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Old 07-09-2005, 05:34 PM
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Paint polishing equipment suggestions ????

I have a right angle Black and Decker polisher...
but that is hard on my back when working low on a car...

I have seen these round deals ... but as far as I can figure out they are all the ' Random Orbital ' type... which I think is worthless for this and for wood sanding also... just for the record..

I want a slow turning polisher with the symetrical handles so I can keep my back straight... since I can do deep knee bends all day long if I don't have to hold something off center like the right angle polisher...

Any suggestions ?
Thanks, Greg
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:15 AM
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Greg, my favorite polisher to use came from Harbor Freight for $20, 6" pneumatic with a butterfly trigger. It's light, easy to get into tight spaces and uses only 4 cfm. Beats my high dollar electrics hands down.
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I will check that out... Thanks....

UH, I can't find it... do you have a url or part number ?

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Old 07-10-2005, 11:00 AM
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They are to the left on the wall when you walk into the store Looks like the item number is 42966 - The trigger design is different paddle instead of butterfly

Oh they also have the 382 pc "O" ring assortment on sale for $6.99
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Maybe they have gotten coordinated on the store placement now... but our north and south Austin stores are not matched up at all... the south store is a mess.. LOL
I am sure I can find it with that info now though... Thanks much....
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Oh if you or anyone get a pneumatic polisher wrap the airfiting with some foam rubber. Yes I had a learning experience
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I can't find it with that number...says discontinued...
how fast does it turn ?
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Which Harbor freight buffing pads do you guys use?... mine come off if I go over 300rpm?
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Well, I think my Black and Decker right angle polisher is like 120 rpm's...
to keep from throwing the compound , if not the pad also, off onto the floor.. of course the compound is thrown onto your pants legs and shoes...

Maybe I am missing a concept on polishing.....

This is an interesting site...
http://www.perfectioncarcare.com/prod_cat.htm?cat=10
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Greg, That is the correct "lot" number. RPM variable to 800 +/-
I don't by my bonnets from HF get them off the MATCO truck, little pricey but good quality
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I put that number into the Search by number on the HF page..and it rejected it.. could you look it up and then post the url from what you get ? Thanks, Greg
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Well, I think my Black and Decker right angle polisher is like 120 rpm's...
to keep from throwing the compound , if not the pad also, off onto the floor.. of course the compound is thrown onto your pants legs and shoes...

Maybe I am missing a concept on polishing.....
If I understand correctly, the polishers turn fewer RPMs so that they are less likely to overheat and damage the surface or material that you are polishing.
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If I understand correctly, the polishers turn fewer RPMs so that they are less likely to overheat and damage the surface or material that you are polishing.
True - I use a detailers soloution in a spray bottle fast and wet

RL my electric polisher goes to 3K rpm for finsh work 8" head, makes work go fast. It's important to understand the technique, I have seen burned paint, fortunately not by me.
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I guess I could practice on mom's Lincoln
Maybe I should just get some new pads and backing plates and use what I have... I know I can do it without burning with what I have... and this is the 240 I am working on ...
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I guess I could practice on mom's Lincoln
Maybe I should just get some new pads and backing plates and use what I have... I know I can do it without burning with what I have... and this is the 240 I am working on ...
DUDE!! Stay away from the bottom of those doors, else you come away with nothing but the weldment.
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