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Old 05-13-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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need waxing/pollishing help

guys i usually wax my car using my hand but its takes me to much time. i was wondering if i can get/use a buffer? I have heard you can get swirl marks on your car? its not good for the car? How is this one?

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...0&%20Polishers
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:48 PM   #4
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guys i usually wax my car using my hand but its takes me to much time. i was wondering if i can get/use a buffer? I have heard you can get swirl marks on your car? its not good for the car? How is this one?

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...0&%20Polishers
I would guess you would be disapointed with that buffer. It will apply wax OK but for any type of polishing the PC 7424 with the pads is the way to go.

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Old 05-14-2005, 02:27 AM   #5
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that helps alot...thank you. i think i'll get that
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Stick with porter cable or Makita. I use Makita 9227c. I detail for a living.
But also, if you've never used one, it's best to go to a scrap yard, get some hoods no more than 5 years or older and practice or get a detailing professional buddy to teach hands on. you might end up doing more damage than good - burn through paint, create more swirl marks with the wrong the pad chosen or wrong rpm speed with the wrong pressure etc. Many factors involved.

Also, I wax by hand but do all my polishing/compounding with a hi-speed polisher.
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Stick with porter cable or Makita. I use Makita 9227c. I detail for a living.
But also, if you've never used one, it's best to go to a scrap yard, get some hoods no more than 5 years or older and practice or get a detailing professional buddy to teach hands on. you might end up doing more damage than good - burn through paint, create more swirl marks with the wrong the pad chosen or wrong rpm speed with the wrong pressure etc. Many factors involved.
This is tru with the Makita 9227c or any other rotary. But it is NOT true with the PC 7424. The PC 7424 can NOT burn paint! It is impossible to damage paint with the PC unless you happen to drop it on the car.
The PC does not spin like a rotary, it oscillates so it cant burn paint or make swirl marks.
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