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Old 02-06-2012, 10:55 PM
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ebay cheapo circular.... then got and attachment for a foam pad and hook/loop backing pad from http://www.autogeek.net/backingplates.html ...lots of great accessories...

+1 on skijwr... it's a learning curve...a light touch don't cheap out on the bonnet... a cheap bonnet will flop around and could cause burns in the finish.

I can wax my 95 205's hull in about 20 minutes... takes me longer to wax the deck and polish the railings...
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Polished inside and out this weekend...every piece of fiberglass...under seats etc...cannot do that with polisher...lol...elbow grease only! Cannot imagine that a polisher could have got it shiney but I'll take your word for it...
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:37 PM
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Does anyone know the difference between the Porter Cable 7424 and the 7424xp? I have looked at the specs but there's not much of difference. The price difference is pretty huge though.

http://www.portercable.com/Products/...80&Prod2=21436

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Old 07-13-2012, 10:16 PM
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Here is the one I use and I love it: http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...ortby=ourPicks
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:32 PM
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I've been using a the same porter cable for a few years now with ZERO problems. Still feels, looks, and works like the day I got it. I polished out a ton of cars and a few boats with it. Can't beat it for the money.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:42 PM
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The bonnet/pad and material are far more important than which buffer is used and even more important is the technique.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:38 PM
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Does anyone know the difference between the Porter Cable 7424 and the 7424xp? I have looked at the specs but there's not much of difference. The price difference is pretty huge though.

http://www.portercable.com/Products/...80&Prod2=21436
The 7424 is the older model and was replaced by the 7424XP. Some perceive the older model to be better and since it is no longer available the price for NOS units is high. At the same price the old one might be preferred, but I don't see paying a premium for it.

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