My only quip is that the kit should have come with instructions explaining the progression/purpose of each color coded pad, etc. However, when I emailed them to ask for this information and directions, they quickly responded. Hence the 5 starts. For the benefit of others, I'll share this info here:
Porter Cable 7424 XP buffer and polisher Porter Cable 7424XP Variable Speed Polisher is the newest and hottest selling machine! A professional tool guaranteed to bring out the very best finish. NOW COMES WITH FREE BACKING PLATE. Buffing pads premium Dual Action 5 Inch HD Hook & Loop Backing Plate Constructed of flexible urethane, The Chemical Guys 5" inch backing plate has hook and loop material that enable it to grab tight to any buffing pad.. The 5/16 inch thread fits any dual action polisher with a corresponding thread.
BUFFING PAD POLSIHING PAD PROFESSIONAL ORANGE Medium-Heavy Cutting Pad-This firm, high density foam is ideal for scratch and defect removal. The orange foam offers the correction of a typical compounding pad while at the same time allowing the polishing ability of light cut foam pad. When used with heavier compounds it will remove moderate swirls and scratches with little or no haze. It s an all around pad that will work on most light to moderate imperfections.
WHITE Medium -Light Polishing Pad -Less dense foam formula for the application of waxes, micro-fine polishes and sealants. This pad has very light cutting power so its perfect for pre-wax cleaners. It is the most well used pad as it is ideal for application of pre wax cleansers as well as many finishing polishes such as Pro-Polish Or FP-Final Polish.
BLUE Soft Polishing/ Finishing Pads- Glaze & Cleaner Foam Pad -Unique Composition complements all glazes and light surface cleaners perfectly delivering a super fine finish for use with ultra fine polishes life FP or any glaze.
BLACK Finishing Foam -Composition is firm enough to withstand added pressure during final finishing to remove buffer swirls. It has no cut and will apply thin, even coats of waxes, sealants, and glazes.
RED Perfection Pad Ultra Fine Finishing Pad - This pad has a ultra soft composition for applying refined paste waxes and sealants as well as crème waxes. Provides full contact with paint surface to minimize the pressure applied by the user. Buffing pad Hex Logic Hex-logic