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marc545i
07-14-2006, 10:29 AM
I've decided to go ahead and buy one. What model# should I get, and what else do I need to go along with it (i.e. pads)? I appreciate the advice.

Superior Shine
09-02-2006, 09:17 PM
The first question you need to ask yourself is what do you want to achieve with the polisher.

Are your cars in perfect condition, are they swirled, etc……????

Not knowing any thing about your cars I would suggest you get the porter cable dual action polisher. Lowes sells them for about $109 and I have seen them on sale for as low as $85.


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Also get a number of 6 inch polishing pads. You will want to only use one product per pad so have some for cleaning (paint defect correction) , polishing, and waxing/sealing.

lilskel
09-03-2006, 10:15 AM
I got one last night at Lowes. My car is brand new and I have never waxed a car before. I can't find any velcro attachments or pads other than what they have at Pep Boys. I'm wondering if this is a good idea or not...

Superior Shine
09-04-2006, 10:19 AM
You can order a velcro backing and pads from a number of sources online or find your local auto body shop supply store and they either will carry or can order anything you need.

hockeynut
09-04-2006, 02:05 PM
PC 7424 is the one I recommend. Got mine from <a href=http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/port/7424_car_buffer.htm?L+coastest+bsvv8165ffe0abe0+11 57491272>Coastal Tools</a>

beachbuggy
09-04-2006, 06:02 PM
I've decided to go ahead and buy one. What model# should I get, and what else do I need to go along with it (i.e. pads)? I appreciate the advice.

I just finished placing my order for a PC7424 with the pad kit from Autopia Car Care. I also went with the Klasse AIO and SG products. They are running a 15% off Labor Day sale ending today, so order now to get discount:bigpimp:

BMW Detailer
10-01-2006, 07:59 PM
I've used a Makita random-orbit dual polisher / sander in combination with an 8' Meguirs pad (a red one, more abrasive, and a yellow one, less) and had great results. It's great for the larger panels, but I like the one you mentioned above for tighter spots. The random orbits make it almost impossible to leave swirl marks when using foam pads.

beauport
10-13-2006, 12:07 PM
PC 7424 is the one I recommend. Got mine from <a href=http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/port/7424_car_buffer.htm?L+coastest+bsvv8165ffe0abe0+11 57491272>Coastal Tools</a>

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ajfB004
10-13-2006, 12:12 PM
7336 SP in stock at lowes 109.00 I went with Wolfgang pads and I am very pleased.