maXbimmer Forums

maXbimmer Forums (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/index.php)
-   Detailing & Care (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=98)
-   -   Scored a Porter Cable 7424 (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149806)

c-bass 04-01-2012 10:28 PM

Scored a Porter Cable 7424
 
I LOVE when this happens.

I finally got myself a 97 328 cabrio last week and have been nerding out on all types of forums trying to educate myself on what's what bmw stylo.

Come to find this forum and been hanging out for a while reading the stickies and faqs before I start asking stupid questions....anyway I'm rambling

So I kept seeing this Porter Cable model coming up all over the place and I finally saw a picture of it.

Looked very similar to a tool that I inherited a few years ago and never even took the time to double check what it was. I assumed it was some cheap angle grinder and I already have a couple nice ones so it was shelved.

I go to search for it and sure enough it's a 7424!!! Niiiiice!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...-39-12_655.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...-38-22_401.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...-38-50_120.jpg

I can't see any way of identifying who makes the backing plate. I measured it at 6".

Does anyone see any problems using it?

doogee 04-01-2012 10:30 PM

I love my 7424XP. Always gives me amazing results! I really recommend Menzerna polishes.

c-bass 04-01-2012 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1557524)
I love my 7424XP. Always gives me amazing results! I really recommend Menzerna polishes.

I'm actually placing an order on eshine and I think that will be one of my products.

Finally decided to go with the orange,white,green 6.5" pad combo

I don't have any experience but to me my paint looks like it could use quite a bit of work, maybe yellow pad or purple wool going by the descriptions of the pads.

doogee 04-01-2012 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c-bass (Post 1557544)
I'm actually placing an order on eshine and I think that will be one of my products.

Finally decided to go with the orange,white,green 6.5" pad combo

I don't have any experience but to me my paint looks like it could use quite a bit of work, maybe yellow pad or purple wool going by the descriptions of the pads.



I would go with Orange, White and Black. the 5.5" will work much better as well.

Don't use a wool pad with the Porter Cable.

My winning combo is usually Orange pad with Power Gloss, White pad with SIP and I finish with a black pad using SF4500.

Then I do an IPA wipedown and use Autoglym wax.

c-bass 04-01-2012 11:25 PM

why will the 5.5 work better?

doogee 04-01-2012 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c-bass (Post 1557555)
why will the 5.5 work better?

You don't need to use as much product and you can work in a much smaller area.

c-bass 04-02-2012 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1557559)
You don't need to use as much product and you can work in a much smaller area.

That 1" extra really makes that much difference? (finish off with your own joke)

335is 04-07-2012 05:31 PM

That's the older 7424. The new XP has bit more juice.

5.5" concentrates the power a little better plus on contours it won't cause the pad to stop as easily. I think the majority of people use 5.5" pads.

c-bass 04-07-2012 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 335is (Post 1558764)
That's the older 7424. The new XP has bit more juice.

5.5" concentrates the power a little better plus on contours it won't cause the pad to stop as easily. I think the majority of people use 5.5" pads.

The XP might have some more juice, but you can't beat the price on the one I found :D

I hate decisions like this. Gets me second guessing my choices for no good reason.

I was all set to go with a 6.5", then doogee suggested a 5.5" and I was thinking about that. I called eshine to see what they suggested and they said "we sell a lot more of the 6.5" pads if it means anything to you" so I was back on track with my 6.5"....now this again fcplm

I already have a 4.5" and 6.5" backing pads, so I was thinking of getting some buffing pads in those sizes.

c-bass 05-01-2012 08:43 PM

Ok so I finally made my mind up and ordered my products

Went with the 5.5" pad like everyone suggested...after a bit of research I know fully understand as to why that size was recommended.

Here's the goodies :cool:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...g/DSC07432.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...g/DSC07431.jpg

Menzerna Intensive Polish
Menzerna Final Finish
Riccardo yellow clay bar
Riccardo Clay lube
1 "The Cookie Monster" MF towel
2 "El Cheapo" MF towels
5.5" Lake Country backing plate and Orange/White/Green pads
Snappy Pad cleaner
and a was mit

Up until now I've never used a clay bar on a vehicle before and now I truly understand what a clean car can feel like!

When the weather gets a bit better and I have more time I'll see what I can do as far as restoring the paint.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys

doogee 05-01-2012 09:46 PM

Good choices!


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.