bUFFERS?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Foster98GT, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Foster98GT

    Foster98GT Well-Known Member

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    Whats the price range for a good buffer or orbital sander? I know very little of this side of detailing and im currently doing my homework on the subject.
     
  2. Goindeafonmtx

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    Don't waste your money by going to Autozone or any place like that. Get the Porter Cable 7424. Here is the cheapest place I found on the intraweb and it is where I bought mine and I had no problems with them. Clickity Click Its super easy to use and the results are very professional. So with that buffer, you will need professional compounds. I use Meguiars Professional line, but other popular brands are Poorboys, Zaino, and others. Usually costs between $10 and $20 depending on which compound. I hope that helps a little. :)
     
  3. Matt94GT

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    yup get the portercable you will be glad you did, I love it.
     
  4. Lightning Struck

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    I used one on my 98 and it is the best I have seen as of yet :dancing6:
     
  5. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    I bought a PC yesterday. Love it.

    had a pep boys 30 dollar one, burned it up.
    Just like everyone says in the forums...
     
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    ive been looking at the pc 7428 ..or do you all think the pc 7424 has enough speed to dig deep enough to remove bird crap stain and water spots with rubbing compound. i like the idea of the random oprbital of the 7424 ,i also like the high speed of the 7428..im kinda stuck here :dunno:
     
  7. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    The 7424 is dummy proof you can't damage your paint as long as you have common sense. With the right pads and product the 7424 will do wonders....
     
  8. Goindeafonmtx

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    The only problem with the higher speed is that higher speed creates higher temps because of the friction. Believe me when I say this, the 7424 will spin PLENTY fast enough.
     
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    thank you for the information..im saving my penies to buy one with the pad kit. :thumb:
     
  10. ALITL8

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    6" Variable-Speed Random-Orbit Polisher 7424 2,500-6,000 RPM
    Variable-Speed Random-Orbit Sander (6") with Polishing Pad 7336SP 2,500-6,000 RPM
    7" Variable-Speed Polisher 7428 1,000-3,000 RPM

    the 7428 is the slowest of the group. anyone have or used the 7336? is there a difference in the 7336 and the 7424?
     
  11. Goindeafonmtx

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    A few guys have one over on SVT. I've never heard of any advantages/disadvantages between the two.
     
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    i found a 7336 at Lowes for $139 but didnt get it because i wasnt sure what the difference was. i think im going to get the one online with all the pads and attachments. it looks like the best deal :thumb:
     
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    I got mine at Lowes too. it was 109, with a 25 dollar in store credit.
    It works great.

    :bunny3:
     
  16. TxCobrA98

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    hey i could use something good to buffer and wax with. i may get one in a few weeks and try it out. i just hope i dont swirl my paint like i did on an old car we used to have. it was a mint 67 shelby that i did it on with its original paint.. haha kidding dont worry it was a beater we got for free.. lol i dont even kno why we got it. mazda protege, like 1803 model.. was old and ugly..
     
  17. ALITL8

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    orbital polishers wont swirl your paint. they are used especially to remove high speed buffer swirls. i dont own the porter-cable yet but im looking into getting one. i need something durable enough to handle buffing everyday. anyone know how durable the PC 7424 is? i dont want to have to buy a new one in 3-4 months.
     
  18. MeanGrn Gt

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    the pc is supposed to be very durable from what i have heard. That is another reason it is so popular is it's durablity
     
  19. Dalamar

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    It's a night and day difference, it's kinda heavy, you can tell it has a good motor.
    I'm looking for things to buff.

    I buffed my wakeboard yesterday!
     
  20. MeanGrn Gt

    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    wanna come up to south dakota and buff my car??? :laugh: