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6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? #4521198
09/20/17 10:57 AM
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gofast182 Offline OP
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I recently did an order with Autogeek and got some new pads. I ordered 6.5" pads by mistake and was wondering if anyone successfully uses them with a 7424? They're big enough against the backing plate that I'm not sure the entire pad will be effective due to lack of pressure/support. I think it would be OK with a LSP but not polish. Thoughts? Thanks!


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Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4521258
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I use them all the time.

Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4521339
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The larger pad affords the finish additional protection from the backing plate especially when working on curved sections. IIRC, the Porter-Cable uses different counterweights for 5 inch diameter pads than 6/6.5 inch.

Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4521351
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You can try it on a little 2x2 area and see how it does. I think you might be ok since you probably only have micro-scratches to deal with knowing you.

Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4521470
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The only downsides I can think of are getting it into tight places and loosing some speed (I think?), but should be just fine.


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Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4521514
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Thanks, fellas. I'll keep these and if I want to switch back will do it in a year or so when it's time to order new pads (although I'm still using some pads that are way older than that).


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Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4521695
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I pretty much use 5.5" pads on my Griots ROP, and w/ the right backing plate, you get the exact same protection from backing plate to pad as using 6.5" pads...just sayin. You can use 6.5" pads just fine, but I find you get way better correction using the smaller diameter pads with smaller machines.

Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4521749
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Just try it. The PC is more of a wax spreader, imo, I actually bought a smaller backing plate and took mine down in size.

Re: 6.5" Pads on Porter Cable 7424XP? [Re: gofast182] #4522052
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I'd try it and see. You'll get more coverage but I don't know that the PC will have enough juice to correct as quickly with the larger pad. Again, try and see how you like it.


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