Porter Cable 7424, Ultimate Detailing Machine and the Flex XC3401
We are seeing posts on many blogs and forums about the Ultimate Detailing Machine car polisher being discontinued. The polisher otherwise known as the Ultimate Detailing Machine (UDM) was a polisher that was offered to us several years ago as an alternative the Porter Cable 7424. To be sure, the UDM is a Chinese-made knock-off of the Porter Cable 7424. It is not the Porter Cable 7424, and neither is it a re-branded Porter Cable 7424. It is no coincidence that the UDM looks almost identical to the 7424. Also, we feel it no coincidence the UDM's manufacturer chose to name it the Ultimate Detailing Machine. We had named our Porter Cable polisher packages the Ultimate Detailing Machine after we removed the stock white polishing pad Porter Cable ships with the polisher and replace it with our flexible backing plate and Lake Country Pads. We guess the name stuck. Nice to be ahead of our time, again.
Here at Proper Auto Care, we are particular about the products we offer. Products we offer to you must pass a rigorous evaluation process with us. If we, as car nuts, wouldn't be satisfied with the product, we know that you would not. This was the case with the UDM. First, and foremost, the UDM is not Underwriters Labs approved. UL approval means an appliance is deemed electrically safe to use.
Porter Cable 7424 Polisher
Secondly, we were far more confident that the 7424 would be around for a long time. Porter Cable's business is tools. That is what they do. Products that soon become orphaned are not products we will carry.
We feel vindicated in our decision not to carry the UDM as it has indeed been discontinued. If you are shopping for a truly top-notch, rock-solid, user-friendly polisher, our Porter Cable 7424 polisher packages are the way to go.
Also, we are seeing some postings regarding the "new side handle" for the Flex 3401 VRG polisher. Sorry folks, but we've been selling the Flex with "that new handle" for many months now.
Flex XC3401VRG Polisher
It's in the box when we ship it out. However, most users of the Flex prefer the bale handle on the Flex as is. Flex, though, offers you the option of having both. ProperAutoCare also wants you to have that option.
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