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Old 05-31-2007, 07:16 AM
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Dewalt buffer-opinions

Sooner or later I will be painting my project and the art of buffing
will be required. In the mean time my daily driver has generally nice paint
but has a few hazy patches where the bra used to be. So I have something to practice on. Been looking at the Dewalt buffer for about $189. Any opinions or alternatives?

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Keith
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to use!

to use a multi-speed buffer is required to do a car,at least for me.i use the buffer after the pre-polishing proceedures are done(1000-3000)grit paper has
been done (wet-sanding),on the crazed patch you are talking about.the bra's
do rough up paint but can be recovered by sanding and buffing,but in other cases i do a 1000-1500,sand and then clean and then put a blending on the patch with clear over the whole area and start fresh!,so think what you want to do and take you time and do it right...............(bourne51),,,
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Thanks Bourne

Just curious what buffer are you using?

Keith
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I bought a makita off ebay for $125 plus $15 shipping. I like it so far.
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Keith,
I bought the same buffer you are looking at. I painted my care which was my first and the first I had ever used a high speed buffer. It made the job easy!! I do know that if you buy a Craftsman buffer then you can only use craftsman tools on it because of the arbor size.

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I've been eyeing this Porter Cable one for just over $100

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Gotta love Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92623

Probably wouldn't hold up too long if used every day, but should be okay for what you're going to do. BTW, you can sometimes catch these on sale for about $30.

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Gotta love Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92623

Probably wouldn't hold up too long if used every day, but should be okay for what you're going to do. BTW, you can sometimes catch these on sale for about $30.

Jamie
thats the one i have. i don't know how well it works, or its quality. as i have yet to use it. but i will say one thing = IT SMELLS !
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