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I don't think that's a random orbital polisher he showed. I'm fairly certain (from the way the machine looks and from the holograms) that it's a rotary polisher.

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This is a decent video that talks about proper rotary technique, although it's kind of hard to hear him
this is the link to that good video:
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Awesome write up and info hockey! Thank You!
Not a problem! Hopefully I can find time to do some write-ups on every process of detailing and get them stickied here, since there is so little *correct* information available to the average joe.
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Ok cool! That really helped!! I did not do it like that let me tell ya haha. I went really quick and did not make that many passes. I have a way better idea on how to use that thing now!! I am going to purchase some new backing plates with pads to start using it properly!

Thanks so much man you turned my mood right around! I was so down and pissed off at this situation, but you made it much better! I feel way better about this and I dont want to kill myself hahaha
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Well it is a right hand polisher/sander. I used it on one of the lowest speeds since I have not used it before.

There are 8 speeds to choose from and I used speed 3. I will check out the stores that you have posted up. Thanks man!!

I took a look at the shops but what do I buy?? Do the foam pads just sit on the backing plate my machine has?? I ask since it is a 7" and nothing I have seen fits it. I am really confused on what to do here. If someone can help I would appreciate it!
I thought it might be a rotary. Personally, I use a Porter Cable 6 1/2" random orbital buffer. The pads I typically use are the VC and flat foam ones, with the pad color depending on the condition of the finish. Typically a black finishing pad unless there are some swirls present, then I use a light orange one for some cutting, then follow up with black, then white. There are charts on the website to help you out with stages of pads.
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I thought it might be a rotary. Personally, I use a Porter Cable 6 1/2" random orbital buffer. The pads I typically use are the VC and flat foam ones, with the pad color depending on the condition of the finish. Typically a black finishing pad unless there are some swirls present, then I use a light orange one for some cutting, then follow up with black, then white. There are charts on the website to help you out with stages of pads.
What brand of pads are you using? Lake Country? If so, the order should be orange, then white, then black. Black if finer than white. Of course, you may be using another pad system, and therefore could be right. I just am assuming LC because it's the most widely used.
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My orange, white, and black pads are Lake Country, however, if you look at the stages, I picked a white that is finer than my black pad. I typically apply my sealant (Zaino) with a white terry applicator, negating a finer pad.
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My orange, white, and black pads are Lake Country, however, if you look at the stages, I picked a white that is finer than my black pad. I typically apply my sealant (Zaino) with a white terry applicator, negating a finer pad.
A white pad that is finer than a black/grey pad? I'm not sure I follow you. I checked this chart, and it's showing grey is finer than white: http://www.auto-geek.net/charts/buff...d-chart-lc.htm. Not doubting your process, just curious about that pads, that's all.
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Lake Country pad application guide -
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I bought my last full batch of Lake Country pads in 2004, so the scale must have changed since then. They are still in great shape though.
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I bought my last full batch of Lake Country pads in 2004, so the scale must have changed since then. They are still in great shape though.
2004?! Dang, you been doing this for awhile then! Nice. I definitely hadn't start then, so it very well may have changed. I go through them pretty quickly though since I do this as a job. I could see how you would still have them if you just did your own cars.
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