Hand application or buffer?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by MtotheIKEo, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. MtotheIKEo

    MtotheIKEo Air Suspension is ok

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    Which do you guys prefer and for what reason. I just apply by hand but since Im young I dont get tired as easily as some of you older guys so spending money on a buffer isnt a big deal for me right now. Im also afraid of burning the paint and/or scratchin it up.
     
  2. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    hand.
    you get used to it after a while & it doesn't bother you as much.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I always work paint by hand. I have been doing it professionally for over 8 years, so I am used to it.
     
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    I've used buffers before, and I don't like it. It'll sling the wax or polish all around. And if you apply with a buffer and buff by hand, it's really defeating the purpose, since the harder part is applying the product, not buffing it out.
     
  5. glide

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    I have a little oxidation on the hood on my car, so I picked up some Meguiars dual action cleaner/polish (thanks for the product list, among other things :bigthumb: ).
    The instructions say to use an orbital or rotary buffer. I have access to an orbital, but can it be applied by hand? I've read about what can happen with them, so I was just wondering.

    Edit: Nevermind, found a previous post :o
     
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  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Glide: If you found the post, you will know to use a terry cloth towel to apply it. Work it until it looks nearly clear and dry. Start off with a circular motion to begin working it in to the paint, then finish with back and forth motions front to back over the car (like how wind travels over it). until nearly dry.

    If you use your orbital buffer, the same technique applies. Also, make sure you use a foam pad. DAC/P has enough cutting action that you would need the additional cutting power of a wool pad.

    Use a good swirl remover after using DAC/P to add more oils and to further polish the paint to add even more gloss.
     
  7. Scuba

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    so can you do it by hand? and where did you get the dual action cleaner/polish?
     
  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    www.meguiars.com

    You can order online or find a professional distributer near you.
     

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