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    Porter Cable

    So what's the deal with the Porter Cable, it get high praise on these pages, what makes it so good? It looks the part and the pic's of cars where it's been used certainly prove it's a good performer, just wondering........

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    I'm wondering this too. How does it compare to the Meguiars random orbital polisher (£99 i think) which i presume doesn't need the transformer etc?

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    The Megs one has about as much power as a hamster, so is pretty useless at removing any kind of defects, although it will help you to achieve a good shine.

    The PC is stronger and more powerful so gets better results. It is pretty much idiot proof as its a random orbital polisher - i.e it doesnt have a fixed rotational shaft so you cant install more swirls or buffer trails like you can with a rotary.

    However the Rotary is the tool to have if you take your detailing serious and want to achieve the best results possible, but it takes a while to "master" it.

    The PC is great for enthusiasts or beginners as you can get to grips with it pretty much straight away and get decent results

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    Whats the best place to purchase one of these? I think this question gets asked a lot, perhaps a sticky thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clcollins
    So what's the deal with the Porter Cable, it get high praise on these pages, what makes it so good? It looks the part and the pic's of cars where it's been used certainly prove it's a good performer, just wondering........
    You've just answered your own question mate!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I got my PC from a chap on eBay. He sells all sorts of detailing stuff. Worked out at 145 inc postage, 3 sonus foam pads, 2 polishing bonnets and an Autopia CD ROM guide. He obviously gets them from Autopia.
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    "....answered your own question......."

    Yeah, thought that as I wrote it, only thing is that I can't believe that there's nothing available in the UK that matches it!

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    There will be in a couple of weeks

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    Oh?

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    The UK 230V approved version that apparently comes with lots of improvements. Yes, with a UK plug. If you're waiting for it you'll have to be quick when it arrives. Don't know if any waiting lists have been started with any suppliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark@Polishedbliss
    There will be in a couple of weeks
    the UPM? i was under the impresson that once the teething problems are sorted with pre-production samples it'd be a good few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr001
    The UK 230V approved version that apparently comes with lots of improvements. Yes, with a UK plug. If you're waiting for it you'll have to be quick when it arrives. Don't know if any waiting lists have been started with any suppliers.
    More details pleeeease!!

 

 

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