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buying a porter cable 7424

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Fly5465, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Jun 10, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    Fly5465

    Fly5465 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have decided to buy a porter cable 7424 polisher to polish my truck and other cars with. Does anyone have a recomendation on where to buy it online? Also, any pro's out there have a recomendation on what polishing products to buy? I have some light brush scratchs that I want to remove, then apply a good sealant or wax? I have used meguires in the past.

    Thanks,
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  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    I got mine at Coastal Tools in a kit (larger 6" counterweight & hook loop pad) but when I went to post the link, the website said the 7424 is discontinued & updated with a new PC model 7424XP.

    Also when I was fixing scratches, I would clay first, use a polish, then wax. I was given a Griots kit but their products are pricey....
     
  3. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:32 AM
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    harshest

    harshest I am the Sofa King

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    You can check out these different forums for different techniques and products:

    www.autogeekonline.net
    www.meguiarsonline.com
    www.autotopia.com

    A lot of people like the Meguiars 105 and 205 combo. I have been reading a ton on all of these sites and have asked for either the Megiars G110 or the PC 7424 for my birthday.

    Autogeek.net has some pretty good kits here

    So does properautocare.com - here

    Also keep the G110 in mind - here

    Also ask mShu7 if you have any specific detailing questions. He is full of good advise.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:34 AM
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  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    Thanks for the info. I was not aware of the XP model. I will look into getting an XP.

    Fly5465
     
  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    Thanks for all the links!! It helps a bunch, I will do some reading.

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  7. Jun 11, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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  8. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    You'll love your PC 7424-best vehicle investment I've ever made! I'm a Meguiar's guy and have always used #83 & #80 for cleaning & polishing. Usually top with NXT. I've read a lot of good stuff on the M105 and plan to pick up a bottle of that ASAP.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    Before you buy go to www.detailingbliss.com and educate yourself on all the wonderful facets of car detailing, the forum to easy to navigate through and has a whole section for Porter Cable users.
     
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