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Old 03-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #1
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Cordless Drill Buffing Attachment

Is this a good idea? Spring time is coming and I would like to buff/polish the entire truck after going through a wash and clay bar (first time doing that too).

Is there an attachment I could purchase to use with my cordless drill to make this process easier? I have a lot of fine scratches in the clearcoat and would like to address these. All advice welcome.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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I wouldn't... Check out the Porter Cable orbital polisher. It's very user friendly and you won't burn through your clear coat.

This is the one I'd get if I went with a mechanical buffer:
http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-7424xp.html

That website also carries a lot of good detailing products if you're interested.
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I have a corded black & decker orbital. Was maybe $25. Cheap and works. Get some halfway decent buffing pads and you'll be good.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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Definitely look into the pc. a drill would be dangerous unless you really know what you are doing.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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^^^ x2. Go with the random orbit Porter Cable. If you're new to polishing ESPECIALLY!!! It's cheap, effective, and won't get you into trouble.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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Using a drill to polish is OK for something like headlights, but I wouldn't use it on paint. It's too hard to control.

I don't like the PC, but tons of people love it and get great results. I prefer a rotary, which is more dangerous, but much quicker. A good rotary (Dewalt or Makita) runs close to $200 but you can get a cheap one at Harbor Freight for under $40.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...ult?q=polisher

If you go with a rotary, watch some very detailed instructional videos first and polish a 'practice vehicle' before you touch your baby with it. Also, use a high-quality polish with very fine abrasives, never 'compound'.
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I don't like the PC, but tons of people love it and get great results. I prefer a rotary, which is more dangerous, but much quicker. A good rotary (Dewalt or Makita) runs close to $200 but you can get a cheap one at Harbor Freight for under $40.
Oh yes, don't get me wrong I would love to have a DeWalt and will probably get one soon. I just would not recommend the average joe to get a rotary buffer unless they were planning on getting serious about paint correction. The Porter Cable 7424 has its limitations no doubt. If I don't get a DeWalt I will at least spring for a Flex.
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yes there is a drill attachment that meguiars make but i would still recommend a DA like porter cable Griots garage or meguiars DA

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...-power-system/
thats the link to the drill attachment
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yes there is a drill attachment that meguiars make but i would still recommend a DA like porter cable Griots garage or meguiars DA

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...-power-system/
thats the link to the drill attachment
I agree 100 %. Some people have reported good results with the new Meguiar's system. But if your gonna be polishing more than once get a DA! It will pay for itself right off the bat.

PS: Hello Psynx!
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I agree 100 %. Some people have reported good results with the new Meguiar's system. But if your gonna be polishing more than once get a DA! It will pay for itself right off the bat.

PS: Hello Psynx!
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