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Old 02-18-2011, 12:37 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Electric Buffer Waxing vs Hand Waxing

Ok I have a 2005 nissan maxima shes got a few dings and scratches from the previous owner using a brush to wash her off and I was wondering if I should go to Auto zone and buy a buffer and some wax and try and wax it to remove those scratches...Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove these light scratches or what I should do ? Also looking for inner fender coverings...my car has eaten them and the tires are throwing mud into the front bumper
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Default Re: Electric buffer waxing vs Hand Waxing

Get a buffer, Porter Cable or Flex buffer.
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Default Re: Electric buffer waxing vs Hand Waxing

Wax on, wax off. If you don't have experience with a pro buffer, get one from like autozone, low speed. The ones I use, if you don't know what you're doing, you will burn the paint. You can also do it the old school way, by hand. Make sure that you clay bar it first, they sell kits and it's easy to do and the outcome is well worth it.
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Default Re: Electric buffer waxing vs Hand Waxing

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Wax on, wax off. If you don't have experience with a pro buffer, get one from like autozone, low speed. The ones I use, if you don't know what you're doing, you will burn the paint. You can also do it the old school way, by hand. Make sure that you clay bar it first, they sell kits and it's easy to do and the outcome is well worth it.
Good advice above
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Default Re: Electric buffer waxing vs Hand Waxing

If you do it yourself, with minimal exp with buffers you'll want an orbital buffer. It'll be shiney but it won't remove all the scratches if any. If you want to get RID of unsightly scratches, take it to a detail shop and let Hector or Jesus do it with a rotary. It'll be worth it in the end. Btw...don't pay more than $80-120 for an exterior detail....
Some places downtown here try to charge $200 for it. Don't fall for the okey doke...
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If you do it yourself, with minimal exp with buffers you'll want an orbital buffer. It'll be shiney but it won't remove all the scratches if any. If you want to get RID of unsightly scratches, take it to a detail shop and let Hector or Jesus do it with a rotary. It'll be worth it in the end. Btw...don't pay more than $80-120 for an exterior detail....
Some places downtown here try to charge $200 for it. Don't fall for the okey doke...
This is not entirely true. If you buy the cheap $30 buffer, then it won't do anything for you. If you buy the Porter Cable, Griots Garage, Meguiar's Dual Action, or if you want the best, the Flex, then you absolutely can use it for paint correction. I have the Flex and it is a marvelous tool. I tried to burn the paint on my Taurus with the Flex, and I couldn't...so you'll be safe with any of those 4. If you want the quickest paint correction, you'll have to spend the money on the Flex, as it is the strongest of the four.
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I didn't know what brands were good. Thanks for the recommendations!
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I didn't know what brands were good. Thanks for the recommendations!
Right...THANKS 1Hawaii...you have any links or Vid links for these machines?? Honestly I saw one highlighted on some car show awhile back and just forgot about it. It was silver and had two rotating pads.
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Right...THANKS 1Hawaii...you have any links or Vid links for these machines?? Honestly I saw one highlighted on some car show awhile back and just forgot about it. It was silver and had two rotating pads.
That's the Cyclo polisher. Here's a great website, and it's where I get all of my stuff from:

http://www.autogeek.net/bupo.html

Their prices are pretty good if you buy the stuff when it's on sale. They are ALWAYS having a sale of some sort, and they always have a buy one, get one section too.
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