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Thread: PorterCable 7424 time to replace backplate - what size? Manufacturer?

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    PorterCable 7424 time to replace backplate - what size? Manufacturer?

    Hi All,

    Although my PC 7424 with 6" backplate is about 8 years old, it wasn't used much, but I find the backplate hook/loop surface delaminating.

    I always felt the 6" was a bit large, so maybe 5" would be better?

    And, since the one I had was aftermarket (not PC), what manufacturer?

    Thanks!

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    A 5 inch backing plate will do much better on this PC. The Lake Country or Meguiar's backing plate would work just fine.

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    I'm a big fan of the Meguiars Soft Buff DBP5 DA Polisher 5 inch Backing Plate on a PC.
    There is a huge assortment of 5" pads from coarse to ultra-fine. You'll love the 5" control.
    I don't believe I own any 6" pads or have purchased a 6" pad in many many years.


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    Thanks, All ... have the DBP5 on order.

    How about a recommendation for pads? I will only be applying light polish, wax and then buffing ... what do I really need for each? Recommendations appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForumUser1 View Post
    Thanks, All ... have the DBP5 on order.

    How about a recommendation for pads?
    I will only be applying light polish, wax and then buffing ... what do I really need for each?
    Recommendations appreciated!
    I really like the Sky's The Limit 5" pads!


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