Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > Detailing & Care
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-01-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
c-bass
Bajador De Panti
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 55
Scored a Porter Cable 7424

I LOVE when this happens.

I finally got myself a 97 328 cabrio last week and have been nerding out on all types of forums trying to educate myself on what's what bmw stylo.

Come to find this forum and been hanging out for a while reading the stickies and faqs before I start asking stupid questions....anyway I'm rambling

So I kept seeing this Porter Cable model coming up all over the place and I finally saw a picture of it.

Looked very similar to a tool that I inherited a few years ago and never even took the time to double check what it was. I assumed it was some cheap angle grinder and I already have a couple nice ones so it was shelved.

I go to search for it and sure enough it's a 7424!!! Niiiiice!







I can't see any way of identifying who makes the backing plate. I measured it at 6".

Does anyone see any problems using it?
c-bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
doogee
Stance is Gay.
 
doogee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ancaster
Posts: 3,449
Send a message via MSN to doogee
I love my 7424XP. Always gives me amazing results! I really recommend Menzerna polishes.
__________________


Dakar M3 Track Build Thread
doogee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
c-bass
Bajador De Panti
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by doogee View Post
I love my 7424XP. Always gives me amazing results! I really recommend Menzerna polishes.
I'm actually placing an order on eshine and I think that will be one of my products.

Finally decided to go with the orange,white,green 6.5" pad combo

I don't have any experience but to me my paint looks like it could use quite a bit of work, maybe yellow pad or purple wool going by the descriptions of the pads.
c-bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 11:05 PM   #4
doogee
Stance is Gay.
 
doogee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ancaster
Posts: 3,449
Send a message via MSN to doogee
Quote:
Originally Posted by c-bass View Post
I'm actually placing an order on eshine and I think that will be one of my products.

Finally decided to go with the orange,white,green 6.5" pad combo

I don't have any experience but to me my paint looks like it could use quite a bit of work, maybe yellow pad or purple wool going by the descriptions of the pads.


I would go with Orange, White and Black. the 5.5" will work much better as well.

Don't use a wool pad with the Porter Cable.

My winning combo is usually Orange pad with Power Gloss, White pad with SIP and I finish with a black pad using SF4500.

Then I do an IPA wipedown and use Autoglym wax.
__________________


Dakar M3 Track Build Thread
doogee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
c-bass
Bajador De Panti
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 55
why will the 5.5 work better?
c-bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #6
doogee
Stance is Gay.
 
doogee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ancaster
Posts: 3,449
Send a message via MSN to doogee
Quote:
Originally Posted by c-bass View Post
why will the 5.5 work better?
You don't need to use as much product and you can work in a much smaller area.
__________________


Dakar M3 Track Build Thread
doogee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
c-bass
Bajador De Panti
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by doogee View Post
You don't need to use as much product and you can work in a much smaller area.
That 1" extra really makes that much difference? (finish off with your own joke)
c-bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
335is
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6
That's the older 7424. The new XP has bit more juice.

5.5" concentrates the power a little better plus on contours it won't cause the pad to stop as easily. I think the majority of people use 5.5" pads.
335is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
c-bass
Bajador De Panti
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by 335is View Post
That's the older 7424. The new XP has bit more juice.

5.5" concentrates the power a little better plus on contours it won't cause the pad to stop as easily. I think the majority of people use 5.5" pads.
The XP might have some more juice, but you can't beat the price on the one I found

I hate decisions like this. Gets me second guessing my choices for no good reason.

I was all set to go with a 6.5", then doogee suggested a 5.5" and I was thinking about that. I called eshine to see what they suggested and they said "we sell a lot more of the 6.5" pads if it means anything to you" so I was back on track with my 6.5"....now this again

I already have a 4.5" and 6.5" backing pads, so I was thinking of getting some buffing pads in those sizes.
c-bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #10
c-bass
Bajador De Panti
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 55
Ok so I finally made my mind up and ordered my products

Went with the 5.5" pad like everyone suggested...after a bit of research I know fully understand as to why that size was recommended.

Here's the goodies





Menzerna Intensive Polish
Menzerna Final Finish
Riccardo yellow clay bar
Riccardo Clay lube
1 "The Cookie Monster" MF towel
2 "El Cheapo" MF towels
5.5" Lake Country backing plate and Orange/White/Green pads
Snappy Pad cleaner
and a was mit

Up until now I've never used a clay bar on a vehicle before and now I truly understand what a clean car can feel like!

When the weather gets a bit better and I have more time I'll see what I can do as far as restoring the paint.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys
c-bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 09:46 PM   #11
doogee
Stance is Gay.
 
doogee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ancaster
Posts: 3,449
Send a message via MSN to doogee
Good choices!
__________________


Dakar M3 Track Build Thread
doogee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.