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Old 08-12-2008, 09:02 AM   #1
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Buffing the car

I would like to know what kind of pads and polish I should buy for the Porter Cable (PC) 7424 Random Orbital Polisher and the steps that I should take.
I'm newbie at this polishing and buffing, but I'm going to attempt with your help.

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Old 08-12-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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I would like to know what kind of pads and polish I should buy for the Porter Cable (PC) 7424 Random Orbital Polisher and the steps that I should take.
I'm newbie at this polishing and buffing, but I'm going to attempt with your help.

Thanks in advance.
ok i can give you some pointers... what are you trying to do? let me kno and we will go from there
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Zackman,

Just purchased a 650CI Cab. and the previous owner negleted the paint. I have fixed a dent with PDR and I'm in a process of fixing some paint chips with LANGKA. I also have some scratches ( small and some deeper ) I have ordered a Porter Cable Polisher 7424 from eshine and would like to know what kind of pads and craem I should buy and the steps involved in using, wich to use first and with what kind of cream. I'm a rookie at this and probably should not be using abrasive products, but with some help, I believe I can do a decent job.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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I once used the Mothers 3 Step Program and it worked great.

I just used a cheap simoniz orbital with microfiber pads.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:38 AM   #5
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Lake country pads are really good and popular. as for polish, it depends on how much you want to spend. If money isn't an issue, Menzerna is a very popular brand. Most people start with the Super Intensive Polish, and then work down to the Nano Polish. This has been the most popular combination I've seen. You'll probably need 2 orange pads and 2 white to find the right combination that you need for your paint.

If you're on a budget, most people recommend Poor Boys SSR. You'll probably need SSR1 and SSR2.5


When buffing, always start with the lightest combination, in this case, start with the nano and white, then move up, nano/orange, SIP/white, SIP/orange. Work up till you start to see a significant improvement in the swirls. You should be able to use this combination with the entire car. With a random orbital, it's very hard to go wrong.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:57 AM   #6
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After this process is finished I should use a sealer/protectant? wich ones you recomend?
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:10 PM   #7
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This thread should help out

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82689
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