Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

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Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby Newbie GT » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:33 pm

Any tips from the professionals?
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby zch91 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:15 pm

Super fine sandpaper on an orbital sander has always worked for me. Like 2000 grit
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby Newbie GT » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:24 pm

2000 is good for super fine scratches yeh

But I mean as in a polisher recommendation
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby zch91 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:38 pm

Nah sandpaper is good for polishing is what I meant
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby bass_straitener » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:52 pm

This is probably the best out there.

http://www.festool.com.au/mediandoweb/i ... KTIVPROD=1

Combined with some of this.

http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool/sa ... hing-agent

Not fancy advertising but better than anything I've used.

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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby hamish_023 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:28 pm

For a newbie diyer a concours 900 or das6 pro is a good option. $330ish
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby SH30RB » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:57 pm

zch91 wrote:Nah sandpaper is good for polishing is what I meant

zch91 wrote:Super fine sandpaper on an orbital sander has always worked for me. Like 2000 grit

:lol: :lol: Zach, I had a good laugh to myself!
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby andy85 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:23 am

bass_straitener wrote:This is probably the best out there.

http://www.festool.com.au/mediandoweb/i ... KTIVPROD=1

Combined with some of this.

http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool/sa ... hing-agent

Not fancy advertising but better than anything I've used.

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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby Newbie GT » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:59 am

bass_straitener wrote:This is probably the best out there.

http://www.festool.com.au/mediandoweb/i ... KTIVPROD=1

Combined with some of this.

http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool/sa ... hing-agent

Not fancy advertising but better than anything I've used.

Cheers

Thanks mate it looks great appreciate it :wink:
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby Newbie GT » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:01 am

zch91 wrote:Nah sandpaper is good for polishing is what I meant


Comedian mate
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby Newbie GT » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:02 am

Was looking at one of these

Mothers Wax Attack Palm Polisher 240v

http://bit.ly/T7IyUf
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby Prezza » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:24 pm

Newbie GT wrote:Was looking at one of these

Mothers Wax Attack Palm Polisher 240v

http://bit.ly/T7IyUf


They are useless. They are more of a wax applicator, than a polisher. They do not spin fast enough to remove any scratches, and you are left scrubbing away with elbow grease to remove the scratches it claims to remove.

Personally, i use a DAS6-Pro, and have had exceptional results. Here are some parts from my old STi and a mates Forester which i painted and detailed using the DAS6-Pro.


Before:

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After:

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Forester Spats - Self painted - wet sanded vs Polished. Just POLISH. No wax yet..

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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby Boostaddict » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:28 pm

Prezza wrote:
Newbie GT wrote:Was looking at one of these

Mothers Wax Attack Palm Polisher 240v

http://bit.ly/T7IyUf


They are useless. They are more of a wax applicator, than a polisher. They do not spin fast enough to remove any scratches, and you are left scrubbing away with elbow grease to remove the scratches it claims to remove.

Personally, i use a DAS6-Pro, and have had exceptional results. Here are some parts from my old STi and a mates Forester which i painted and detailed using the DAS6-Pro.


Before:

Image

After:

Image


Forester Spats - Self painted - wet sanded vs Polished. Just POLISH. No wax yet..

Image
Image
Image


Yep those wax attack polishers are just time cutters. I have one and its for the fact that I can do a quick cleaner wax in about 40min start to finish. By hand it's double that!! And I'm toast after!!!

Edit ** you have some skills btw!!! Very nice work!!
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby dle » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:39 am

hamish_023 wrote:For a newbie diyer a concours 900 or das6 pro is a good option. $330ish


+1 for the concours
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Re: Best DIY hand buffer to use and to buy?

Postby psy » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:08 pm

Prezza wrote:
Newbie GT wrote:Was looking at one of these

Mothers Wax Attack Palm Polisher 240v

http://bit.ly/T7IyUf


They are useless. They are more of a wax applicator, than a polisher. They do not spin fast enough to remove any scratches, and you are left scrubbing away with elbow grease to remove the scratches it claims to remove.

Personally, i use a DAS6-Pro, and have had exceptional results. Here are some parts from my old STi and a mates Forester which i painted and detailed using the DAS6-Pro.


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Just saw this thread after hitting the button on a DAS6-Pro from CCP. Judging by the pics, I haven't made a mistake! Ended up buying a pack with a few different pads in it, and adding a few smaller pads for the pillars etc.
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