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Help me find a good mini buffer/polisher

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by goldtele, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    I'm about to start color sanding and buffing my car but there is a lot of smaller parts around the windows and roofline that I cans get a full sized buffer in.

    Does anybody have any good recommendations for a mini buffer/polisher? Any info or advise would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!!


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  2. ironpile
    Joined: Jul 3, 2005
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    Find a good quality small right angle drill ,sander, air drive and some 4 inch buffing pads and arbor.Easy to handle and does a great job.:D
     
  3. crazy_tonguezz
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    from glendale

  4. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    Thanks for the tips!



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  5. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    I used one of these last week on my Dad's Model A and it worked great, very well made product:

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  6. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    I have a blue point from snap on that works real good it is air powered.
     
  7. Jet96
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    X2 on the Griots, I use mine alot and it's never missed a beat. I don't know about their other products,but that little buffer works good.
     
  8. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    Awesome, I was looking at the Groits. Is it powerful enough to buff out 2000 grit sand scratches?
     
  9. el diablo
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    from Norco CA

    I use the bluepoint mini buffer that is not an orbital. Works well.
     
  10. EDPACECAR
    Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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    My vote is for the Griots 3" buffer, I also use it for rims.
    I get my pads from here so far best price I have found.

    http://www.chemicalguys.com/3_3_5_Pads_s/317.htm
     
  11. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    Yes, it will take out 1000 grit scratches. Use the proper pads/polish and touch.
     
  12. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
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    Yes, it will take out 2000 scratches. FWIW the griots pads for that size seem to work as good as any.
     
  13. flatheadz-forever
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    from new jersey

    porter cable orbital
     
  14. Weasel
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  16. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    I've got the Chicago air one that looks just like the HF one previous. Works great! Drills will overheat with too much pressure, and the orbitals don't have enough power to cut well. OK with polish, but not so great compounding.
     
  17. Jeff Walker
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    If you want air powered, the Blue Point one is nice. It also has a speed adjustment.
     

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