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Old 04-03-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher: Home ImprovementAmazon.com: Porter-Cable 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher: Home Improvement

Extreme nublet here on the Porter Cable but I know basically how it works and will OF COURSE read up more on here for instructions.

Is this the correct one?

Also a shout out that there is this deal if anyone else is looking.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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Yes, that is probably the best random orbital polisher you can buy to start detailing with. You're going to want a backing plate and pads though. A Flex is better, but also costs more than 3x as much. I've had a PC 7424 for about 5 years now and it still treats me well although I've been thinking of upgrading.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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I am by no means an expert, but I recently asked the same question here and on a detailing forum and the general consensus is that for the same money, the Griot's polisher is better. So that's what I'm getting. I'm sure some of the detailing guy's will chime in.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Griot...her_p_682.html
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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I am by no means an expert, but I recently asked the same question here and on a detailing forum and the general consensus is that for the same money, the Griot's polisher is better. So that's what I'm getting. I'm sure some of the detailing guy's will chime in.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Griot...her_p_682.html
....yeah. IMO, you can't go wrong with most of the newer versions of DA's on th market these days. They are all capable machines although performance differences and preference can be arguable. ....as well as quality and dependability. I believe the Griot's 6" still offers a lifetime warranty which is hard to beat.

As for the Flex 3401 being better (overall), it is really a matter (once again) of personal preference. I know people that own one of the more popular, affordable have DA's and a Flex but have started moving away from the latter. Personally, I have a 3401 myself and a v1 7424. I really do prefer the Flex more but it is more of a handful and takes more attention/control to operate (IMO/IME). ....I can see that aspect alone turning off some people.
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I think I missed the boat on the deal and in truth I am not sure I was ready to pull the trigger. Its just that I have always really sucked at correcting problems with my paint going all the way back to my first car.

I have recently just kind of left the paint correction to someone with skill and relegated myself to maintaining it with wash/clay/sealer/wax. But I think I will pull the trigger next time I catch a deal.
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