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Sean
04-22-2002, 09:43 AM
the Contour Hook & Loop?

johnlew
04-22-2002, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by Sean
the Contour Hook & Loop?

Contour, part 18002

contour backing plate (http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/port/pads.htm?L+coastest+zwjs7452ff799a79+1019055493)

Sean
04-22-2002, 10:18 AM
No one replied quick enough, but that's what I ordered. It's a done deal, I've now joined the other PC owners here. :thumb:

johnlew
04-22-2002, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by Sean
No one replied quick enough, but that's what I ordered. It's a done deal, I've now joined the other PC owners here. :thumb:

Well, I'm glad you ordered the right one, it's what Coastal recommended. 25 min. wasn't quick enough? Enjoy the PC, you won't regret it. Now get the Griot's kit.

Griot's PC essentials (http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?L1=L1_1000&L2=L2_1004&SKU=11119)

Sean
04-22-2002, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by johnlew


Well, I'm glad you ordered the right one, it's what Coastal recommended. 25 min. wasn't quick enough? Enjoy the PC, you won't regret it. Now get the Griot's kit.




Well, it was, but I was ordering when I placed this post.

I've already ordered the orange(polish) and red(wax) pads from Griot's. :thumb:

johnlew
04-22-2002, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by Sean



Well, it was, but I was ordering when I placed this post.

I've already ordered the orange(polish) and red(wax) pads from Griot's. :thumb:

Oh, but you need the machine polish 3 and best of show wax! And, SpeedShine and clay!:thumb:

Sean
04-22-2002, 11:41 AM
All in due time. You're a bad influence. lol :p



By the way, the contoured hook and loop backing pad is still back ordered. :bawling:

johnlew
04-22-2002, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by Sean
All in due time. You're a bad influence. lol :p



By the way, the contoured hook and loop backing pad is still back ordered. :bawling:

must be everyone on this forum ordering them

Jimmymac
04-23-2002, 02:05 AM
Must be.. I ordered mine too and got it today..

It's SWEET !!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Sean
04-23-2002, 07:51 AM
They got their shipment of backing pads in late yesterday so they should be restocked. They sold 10 PC's over the weekend and each one had a pad with it.

johnlew
04-23-2002, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by Sean
They got their shipment of backing pads in late yesterday so they should be restock. They sold 10 PC's over the weekend and each one had a pad with it.

They recommend that pad on the PC Orbital page.

Guest84
04-23-2002, 08:40 AM
I have several pads for several purposes now.

2 of the white foam pads (one came with the PC, one extra ordered) are used (and labeled, each in their own respective baggy, with some breather holes poked in them) for Machine polish #2 and Machine polish #3. I bought a Griots orange foam pad that I use for Paint cleaning stage. The Griots red foam pad I use for final waxing stage.

Some experiments:

Cleaning the polish out of the foam pads is quite easy, but cleaning wax is another story. I found out that using alittle Dawn will strip out all the wax in a pad. Make sure you completely rinse it out and press it dry when your finished.

A set of pads will last you a very long time if you just take the time to care for them. Do not let any product dry out on your pads. Clean them immediately after using them, if your finished with that particular pad for whatever phase of your detailing you are in. Then "bag" them. this prevents dust or dirt imbedding in the foam pad, thus creating a nightmare on your finish later on. Be sure to aerate the bag so mildew or mold doesn't build up (or dry them completely, then bag them until the next use)

I highly suggest the little 3" foam pads (to be used by "fingers") that Griots sells. These are a must for getting into tight spots like the bumper areas. I bought two of them, one for Fine Hand polish and one for wax.

johnlew
04-23-2002, 09:04 AM
I washed the Machine polish 3 out of the orange Griot's with water, it's water based, and the BOS wax out of the red one with Dawn. Figured if the Dawn strips the car it will clean the pad, and it did. Then I put them through a hand wringer to remove the water and let them thoroughly dry for two days. They look brand new and are back in the resealable Griot's bags, but a Ziploc would do well too.

Guest84
04-23-2002, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by johnlew
I washed the Machine polish 3 out of the orange Griot's with water, it's water based, and the BOS wax out of the red one with Dawn. Figured if the Dawn strips the car it will clean the pad, and it did. Then I put them through a hand wringer to remove the water and let them thoroughly dry for two days. They look brand new and are back in the resealable Griot's bags, but a Ziploc would do well too.

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