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Orbital Polisher

Anyone use a Porter Cable 7424XP? If so, how do you like it? If not, what do you use and how do you like it. I am about to buy a new orbital polisher and wanted some opinions.

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dont have an xp just the norm 7424. ive read on autopia and other places the xp is more comparable to a flex buffer since the xp has the power/speed boost, makes paint corrections easier and allows it to handle more intense corrections but its still a orbital and has its limits.
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I have used the 7424 quite a bit and I am very fond of that buffer. Does a great job, and with good pads is even better. Does a wonderful job of 3 stage buffing. The only think I don't like it for as much is if I was to paint a vehicle and buff out the paint, it doesn't seem to cut as well as a standard buffer.
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Love mine to death wouldnt own anything else
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Great buffer. The Porter Cable or also the Meguiers G110 ( which is what I have) are both excellent choices. I went with the G110 because I got a deal on it
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Great buffer. The Porter Cable or also the Meguiers G110 ( which is what I have) are both excellent choices. I went with the G110 because I got a deal on it
ya def NOT the new meguiers buffer its a jap brand the older one is what you want
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Their actually made by yet another company now. That one company that was making them did a terrible job, sooooo many problems. The new ones are fixed though from what I've read on the meguiars site.
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Did some research and decided to go with the new Meguiar's G110V2 Dual-Action Polisher. Ships Monday, can't wait to try it out.
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Nice, you won't be disappointed. What polishes did you get to go with it? I should have said this earlier but totally forgot, this guy is the cheapest on most meguiars stuff

http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/specials.html
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Thanks, I bought it from ADS.

Polishes/waxes I use:

M105
M205
M7
M21
NXT

What do you like to use for tire dressing? I currently use Stoner, but wondered if any of the Meg products are good. I like Stoner because it does not attract dirt, sling, or turn the tire brown/orange.
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Megs Hyperdressing is amazing, I love it. You can dilute it certain amounts for the gloss you want. I use a 4:1 so its more of a clean matte finish, so nice. Doesn't gum up on the tires or anything either. It will last a while too since you can dilute it

I got almost the same thing you did, I have all those compounds and some Last Touch, Hyper Dressing and All Purpose Cleaner.
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i worked at a body shot detailing and as a paint prep and now im working at a car wash...i would have to say if you guys are going to try a wax try the tropi-care.... i got some of the black crystal at work and tryed it on my black truck.... i almost had an accident... and i dont mean driving...
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i worked at a body shot detailing and as a paint prep and now im working at a car wash...i would have to say if you guys are going to try a wax try the tropi-care.... i got some of the black crystal at work and tryed it on my black truck.... i almost had an accident... and i dont mean driving...
Just looked it up and it looks interesting. I might just try some.
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