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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:47 pm
No harbor freight. I'll never buy another.
Go to auto zone and buy a Great Neck variable speed sander/polisher.
I lost count of how much stuff I buffed with one. 70 bucks.
Next go to the auto body supply store and get setup on the backing pad and pads/compounds and abrasive.
Prob run around 200-300 bucks all said and done depending which direction you go on abrasives and type.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:07 am
What time of backing pads and compounds. Know even less about this? Apparently I need an actual backing pad for the machien.. But then a backing pad that the cloth attaches to?? Or is that wrong?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:10 pm
Backing pad is hookit.
White compound pad and black polish pad. perfect it compound and perfect it polish (light or dark specific polish). go study....... :goodjob:
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:35 pm
I gave you all the info you need

the backing pad from ebay and the 123 3m line of polishes and buffing pads
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:29 pm
Jeez Jamon, I didn't mean to offend you by asking for more opinons! So you don't use a wool pad or anything? The backing pads are flexible rubber ones I assume? I can't tell from the pictures here.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:45 am
the foam pads work better than the wool pads and the backing pad is not very flexable
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:44 pm
I had good luck with a Porter cable dual action polisher: http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-7424xp.html
It's good for beginners and won't burn through the paint/clear as quickly as a rotary would. You will better results from a rotary though.
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