Motorized Car Wax Polisher

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 05:12 pm:

Does anybody know of a reasonably priced yet decent motorized car wax/polisher machine and where one may be purchased?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 05:44 pm:

I have a buffer/polisher from Sears. It uses Terri cloth buffer pad covers (washable) and works very well.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alek on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 05:52 pm:

Porter Cable 7424XP Google it. Probably around $150 and pickup the pads via detailing site. You get what you pay for. It is dual-action.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 05:52 pm:

Harbor Freight has them as do many auto stores. Just be careful that you don't burn your finish by running it too fast or holding it in one spot too long. If you haven't used them before practice on an old piece. Any dirt or grime will cause swirl marks in your finish. Keep the pads clean and covered in a plastic bag when not in use.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 06:01 pm:

A polisher isn't a 90 deg. grinder with a pad on it. They turn much slower. Still, you can burn the finish and totally remove paint from edges in a flash with a polisher too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Spies - Ft. Walton Bch,FL on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 06:12 pm:

Consider this polisher. Its the best polisher available I think. I got it to polish my Airstream then started using it to polish cars. It makes it easy.

http://www.cyclotoolmakers.com/polishers.php


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 09:38 pm:

I don't need professional quality tools because they get limited use so I use Harbor Freight.
Going to a Harbor Freight store is like going to a candy store for adults and browsing their on-line catalog fills my head with ideas and temps me to empty my wallet.
Search Harbor Freight for polishers and you'll see angle polishers and palm polishers from about $15 to $70 or so. Also good place to get pads...



I also shop CPO outlets or Amazon for deals on tools
At CPO The Porter Cable 7424xp polisher is $117.99 new with free shipping. Many times they list reconditioned tools at significantly less but it is currently out of stock so I can't tell you how much it is - but I would guess significantly less than $100
Amazon lists it at $118 with free shipping


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 09:58 pm:

I think Harbor Freight is okay for certain things. I have found that the customer product reviews are helpful in decision making.

Also - don't forget to use a coupon. They usually have a generic 20% off coupon as well as item specific item discount coupons.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=buffer

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=polisher


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Clipner-Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:30 am:

I got a palm polisher from PepBoys 30 bucks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 02:05 am:

I have had one of them there whirly bugs for years. It hasn't done a bit of good.

I s'pose you guys polish your shoes, too...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Wicker on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 05:59 am:

Go to a Pawn Shop or look on Craigslist and find a Makita adj.speed


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