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Old 08-05-2009, 10:01 PM
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what buffer to get?

One of my cars has a few scratches in the clear, id like to get a nice buffer to clean up my car and make it look nicer. Ive heard nothing but good things about porter cables, but they cant really take out scratches like rotary buffers such as the dewalt... has anyone ever used the dewalt? is it worth the 200 bucks? are there any other variable speed buffers out there that are comparable in performance, but for a more reasonable price?


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Sometimes you can find good used Snap-On oldies on Ebay...
Look for one with the Variable speed control in the trigger , the dial type variable are misleading and don't really go slow when it would be helpful
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Porter Cable buffers are very nice for detailing, but they do not have the grunt to really buff out a car like a true rotary buffer will. It is pretty much impossible though to ruin a finish with a Porter Cable buffer using foam pads.

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I did a lot of Homework when I bought mine, and it seemed that most Detailers liked the Makita, so I bought one-so far, it's done everything I have wanted, and done it well (but there may be something better out there)-

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