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Need recomendations buffer/polisher

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    Need recomendations buffer/polisher

    My mother-in-law said she get me a buffer/polisher for my birthday but needed to know what kind to get. The problem is - I don't know either. I haven't gotten too into detailing so I'm not sure what to look for.

    Any recomendations? Post pics and links too if possible.

    Keep in mind I'm not looking to start a side business either, just something that will make waxing and polishing the Z a bit easier and more professional.

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    I'd recommend this kit below because it has the essentials for what you need.
    It has an orange pad to correct defects, and a finishing pad to apply sealants with.
    If you get this one, let me know. I will give you one of my polishing pads *green, German one)
    That is if you end up buying the kit, or any kit that may not have a polishing pad.
    It's important that you get a kit that contains at least one orannge pad and some polishing compound of some sort.

    Check that same menu on the this page for more buffer kits. This won't break the bank, but it you want to spend more money, you can pick up the one on the second link

    http://www.autogeek.net/pitwpocaspof.html

    http://www.autogeek.net/pc7424-menze...ramic-kit.html

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    +1 on the porter cable

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    porter cable 7424x or the meguiars one is also very good. cant go wrong with either one of these two.

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    I recommend the Flex. My ole Porter Cable collects dust now. http://www.autogeek.net/flex-orbital-polisher.html

    Here's a good thread from the AG detailing forum regarding your question. http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...-polisher.html
    Last edited by INMY01TA; 09-26-2010 at 04:08 PM.

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    Dewalt 849 Variable Speed Buffer/polisher.... had it for 10 or so years now, its beat and still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpop98ws6 View Post
    Dewalt 849 Variable Speed Buffer/polisher.... had it for 10 or so years now, its beat and still going strong.
    Bad idea for someone with zero experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFast908Z View Post
    Bad idea for someone with zero experience.

    That was my first buffer/polisher, just keep the speed down, use a foam pad and pratice one someone elses car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpop98ws6 View Post
    That was my first buffer/polisher, just keep the speed down, use a foam pad and pratice one someone elses car!
    Yeah but not everyone has the ability to learn it right, especially as their first one. Giving a rotary to a novice is generally not a good idea.

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    I would personally suggest you go with an orbital over a rotary. I've gotten great results with my Porter Cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFast908Z View Post
    Yeah but not everyone has the ability to learn it right, especially as their first one. Giving a rotary to a novice is generally not a good idea.
    ohhh c'mon....you just deny'd this forum a thread titled "just buffed my car for the first time and....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    ohhh c'mon....you just deny'd this forum a thread titled "just buffed my car for the first time and....."


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