology fellas...thank God"
"No..I would NEVER PUT A BRA on my car!..I would rather have it repainted for 500 bucks a year before I would do that..I hate that line and you don't get the same shine."
"DO NOT WASH with ANY TYPE OF SOAP..WATER ONLY!!!!!!!! Soap the wheels...after using Armor All wheel cleaner...."
"Your problem is that you used a "random orbital" buffer...like I SAID!!! that is only good for putting on wax! That Porter Cable crap is for the man of the home to save time putting on wax. The HIGH SPEED professional buffer cuts way faster.....for 89 bucks more than Porter Cable, you could have saved 4 hours! get a man's buffer....you will use it for the rest of your life!"
ooooh what a piece of work this guy is - Will someone just join to tell him how un-informed he is and have him join autopia and see if he lasts 10 posts with his crap I want to see some full sun shots to his his buffer trails
07-12-06, 03:20 #3
They are tracking this thread, so let them know the truth.
A PC is for a beginner and a rotary is safer for someone with more experience.
Sean is the man when it comes to using a rotary, I would take his word over anyone.
You M5 guys have got some real nice cars, we over here at autopia don't want to see you mess up the finish on your cars.
07-12-06, 03:22 #4
- Join Date
- Oct 2001
- Arlington, TX
I hate when people spread misinformation. Even with a rotary, you aren't doing a swirl removal, glaze and wax along with washing in 1.5 hours. Besides, I am sure we all noticed his car is the one in the shade.
This is especially scary...
"If you didn't want to get a 200 dollar package....pay a body shop to buff it for you..or the car dealer should do it for you. "
And seriously, is he smoking crack?
"auto soap was never around until 5 years ago, it's all about making money."
I test for Optimum, Clearkote, Meguiars
07-12-06, 03:24 #5
07-12-06, 04:09 #6
Man,....nail polish remover on paint? Someone wants to repaint pretty bad.
07-12-06, 04:10 #7
Wow...this guy is really ignorant and full of himself!
Like Scott mentioned earlier, pictures in the shade and not one with a focused light source?
I wonder if this guy detailed his car himself or is claiming the work of an actual detailer?
I would love to see his upcoming rotary video. 15 seconds on a 6" spot...and no damage to the paint?
I hope those M5 owners don't get caught up with his verbal diarrhea and ruin their paint. If they want to learn, they should reference a knowledge site or seek out a local pro for advice...always take things that are a little too good to be true with a grain of salt.
I am going to have to rate this thread:
"Look is a 10, Feal is a 10" - Realtycar
07-12-06, 04:16 #8
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- Apr 2005
- Charleston, WV
I am super glad I came to a website geared toward paint care and not a site geared toward BMW's in general. I've got my Honda sites for Honda related info, but when it comes to my car's paint, which ever car it may be, this is the site I use.
Sure you can hit the paint every time with a rotary, but you will wear through the paint much sooner. I didn't learn that from a Honda site either! The problem is that these guys see nice results from one guy and all of a sudden he's a guru. They need to browse this or any other good site geared toward paint maintenance and read from guys that do this for a living. I do think he did a good job, but how long until he goes through the clear on that car. I'd hate to buy an M5 and use this advice only to find out in 2-3 years my clear was shot. And why in the world you wouldn't use soap blows me away. If crappy MF towels will scratch paint, why wouldn't dust scratch paint when washing without soap?
In the guy's favor he appears to have done a good job making it shine, but it's just a matter of time before that paint is shot. In all honesty I wanna see the video and see how much pressure he puts on the pad. It would be interesting to see that pad come up with paint on it.
I'll admit my knowledge is limited but I've learned enough from THIS SITE to know better!
07-12-06, 04:17 #9
i think he might have used that rotary on his skull which indirectly burned his brain cells.
07-12-06, 04:19 #10
Well, toolbags like this keep me very busy.A man with experience is not at the mercy of a man with an opinion....
07-12-06, 04:47 #11
oh man I hope he learned before fuxing up his car. I wish I had that car. Bet those were day 1 pictures (when he got the car).
07-12-06, 04:48 #12
Someone posted this thread on another forum I frequent today. I was just shocked reading it; that guy is so far off base it's really disturbing. Not only that, but it isn't like those pictures show something we haven't all seen a thousand times here. People will realize he's wrong when they start using his ideas.
I see their reading this thread over there. To the members on that forum; I am not going to pontificate, I will only say that Autopia is arguably the #1 site on the internet for detailing information and having read through the entire thread on your site I am literally mouth agape at some of the "tips" you're being given. I'd highly suggest spending some time on Autopia before trying any of the processes listed in that thread.
"Because the puffing pads are Foam and not wool, you can't burn the paint. I will make a video to show you a buffer using a foam pad for 20 seconds in 1 spot using "3M RUBBING COMPOUND"....and you will see nothing but smooth. you Will NOT get more scratching in this system as it does NOT use gritt to "cut" the paint like in the past."
Lord almighty. I've got two rotaries and one PC, if I put either of the rotaries on the paint for 20 seconds in one spot with any pad and any polish on a speed higher than 1200 rpm I will burn the paint, period. No pressure, finishing pad, finishing polish. Nevermind using a rubbing compound on a cutting pad...
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