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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2004, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Using a buffer: Yes or no?

Are the electric buffers that run like 2800 RPM too fast or too harsh to use on a fairly new car? I'm just getting lazy and want to try waxing my car like normal but use a buffer or polisher to remove the wax.

Those who have tried this, speak up. Would you recommend against it? Do you still use the buffer?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2004, 05:13 PM
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bad idea. I never use a buffer for anything other then using rubbing compound or machine glaze. You will end up with more swirls and most waxes are recomended to be done by hand.
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bad idea. I never use a buffer for anything other then using rubbing compound or machine glaze. You will end up with more swirls and most waxes are recomended to be done by hand.
Ditto...plus you might burn the paint

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Are the electric buffers that run like 2800 RPM too fast or too harsh to use on a fairly new car? I'm just getting lazy and want to try waxing my car like normal but use a buffer or polisher to remove the wax.

Those who have tried this, speak up. Would you recommend against it? Do you still use the buffer?
I don't recommend this unless you have experience with a buffer. I have polished brand new cars to eliminate orange peel with great success. As the above post said, do not use the buffer for the final wax. I use it for everything up to the last, but not the final.
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Cool. Thanks.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2004, 11:25 AM
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Get a GOOD random orbital buffer. I have been using the Porter Cable 7424 for years and I love it. Gets rid of scratches, swirls, and other blemishes. Use foam pads and there is almost no chance of damaging the paint.
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