Porter Cable Starter Kit Review 2017

This starter kit from Porter Cable is really good for vehicle owners for spot correction and to give your vehicle a really good polishing and buffing. It isn’t cheap but it is a really good kit for those of us who treasure our vehicles.

This is a fairly new release to the market place so there are not a ton of reviews. However from the few that there are, all of them rate this as a 5 out of 5 star product. That is impressive and made us curious to find out more.

Perfect Starter Kit Porter Cable 7424XP

Perfect Starter Kit 7424XP Parts

Let’s have a closer look and see what you actually get for your $225 of cash.

  • A dual action variable speed polisher
  • Several backing plates and the tools
  • Polishing foam pads
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Cleaners and conditioners
  • Cutting pads

That sounds great but really what does all of that mean? Sometimes it is just easier to see something being demonstrated than to use a thousand words to try and explain it all. Have a look at the video below:

You can see from the video above that having swirl marks or small scratches really do ruin the pristine look of your vehicle. Many cheap polishers can actually cause these without people realising that. This happens a lot especially if people use buffers that attach to drills. I have yet to find a good one of those and yet I see people using them all the time.

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You need something that has been made to do the job and this starter kit can do just that. As a professional myself I have always been an avid fan of polishing and buffing by hand. Now trust me that works a treat, but boy is it a ton of work. To achieve a real showroom shine can take hours of tough manual labour.

This kit also comes with other products as well as the buffer. Usually manufacturers fill these kits out with some pretty basic offerings. That is not the case with this one as each item is of the very highest quality that you can buy.

Machine Polishing A Vehicle

It took me some time to be convinced to make the move to machine polishing. Kits like this perfect starter kit from Porter Cable should make this a no brainer for you. This one is good and I mean VERY good indeed. This kit allows you to do a nice cutting action and then uses a fine polish to bring up an amazing finish.

In the video the guys there use their own pads, but this new kit comes with all the pads that you will ever need. It is the dual action of the Porter Cable dual action that is the real secret to making this work so well. This action means you get a rotary and a slight side to side action that does give the perfect finish.

Buyer Reviews

It is always worthwhile having a look at some actual buyer reviews and I found a few over at Amazon and have added a couple below:

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Awesome Addition to my Detailing Toolbox
By Greg Phillips on October 24, 2012
Verified Purchase
I have always been diligent about maintaing my vehicles including their appearance. And NOW I get compliments where ever I go! I used the polisher the first weekend I had it and I love it. It was easy to use and the results were fabulous. If I had known it was this easy to get results like this, I would have picked it up long ago.

This is a must have for any car enthusiast!


I also found this one as well:

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5Great polisher
ByDMBon June 21, 2014
Verified Purchase
This set works great! We got a new car that didn’t have a great paint job so I really needed this set. The car is looking much better thanks to this product.

These reviews are basically all the same. Normally you will find one or two from unhappy customers but when I checked there were not any. If that continues then you can be really assured that you have bought a very good starter kit indeed.

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We will of course be keeping a close eye on this product and if anything changes we will be the first to get this article updated. As it stand though the Porter Cable Starter Kit appears to be in a very clear league of its own.


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