starting up....need euipment assistance

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  1. justin30513

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    Finally, business is starting to roll in for me. Just started my website and I'm finishing up on my equipment-needed list.
    Here's what I'm lacking:

    I need a really good polisher/buffer. I've seen the Porter Cable, Cyclo, etc.
    Which one do all of you suggest?
    I would like to get a package with all the pads I'll need. Plus a package of polishes and waxes would be nice too.
    Just saw this package:
    http://www.rightlook.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=49
    Look ok?

    I've done my research on my other equipment (pressure washer, vacuums, brushes, chemicals) and it's paid off from other's suggestions.

    Thanks to all.
    Justin Murphy
    Blue Ridge Clean4U LLC
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Get the Porter Cable 7336 for $109 at Lowe's and get the 6" backing plate and pads at www.exceldetail.com

    Throw in a quart of Optimum Polish, Vanilla Moose and a couple of waxes and you wil be off to a great start. Excel pretty much has everything you need other than the actual PC.
     
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    So don't get the 7424?....Not questioning you Scott....just wondering why...Educate me!....

    I like the price of the 7336 better anyways!
    As far as pads....should i get this set.....
    http://www.prestostore.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?ref=exceldetail&ct=30109&pd=215499

    Seems cheap!
    Lemme know...
    Justin
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Same PC, just a different counterweight. The 7424 has a 5" cw, the 7336 has a 6" cw and seems to be a bit smoother (less vibration).

    The 1st generation Propel pads are around $8 each, the newer style are around $1.50 more if I remember right.

    I'd get a couple blue, 2-3 green, a couple yellow and maybe an orange to start. If you plan on using the PC to apply your LSPs then also get a couple grey pads. Always good to have an extra of each laying around.
     
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    Scott, was wondering if you're mobile or have a shop. I'm planning on being mobile. If you have any advice/suggestions, I would appreciate the comments.

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
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    Do you have a trailer or use just a truck?..I'm trying to figure out the best setup for the money Scott. What forms of advertising have worked well for you?

    Again, thanks for all your help.

    Justin
     
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    I think Scott just uses his 626.... no trailer.
     

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