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post #1 of 40 Old 09-21-2009, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Orbital buffer/polisher/whateveritis

So..I'm thinking about getting one to make waxing my G5 a hellova lot easier than handwaxing it(which would make me more eager to actually do it).
Harbor Freight has a few electric ones at decent prices...like these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=43424 (there is another version that is the same but has a ring all the way around the top for the grip)
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90219
Nice and small..but not really all that random in the orbitalness.

Questions being..would either of those do decently? If so, which one?
And what kind of pads/covers should I use and where can I get them?

And finally..how the hell do you use one for waxing a car?



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I would visit our sponsor on this site ...Tropi Care they can help you with all your car care needs.... IMO the best oribit polisher/buffer is the Flex...

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I'm not really looking for anything fancy or expensive(no job for the past 7 months).
Just something to use so I don't have to spend hours hand polishing my car.
And am basically looking for 'good enough' products I can get at local stores.
Which boils down to places like Harbor Freight, walmart (gasp), etc. etc.



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from my experience with them, they're not really for everyday waxing, more for buffing out scratches etc, or buffing after wet-sanding the car..

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also, what type of wax are you using?? The longest i've had to spend was an hour using "quick wax".. and that was the first time the paint had been waxed.. usually takes me 15-20 mins

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You are thinking of a high speed buffer... You can use and orbital buffer for everyday use if you want... Those in the link i dont think they have a high enough rpm to do want you are thinking it will do.. They would be good for taking the cleaner,wax,sealant off but not putting them on... Just my opinion of course...I use the porter cable orbital buffer and here is the results.
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Bama, how many RPM's would I be looking for?
Sears has a Black&Decker one that does 4400.

And thedcorvette..when I hand-waxed my S-10(when I owned it ) many moons ago it took probably an hour or two.



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Bama, how many RPM's would I be looking for?
Sears has a Black&Decker one that does 4400.

And thedcorvette..when I hand-waxed my S-10 many moons ago it took probably an hour or two.
i handwax my supra every 2 weeks, not a big deal, but it isn't a small car by any means. I enjoy waxing my cars though, excuse not to do anything for awhile.. just like polishing shoes, except bigger

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4400 would be good. Does it have veriable speed adjustment?

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I don't wax often so I need something that's a bit more..robust..than a quick spray wax.
And I have Zaino CS to put on after it cures.



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