Looking for some Unique tools V.Need Help

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  1. Dodge guy

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    Im thinking about buying the 3M headlight restoration Kit at the end of the year and using it out of my garage, along with some other things. The problem is, that the 3" DA sander and polisher that come with it are pneumatic, and the 100Gal air compressor(I think its 100) that we have wont do the job and hold up to what i would need.

    So i was wondering if there are any 3" Electric DA sanders/polishers out there or even something with adjustable speed?


    Buying another tank is out of the question since im not looking to spend another 600+ on top of the kit
     
  2. MartyFukstein

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    Why do you think that air compressor won't hold up?

    You could run a 3" pneumatic to do headlights using a Home Depot $95 roll-around compressor. It's a very small surface, and a small tool.
     
  3. Dodge guy

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    Nope, i use the kit a lot and anything bigger then a corner lens, your using the sander for a good constant couple minutes but that depends on how bad the lights are and how big they are, you could easily be sanding for 5min+. Not to mention the kit uses 4 diff grit sand papers and then rubbing and polishing.

    And besides that, those 2 DA sanders push air through them pretty fast
     
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    The polisher spins at a constant 2500rpm
    and the Sander spins at 15000rpm
     
  5. Morgan06

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    Don't they make a drill attachment? Have no idea how effective it is, or if it's comparable to the pneumatic results even though I'm sure it's slower.

    100G should be plenty to run a DA, can the pump not keep up once supply gets low?
     
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    there are better kits that dont require a air compressor.
     

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