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Porter Cable question
« on: May 23, 2006, 04:34:58 PM »
OK, so I picked up a Porter Cable 7336SP polisher and the pad kit the Detailers Paradise has put together.  I have gone through the manual and looked to see what speed setting for polishing and waxing should be at.  There is not mention, any ideas from the folks who already have one?  TIA

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006, 05:36:37 PM »
it really depends on what you are doing.

-For swirl removal using: 4-Star SMR or the Prima Swirl i use 4.5-5 with an orange or yellow pad

-For adding gloss and polishing using: 4-Star Gloss enhansing polish, Klassee AOI with a white pad on 4-4.25

-Adding a sealant: 4-star UPP or Prima (can't think of the name) i use a black pad at 3.5-4.0

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Re: Porter Cable question
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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006, 06:19:37 PM »
On a side note Dave, did you mention you were from RMCB5 when you bought it?

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2006, 06:36:13 PM »
Quote from: "gietl";p="47116"
On a side note Dave, did you mention you were from RMCB5 when you bought it?


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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006, 06:43:12 PM »
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Quote from: "gietl";p="47116"
On a side note Dave, did you mention you were from RMCB5 when you bought it?


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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006, 06:54:25 PM »
Exactly! Sorry to take this off topic, but Randy knows most of us already, but Nick doesn't, so if you get stuff from him, let him know you are from RCMB5.

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006, 06:56:07 PM »
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Exactly! Sorry to take this off topic, but Randy knows most of us already, but Nick doesn't, so if you get stuff from him, let him know you are from RCMB5.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread...


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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2006, 07:03:09 PM »
Ah! gotcha.  Sorry I did not mention anything.
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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2006, 10:40:11 AM »
Dave - I too am about to get the same package.  How do you like it?  What kind of products did you buy to go with it?  

I emailed Nick and he said to bring my ride by and he would help me pickout the right stuff.  I primarily want to get rid of the light swirls from less then great winter washing conditions.

Let me know what you think.

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2006, 11:27:49 AM »
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Dave - I too am about to get the same package.  How do you like it?  What kind of products did you buy to go with it?  

I emailed Nick and he said to bring my ride by and he would help me pickout the right stuff.  I primarily want to get rid of the light swirls from less then great winter washing conditions.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks
Rob


Rob - If you have some light swirls Nick has a couple things. Some of them are part of his new Private line of products (Prima)

The new Prima Swirl w/ orange pad on 4.5-5 with the PC will eliminate almost all of the swirls. I just used it our black 02 golf and had great results.  I would follow it up with the 4* Gloss Enhansing polish w/ a white pad on 4 with the PC and then add a layer of Prima Epic Sealant on top with a black pad on 4 with the PC. I just used this same setup on the golf and it came out great. There are still some imperfections in the paint but those were pre-existing and consist of rock chips and a small scrape on the rear bumper. Other than those 98% of the marks in the paint are filled and the paint has great depth.

 The above products i listed are very easy to work with and you don't need to be a pro to get good results with them.  You may have to ask for the Prima Epic as he has not completly released it to the market.

The Prima  Mystique is a nice car wash and the Prima Slick is a nice quick detailer.

A kit should consist of:
-Clay bar w/ Lubricant
-Auto Shampoo
-Swirl remover
-Polish/Glaze
-Sealant/Protectant
-3 different cuts of pads (orange, white, black)
-Microfiber towels (5-6)
-Porter Cable buffer w/ counterweight
-Glass Cleaner that can cut the ozone residue from the A/C and that is tint safe
-Quick Detailer to fix those spots you miss, and to wipe after you wash the car for a quick clean up.

If you want a hand some day, let me know. I bought my Kit from nick several years ago and i actually have fun detailing now. :)

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2006, 12:11:26 PM »
And remember, tell Nick you are with RMCB5! :)

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2006, 12:24:30 PM »
Rob, I have not had a chance to use it yet.  I am planing on hitting the 337 tomorrow and a co-workers GLI on Saturday.  

That kit is allot larger than what I got, I guess I need to talk to Nick.  I just picked up the polisher and the pad kit sans the yellow one since they were out of stock.

I will definetly tell him that I am from RMCB5, sorry I did not before.
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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2006, 12:26:17 PM »
dave -  what did you get in your kit? and what are looking to acheive?

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2006, 02:10:10 PM »
Along with the polisher I got:
6.5" pad kit.

As far as what I want to do is to reduce the time and improve the results.  The GTI is in good condition and other than a simple polish and wax, it should be good.  The Passat, I need to spend a bit of time on.  Along with some clearcoat scratches and some clearcoat overspray on the front bumper, the ol' girl just needs some TLC to spruce her back up.  I thank the last time I did anything with her was around this time last year.
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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2006, 02:27:35 PM »
dave-  what chemical products did you get?

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Re: Porter Cable question
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2006, 02:40:02 PM »
I have not yet, I was going to stop back either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.  i was planning on talking to Nick.
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