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1969Camaro
03-19-2014, 10:09 PM
I am hoping you guys might be able to point me in the right direction for making my car look its best. What is a good polisher and polish i should use for my car? Dont want to break the bank but dont want a cheapo either. I dont really know what kind of paint it is, does that matter?


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Len
03-20-2014, 09:01 AM
You're right to look for a "good" polisher because every low-cost polisher I've used doesn't have the torque needed to properly control the rotation. When a polisher has good torque it won't slow significantly when pressure is applied to the pad which means you don't have to crank up the speed to put enough pressure to do the work. In many cases you want a slow rotation (under 1000 RPM) with more pressure when you start then a higher speed and lighter pressure when you finish the work and a better machine with more torque can do this without the risk of starting at high speed to compensate for low torque. We like the Makita 9227 and found that it's an excellent machine for both buffing and sanding.

As far a polish goes we've used a lot of different products over the years and now we are in love with Wizard's Mystic Cut. Mystic Cut does it's job fairly quickly and, with a foam pad, leaves very little swirl.


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Henry
03-20-2014, 11:04 AM
I am hoping you guys might be able to point me in the right direction for making my car look its best. What is a good polisher and polish i should use for my car? Dont want to break the bank but dont want a cheapo either. I dont really know what kind of paint it is, does that matter?


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First of all, WELCOME aboard to this site. I came here near 16yrs ago like you and found it so informative, made a couple buddies and been here since.

That is a pretty car. How about a couple pics of it up close so we can see the colors better.

Is the car shiny now; any dull; any orange peel texture? That buffer/sander that Len showed you is a favorite among DIY and Pros alike. You can run the thing very very slowly and lean into it and it keeps turning unlike the cheapo tools that look alike that bog down on their own. Then you put a correct foam pad on to bring out even more shine.

Henry