just got a buffer

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by LudeGuy, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. LudeGuy

    LudeGuy Active Member

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    hi guys. i haven't done any polishing/waxing myself but i just got this buffer at 5000rpm. that sounds like a pretty fast speed. is there anything i should look for or know before i start the detailing?

    i planned to meguire clay, meguire polish, then s100. got all the stuff already. would it be enough to remove the oxidation on my red car? year is 1993 and it's fading already
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If you have never used a buffer, go to www.meguiars.com and then click on the 'clinic' button to find a video tutorial on how to use a buffer. 5000 rpm will burn through your paint in seconds. Usually you keep it under 2000 rpm for most work.
     
  3. Buck-O

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    Is it a rotory buffer or a random orbital buffer?

    if its a rotory...look out.
     
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    it's a random orbit one. speed is not adjustable :eek3:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If it is a random orbital, it should be pretty fool proof to use. Stick with foam pads.
     
  6. Buck-O

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    :werd: wool pads are the devil, you shouldent have to use anything that abrazie anyway.

    What brand is it?
     
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    that's a relief. are you suggesting not to use any bonnets? that's actually the question i was going to ask. i see at least 3 diff kinds, should i use a diff one for diff process (cleaner, polish, wax)? or the foam pad itself only like Scott said?
     
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    oh the video at Meguiars is really helpful too. thanks!
     
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    it's called Wen :rolleyes:
     
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    can anyone answer this question? i planned to start my very first detailing this weekend :)
     
  11. Buck-O

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    Well, first of all, what EXACTLY do you have.

    And seconed, what do you want to do with it?
     
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    i have only the buffer. i am planning to clay, polish and wax and all that on the same day. am i supposed to use terry cloth bonnet for waxing and mitt bonnet for polishing? or even something else?
     
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    :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

    i think i mentioned it in the beginning of the thread or haven't it? that's all i know about this "buffer". random orbital... a cheap one. what else should i tell you guys?
     
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    He already said it 4 posts ago. I think you need some kind of anger management if you're getting THIS worked up about the brand of a buffer.
     
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    Use a different pad for each product. Always.

    I wouldn't use a terry cloth bonnet, only foam pads.
     
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    thanks scottwax. wish me luck
     
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    He stated the brand.
     

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