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    Best buffer?

    Well here is my question i love to wash and wax my car just like everyone on here. but lately i have been becoming interested in purchasing a buffer. i have never used one before and don't want to "burn" the paint or make hidious swirl marks. Any suggestion on what kind to buy? And what kind of wax to buy with the buffer? Or suggestions on how to use them such as applying the wax with the buffer and removing the wax etc etc etc......
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    PC would be the way to go.griots garage has a real good one to.i never used one until 3 months ago i was scared shitless but just do your research on them and find some videos online on how to use one.there is one on here somewhere.good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig02ta View Post
    PC would be the way to go.griots garage has a real good one to.i never used one until 3 months ago i was scared shitless but just do your research on them and find some videos online on how to use one.there is one on here somewhere.good luck
    You're right. The PC is actually a pretty safe tool. It's not the same as a rotary, but for those who want to learn, and really get your paint looking good, can't go wrong with the PC. As you've said, there are some very helpful videos that can get you going

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    I don't like how they call it a cutting pad :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smkn_TA View Post
    I don't like how they call it a cutting pad :/
    That's the grade of the pad. For a PC, a cutting pad will help level some swirls, but even then, it takes very little clearcoat, if any. It's not the same as with a rotary. An orbital buffer takes a lot longer to correct defects than a rotary, and it also depends on the quality of the polish you use, so I wouldn't worry about the cutting pad and a PC to correct paint defects.

    One thing you'll find out is that the f-body clearcoat is very hard, and it takes some patient to work defects out with a PC and a cutting pad

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    Damn I didn't realize the PC was that expensive.

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    Ultimate Detail Machine is the way to go.
    I was skeptical at first, but its more advanced
    than the pc. Hardly no vibration and its all around very user friendly.
    Check it out here:

    http://ultimatedetailingmachine.com/

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    smkn TA-are you calling Goose a NOOB???? Or are you joking? If not I suggest you look at some of the cars he has detailed.

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    I like my PC buffer. It's never let me down so far. I use it with 3M products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman4evr View Post
    Ultimate Detail Machine is the way to go.
    I was skeptical at first, but its more advanced
    than the pc. Hardly no vibration and its all around very user friendly.
    Check it out here:

    http://ultimatedetailingmachine.com/
    I got one a couple of weeks ago, but didn't get the time to try it out yet. I'm looking forward to using it.

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    The Porter Cable rocks. UMD looks great but I'm not gonna rebuy. To the original poster, the UMD and Porter Cable wont burn your paint. It's pretty much idiot proof.

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    Look at the Autogeek.com Review the Pinnacle Video. The Porter Cable is the best. Look under car detailing on Google. Detailing is a whole new game.

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    i just bought a dewalt rotary..and LOVE IT...its HEAVY...and provides a good work out, but a great shine also

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    Try not to drop it. I dropped one and broke it on the black plastic area. Have fun

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    now for a beginner or even a pro, what is the best orbital or hand waxing

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    I prefer hand waxing but I could see where useing the buffer might work a little better. For polishing a buffer is a must IMO.

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    true, plus after doing hand waxes i always replace the sponge due to ( it might of fellin the ground and got a rock in it) and screwed my truck up LOL

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    O no doubt-if I drop a pad it gets put to the side and I use a new one. Same goes for microfibre towels.

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    you know what i never used thoese towels just these soft old drapes that i have for a while and works great, but there almost out of commission

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