Archive for September, 2009

Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On September - 27 - 2009

Dr. Michael R. Gallis, at Penn State Schuylkill, gives some perspective on the 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image that has photons from 13 billion years ago.


Makita Polisher

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On September - 4 - 2009

Makita 9227C

When we first got our 1972 BMW Bavaria, the paint was failing. I bought a Makita 9227C 7-Inch Hook and Loop Electronic Polisher/Sander from Amazon to try to save it.

I didn’t know that the paint was already dead. All the Meguiar’s compounds, glazes and waxes couldn’t save it. After hours of work, the paint would look good for a week or two.

Now, with relatively new (single stage) paint on the car, it’s a different story. After washing the car, I’ve been using Meguiar’s NXT Generation Tech Wax, Zymol Cleaner Wax or Eagle One’s NanoWax, applied by hand with a foam pad.

1972 BMW Bavaria

Then the Makita polisher, with a wool polishing bonnet or a foam pad, removes the wax easily and leaves the paint nicely polished. It doesn’t take a lot of effort and the paint shines; I’m just trying to protect it. I still dread having to wax the car, but it turns out, with the Makita polisher, it really isn’t a big effort now.

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