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Old 12-17-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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Should I get this buffer/polisher?

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00910720000

pros/cons? TIA
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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you should get...i brought one and works great....they recommend to put the wax on with the buffer....i recommed puttng the wax on by hand and removing it with the buffer....i get better results that way...$20 bucks and its a craftman to...go for it
Pros....good price...leaves car shinny
Cons....wax applicator bonnet just spits wax all over...thats why i recommend doing it by hand and taking it off with the buffer
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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No, stick with porter cable DAP. The sears is alright, but like the poster said above he has trouble using it with the polishes. The polisher is supposed to do just that, polish. Polishing by hand is possible but you'll wear out before you begin to remove any actual swirls or imperfections.

You could also use the DAP for removal but that's actually the easiest part of the job.
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:26 PM   #4
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Wow thanks for the recommendation for those of us not wanting to drop 2 bills on a buffer. I bought the one above and was shocked at how well it worked!
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:48 PM   #5
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i just got a similar craftsman buffer and i think it works good ,well worth the money compared to higher priced buffers
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:50 PM   #6
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No... I have a Dewalt DW849 and it will work a ton better. I is around $360, but well worth it. Buy an attachment and then you have a professional buffer for around $400 that will last FOREVER.

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Old 12-28-2005, 12:12 PM   #7
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We have an exclusive special for e46fanatics.com members only that gets you:
Porter Cbale Kit
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-2x White Lake Country Polishing Pads 6.5"
-1x Orange Lake Country Cutting Pad 6.5"
-1x Black Lake Country Finishing Pad 6.5"
-2x Snappy Clean Pad Cleaners
Sale Price - $182.50

The Porter Cable is extremely light weight and durable. The pads give you the ability to apply just about any detailing products and get the most out of each product. The cutting pad helps get you the best swirl reduction, white polishing pad is great for applying polishes, glazes, waxes and sealants, and the black finishing pad is perfect for selants and waxes. This is a great investment for anyone who is serious about their car care. It helps provide good even distribution of heat and pressure to create more effective detailing results in shorter periods of time.

This special and the other will be pulled Jan 17th (1/17/06).

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Old 12-28-2005, 02:39 PM   #8
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I love the Porter Cable 7424, just my opinion
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Old 01-01-2006, 08:23 AM   #9
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Wow thanks for the recommendation for those of us not wanting to drop 2 bills on a buffer. I bought the one above and was shocked at how well it worked!
I got my porter cable "Oribital Sander" same as the 7424 model except it's the 7336 at lowes for $90 + pads at http://www.autopia-carcare.com/son-daspad-kit.html $50 . Actually got my pads elsewhere, but these are better, and should have bought them the first time.

Excellent results on my Dad's EXT
http://autopia.org/gallery/data/500/18990caddyhood.jpg
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:16 PM   #10
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We have an exclusive special for e46fanatics.com members only that gets you:
Porter Cbale Kit
-PC 7424
-6" Velcro Backing Plate
-2x White Lake Country Polishing Pads 6.5"
-1x Orange Lake Country Cutting Pad 6.5"
-1x Black Lake Country Finishing Pad 6.5"
-2x Snappy Clean Pad Cleaners
Sale Price - $182.50

The Porter Cable is extremely light weight and durable. The pads give you the ability to apply just about any detailing products and get the most out of each product. The cutting pad helps get you the best swirl reduction, white polishing pad is great for applying polishes, glazes, waxes and sealants, and the black finishing pad is perfect for selants and waxes. This is a great investment for anyone who is serious about their car care. It helps provide good even distribution of heat and pressure to create more effective detailing results in shorter periods of time.

This special and the other will be pulled Jan 17th (1/17/06).

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just got mine thanks DI!

cant wait to try it out if the rain stops
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:48 PM   #11
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just got mine thanks DI!

cant wait to try it out if the rain stops

Awesome!

Let us know if you need any help with it.

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Old 01-08-2006, 06:18 PM   #12
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FYI - Buffer was $25 on sale at Sears and a set of polishing pads and applicators was about $10. It won't splatter wax as long as you turn it on after you put it to the car. Works fine.
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