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MikeD 02-12-2009 12:41 PM

Professional Products
 
Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the forum but have been lurking and reading. I don't think I saw any answers to this so here goes:

I'm going to be repainting a motorcycle project. After final wet-sanding of the clear coat, I'll need to buff and get a perfect finish. I was looking at the Professional line of products. I have a PC 7424.

Assuming 1500-2000 grit sanding scratches:

1) What products (professional line or other) would you recommend me using to take me from wet-sand marks to mirror finish?
2) What pads should I be using with the 7424 for each step of the compounding/polishing?

Any other tips or tricks?

Thanks!

-Mike

Robert M. 02-25-2009 05:29 PM

Re: Professional Products
 
Hello Mike and welcome! Before I can answer your questions I need to ask one ! You refer to having a PC 7424, could you be a little more specific for me please as to this ?

Thanks
Robert

Bama 02-25-2009 07:42 PM

Re: Professional Products
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Robert M. (Post 20520)
Hello Mike and welcome! Before I can answer your questions I need to ask one ! You refer to having a PC 7424, could you be a little more specific for me please as to this ?

Thanks
Robert

Probably a Porter Cable 7424, which is a 6 inch random orbital polisher.

Forrest T. 02-26-2009 04:31 PM

Re: Professional Products
 
Robert can answer in greater detail when he gets a chance, but you need to keep in mind the professional products are made for use with a rotary, not a DA like the Porter Cable 7424.

I would not recommend using any of the professional products with a DA to try and remove sanding scratches.

If you're comfortable (and proficient) with a rotary, they would be a great choice.

Neisan M. 03-03-2009 09:07 AM

Re: Professional Products
 
Hello Mike,

As Forrest mentioned, our Professional line of products are made for use with a rotary and is strongly recommended. With your DA, there are two variables that we are identifying and that is:

1. The use of a DA with our Professional Products
2. A smaller working surface - a motorcycle.

With this in mind, the project will take time. For the use of a DA we would recommend going up to 3000 for a smoother surface or to create finer scratches. Follow up with our Mothers Professional Rubbing Compound using a yellow Lake Country Pad and finish with Mothers Foam Pad Polish using a white or black finishing pad. As an additional step for added shine, you may end with Mothers Professional Hand Glaze following the Foam Pad Polish. Using a DA will make the job that much more difficult and will require some hand work as well with the rubbing compound.

Hope this helps. Keep in touch and keep us posted!


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