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4/16/03 12:48am - Original Message: 'Wax Buffer'
FLA VETTE
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ORLANDO, FL - USA

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1980 L82 Dark Metallic Green Coupe, Gymkhana Suspension, AM/FM/CB, GM ZZ383....nice....

Joined: 12/11/2002
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Does anyone use a buffer for waxing? If I get one should I be looking at the 10"? 6"? 2400rpm? non circulating type? what features should I be looking for? |headscratch|

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4/23/03 10:29am - Reply: 'Wax Buffer'
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

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I don't use a buffer for applying or removing the wax but I do use one after I remove the wax with a towel. I use a 10" orbital buffer just as a finishing touch to make sure I get an even buff. I did try to apply wax with the buffer when I first got the buffer but found out I did more wax clean-up all over the car from the wax being thrown everywhere.
A couple guys in my club do use high speed buffers to apply and remove wax but from what I hear, you have to be EXTREMELY carefull because it is very easy to burn through the paint.
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4/23/03 11:35am - Reply: 'Wax Buffer'
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Pittsboro, NC - USA

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1980 L82 Stock 49K miles White 1972 350 M-21 Red

Joined: 3/27/2003
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Every once and a while i'll use a buffer with a wax that says to use a buffer(very carefully) and then sorta hand wipe it off, wash it again(stuff thrown everywhere |eek| ) and then just dry it off. Makes a difference!

Sometimes if your paint is real dull or your really trying to clean something up you can use a buffer and something such as turtle waxes polish(in a green round can) But you have to be very careful, you can take the paint off real fast! Next I usually wax it and possibly wash. The polish don't throw very bad.

I use a 6" regular buffer. I would like to have a 10" orbital buffer. It would be good to have both, the 10" to do major body panels, and then use the 6" to do small stuff the other couldn't reach. How ya like that orbital buffer Glenn?

I'm no cleanin buff, just thought I would share(yeah I meant to say buff |laugh| )
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4/24/03 2:24pm - Reply: 'Wax Buffer'
glenns
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

Joined: 11/24/2001
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I do like it. Certainly can not hurt the paint with it and it does a nice job.
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4/25/03 10:10pm - Reply: 'Wax Buffer'
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BRADENTON, FL - USA

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1972 convertible 350 auto trans, delux int, air, ps, pb, t/t wheel, pw, 79,000 org miles Rare one year only color

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i use a ARMSTRONG buffer. works great , dosen't scratch, variable speed, recharable with just a few beers. |cheers|

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4/28/03 4:32pm - Reply: 'Wax Buffer'
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Lincolnton, GA - USA

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1973 Coupe 454/4 sp, a/c

Joined: 3/19/2003
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forget about mechanical buffers........do it the old fashioned way, using Zaino Brothers products. www.zainobros.com You will not believe the results--It is amazing what Zaino did for my '73-Was considering painting the car-now people ask me if it has just been painted. The best $$$ you will ever spend, if you follow the directions......Take it from me-I've used them all, including Liquid Glass, & Zaino tops them all...... |biggrin|
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