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    edstockunas is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    DA Buffer

    I am looking to purchase a DA Buffer. I have used the old rotary style for years. I used to work with my father at an auto body shop through my younger years and was the "wheel man" as they called me. I have a one year old STS and really did not want to go so aggessive with buffer and keep hearing Gary talk about the DA Buffer and how beginners can use it and thought it would be perfect. My car is black and has no real blemishes, but just a few that are not coming out by hand. Like i said i really do not want to go over board, i would rather be as easy as possible in the beginning and if needed work my way to more aggressive means.

    Any advice on where i can get my hands on one, what brand is best, and best for price. Any help is appreciated.

    One last question, I use Gary's paint cleaner/polish, but i was wondering if anyone else uses just a straight polish after the cleaner and before the sealant. If so what brand. Like i said i have a black car and always have so i am always looking for the perfect mirror look!


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    wjfm1 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: DA Buffer

    Try going to meguairs.com, theirs is the porter cable and they give you a lifetime warranty!

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    Re: DA Buffer

    Porter Cable is fine. DeWalt also makes a very nice variable speed one that I see used in a lot of shop. I think they can both be had from Sears.
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    Re: DA Buffer

    I also wanted to ask about a dual head polisher i have seen. I have never used one or actually seen one used. Anybody ever tried one and how does it compare with other types used.

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    Re: DA Buffer

    Quote Originally Posted by edstockunas View Post
    I also wanted to ask about a dual head polisher i have seen. I have never used one or actually seen one used. Anybody ever tried one and how does it compare with other types used.
    Aren't 2 heads always better than one?

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist ........)

    I've never seen one, can you post a link?
    Thanks,
    Bill

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    Re: DA Buffer

    Gary shows one in his video, the thing is crazy looking! He says he really only uses it for corners and such where a bigger buffer just isn't practical.

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    Re: DA Buffer

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    Got great deals packages AND products (meguiars of course)!

    Hurry now, they are having a huge 50% off sale on certain things AND they have DA Polisher (Buffer) promotion kits. Instead of a Meguiars PC for 225$ (just the machine), you can buy Kit #1 which includes the Meguiars PC (with LIFETIME warranty) 1 polishing pad and 1 finishing pad for ONLY 150$!!!

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    Re: DA Buffer

    The Meguiras DA buffer is actually made by Porter Cable they mark it up $100 and give you the warrenty. The dual head buffer is called the Cyclo, don't really use it much anymore, I like the DeWalt 443, much better machine and costs is near the PCanyway. bought mine at amazon.com buy my dvd and learn how to use them the right way. Gary

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    edstockunas is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: DA Buffer

    Thanks for all of the feed back. Anybody have any info on the question about just a straight polish they use after the cleaner and before sealant?

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    Re: DA Buffer

    The dual head buffer is made by cyclo!

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    Re: DA Buffer

    Ed you might find that you don't need it, however you can look at meguiars hand poilish, if you want. Gary


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