Need some help with sanders and rubbing wheels

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  1. Dodge guy

    Dodge guy Active Member

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    I use a Dewalt rubbing wheel at work and was looking to buy one for myself, Any suggestions?

    And i am also looking for a good orbital sander/finishing sander

    And does anyone know where i could possibly get a discount on 3m products?
     
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    The Dewalt DW849 is what i use at work and from what i read its a decent polisher, I can find it for as cheap as $150
     
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    I have a Flex orbital polisher and I just recently got rid of my Dewalt rotary in favor of picking up a Hitachi due to the weight of the Dewalt.
     
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    I like my Dewalt, the weight doesn't bother me since I am broly and I like the professional feel it has. Others prefer the Hitachi, Metabo, etc. If you can find somewhere that has a few rotaries on hand, that might be your best bet so you can feel what they are like to at least hold.

    If you finish out with 3M's Ultrafina Machine Polish #06068 (formerly Ultrafina), you shouldn't have any problems with holograms. Otherwise, I'd probably just go with a Porter Cable 7424 since it is relatively inexpensive and has enough power to remove light holograms or do minor corrections when you are only doing one polishing step. I haven't used the Flex so I can't comment on it.

    My local English Color and Supply store gives me a pretty good price on 3M's UMP and also Meguiars products. Not sure if you have any in your area though.
     
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    I use the dewalt daily at work and i can get a good price on
    3m products through my shop cuz we get the products from Sherwin Williams
     
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    dewalt is a good companyuntil home depot buys it out
     
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    Actually Dewalt is owned by Black and Decker. Lately the build quality has hit the shitter big time. I work at lowes and there have been 15 recalls in the last 2 years which is a ridiculously high amount. It's a shame too.
     

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