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Posted: 07/07/12 07:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I assume you are talking about car/truck body shops??

Quite a big difference working with a RV surface than a car or truck one would think.


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A good buffer in the wrong hands is asking for disaster. Being that the rig is new, thoroughly wash then apply a top marine sealant like Mequires Flagship by hand. Once a year for the sides, twice for the front cap.


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Posted: 07/07/12 11:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dave & Ginny wrote:

remoandiris wrote:

RAS43 wrote:

Dave & Ginny wrote:


If you're going to buy a buffer, buy a high speed buffer not an orbital. The orbital buffer won't get the scratches out, they only save on the arm power.


IMO, if a person is not familiar with a high speeed buffer he/she can burn the finish or decals. That is why many of us recommend a random orbital buffer as it is easier on the finish and won't leave swirl marks. I have used an orbital buffer for many years on my vehicles without issues.


+1 to what Ras said.

All these years I've been using my Porter Cable I thought the various pads and polishes were what took care of the scratches, not the buffer itself. Hmmm.


If that were the case why wouldn't body shops use orbital buffers?


I don't know if every bodyshop in the universe uses only high speed buffers. I do know my random orbit Porter Cable with various pads, polishes, waxes and sealants gives the paint on my vehicles a deep, smooth, shine.


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