Join Date: Jun 2003
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If this is going to be your first time....good luck.
It's not like you can just pick up a buffer and whip out great results the first time. It's all technique. Some of the factors involved are the amount of head pressure you apply, the amount of abrasives your product has, type of pad, speed of pad, speed of your back and forth motions.
If you're looking to just apply wax and polish, get a dual action Porter Cable. It's very hard to cause any damage and once you get some practice, you can move up to abrasive products to remove minor swirls.