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  1. Thread: New LED lights.

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    Re: New LED lights.

    Geez, it's been a long time since this question was asked - I'm sure a lot of people have started and stopped by now and I'm just about to retire myself but nitecore and fenix make good headlamps and...
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    Re: Anyone else order a Makita PO5000C?

    Let me know if this link works. Shared album - Robert Whyte - Google Photos

    RSW
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    Re: Anyone else order a Makita PO5000C?

    At this point I've changed my mods. I've gone with the top off the Makita BO6040 and put some wheel weights inside the outer ring. Also, I've switched out the backing plate for a Rupes backing...
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    Re: Correct Technique for MEnzerna products

    The amount of residue I'm talking about it's the amount most people would have after they wiped the panel. Run the polish way way down, then go over it with Menzerna Powerlock Plus. You can add...
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    Re: Correct Technique for MEnzerna products

    If you're getting a lot of dust with the FG400 it's probably because there's a lot of oxidation on your paint or maybe you're using too much product.

    When it comes to FG400 a little goes a long...
  6. Re: Review: Makita PO5000C Orbital Polisher - Gear-driven and Free Spinning - Mike Phillips

    I've moved on from that mod. Now, I put the cap from a BO6040 on the 5000 and it's much more comfortable and easier to control. It took some grinding and cutting but it really helps.

    RSW
  7. Thread: Makita Da Polisher

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    Re: Makita Da Polisher

    Hey Mike,

    On the rare occasion your compound is sticking to the paint, making a final pass in the random orbital mode makes taking the compound off a lot easier. There is no short throw random...
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    Re: Anyone else order a Makita PO5000C?

    lol

    I'm pretty sure the Makita Engineers aren't interested in what I have to say about that machine because they have my telephone number.

    A friend of mine's Son worked with me for a few...
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    Re: Anyone else order a Makita PO5000C?

    I run the hard plates because I think the foam pads are more than soft enough to conform to the surface without help from the backing plate.

    RSW
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    Re: Anyone else order a Makita PO5000C?

    Hey Mike,

    I know they list the machine with the 6 inch plate, but the one I saw last week in Shanghai at the trade show had the 5 inch on it. I use the Festool backing plates on both my 5000s...
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    Re: Anyone else order a Makita PO5000C?

    That's the 220 volt model. No other differences.

    RSW
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    Re: Wet sanding with 3000 grit?

    Mike Phillips ---

    I'd really like your opinion on the effectiveness of starting a colorsand with 3000.

    RSW
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    Re: Brush to clean trim and badges on paint

    Atlasta SoftTip | Parts Brush Division61915



    RSW
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    Re: Wetsanding -Trizact vs Abralon

    Hey Mike,

    My thinking is that when it comes to cutting, whether with paper or compound, the point is to get a consistent scratch pattern at every step. So, If I'm starting with say, 1000 grit...
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    Re: Wetsanding -Trizact vs Abralon

    Do you have a before and after picture of the orange peel?

    RSW
  16. Re: Name something you wish you would’ve bought sooner...

    A rotary polisher.
    RSW
  17. Poll: Re: How many people are interested in learning how to wet sand?

    That's a really good car to teach on, lots of ways to go south...

    As far as I'm concerned colorsanding is one of the cornerstones to becoming a really good detailer. If you can take a paint job...
  18. Thread: New LED lights.

    by RSW
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    Re: New LED lights.

    Those look good. In my experience, the less indirect and diffused light you have the better. Spotlights in a black room show defects you can't see anywhere else. So, when you do correction, try...
  19. Re: How much time would a Flex or Mille actually save me?

    F F F I hit the dislike by mistake and tried to fix it but couldn't. Hence the F F F. BTW, even though I like the post, I still think the Makita BO5000 is faster.

    RSW
  20. Re: Review: RUPES BIGFOOT MILLE LK 900E by Mike Phillips

    Rupes makes a backing plate you can put on, you just have to be careful not to use the wrong hex head bolt. I used the old Makita bolt. What worries me about running a 6 inch backing plate is that...
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    Re: Which polisher should I get?

    If it was me, I'd go with the Rupes Mille. It will get some work done and is safe enough. It also spins the same direction as a rotary, so, if you decide you want to go that direction you'll have...
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    Re: Lubing up the Makita PO5000C

    Glad you appreciated the joke. It's not that hard to take apart so message me if you want.

    All the best.
    RSW
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    Re: Lubing up the Makita PO5000C

    First: If you do go forward and it doesn't work out well don't come around here saying it was my idea. You're on your own, your mileage will vary, I have no idea if you can even dress yourself so...
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    Re: i am disappointed from my 21 MK2

    Todd,

    I couldn't agree more that there's too much attention paid to pad stall. As I've mentioned over and over, the amount of energy making that kind of spin is measurable by attaching a string...
  25. Re: Review: RUPES BIGFOOT MILLE LK 900E by Mike Phillips

    BTW, Mike.

    Did you notice that because the Mille is more effective out on the edge you got a better result in tight places and didn't have to reach for a different machine on posts etc.?

    RSW
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