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Old 03-23-2005, 04:35 PM
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Anyone detail their own boats ? I'm looking for a polisher. What kind to buy ?
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Milwaukee is one of better buffers, not sure on model #'s
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DEWALT makes one that is the same as the Snap On unit. Variable speed at the trigger and on a speed wheel. That is very important when buffing.

The type of pad that you use has to match the compound you are using also and that has to work with the type of paint you have on your boat. Not the hardest thing to do in the word but you do want to be carefull not to create to much heat or take off to much paint as well.

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I was wondering this also, had bought one of those cheap things and took it right back! What a joke? How much do these recommended units cost?
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I also have a Dewalt. It is a lot better than the cheap Craftsman I had. Bought it at Grainger but I'm sure there are cheaper deals.
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Buy a Makita I have one that has lasted way longer than the arms holding it.
In the over 200 dollar range. I had a hard time finding true Buffers when I bought this one 50 boats ago.
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East Coast:

This is the one that I was talking about. I did a google search and this is the first place that showed up.

http://www.smartshoppersinc.com/dewalt/dewalt.html
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Milwaukee variable speed

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That is the same one I have, except I gave $199 for mine.
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Just got mine 2 days ago.porta cable model 7424 with vaiable speed and random orbit polisher.$140 online.www.woodworker.com have to wait 4 more weeks to use it.just had the paint and clear redone.

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