Before & After Flex

Discussion in 'An Eye For Detail' started by YSOSLO, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    Here are a few pics of my wife's Honda Pilot before and after my first use of my Flex XC3401VRG polisher with Menzerna Intensive Polish and Final Polish followed up with Zaino Z-2 and Z-6. Took all afternoon, but I think it turned out pretty well.

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  2. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    Sweet pics. I want to see how that thing works. PM and we can get togather and test it on my car too.
     
  3. ZoomZoom Diva

    ZoomZoom Diva New Member

    Is there a reason you didn't use the Z-1 base coat? I thought Z-1 and Z2 were initially supposed to be applied together (at least it was when I tried Zaino several years ago)...
     
  4. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    I checked out a LOT of detailing forums before I bought anything and the majority of opinions out there indicated that using just the Z-2 and Z-6 did a great job of making the car look great and sealing out the elements. I don't even think they have a Z-1 anymore, unless you're referring to the Z-AIO (all in one). When I did my car last Fall and this Spring, I just used a clay bar on it and then put the Z-2 & 6 on it and that's it. No scratches to buff out yet luckily.
     
  5. WhiteSpy9

    WhiteSpy9 Guest

    looking good!
     
  6. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    Thanks.

    Nate I PM'd you.
     
  7. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    Well Nate did a GREAT job on Joe's car today, the weather was perfect especially for Joe's swimming...lol And enough of a breeze that we weren't dying in the garage.

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    The rotary did a fast job on some deep scratches and the Flex did well with the polish and glaze. Sorry we missed the "before and after" pics, but we couldn't resist the one above.
     
  8. Slim

    Slim Guest

    So, in the style of "Highlights" Magazine (???), how many things are wrong in that picture?

    LOL. Thanks again for the hospitality Pete.
     
  9. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    lol....yeah I kinda missed cropping out my daughter and her empty Miller Lite bottle (recycling bin raider). It was great having you guys over. We'll definitely have to do it again sometime.
     
  10. darkdan

    darkdan New Member

    I've been hearing a lot about the flex recently.


    Is it dangerous near corners and edges like a true rotary? Or still safe for idiots like myself?
     
  11. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    I wouldn't guarantee anything, because anyone can cause damage if you abuse your car. The Flex is an orbital that also rotates at the same time, but it doesn't rotate in a perfect circle due to the orbit so it's a lot harder to cause damage than a rotary. It basically gives you the same results as an orbital a lot faster. When Nate was working on Joe's car the Flex made it look great, however the rotary was used to remove the scratches from a sideswipe that you could catch your fingernail in. The Flex might have been able to get rid of those deeper scratches too, but it would have taken a lot longer.
     
  12. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    Here's a link to a review of the Flex with a video comparison to the Porter Cable 7424 at the bottom, since some were asking about it recently. Review Here
     

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