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Old 03-23-2005, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: Detailing, buffing equipment?

Maybe send Nykamp a P.M.


Lot of guys are really really happy with his work.
He will travel etc. who know's maybe he might give
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He's done WickedWon, Broken Arrow etc. to name a few.


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Old 03-23-2005, 06:14 PM
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I got a few of them. I'll let you borrow one if i can sit and watch you bust you A$$ while i tie a load on. I promise i won't throw more than 12 empty beer cans at ya.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:39 PM
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Bought mine from AutoZone. HD stuff. Steel gear housing, varible speed, 12 amp. Standard shaft thread too, not like the odd ball plastic buffer that Sears sells.
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Detailing, buffing equipment?

get the lightest one you can find, your arms will thanks you. a buffer should turn no more than 1750 rpm for buffing and use an orbital polisher for waxing, advance/discount auto parts has an orbital polisher for 19.95 @ the fla. stores i picked one up yesterday for waxing my cig.
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http://www.professionalcarcare.com/x...p-1-c-277.html
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:48 AM
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I use a Milwaukee 7" dial contraol buffer and a craftsman 10" oscilating waxer. Steve
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:30 AM
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Dewalt 849 works well for me 1000-3000 RPM's you can find it from $149-$180 weight is 8.25 lbs if you are only going to use it for your boat it will last a long time.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:17 PM
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I'm assuming you're looking for a polisher not a buffer.

The best one is a dual-orbital by the brand name of Cyclo. It's a piece of artwork- pricey but worth every penny.

Meguiars makes a polisher that's not to bad price wise, but you get what you pay for.

A buffer is OK for taking off chalk but way too fast for final finish on a premium paint job.
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i have a milwaukee.. but it weighs a ton.. I feel like aaahnold after I buff my 24
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I've been using a porta cable variable speed for about a year, they work great
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