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My shoulders are in bad shape. :o Having a black car now I'm constantly waxing and maintaining the paint. I want to buy an electric buffer to do some of the work for me. Does anyone have a suggestion on what to buy? Any input is appreciated.

Thanks!

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I don't think you want a rotary buffer. They are powerful and can do serious damage to your paint if you really don't know what you're doing, or just cause a bad case of swirl marks. I've got an old Meguiar's dual-action polisher that is great for polish and wax after washing and possibly claying the car. See http://www.meguiars.com/Faq/index.cfm?faqC...%20your%20hands for some details. Meguiar's online forum at http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/ has more information than you could possibly follow. Meguiar's also has a FREE open-to-everyone class regularly at their facility in Irvine on Saturdays, where a professional will go through all the techniques and tools for detailing your car, demonstrate, and let you try out everything. Your car will look better than ever before when you're done. See http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=110 for more details. I learned a lot when I attended

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The one that I have is designed for waxing cars only. It is not powerful enough to do paint damage like the ones the pros use.

It is still advisable to stay away from edges and crests just in case.

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Check out the Porter Cable 7424 XP Dual Action Orbital Polisher.

The Meguiar's polisher used to be a rebranded Porter Cable DA orbital polisher, just costing more and with a lifetime warranty. It's a great product

Phillip - you're welcome to try mine out some weekend if you want to check it out before buying one

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Check out the Porter Cable 7424 XP Dual Action Orbital Polisher.

The Meguiar's polisher used to be a rebranded Porter Cable DA orbital polisher, just costing more and with a lifetime warranty. It's a great product

Phillip - you're welcome to try mine out some weekend if you want to check it out before buying one

The Porter Cable or "PC" 7424XP is one of the better orbital polishers for someone moving from hand to machine polishing and has the most selection of backing plates and pads.

See this link for more info: 7424XP info

Porsche paint is very soft, so you want to use polishing pads first before you need a cutting pad for defects.

As for polishes, I use Menzerna polishes. These are German polishes which can really make any finish look stunning once you learn how to use it. The range starts from a cutting polish to a very fine finish polish.

If you need more info, go to Autopia.org to gain more info and tips.

Regards,

Deanski

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Great information! Thanks to everyone. Geoff, I will take you up on that offer ;)

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