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    Re: Generic Paint (Clearcoat) Hardness

    thanks guys for your response.glad that i've helped. for sure it is generic but can give you a guide from where to start and how to test. as mike said. always test. this is a MUST :dblthumb2:
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    Stains on clutch cover

    These stains are from improper washing. The shampoo from many car wash' is harsh for the materials, as it is (most of the time) a generic cleaner. this guys bike, they washed it with a veru harsh...
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    I GIVE MY RUPES NANO FOR PiXxiE

    after my experience with supa beast, for me , rupes mark III is on the bag waiting for a new dawn. :whs: i have a brand new ibrid nano with 19 months waranty left. used only twice. the whole set is...
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    Re: Which Flex Polisher (Beast or C-Beast) ???

    Supa Beast the way to go brother
  5. JUst got my SUPA BEAst! Pad recommendations please?

    I know Mike you are working a lot with flex tools. which pads do you recommend for the XCE? and for which job? if you can guide me , i will be greatfull . keep in mind i also bought the 6" backing...
  6. Re: Anyone have experience with the new corded XCE compared to the 3401?

    I Will post my thoughts after my first job with the tool :xyxthumbs:
  7. Re: Anyone have experience with the new corded XCE compared to the 3401?

    I already have for sale my RUPES Mark III deluxe kit. Dont use it anymore. Its brand new, but it dont suit my style and working needs.

    My rupes nano is perfect for what i do. but no more rupes...
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    Re: Getting swirls out of black Toyota Tundra

    for the pads i agree. for me, most of the time now, i use rupes yellow pads. so i have 8 of them. i hit every panel with one pad. most of my work and one step process is done with these. then for...
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    Re: Getting swirls out of black Toyota Tundra

    with menzerna 400 and Meguires MF Cutting pads ( not the HEAVY ones ) i make wonders! but then i have to use my yellow rupes pad and yellow KERAMIK compound to polish it to perfection and get rid of...
  10. Re: Anyone have experience with the new corded XCE compared to the 3401?

    SUPA BEAST is on its way! cant wait to use it! :buffing: also ordered 6" backing plate.
  11. Re: Can you recommend a medium cut polish for production detailing?

    Fg400 finish very well. i use it with mf pads and results are very very good.
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    Re: Rupes LHR 15 Mark III - pad and speed

    i dont see the reason to use other pads. for me with green pads and yellow i am hitting everything with success. you also should try for one step, rupes yellow pad with sonax perfect finish. great...
  13. Re: Anyone have experience with the new corded XCE compared to the 3401?

    thanks Mike for your response. thats true, you've already shared this with me and if you say so, with so many years of exp, i will listen to you. either way, this tool is in my head from day one :D i...
  14. Re: Anyone have experience with the new corded XCE compared to the 3401?

    great tool, i consider this to be my next investment, i am acrobating between this and a flex rotary
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    Re: White stains on glass from chemicals

    CONSIDER this, this is CLEAN right now :laughing:

    if the above all fail...then what?

    change the glass :D
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    White stains on glass from chemicals

    Does anyone know how we can remove white stains on glass? the whole rear windshield of a clients car has a white haze from somekind of chemical. its all over the place. tried to remove it with rupes...
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    Re: Rupes Mark III stalling, no matter what

    thats exactly what i do brother. not only i watch the tilt on my wrist but i constantly change the applied pressure on the head of the machine to maintain pad rotation. but in modern day curved...
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    Re: Rupes Mark III stalling, no matter what

    Believe me mike i dont have strenght issues when it comes to tools and the last thing that matters to me is the walking effect.. my main concern is time , cause i am dealing with “time consuming”...
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    Rupes Mark III stalling, no matter what

    Dear Mike,
    My main correction tool is rupes mark III 15mm. I dont have the washer mode and i dont know if this can correct the stalling problem. But the tool stalling badly especially in curved...
  20. Re: Looks like its past the point of no return or just severely oxidized? Can it be fixed?

    i think it can be done.
    i have restored worse than that with one step

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    this is a toyota corolla 2000, neglected, repainted and heavy oxidized

    used a rupes mark III 15mm, yellow rupes...
  21. Re: Unable to find a combination that will remove swirls

    Thats true Mike. Rupes system is a class by its own. No matter what i try to change i keep turning into the Sytem.
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    Re: LIVE BROADCAST - Detailing Tips & Techniques with Mike Phillips and Yancy Martinez -Tuesday, May 19th at 3:00pm Eastern Time

    Another great video. Thank you guys for valuable info! your time and effort is appreciated
  23. Re: Unable to find a combination that will remove swirls

    i have worked on a benz A140 daily driver. never polished. never repainted. started to make some test spots. nothing seem to worked. but when i changed my rupes combination .. BOOM.. for my one step...
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    Generic Paint (Clearcoat) Hardness

    Here is my small collection, hope this helps :xyxthumbs:








    Soft Paint
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    Dear Mike... I owe you a BIG THANK YOU!

    Dear Mike... I owe you a BIG THANK YOU!

    This time i am not typing for a question. I am typing just to say thank you for your great info and experience! You are an inspiration and in my first steps...
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