Originally Posted by Otis
I have one but it's still in the box. I also heard great things about it. No real swirls yet, but once they start showing up I'll bust out the porter cable. (Maybe I don't wash my car enough)
This guy has a youtube channel with detailing tutorials using the porter cable. Check out this video at 20:30 where he tries to burn the paint with the orbital polisher and can't do it. Nice demo on how safe it is.
Sounds awesome guys. I was told the same thing about this one particular model porter cable that no matter how hard one tries you can't burn the paint. If you come up close to my car you can see the swirl marks and light scratches into the paint. Not deep scratches but almost like scratches all throughout the paint. Its worse because on my Kona blue color those spider scratches and swirl marks really shows up.
Something tells me I don't wash the car proper which causes some of my issues but truth be known. I've owned my car for 3 years and not once have I even waxed it. I always wash it but never have I used chemicals to remove the oxidation, polish the paint and then seal the paint with a nice protective wax.
I also just ordered a three step detail process by Meguires.