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Old 04-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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i have been looking at dozens of ebay auctions

i have set my price at around $50-60 shipped... what im finding is confusing...

for car polishing and buffing i want to hang out around 2000rpm'* right? or cant you get to high? reason being, first i was looking at something like this... good cheap all-around unit... brand names are easily over $100...

then i found this unit that doubles as a grinder which sparked my mind to many odd projects...

furthermore, this unit looks like a good deal too
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That last one looks good. Sorry I'm not much help but here'* what I do know. You want RANDOM orbital, otherwise you'll f up your paint. Also, don't get a cordless. The batteries drain much too quickly unlike some cordless tools (like drills).
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or you get a $20 from walmart or autozone thats random orbit, and it works 100% fine without messing up your paint....
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i already got the $14.99 coleman handheld unit.. but after looking at it, i dont wanna use it.. i want more of a professional one... with the handle as shown for more leverage and such
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You want RANDOM orbital, otherwise you'll f up your paint.

Definately get a RO,if you don't you could burn the paint or wind up with a whloe lot of swirl marks
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looking to hear from bonniemaro and 95SLE and others
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I've got this one right here... http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...00&tab=spe#tab

I picked it up for 34.99 on sale at the time & boy do I love it!
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ive got a 10" already, but it doesnt work in tight areas like the small ones... works good for the hood and such, but for the area im really concerned about where my badges were, i need something smaller
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Yeah mine can be a pain around the mirrors and spoiler but for the most part just using the edge of the pad with the buffer turned on its side can solve that problen; but I understand the pain lol.

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I got one in the gargae you can have, Haro. It ain't nothing real fancy, but it'* an option, and it'* yours if you want.

I decided I'd rather do it all by hand....

Shuddup Tracy!!!!
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