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    10 inch buffer to big?

    Well god bless my wife for trying but she got me a huge buffer for my car. It is a 10 inch buffer, i already used it on her car but it felt to me like I could have been better off using it to detail a semi!!! Am I over reacting or should I just return it and get a 5 or 6 inch buffer?
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    Well, good move on trying it on the wife's car first......lol. Did you hose up the clear coat?......lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Well, good move on trying it on the wife's car first......lol. Did you hose up the clear coat?......lol.
    lol you think i'm going to try that shit on my car first!!! It actually didn't look too bad, i just was wondering if i would be better off with a smaller buffer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    lol you think i'm going to try that shit on my car first!!! It actually didn't look too bad, i just was wondering if i would be better off with a smaller buffer?
    I think you would. I have a 10 inch and it is hard to manage on the car I think.

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    Yes, go smaller, there are way to many curves on the F-body to have a buffer that big

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    I think you would. I have a 10 inch and it is hard to manage on the car I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky 13 View Post
    Yes, go smaller, there are way to many curves on the F-body to have a buffer that big
    Does anyone know where to purchase a good buffer........i am kind of a rookie at this so i don't want an industrial "burn off the paint" buffer~Chris

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    Their "hot deal" is a Porter Cable random orbit buffer and pads, w/ sample compounds for 169.99 and use 10offTC as a code at check out.

    The guy that owns tropi-care (Steve) used to work for Meguiars as a chemist and broke off to make his own line, and it works REALLY well. They also carry Menzerna which is a great buffing compound and very easy to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Does anyone know where to purchase a good buffer........i am kind of a rookie at this so i don't want an industrial "burn off the paint" buffer~Chris
    The Flex is the best dual action out there. Safe for anyone.
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    F*ck the dumb shit. Take this from a 20 year vet in the autobody industry, a 10 inch buffer is what any reputable shop uses, with the exception of a 3" mini buffer. In my opinion Makita makes the best buffer, but since your lovely wife bought you onoe I'd probably use it. Milwaukee aslo makes a awesome buffer but the weight of the newer brands make ithe price worth it. A buffer is best used by someone with the knowledge on how it's supposed to work. I can turn out glass paint with any buffer, if you catch my drift? The right compunds, pressure exerted, and heat generated make the job, not neccesarily the buffer. Sooooo.. keep waht you got and keep practicing on the wife's car. I'll bet she appreciates it unless you burn through.
    P.S. 3m makes THE BEST compounds out on the market. The price is high but the result is phenominal. Another company called PRESTA has also started producing good stuff, but I still stick with my 3M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VENOMOUS View Post
    P.S. 3m makes THE BEST compounds out on the market. The price is high but the result is phenominal. Another company called PRESTA has also started producing good stuff, but I still stick with my 3M.

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