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      04-25-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
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Using the Porter Cable 7424

What speed should I use on my porter cable for each of the following..

Applying Super Intensive Polish

Applying Finishing Polish

Applying an all in one polish like Menzerna Power Finish

Applying a sealant

Applying wax



Also, I ordered 5.5" pads but I noticed most people use the 6.5" pads. Are there any negative effects with me using a smaller pad?
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I know very little regarding detailing with the PC or any DA polisher, however I usually read all the professional detailers accounts in this category. It usually gives the rpm speed at which the polish or wax was applied or removed. I have all the same products as you but haven't purchased my DA yet. I'm thinking of the Flex XC 3401. I do know this that the polish and wax is applied to the car with the machine off to avoid spatter. Once worked in then the machine is turned on.
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What speed should I use on my porter cable for each of the following..

Applying Super Intensive Polish

Applying Finishing Polish

Applying an all in one polish like Menzerna Power Finish

Applying a sealant

Applying wax



Also, I ordered 5.5" pads but I noticed most people use the 6.5" pads. Are there any negative effects with me using a smaller pad?
what size is your backing plate?
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What speed should I use on my porter cable for each of the following..

Applying Super Intensive Polish

Applying Finishing Polish

Applying an all in one polish like Menzerna Power Finish

Applying a sealant

Applying wax



Also, I ordered 5.5" pads but I noticed most people use the 6.5" pads. Are there any negative effects with me using a smaller pad?
Jon, if you'd ever like, stop by my place in Hollywood and I can show you the finer points of using the PC.
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Jon, if you'd ever like, stop by my place in Hollywood and I can show you the finer points of using the PC.
If you dont mind... can you also do a quick post here for us in the east coast?
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Typically I use high speed (between 5 and 6) for intensive and final polishes and I slow it down to about 3 for waxes or sealants.
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I'm looking to purchase the PC7424, but I live here in Germany and everything is 220-240v, is it dual voltage?
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So what speeds does everyone use?
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We generally keep our Porter Cable D/A's humming at the 5-6 speed for a more intense, even application.

A couple of years ago when I personally took care of Barry Meguiar's (Meguiar's) personal and corporate vehicles I met a very interesting gentleman who taught me alot of little tricks with paint repair...

He was the paint consultant for Meguiar's at the BMW factory's, and the one suggestion the he gave me was as follows......

When applying your products with a D/A use a figure 8 motion so that your application will help apply the product in a more thorough fashion. With this method you will pass over the area being polished between 1.5 - 2 times, and it will help to eliminate even more of the fine hairline scratches or buffer trails.......

Over the years I have incorporated this method into our technique and you can definately see the results on our customers vehicles.........

Dave @ Innovative Detailing
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