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Old 04-11-2016, 02:40 PM   #1
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Mike Phillips Reviews Griots Mirco Rotary

Review: Griot's New Micro Rotary Buffer

I'm going to start this review with these words of sage advice...

For Professional Use Only

This pneumatic micro rotary buffer has a lot of power and this means when used correctly you can remove swirls, scratches, water spots and oxidation in tight areas, intricate sections, thin panels and along edges. IF however you're not careful, then like any rotary buffer there is some risk involved. So anytime you're using this or any rotary buffer be sure to focus on the task at hand.

The Griot's Air Micro Rotary Buffer comes with,

•Pneumatic Micro Rotary Buffer
•3" backing plate
•2" backing plate
•Spindle Wrench
•Users Manual

3" and 2" backing plates

Spindle Wrench

Griot's new 3.5" BOSS buffing pads work perfect on the 3" backing plate

Setting the max RPM

The first thing you want to do is set the maximum RPM limit to 2500 RPM. This is done using a Strobe Light Tachometer (available as an App), and a flathead screwdriver.

You can also guesstimate the setting visually and audibly like I did by twisting the screw adjustment with the flathead screwdriver while watching and listening to the speed and then stopping at a point where you think you'll be safe. For example I adjusted the RPM setting to a low speed just to be on the safe side when squeezing the throttle lever to full speed.

My test vehicle is a 1970 Cuda recently removed from a 15+ year appearance in a museum.

The small, compact size of the Griot's Micro Rotary Buffer made it very easy to control.

The 3.5" pads were perfect for removing swirls, scratches and oxidation from all the thin panels.

The easy to control air powered rotary buffer made working around components a cinch.

The 3.5" pads enabled me to polish out the paint behind the fresh air intake grill without slinging splatter behind the grill.

Now this is what I cal surgical precision buffing...

Also included with the tool is a 2" backing plate. At the time of this review Griot's does not offer a 2" buffing pad but there are 2" buffing pad options available at

If you have experience with rotary buffers then the Griot's Pneumatic Micro Rotary Buffer will be a great addition to your arsenal of tool.
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