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    How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing

    How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing





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    How to use the Flex XC 3401 VRG Dual Action Polisher
    For both Production Detailing & Show Car Detailing




    The below streetrod was corrected, polished and machine waxed using the techniques shared in this how-to book.

    I think everyone will agree that this 1941 Chrysler is a show car. It's definitely doesn't fall into the same category as a daily driver.

    I also think everyone will agree that a show car like this deserves a show car finish.

    That being true... then these swirls need to go....


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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for show car detailing

    Continued....

    Frame-up shot...



    Close-up of the same above frame-up shot...




    Holograms
    These are rotary buffer holograms where there's a blend line down the middle of the back panel.












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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for show car detailing

    Here's the after shots... flash off....









































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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing

    Here's the after shots with the flash on....





































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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing

    Incredible work as always Mike! That Chrysler explodes with vibrancy, gloss, and depth now!

    Cant wait to get my hands on this book! Im sure its packed to the brim concerning everything about the 3401.

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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing

    The Sun Shots....

    At the time I worked on this project we had been going through weeks of rain so as you can see by the skyline in the first picture it was cloudy out the next day. That said I was able to get a few sun shots when the sun poked his head out once in a while....



















    This car has a really cool interior with a painted dash to match the outside of the car...




    Machine waxing your car's dash



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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing

    I love this and I love the Flex 3401. It is a BEAST! I also purchased your new how to book on the Flex and was surprised that you took time to actually write something in it besides just your signature. Thanks! While I havent been able to read it front to back yet, I will say it is very well written for just skimming through it.

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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection View Post

    Incredible work as always Mike! That Chrysler explodes with vibrancy, gloss, and depth now!
    Thanks Mike, always appreciate the comments and feedback.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection View Post

    Cant wait to get my hands on this book! Im sure its packed to the brim concerning everything about the 3401.
    I left no stone unturned....

    I'm also hand numbering the first 100... I did that or my last book too. I always meet guys that say something like,

    I have #53







    [quote=Caleb@ImpeccableImage;1180893]

    I love this and I love the Flex 3401. It is a BEAST!

    I also purchased your new how to book on the Flex and was surprised that you took time to actually write something in it besides just your signature.

    Thanks!


    Ha ha... you're right... when I went to start signing these books I wanted to include something I felt was true and accurate about the tool and personal at the same time and I can tell from your post that you do in fact already have a copy.


    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb@ImpeccableImage View Post

    While I haven't been able to read it front to back yet, I will say it is very well written for just skimming through it.

    Thank you very much, I appreciate this type of feedback. A lot of thinking goes into writing and most of the pictures I took myself.

    And except for the pictures Yancy included, (I call these "fluff shots"), except for those shots I also buffed out all of the cars in the book too.

    I think there's a profound difference between books written by writers that "interview" people for the subject matter of their book and writers that actually do the thing they do and teach in a book.


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    Re: How to use the Flex 3401 for Show Car Detailing

    thanks for sharing Mike.

    always a pleasure reading and learning from your posts.

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    Awesome book Mike, I haven't finished reading it yet, but there is some really good information in it , including the Lake Country FLEX XC3401 Changeable Backing Plate System, and which pads to use. Thanks Mike!
    I have #9

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