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Buffers,

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by DdayIsNear, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    DdayIsNear

    DdayIsNear [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wanna go buuy a buffer yesterday. what a good one i can pick up in a hoem depot or whatever, i dont wanna order online as i need it asap. whats my best option, what do you use.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I use a Porter Cable 7424 but you would probably have to order it.

    You could look and see if you can find it locally. You might have some luck finding a semi decent one at Sears.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    Porter cable 7424xp is the newest version, made specifically for buffing. I have a previous version thats been great for ~5 years. Perfect for the driveway enthusiast. It's not as powerful as a rotary, but won't damage paint with burn through on corners or seams.

    I know you want to get locally, but I'd suggest skipping the home depot or autozone crappy buffers and order the porter cable. Spend a little extra and do it right from the start.

    This machine with a couple Lake Country orange colored pads and a couple white pads, along with some compound/polish will last you +/- forever and give you great results.

    wmb67

    PS: I purchase most of my detailing equipment from autogeek.com. Quick shipping and real good pricing.

    Also autopia.org is a forum similar to TW, very helpful folks and tons of great information.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    what sites can i pick this stuff up, that seems to be the one i hear about most often so i think i am gonna go with it. what about the pads, where i get them from, online as well, or are they soemthing i can get locally?thanks again
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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  7. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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  8. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I belive Polishandwax.com sells buffer kits. Everything you need to detail the truck. Last time I checked, they were having a clearance.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    i think i will go through dave anytime i need simething, work on car, dave, tires, dave, polisher crap, dave, dave you win!
     
  10. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    :woot: for Dave!
     
  11. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    ok, so i went to autogeek.net and there are a whole bunch of porter cable 7424xp kits, which one is best for me, i am not sure what pads in the combo kits will work to my needs. so which combo kit works best for me if i wanna wash the truck and then wax n polish or whatver to get the best protective shine before it snows. thanks
     
  12. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    yay new moderator chris 4x4...def woot for dave.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    sorry at work it just got busy as hell i think i would ck the site chris said
    it may be the same kit i my self dont use one i do it all by hand
    oh btw thanks :D:D
     
  14. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    and besides i have a detail shop next door to my shop
    i have those guys do it for me :D
     
  15. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    i have always done it by hand as well, the one chris said only has bosch polishers and they are like $300 in the kit. im not about to drop that right now. it lookslike i will be doing it by and for now, maybe i will have a nj taco meet and get enough people to each cover one section of teh truck, and it will be done in 20 minutes. lol, start restin dave, i have the double cab, its gonna take a little longer....lol
     
  16. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    ill just have the guys in the detail shop next door do it :D
     
  17. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    really,,,,,,how much they charge, or since both of our trucks are silver and have the horns, and same grill, they wont notice...lol,, btw dave you have a website or business cards i can pick up, i can refer a lot of poeple to your shop.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    thanks chris:D
     
  20. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    yeah i remmeber you tellin me etd, but which one.
     
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