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Offline Bigmoss

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Which Pad ?
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:06:51 PM »
I bought a Porter 7424 about four years ago and never even took it out of the box. I want to use it on the weekend to wax my RV with Meguires Premium Marine wax and wondered which pad I should be using ! I. Ant remember off hand what colors I bought but I know I have a few of them. Not looking to cut or anything just apply the wax and buff with a mf towel after.
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 05:11:38 PM »
Let us know what colors/brand pads you have and we can recommend.

Depending on brand, the colors mean different levels of cut.
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 05:49:30 PM »
You're going to want to use the softest pad for wax application with no correction.

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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 09:57:55 AM »
I will have to look at them when I get back to the cottage, is it really worth using the 7424 for wax or would I just be better off by hand ? Its a 30 foot 5TH Wheel Trailer.
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 11:44:55 AM »
I would be using the 7424. I like waxing a vehicle by hand, but anything larger like a boat/RV and I would be breaking out the machinery.
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 12:34:56 PM »
If they are Meguiar's pads, then the tan or black pad would be fine. 

Definitely use the PC.  set your speed to 4 and you can cover a lot of ground quickly.  Properly prime the pad, then go along the paint in the direction that the wind flows across the panel. 
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 07:43:42 AM »
I just checked and my pads are from Autogeek

I have Blue Foam Final Finish
Black Foam Finishing
White Foam Polishing

Which one should I use ?
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 01:08:08 PM »
Blue is best for applying wax, but the black would work as well. 
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 12:44:47 AM »
Doug's got ya covered!
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 06:48:44 PM »
I think we've all been replying assuming the OP is applying a pure wax - with no cleaners or polish. If you're using an AIO (all in one) product, you will want to use a more aggressive pad.

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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 07:51:34 PM »
I think we've all been replying assuming the OP is applying a pure wax - with no cleaners or polish. If you're using an AIO (all in one) product, you will want to use a more aggressive pad.

I took the OP to mean he was using M63 and not M61.

I guess it is best to ask, instead of assume... So good point well taken  :clap:
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Re: Which Pad ?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 11:38:47 PM »
I think we've all been replying assuming the OP is applying a pure wax - with no cleaners or polish. If you're using an AIO (all in one) product, you will want to use a more aggressive pad.

Great point Tom!
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