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Old 14-02-2018, 08:25 AM   #1
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Air powered buffer/polishers yes or no?

Morning all,

I’m pretty new to detailing properly and I’m almost primed and ready to detail my car to bring it back up to standard but I stuck on two things... the wether and a buffing machine.

I have a decent air line supply and figured I could use that instead of an electric buffer. This way it keeps cost down because I’m not exactly flush with cash. I can’t however seem to find a solid answer to what product is good to buy.

Does it need to be random orbital or can it be on a rotation on a single point?

If I did find an air powered buffer, what different size pads and extensions could I get for it?

The last thing I want to do is balls up my paintwork.

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Old 14-02-2018, 08:49 AM   #2
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I say NO because you cant control rotation speed which is important. I know some painters & body shops (heck, even car factories) use them but only for spot corection.
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Old 14-02-2018, 09:08 AM   #3
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It needs to be a random orbital in my opinion and here's an example of a Rupes machine, the Pneumatic Random Orbital Polisher LHR75.

Whilst this machine is only 3"/75mm I'm sure other manufacturers will have 5" or maybe 6" pneumatic random orbit polishers, similar in size to the more commonly used electric DA's we are familiar with.

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I say NO because you cant control rotation speed which is important.
The speed of the Rupes LHR75 is controlled by how far the lever on the top of the polisher is pressed down. Alternatively, the thumbwheel can be screwed down to reduce the air flow and hence the maximum speed of rotation when the control lever is fully depressed.

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Old 14-02-2018, 08:21 PM   #5
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Does a reasonably priced torque controlled da electric buffer exist?
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