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Thread: Wax Buffers

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    Wax Buffers

    Do you use a power buffer when waxing your boat? If so do you use a orbital or a circular, and why. What's a good brand?

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    Re: Wax Buffers

    I have a cheap orbital and that doesn't work very good. Circular hi-speed work good but you have to know what you're doing so you don't burn thru.

    I don't know what I'm doing, so good 'ole caveman elbow grease for me.

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    Gold Member Gold Member Rice Hauler's Avatar
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    Re: Wax Buffers

    Your not supposed to wax that thing, your supposed to get it dirty.
    The crew does all the waxing I thought.
    At any rate there is an Ocillating Buffer made by Chamberlain.
    The Polishmaster:

    I've used this model 2100 for over 10 years with great results they're really foolproof. And the Random Oscillating motion means that you'll never burn the paint. The surface has got to be in good shape. These are really just for putting wax on and taking it off. Just use the terry cloth bonnets no need for the fancy lambswool or foam. and If you need to buff or remove oxidation then I recommend a DeWalt 849 or other comparable Orbital buffer.
    Also they sell a very similar 10 inch model of this through Craftsman. I see them on Ebay every once in a while.. Usually grey or black in color.
    Good luck and don't get your hands too dirty.
    Remember Rob say, "boat is for boating not cleaning"
    p.s. My best to Ian. I'm feeling great and hope that she is too.
    "Lovin' Life and Livin Large"..OffShore

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    Re: Wax Buffers

    Porter Cable is the way to go.

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    Re: Wax Buffers

    I bought my Porter Cable polisher from " Griot's Garage ". Once you use it you can not believe waxing your car or boat could be so easy. Check them out at

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    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    Re: Wax Buffers

    I have had the cheap ones before, and invested in the Milwaukee Buffer that I used back in HS when I was detailing cars.

    First, with a professional buffer, you HAVE to be careful. The shear weight and spin speed of the tool can destroy what you are trying to restore. Just go slow, and be careful, and DO NOT hit the edges with the buffer; do them by hand... until you know what you are doing. what I own, and I will not use another.

    Milwaukee description:

    Make sure you buy a product with adjustable speed. I am not familar with the P/C products mentioned above, however, the Milwaukee has a version with speed adjustment, and without.

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