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Old 05-08-2017, 11:27 AM
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Default Need advice about Buffers/Polishers

I want to get a high speed buffer/polisher for rubbing out and buffing clear coat painted surfaces. I know almost nothing about what to get and what to avoid. In the past I have hand rubbed out my clear coat finishes. I have had pretty good results but Im tired of the hard work. What kind of buffers (powered) do you guys use, like, or dislike. Air powered or electric. I would prefer to not spend big bucks but will spend what it takes to get good results and do the job correctly. I figure a fairly small diameter wheel will be best, approx 3 inches ? What sort of RPM is required ? And so on and so forth ? Please educate me. Thanks
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:00 AM
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I've had reasonable results with a 6" electric buffer. It is much less work than hand polishing.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:24 AM
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I have been using a 6" electric buffer from Harbor Freight, got it for about 30 bucks.
The Mirror cut that Scott is showing in the picture above works well.
I only turn the buffer about 200 RPM, that way you don't burn the finish.
I also use the foam pads, they don't hang up in the small cracks and slits like the edges of ailerons.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:17 PM
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This is the one I use and pretty good one but high priced.
Rupes LHR 75E HD Mini Random Orbital Polisher FREE SHIPPING!
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