Is a PC7424 worth buying?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by ww_Crimson, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. ww_Crimson

    ww_Crimson New Member

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    So when I had my first car I got kinda interested in detailing it but I never really looked for great results because it was an 01 and while the paint was still in good condition it had been parked outside its whole life (even before I bought it) and driven through a machine car wash way more times than it should have. The paint was swirled and way behind me wanting to fix it.

    My current car now has much better paint and I'd like to keep it in good shape. It's black just like my first car.

    Is a PC worth buying just for occasional personal use or would you guys say it's not really a necessity. What can it be used for besides applying Waxes / Polishes? Which would you recommend to buy with it? How long do pads usually last?
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You pretty much need to have a quality buffer now that newer paints are harder. Polishing out by hand takes all day and there is just no way you can polish as deeply by hand as you can by machine.

    The PC is good, the UDM (Ultimate Detailing Machine), Cyclo and Meguiars G110 are better and the Flex 3401 is the best of the RO/DA buffers. It also costs the most but is a professional level polisher that also has forced rotation for even more power.

    The next step up is the rotary, which will correct paint faster and better (when used properly) than any RO/DA buffer. However, there is a steeper learning curve and it takes more time to get really good at using one.
     
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    for a weekend warrior/DIY i agree flex is the best.

    i bought a PC(porter cable) last year and a flex last week or so, now the PC is retired to small jobs and headlights
     
  4. Intel

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    So Flex's learning curve is smaller than PC's?
     
  5. Scottwax

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    why is this?
     
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    G110 is wayyyyyyy better. You can get a nice package from ADS for only 50.00 more than a PC by itself.

    I use the G110 all the time. Nice, power machine. I use low profile 5.5 inch pads with it though. This is the key to getting cut with any DA.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Brain fart, read it as Flex vs rotary. Pretty much the same between the Flex and PC.
     
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    i told my parents to scoop me the 7424 starter set from autogeek..

    they are internet noobs so anything else would have made it too hard :o

    probably get the XMT light correction kit also.. i don't think i need anything more than that. http://www.pinnaclewax.com/pixmtliswrek.html

    whats a good wax to throw on top of that, or is the finishing glaze enough?

    is there another polish kit that might be better, i was hoping to stick with one brand.. :hs:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    For 90% of the cars I detail, I either use Clearkote's Carnauba Moose or Optimum's Opti-Seal.
     
  12. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Good stuff, eh? Stupid easy to use too. :)
     
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    Opti Seal is what I use on my wash and waxes. I can do any vehicle in less than 10 minutes......including glass.

    25.00 a bottle may seem like a lot but I can do 7-8 vehicles per ounce.
     

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