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Old 04-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #26
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Yep, I just found out the difference. DA are just random orbital with a free spindle, if I have it correct. I probably will buy a full size DA polisher (and most likely the Porter-Cable) after watching this video.

EDIT: This guy is hilarious.
Touting the ease of use of the 7424XP
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I like mine alot, and get great results even the first time with zero experience. That being said, if I were buying in this price point now, i would strongly consider the griots instead. I want to buy the Rupes so bad but $350 ain't happening.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #27
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Can you tell me whether I am able to remove paint with the 7424XP? From that video it doesn't seem like it's possible, but you want to, when repairing an area that you've wet sanded, right?
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:09 PM   #28
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Can you tell me whether I am able to remove paint with the 7424XP? From that video it doesn't seem like it's possible, but you want to, when repairing an area that you've wet sanded, right?
No to the first question, the PC oscillates only and it's probably impossible to even create enough heat to do so because there is no forced rotation. The harder you push on the PC the slower it moves.

You're not repairing paint, you're actually correcting the clear coat that's protecting the paint.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:40 AM   #29
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Im sure with the right sand paper the 7424 would remove paint. Got to get the right pads to do the job you want not put more force on a polishing pad. That being said if your sanding to repaint then the pc isnt the right tool.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:53 AM   #30
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Im sure with the right sand paper the 7424 would remove paint. Got to get the right pads to do the job you want not put more force on a polishing pad. That being said if your sanding to repaint then the pc isnt the right tool.
Good point...wasn't even thinking about that.I Was strictly stuck in polising mode.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:03 PM   #31
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No to the first question, the PC oscillates only and it's probably impossible to even create enough heat to do so because there is no forced rotation. The harder you push on the PC the slower it moves.

You're not repairing paint, you're actually correcting the clear coat that's protecting the paint.
Ooookay. So when I've wet sanded, I correct that not by removing paint, but by correcting the clear coat? And I can do that with a DA Polisher?
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:26 AM   #32
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Not entirely, when you wet sand you're essentially damaging and cutting into the clear coat to get a deeper scratch or imperfection out. Then you repair that wet sanded area. (Simple way of putting it). DA polishers were not designed to repair sanding marks, while it has been done, it's not recommended.

(Sorry for any confusion, I missed the wet sanding part in your one post)

...but are you positive you need to wet sand? Wet sanding can get you into some serious trouble.

What exactly are you trying to do, conquer and what outcome do you want? I'm kind of lost now. Also, what have you done so far?
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #33
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Conquering scratches. You don't want to use touch up paint on them, I've learned, because the touch up paint doesn't perfectly match the car's paint. I've already wet sanded an area that I used touch up paint on, where the paint bubbled over the surrounding area. I've now wetsanded it down to be flat. But the area is on the top part of the scoop. There is a small area offset from the rest of the hood, about 1" wide. That is where this has all taken place.

So, do I need a rotary to bring the shine back to this spot or will a DA, compounding pad, and Meguiar's Ultimate Compound do the trick?
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #34
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A DA will probably, It's hard to assess any of your problems without seeing it in person, but people have had success using a DA polisher to get the clear back from the sanding. Subaru clear is super soft and can easily be corrected with a finishing polish and a Flex DA polisher, most of the time, so I would imagine that a DA polisher can correct a sanded clear on these cars.

If I were you I would buy a polishing/compound kit that includes a DA, comes with everything from backing plate to pads to polish to cleansing brush. Always remember that you use the least aggressive method first and if that doesn't work, you move up to something more aggressive.

Also, wet sanding isn't always necessary, you can use your newly bought kit to help get rid of any other scratches/swirls you may not desire, but remember least aggressive first.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #35
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A DA will probably, It's hard to assess any of your problems without seeing it in person, but people have had success using a DA polisher to get the clear back from the sanding. Subaru clear is super soft and can easily be corrected with a finishing polish and a Flex DA polisher, most of the time, so I would imagine that a DA polisher can correct a sanded clear on these cars.

If I were you I would buy a polishing/compound kit that includes a DA, comes with everything from backing plate to pads to polish to cleansing brush. Always remember that you use the least aggressive method first and if that doesn't work, you move up to something more aggressive.

Also, wet sanding isn't always necessary, you can use your newly bought kit to help get rid of any other scratches/swirls you may not desire, but remember least aggressive first.
I will be in the market to buy one of these DA kits in the near future after doing some research. ...Which Flex DA polisher kit would you recommend? ...thanks for your help.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #36
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I have a 2013 WRB. Ive been using Dr.Color Chip for quite a few years now. Filled in a majority of my chips so far. I would recommend it along with the advice above.
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