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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2008, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?

Can you guys recommend a polisher/buffer that would be of quality. I want to move beyond hand waxing. Thanks

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Re: power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?

ive got one of the porter cable random orbits, and a milwaukee polisher i use the milwaukee for big projects or when ive got issues.... i use the random orbit for normal maintence like hand waxing

the only thing i dont like about the porter cable is selection of 6" pads, you can get any pad you can think of for the milwaukee, i usually always use the evercoat pads on it

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Re: power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?

I have used the Porter Cable for about 5 years. It is one of the best products on the market.


Adam's Polishes have a great kit to get you started:

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-320-2...tials-kit.aspx

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Re: power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?

thoose pads are slick im gonna have to get some of them!! ive been just usin my evercoats and getting them as close as i can but its still not close enough

in that case if this is your first buffer i would definately get the porter cable

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Re: power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?

This is what I use. Very well built and it is the best i have used. http://www.cyclotoolmakers.com/

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This is what I use. Very well built and it is the best i have used. http://www.cyclotoolmakers.com/


that thing is slick!! it better be for the price i dont think i got that much into both my polishers

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Re: power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?

I use a dewalt variable speed. they are the same as snap on, and black and decker.

you did not ask for any advice, but here is a little. use a clay bar to remove all fallout deposits, the wool wheel will burn it into the paint before it removes it completely. try not to use a wool wheel unless you absolutely have to. wool pads leave the wheel marks. use a foam pad from 3m or who ever. there are different grades of foam pads. you can use compound with foam, but you should not really need it unless the paint has alot of nasty scratches or stains. try a small spot with just glaze to see how it will look. and last but not least, always go OFF of the edges, crack open hoods, doors, ect, and use tape on a panel next to the one your buffing when needed. just glaze and foam pad does not burn paint to easily.have fun

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that thing is slick!! it better be for the price i dont think i got that much into both my polishers

They are alittle pricey. but it will be last one you will ever buy. We use them on planes and they work very well.

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Re: power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?


http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-330-2...ing-plate.aspx
After seing these yesterday, I think I want to get the Porter Cable and a set of these.

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Re: power polisher/buffer - Any recommendations?

im sooo glad they have thoose, i have adapted some evercoat pads to fit mine but thoose are slick!! im gonna order some next week

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