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    Porter Cable 7401....

    I bought this rotarty polisher about 2 months ago and today it had it`s breaking in party with a Red 1996 Honda Del Sol (daily driver)

    http://www.porter-cable.net/porcab74mot7.html

    What I like about this machine...

    - light weight

    - powerful 10 amp motor

    -handle placement = great control !!!

    - so easy to use on vertical panals !!!

    What I did not like ...

    - unusual feel on hood and trunk (horizontal panals)

    The Del Sol was a daily driver with some repaint. I used Megs DACP + #9 and then sealed with EX...

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    After...

    I really liked the smooth feel and power of this machine. I was wondering if anyone else uses one of these ???


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    Del Sol...

    Definitely a cool car. Not a lot of power, but a great car for a college kid that does not want to drive mom`s old station wagon...
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    Paint...

    Cleaned up nice and EX really has enough "pop" to seal without a topper...
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    The 7401...

    performed really well in tight areas. The control of the Edge Pad was incredible, especially in these areas...
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    How do you adjust the speed, ?? What speed did you use with DACP?? and do you like the handle?? What pads did you use??

    I like that car except for the rims..
    jeff

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    Very cool looking tool and the car looks great too ...it looks like it would be a great tool for sides and smaller vehicles, but do you think it will be as easy to use when you do a full size SUV? like the middle of a hood? or roof?
    life is short ..do it while you can

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    Speed dial...

    JeffBruce

    The dial is right were is should be at your thumb like the Milwaulkee 5460.

    DACP... between 1100 and 1300 RPMs.


    Poorboy

    Very good question. I will try her out on the next full-sized SUV I take on. I would think you give up a few inches of reach with the shortened length of the machine.
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    Re: Speed dial...

    Originally posted by Clean Dean


    Poorboy

    Very good question. I will try her out on the next full-sized SUV I take on. I would think you give up a few inches of reach with the shortened length of the machine.
    that`s what I was thinking I was thinking how I never seem to be able to get a good leverage on my Tahoe and it`s not lifted or having 20`s, which many people do have now.
    Let me know..I was thinking of getting a new machine for my personal use, but I was leaning toward the Milwaukee like you just got.
    life is short ..do it while you can

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    That Del Sol looks great. :cool

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    Clean Dean what pads did you use with what products to achieve no buffer swirls and no DACP marrying. ?

    Looks great I forum member from autopia used the Makita type polisher like that he got some nice results.

    www.iamwashmania.com was his website i think he was from thiland.
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    and I could not see any socks and sandals -

    looks awesome as usually daddy :lol
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    DON`T WANT TO DRIVE MOM`S STATION WAGON!!??

    WHY YOU LITTLE..............DOH!

    That`s my Homer impression.

    Nice ride.

    How much did the PC cost?
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    Fr0zen...

    DACP will usually leave quite a bit of marring on a dark finish, and will leave some nasty swirls if you use too aggresive a pad combine with high rpms. I worked this suface with blue Edge polishing pad set at 1100-1300 rpms. I really work DACP until it is practically gone prior to wiping. I followed the DACP with #9 and a blue edge pad set at @ 1600-1700 rpms and really worked the product over the surface.

    The car had quite a bit of wash scratches and spider webbing, and I would have liked to compund this car a bit more aggressively, but chose not to because there was a considerable amount of repaint on the car an some of the paint seemed thin.

    freedre...

    I picked her up on ebay for $99 with 6 wool pads.
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    Thats a good deal, She can do the same work as the rotary right. ? Yeah I to find that the Green edge pads with DACP does leave quite some naysty marrying and buffer swirls so I been using the blue pad its really the most versitle pad in the edge line up.
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