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Old 07-05-2013, 06:24 PM
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looking to try my hand on some buffing. been watching different youtube videos and there are a few that recommend the harbor freight buffer for beginners because it is cheap. anyone tried it?
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:38 PM
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I have the HFT Dual Action Polisher...works good. I would suggest it although use quality pads, and products though.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:52 PM
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I have the HFT Dual Action Polisher...works good. I would suggest it although use quality pads, and products though.
ohh yeah ill be using quality products. just dont want to spend a hundred plus dollars on the griots garage or meguires buffer until i get the hang of it
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:01 PM
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what about a buffer like this? my dad has one like this. will it work good to remove light swirl marks?
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:10 PM
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ohh yeah ill be using quality products. just dont want to spend a hundred plus dollars on the griots garage or meguires buffer until i get the hang of it
Yeah, the HFT DA is perfect for beginners. Like Yeller told me, A DA is a DA, same internal parts but upscale ones offer more options and are obviously better quality. I have used the HFT DA on multiple vehicles and works great. Best part is that I only part is that I only paid $50 for it. I'd say go for it.

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Unless you have some experience, I would suggest a Dual Action Polisher. Even if you do have experience, I still suggest the Dual Action Polisher.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:13 PM
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thinking about this one from sears.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:15 PM
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thinking about this one from sears.
Go for it. How much experience do you have on detailing?
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:17 PM
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Go for it. How much experience do you have on detailing?
i mean ive done everything but buffing. clay bar. polishing. compounding. waxing. ext all by hand
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:23 PM
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i mean ive done everything but buffing. clay bar. polishing. compounding. waxing. ext all by hand
Nice, nice. A buffer would be a lot easier to use.

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:46 PM
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Nice, nice. A buffer would be a lot easier to use.

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sounds good. thanks man.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:53 PM
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Yes I've had mine for 3 years they are good I haven't had a problem yet
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