View Full Version : Poll: Apply by hand or PC...

10-14-2005, 06:58 AM
not sure if i do these by hand or machine since im a newb but heres a poll to help me out.

10-14-2005, 07:18 AM
It is really a matter of preference. Sealants like AIO, EX-P I like to use the PC. All my carnumbas I apply by hand, s100 M16, Souveran. That is not to say that you cann`t use a PC for both. Get a glazing pad for the PC and try it out.

10-14-2005, 09:07 AM
UPP and KSG by hand, carnaubas (except for Souveran) by PC/Cyclo. Mostly just personal preference, but IMO for carnaubas like #16 the machine is the only way to go.

10-14-2005, 10:39 AM
I only ever use my PC for Polishing, Sealants and Waxes by hand for me.

10-14-2005, 06:42 PM
any more votes? the poll are still close so i`m still undecided on what to do

10-14-2005, 08:40 PM
I only apply a couple LSPs by machine-NXT Paste or liquid and Carnauba Moose Wax.

10-14-2005, 11:54 PM
By Hand because I dont have a PC yet.

10-15-2005, 03:23 AM
By hand for sealants & waxes. PC for polishes.

I tried using the PC for sealants, but it wasn`t as gratifying as doing it by hand. Since I`m a weekend hobbiest, I seem to want to spend the extra time and effort. :2thumbs:

Now, if I were doing it as a business, I`m sure I`d be PC`ing as much as I could. :buffing:

10-15-2005, 05:26 AM
handjob it is....thanks for partaking my poll.

10-15-2005, 07:03 AM
For LSPs, either will do - 80% done by hand. For polishing (mostly with 1Z, Megs and Soft 99 Products), half and half; especially for my own vehicles, I prefer to take my time and enjoy the workout and results I get by hand application.

10-27-2006, 08:44 PM
I find I get thinner and more even coverage by applying both waxes and sealants with PC and finishing pad than by hand. It makes more of a difference say with #16 than S100 though.

However, sometimes I don`t bother breaking out the PC if the car has a lot of tight intricate areas or if I just "feel like" using a foam applicator by hand.

10-06-2008, 08:33 AM
By Hand because I dont have a PC yet.

Same here.

10-06-2008, 08:36 AM
By Hand http://1person1million.com/img/149/r08c1006bidc/biggrin.gif