manual or machine, when you polish / wax / buff

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  1. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    ive been thinking about getting a machine to do the polishing or waxing. although i cant afford a really good one. will $100 give me something decent? any recommendations? thanks.
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    A Porter Cable will run you a little over $100. I bought a buffer (although not that expensive), but have really found it just as easy myself to do it by hand :dunno:
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    some polishes require/recommend using a buffer.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    True, but you can still use most by hand, but most people are whipped after doing half their car.

    A Porter Cable PC will save the average weekend detailer serious time and it is nearly impossible to end up with swirls. I'd only recommend a rotary if you regularly work with paint that has serious defects.
     
  5. WiLL

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    thanks for the replies.

    the reason i want something mechanical is because, like you said, doing half of my car, im beat. with a buffer, im sure it will save a lot of my energy.

    on the subject of buffers, what are some specs or features to look out for?
     
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    Not to be a dick, but there's like 3 or 4 threads that answer that question already. Do a search, that should help you.
     
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    thanks. any key words i should search for? i just found posts about how they arent nessecary and get a random orbital instead of a high speed buffer.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Get a Porter Cable. Pretty stout units. Either the 7336 or 7424 model numbers are good. I think the 7336 comes with the proper counter weight.
     
  9. Tobal

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    whats the diff between the 7336 and 7424 other than just the counter weight...also what does the counter weight do? (newbie to these machines). the 7336 is listed as a sander and the 7424 lists as a dual action polisher
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    As far as I know, they are the same except for the counterweight. You can probably find more information on Autopia.
     

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