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Old 09-17-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Makita 9227 Buffer/Polisher Questions

While i was pawning my wedding ring today(no just kidding) anyway i was doing my monthly pawn shop look see and found this polisher and it was listed for 100.00 so i said wth i will do the ole "would ya take" 75.00 for it and got it for 80.00 so now that i own it what the heck do i have (as far as pads)in this picture or what would be the basic-Essentials( wax/polish/pads) that i would need for light swirls in the clear coat (nothing major)and just a good ole regular wax job? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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While you scored a great deal, I highly do not recommend using a rotary buffer if you have absolutely no experience polishing.
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great deal. a rotary buffer in inexperiends hands can lead to tragedy on paint. so ill buy it from for a $85.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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While you scored a great deal, I highly do not recommend using a rotary buffer if you have absolutely no experience polishing.
Noted Thanks -Yea i am going to read up/take my time with it i will use it on the lowest setting to start.not looking to cure any flaws in clear coat yet just looking for proper pads and to get the basics/hang of useing it.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:25 PM   #5
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great deal. a rotary buffer in inexperiends hands can lead to tragedy on paint. so ill buy it from for a $85.
lol If you would have just have offered 86.00 i may have took it but 85.00 was an insult so no sale.
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it's not impossible to learn with a rotary on your car. you really just have to keep it moving. i am not against it because I learned on my rotary too. If you are truly afraid, grab a scrap panel from the junk yard and practice on that instead.
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it's not impossible to learn with a rotary on your car. you really just have to keep it moving. i am not against it because I learned on my rotary too. If you are truly afraid, grab a scrap panel from the junk yard and practice on that instead.
Yea i have been hitting youtube for videos and if anything my ole 82 chevy pu will have to be the practice pig.
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Yea i have been hitting youtube for videos and if anything my ole 82 chevy pu will have to be the practice pig.
If you have a beater that you don't care about you should be ok then.
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Sounds like a good deal to me. The larger the pad with a rotary the faster it spins and the more cutting power it has. I would highly recommend getting the 4" Pads and the 3.5 Backing Plate. This combination will be much easier, safer and you'll still get outstanding results. We also have a big write up on how to use the buffer in our Detailing Guide. Start on the lowest setting and with a less aggressive pad and polish like a blue or black pad and the Menzerna PO106FA. It's very safe and should help remove some of those imperfections. The good news is the Makita starts at a really low RPM level so you should be fine. Let me know if you have any other questions I'd be happy to help.

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Sounds like a good deal to me. The large the pad with a rotary the faster it spins and the more cutting power it has. I would highly recommend getting the 4" Pads and the 3.5 Backing Plate. This combination will be much easier, safer and you'll still get outstanding results. We also have a big write up on how to use the buffer in our Detailing Guide. Start on the lowest setting and with a less aggressive pad and polish like a blue or black pad and the Menzerna PO106FA. It's very safe and should help remove some of those imperfections. The good news is the Makita starts at a really low RPM level so you should be fine. Let me know if you have any other questions I'd be happy to help.

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Thanks for the info will let you know on pads etc.
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just one tip though

the one thing i didn't expect to have to fight against the polisher sometimes. It's not so much that you need to push against it, but you really just want to guide it around.
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If you keep the RPM at 1200 or below and don't hold it in one spot it's pretty hard to do damage to your paint.
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If you keep the RPM at 1200 or below and don't hold it in one spot it's pretty hard to do damage to your paint.
Thanks, thats pretty much what i was thinking as well as useing the softer less agressive pads.etc.
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Thanks, thats pretty much what i was thinking as well as useing the softer less agressive pads.etc.
the pads and polish won't affect that as much because it's the heat that you want to spread. even the finest polishes produce enough eat to burn through paint
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