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Old 01-21-2002, 03:00 PM
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Porter Cable Orbital Polisher

Ok, Rip...I asked this before and forgot your answer

If I buy the orbital buffer from Coast for $115, where do I get the Velcro back plate to accept the various velcro pads? It comes with the standard screw in backplate. Thanks
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Old 01-21-2002, 03:35 PM
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Try here http://www.properautocare.com/porcabackit.html
Also don't forget the to get counter weight to match the larger backing plate.
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Old 01-21-2002, 03:38 PM
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Try here http://www.properautocare.com/porcabackit.html
Also don't forget the to get counter weight to match the larger backing plate.
Thanks, have been to the site, RIP said can get it cheaper. He liked the pads from Griots, but I just got their catalogue and didn't see the back plate sold separately. Also, apparently don't need all the pads in the kit on the site you mention, however, those pads are concave to prevent splattering and griots aren't. I don't know if I need the counterweight if I buy the polisher with the six inch disc. I think you need it if upgrading from a five inch.
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Old 01-21-2002, 03:44 PM
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John, the PC7424 comes with a 6" polishing foam pad. I bought another one with it (click on the accessories toggle at the 7424 page at coastaltool) for 8.95, then bought the 6"hook and loop pad for 15.95. I already had a red foam pad from Griots that attaches to the 6" hook and loop pad.

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PC7424 with 6" foam pad $115
extra 6" foam pad $8.95
6" hook and loop pad $15.75
6" counter weight $1.95

I already had the red foam pad from Griots, so you may want to buy one more foam pad.

I use one of the 6" pads for applying the the polish. The 2nd 6" pad for applying the paint cleaner, and the 3rd red foam pad (griots pad, attached to the hook and loop pad) for applying the wax.
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Incidently, the white foam pad that comes with the PC is more for "cutting" than it is for a final wax, thats why I use it in the polish phase. Griots red foam pad is a finer pore sponge, and seems softer than the white foam that the PC came with, the Griots foam pad is what I use to apply the wax.
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Which Backing Pad To Get?

Do you get the 18001 Standard or the 18002 Contour?
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Standard one here.
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Old 01-27-2002, 06:40 PM
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Rip,

I assume the one with the holes in it to diffuse heat. My question...STANDARD or CONTOUR. Will the red GRIOTS pad fit onto the contour? Apparently contour gives more control and less splatter.
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Rip,

I assume the one with the holes in it to diffuse heat. My question...STANDARD or CONTOUR. Will the red GRIOTS pad fit onto the contour? Apparently contour gives more control and less splatter.
I don't know John. Haven't seen nor tried the contoured one. Sorry. I don't have a problem with splattering since I do it properly, that being turning the unit on AFTER the pad is on the surface, and shutting it off BEFORE lifting the pad off the surface.
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