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Polisher and buffer

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by pinktaco808, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    What everyone suggest on a buffer or polisher?

    I see PC good
    Rules?

    Anything else

    Paint correction waxing polishing . Home use
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    20tacoma17

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    NMTrailRider

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    Griots Garage 6" DA with a 5" backing plate and 5.5" pads. Lifetime warranty. Perfect machine for a weekend warrior. More powerful than Porter Cable, much less expensive than everything else.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2018 at 10:04 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Porter/Cable works great for me.
     
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  5. Nov 11, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    I’ve had great results with my Flex polisher.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2018 at 11:40 PM
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    Rupes big foot is the best I have found for d/a and i have used pretty much every major name brand available over the last decade or so.
     
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  7. Nov 13, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    Which model rules? Get plenty models
     
  8. Nov 14, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    Too Stroked

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    Since I've had (or have) polishers from Porter-Cable (7424 & 7424XP), Griots, Flex (3401) and Rupes (Bigfoot), I think I can offer some decent advice. For the occasional detailer, it's hard to beat the P-C or the Griot's machines. With the Griot's currently being cheaper, that would be the best bet. The Flex and Rupes machines are significantly more expensive - and much more capable. I'd only recommend one of these if you detail on a pretty regular basis. Of the two, I prefer my Flex. Just my 2 cents.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    Not sure how long it's lasting but Pep Boys has a sale going for 30% (not just on Griot's products) off the usual fixed price of $150. Usually the Autogeek sales exclude the polishers so this is a really good deal. Also if you ever decide to step up to a more expensive machine you could slap a 3" backing plate on this one for working in tighter areas.
     

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