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Old 02-26-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Ok, so i am getting a Dewalt DWP849X rotary buffer in the next few weeks. It is this one.
Dewalt DWP849X 7" 9" Electronic Polisher with Protective Cover | eBay

It comes with a 7" backing plate, now I was just trying to figure out exactly what pads will be best to use with this.

I was looking at the Chemical Guys 7.5 inch self centering pads, but for the life of me cant find out if they are compatible with the backing plate I will be getting, or if I will need a smaller backing plate or such. Here is one of them.
Chemical Guys BUFX_106 - Self-Centered Finishing Pad, Black (7.5 Inch)

I'm not new to detailing at all, just new to using a machine (yes I know a rotary is for "pro's" but i'm confident i'll do good) so I want to make sure I get the right stuff for it. All help is appreciated
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Well I found my answer. So nevermind I guess
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if it's your first time using a machine, why don't you go for the flex?

I know you say you're confident, but one split second you don't move fast enough and bye bye paint
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if it's your first time using a machine, why don't you go for the flex?

I know you say you're confident, but one split second you don't move fast enough and bye bye paint

I've seen plenty of them in person and videos. I watched a vid of someone hold it to the paint in one spot for a full minute and they didn't burn the paint at all. I do feel it is an over exaggeration of burning paint. And I just don't like the motion of the orbitals, a circular buffer feels much more natural.
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I also got advice from a few different pro detailers and all they do is say how they love the rotary buffer I got. Super easy to use and does the job well.
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Ok, so i am getting a Dewalt DWP849X rotary buffer in the next few weeks. It is this one.
Dewalt DWP849X 7" 9" Electronic Polisher with Protective Cover | eBay

It comes with a 7" backing plate, now I was just trying to figure out exactly what pads will be best to use with this.

I was looking at the Chemical Guys 7.5 inch self centering pads, but for the life of me cant find out if they are compatible with the backing plate I will be getting, or if I will need a smaller backing plate or such. Here is one of them.
Chemical Guys BUFX_106 - Self-Centered Finishing Pad, Black (7.5 Inch)

I'm not new to detailing at all, just new to using a machine (yes I know a rotary is for "pro's" but i'm confident i'll do good) so I want to make sure I get the right stuff for it. All help is appreciated
OP, if I could make a friendly suggestion, I would highly recommend this kit. I already bought it, did a three step detail process and my stang looks better than when it came from the dealership now. Easy too use and can't burn the paint with it.

http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-7424-kit.html



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OP, if I could make a friendly suggestion, I would highly recommend this kit. I already bought it, did a three step detail process and my stang looks better than when it came from the dealership now. Easy too use and can't burn the paint with it.

http://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-7424-kit.html



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Appreciate the suggestion. But my dad sent me a pic of this which is waiting for me at home.
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Appreciate the suggestion. But my dad sent me a pic of this which is waiting for me at home.
Sounds great. Enjoy bro!
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Appreciate the suggestion. But my dad sent me a pic of this which is waiting for me at home.
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soooo...when will you be in texas to do mine? I call first in line
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soooo...when will you be in texas to do mine? I call first in line

Pay for my plane ticket and place to stay during my week of vacation there and I'll do it for free
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