: Buffer......



MEJIA
06-22-04, 01:02 PM
Hello

I wax my truck every Sunday, using Zaino products. Eventhough I am a big fan of hand-waxing my truck, I would like to coinsider an electric buffer.

What are the best buffers out there in the market?
Since I love my truck, the price of such tool is of no importance. I would just like to know from your expert opinions which is the right tool.

Thanks in Advance,

Mejia

Msilva954
06-22-04, 04:30 PM
Ive read on another forum to use a Porter Cable, there are many brands/ ExcelDetail or Hcvone will chime in hopefully.

rollman
07-02-04, 09:21 PM
Porter Cable 7424 or 7336 ,7335 all are real popular DA's ( Dual Action orbital polisher/sander )with detailers. In the Detail business its refered to as a PC . It's easy to use for beginers.

Elvis
07-03-04, 10:56 PM
I bought a cheap one at Home Depot. It died within two years. I'm saving up for the Porter Cable.

My father has a Porter Cable circular saw that my grandfather bought in the early 50's. It's still running like new, but it's hard as hell to find blades for it. He also has a Porter Cable sabre saw that's at least 50 years old. Still as strong as new.

I'm hoping that the Porter Cable buffer is a variable speed model. Haven't really researched it yet.

Vesicant
07-03-04, 11:10 PM
Mankita's stuff lasts long too, have a chop saw from the 70's.. still runs strong.

rollman
07-04-04, 10:37 PM
I'm hoping that the Porter Cable buffer is a variable speed model. Haven't really researched it yet.
Yes both the Porter Cable Orbital (7424) and the Porter Cable Rotory (7428) polishers have a dial to set speed. You'll find most of the other manfactures also have this option.

MEJIA
07-05-04, 12:04 AM
Yes both the Porter Cable Orbital (7424) and the Porter Cable Rotory (7428) polishers have a dial to set speed. You'll find most of the other manfactures also have this option.


Excuse my lack of knowledge, but what would be a better choice?

The PC 7424 Orbital or the PC 7428 Rotory?

Thanks,

Mejia

rollman
07-05-04, 08:18 PM
If you never used a Rotory before I would say the PC 7424 Orbital Polisher is your best bet. You'll be able to get swirls out of your paint with it and get good over all result with little experence.

Zanio is good stuff but if you have swirls or spiderwebbs Zanio only covers them it doesn't correct them . I don't know that your over all result with a buffer will be any better using Zanio but you can give it a try . However I think you'll find you waste more product using a buffer. Good luck and feel free to ask more questions .


From the Zanio FAQ's
Q: Can I use an orbital polisher to apply/remove Zaino polish?

A: Yes, you can use an orbital to apply Zaino Z-2, Z-3, or Z-5. I don't recommend it because you waste too much polish that way. The pad on an eleven inch polisher can absorb almost enough polish to coat your entire vehicle. Each time you use an orbital to apply Zaino polish, you are probably wasting as much polish, if not more than you actually applied to the car.

Zaino polish applies easily by hand, especially if you dampen the aplicator pad with water and spritz it with Z-6 before applying it.

If you use an orbital to remove the residue, you should place a white, 100% cotton towel between the pad and the paint, and keep it turned and refolded often so that you are removing the residue with a clean section of towel all the time.

Note: A single orbital pad WILL NOT remove the polish residue from an entire vehicle. You will have smears if you don't use a towel and turn and refold it frequently.

Please, feel free to e-mail me, if you need more specific help or your question was not covered here. For technical questions please call Zaino Bros'

MEJIA
07-06-04, 12:47 PM
If you never used a Rotory before I would say the PC 7424 Orbital Polisher is your best bet. You'll be able to get swirls out of your paint with it and get good over all result with little experence.

Zanio is good stuff but if you have swirls or spiderwebbs Zanio only covers them it doesn't correct them . I don't know that your over all result with a buffer will be any better using Zanio but you can give it a try . However I think you'll find you waste more product using a buffer. Good luck and feel free to ask more questions .


From the Zanio FAQ's
Q: Can I use an orbital polisher to apply/remove Zaino polish?

A: Yes, you can use an orbital to apply Zaino Z-2, Z-3, or Z-5. I don't recommend it because you waste too much polish that way. The pad on an eleven inch polisher can absorb almost enough polish to coat your entire vehicle. Each time you use an orbital to apply Zaino polish, you are probably wasting as much polish, if not more than you actually applied to the car.

Zaino polish applies easily by hand, especially if you dampen the aplicator pad with water and spritz it with Z-6 before applying it.

If you use an orbital to remove the residue, you should place a white, 100% cotton towel between the pad and the paint, and keep it turned and refolded often so that you are removing the residue with a clean section of towel all the time.

Note: A single orbital pad WILL NOT remove the polish residue from an entire vehicle. You will have smears if you don't use a towel and turn and refold it frequently.

Please, feel free to e-mail me, if you need more specific help or your question was not covered here. For technical questions please call Zaino Bros'



Since Zaino only covers swirl marks, what are your products of choice to correct swirl marks, I would like to hear different opinions so I wont make a bad choice choosing a product that perhaps instead of correcting my swirl marks it will ruin my paint.

Thanks in Advance,

Mejia

rollman
07-06-04, 05:31 PM
If you really do have swirls the second link will give you a better idea of the process and what's needed product wise to get rid of them .

Read this information over to better understand how to actually use the buffer .

http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=47 (http://http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=47)


Watch these clips and you'll get a better idea of what you need do to. http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=31


Good luck

rollman
07-06-04, 06:04 PM
Here's something for you to read over about your paint care . Its very informative. http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=46


Post some pics of your truck if you can . I'd like to see it . Thanks

MEJIA
07-09-04, 01:57 PM
Here's something for you to read over about your paint care . Its very informative. http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=46


Post some pics of your truck if you can . I'd like to see it . Thanks



Thank you very much for your valuable help! :bouncy:
I will post pics of my truck tomorrow or the day after.

Thanks In Advance,

Mejia

RBraczyk
07-10-04, 09:24 PM
Becareful if you arent using an orbital buffer, you can easily burn the paint.

LacSeville
07-11-04, 01:24 PM
If you really do have swirls the second link will give you a better idea of the process and what's needed product wise to get rid of them .

Read this information over to better understand how to actually use the buffer .

http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=47 (http://http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=47)


Watch these clips and you'll get a better idea of what you need do to. http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=31


Good luck

your first link didn't work... i'd like to read that article if you could repost please.

rollman
07-12-04, 09:01 PM
I see why it won't work , to many Http's in there. Give this a try http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=47