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Old 09-08-2011, 01:47 PM   #41
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:18 AM   #42
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I finally got around to purchasing a polisher...the porter cable 7424XP from amazon for $98. Now it's time to look for a backing plate, pads, and polishes. And detailed image has a great price on leatherique. Looks like I'll be spending more on detailing than electronics this holiday season.
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The picture posted above is a 335i wetsanded with 2000 grit paper followed by meguiars m105+ and meguiars d300 with a surbuf buffing pad on a griots 6 in polisher
Now that my friend looks damn good!!
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:28 AM   #44
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So do any of you guys have any of your newbie buffing equipment that you "graduated" from that you would be willing to sell?
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I think I'll pick up a set of orange/yellow/white/blue/grey CCS lake country pads as well as Megs205, don't know if I really need the 105. Either those or the pinnacle XMT #1-4. Would I need anything else before applying wax/sealant?
I've heard good things about meguiars ultimate wax since it lasts longer than traditional waxes and doesn't stain trim. I want something that will give the warmth of wax so I may just go the traditional route, which would be fine since it's not that hot in MI.

I'm kind of confused about the backing plate/counterweight. is 5" best?
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ok, so I'm a Newbie and I'm thinking about the Griot's 6" polisher. What do you guys think? I have a pretty steady hand and not at all heavy handed, if that helps at all, lol.
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Need some advice:

So I'm a newbie and I'm thinking about either Griot's 6" Polisher or the Porter Cable 7424XP 6" Polisher. Would anyone recommend one over the other? I'm not really heavy handed and I have always had a steady hand if that helps any, lol.

May get to for myself as a Christmas gift. Looking to have some fun with the cars in the garage this winter. I may ask my buddy if I can practice on his old junker first. If I'm any good, he'll have a nice wax job, lol.
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You missed out when autogeek had their black Friday sale. The griots da kit for 169 shipped. I have a flex da and I love it.
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Yea, autogeek has the Porter Cable 7424XP for $124.95, not too bad of a deal.
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Yea, autogeek has the Porter Cable 7424XP for $124.95, not too bad of a deal.
amazon has it for $98+free 2/3 day shipping
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