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Old 09-11-2015, 08:57 PM
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Question power buffer/polisher recommendations

I usually do all my auto waxing/buffing/polishing by hand using Meguires applicator sponge and microfiber towels. However, I had shoulder surgery recently and I still don't have the endurance to a wash/wax/buff in the same day. So I am looking for some automated help.

Any recommendations under $70

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Old 09-13-2015, 01:56 AM
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Re: power buffer/polisher recommendations

I just bought this set up after a ton of newbie research
Porter cable 7424 da polisher
Its 100 % safe on any finish
I did buy other pads for deep cutting, but for maintenance of a clean car, bought meguirs microfiber system with 300 and 301.
One will get light scratches out, other is a wax. .both go on off super easy
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Re: power buffer/polisher recommendations

Thanks DA Jeeper, I saw that Porter Cable setup too but not sure if I want to spend that much. I have seen it selling for $100-$110 most places. I was looking at the Black and Decker WP900 6 inch orbit waxer/polisher on Amazon for $30. Looks like it would be easy to hold. In the long run, Porter Cable would probably be more durable than the Black and Decker. I will need to start taking better care of my pickup too (2001 Dakota 4 door) since it should be going in for full pain job after winter. That has lost the gel coat in several places and the roof looks horrible.

It's been a while since I did any waxing and detailing of my cars until we got this 2015 GC. I did just use NuFinish and I think it looks pretty good. Will wash again and plan to use Meguires Ultimate paste wax before winter just for some extra protection.
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Re: power buffer/polisher recommendations

The Porter Cable is worth it, due to the clutch, which really minimizes the possibility of burning through your clear coat. I used it with a velvet orange peel pad and polishing compound to remove the orange peel in the paint on my '15 Overland, and was very happy with the results. I then followed up with Meguiar's X-Press Synthethic Wax.

Below is a really good informational resource on paint correction, as well as conventional wax versus synthetic wax:

The Shine Shop - About Us - Reisterstown, MD
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Re: power buffer/polisher recommendations

Thanks for all the info - the Shine Shop website has A LOT of info. Well, I guess a couple extra bucks will help my cars look better for longer so maybe I will buck up and go for the Porter Cable

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Re: power buffer/polisher recommendations

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Thanks for all the info - the Shine Shop website has A LOT of info. Well, I guess a couple extra bucks will help my cars look better for longer so maybe I will buck up and go for the Porter Cable

Thanks
I had a Black and Decker, and a Sears that looks a lot like a Black and Decker.
"they worked" and I'll just leave it at that. Neither lasted overly long and the plastic bodies shatter easily. The Porter is worth a couple extra bucks.

One trick you might try is to buff using a clean microfiber cloth between the traditional fake sheepskin and the surface. Seems to give a better shine to me.
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Re: power buffer/polisher recommendations

I will heed your advice and buck up for the Porter Cable. I have already applied a coat of NuFinish which is supposed to be a polish and sealant. According to the manufacturer, it is supposed to last up to a year. Nonetheless, I will apply a coat of Meguiars Ultimate paste wax which is a fully synthetic polymer wax (no carnuba).

Thanks for your replies. Love this GC, too bad it's the wife's and I drive the '98 Cherokee that doesn't even have power windows let alone voice command, panoramic sunroof, rain sensing wipers, and back up camera. I am just not used to these features but they are fun.
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