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Old 04-04-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Porter Cable 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher on Amazon for $89

I figured there are probably a few people on here who would appreciate this deal.

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If you follow that link, the company selling/shipping it is CPO Outlets and from them it's $109 + $7.99 S&H.
If you look at More Buying Choices to the right, Amazon.com is an option. From them it also shows up as $109 in the cart but there's a $20 coupon that will apply at the end of the checkout sequence (right before you confirm the order). However, the downside from getting it from Amazon is a 3-5 week wait, but CPO currently only has 12 left in stock. I didn't mind waiting to save $28.
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Is that the really good polisher? I don't know much about them, but this seems like a good deal.
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I use it and have detailed everything from Acords to X5's and lots in between. very easy use, forgives mistakes, and give great results.
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I remember paying $200 for that polisher ~6 years ago. Still works perfectly.
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I paid $150 for mine about 4 years ago. definately a great investment. I can certainly post pics of its capabilities if anyone likes.
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I am assuming this can be used for waxing as well as polishing?

Is there a "starter kit" of pads to get?

Is this going to turn in to a huge time suck with hours spent researching on car detailing websites and I should, instead, just work a couple of hours extra and pay a detailer?
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waxing, polishing, swirl and some scratch removal.

I use all Adams Polishes. Easy to use and gives great results. For me a typical detail lasts 6+ hours. The MSM takes far less. Usually 4ish. If you pay a detailer expect $300 or more depending on the time it takes. For a miata I usually charge $250 for everything. Exterior, interior, wheels, and engine bay.
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Thanks for the link..! Just placed an order..
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Can someone please post a list of the exact pads and compounds i need with this?
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That depends on your choice of brand more than anything. Which is exactly why I went with adams polishes. green with green pad, orange with orange etc etc.
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boughttttttt!!! maybe my car will be less ugly now
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I've been tossing the idea of getting one for a while, thanks for the link. Got it, now I need to spend a bunch more on supplies lol.

I was looking at the Optimum kit on autogeek http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-kit.html or I might just piece something together. They have a bunch of starter kits on there depending on your brand preference.

Wash
Optimum No Rinse http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-no-rinse.html No need to wash with a hose, no it doesn't scratch your paint

Clay:
Pinnacle http://www.autogeek.net/ultra-fine-poly-clay.html
for heavily contaminated cars http://www.autogeek.net/meprdeclag.html definitely need to polish the paint after using aggressive clay
Going to use Optimum no rinse in a spray bottle for lubricant

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CCS backing plate http://www.autogeek.net/duflbapl6.html
Going to go with the Optimum pads, microfiber is more efficient compared to foam on curved surfaces http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-micr...g-pad-625.html http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-micr...h-pad-625.html and probably some sort of finishing pad, maybe Megs http://www.autogeek.net/mgw9000.html don't need it now though

Cutting/Polish
Optimum compound http://www.autogeek.net/compound-polish.html
Optimum polish http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-final-polish.html
Might just do the 3 for 30 and throw in something else http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-polishes-3pack.html

Wax
Just going to with a spray wax, quick, easy and durable, applies by hand with a MF towel http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-spray-wax.html
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waxing, polishing, swirl and some scratch removal.
wax removal you mean? i.e. buffing?
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That depends on your choice of brand more than anything. Which is exactly why I went with adams polishes. green with green pad, orange with orange etc etc.
More details please.

Please guys dont make me research the shi out of this crap. I just wanna make my car shiny.
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More details please.

Please guys dont make me research the shi out of this crap. I just wanna make my car shiny.
Stick your dick in your car and then hit the car with a hammer.
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wax removal you mean? i.e. buffing?

Washing and claying the car shoul remove all wax residue. Or if you really want make sure all wax is removed you can wipe the car down with isopropyl alcohol.

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More details please.

Please guys dont make me research the shi out of this crap. I just wanna make my car shiny.
http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-725-a...ssory-kit.aspx

Thats all you need for the pads and what goes with them for polishes. You'll still need a brush to do your wheels and engine. Car shampoo with a bucket and a pad to wash the car. After that its all how intricate you want to be. I have a heated carpet extractpr all my interior cleaner and protection. I have wheel well dressing and tire dressing. I got everything from Adams. You can also buy a lot of their stuff in gallons too.
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Before on the right after on the left


What came out of the seats


wheels and wheel wells after cleaning and dressing


Clay bar after doing a 6"x6" square


And after all was done. It took about 7 hours to complete.



I've got other cars if anyone want to see.
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Washing and claying the car shoul remove all wax residue. Or if you really want make sure all wax is removed you can wipe the car down with isopropyl alcohol.
yes I mean if you apply wax with a DA you'll end up with wax everywhere but under the DA polisher. apply wax by hand, buff with DA. get it now?
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So, after pricing out all the potions, elixirs and application apparatus, I decided this was something I would be better off paying someone else to do once in a blue moon.
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http://www.adamspolishes.com/t-Detai...a_Car_Wax.aspx

That shows it better than I can explain it. But yes use the buffer to wax. Just need to adjust the speed. You'll spend longer wIting for the wax to cure than doing the waxing.
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