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so i have a craftsman buffer at my house and the Adams velcro wheel wont fit on it as they are different. what kind of buffer do i need to get the adams wheel to fit on it?

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Is the craftsman a buffer or an orbital polisher?

You need a backer plate for the buffer, if that's what it is. Most any auto body supply store should have them readily available.

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You need a PC-7424. Look here. Best price I've seen! From what Sears is offering, you either have a totally worthless buffer or way more buffer than you even want next to your paint. Which one did you buy?

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You need a PC-7424. Look here. Best price I've seen! From what Sears is offering, you either have a totally worthless buffer or way more buffer than you even want next to your paint. Which one did you buy?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...+%26+Polishers


it works good but i have Adams stuff now so i want something that works with it best.

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Buffers have their place, but I doubt you need that Garrett.

You can burn your paint in a hurry with one if you aren't very careful.

Junkman's correct on the dual action polisher. Once you use one, you won't want anything else.

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Buffers have their place, but I doubt you need that Garrett.

You can burn your paint in a hurry with one if you aren't very careful.

Junkman's correct on the dual action polisher. Once you use one, you won't want anything else.

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I big time agree. That thing will ruin your paint in a heartbeat. That polisher is for professionals. I won't even pick up one of those and I know what I'm doing.

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I big time agree. That thing will ruin your paint in a heartbeat. That polisher is for professionals. I won't even pick up one of those and I know what I'm doing.
well that sucks, i have used it several times on the truck with good results.

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I'm glad to know you're having good results, but a dual action will give you better result with less work.

Now, with that said, if you choose to stick with the buffer, you still need a backer pad. I stand by my earlier post that you should be able to find one at any auto body supply shop.

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I'm glad to know you're having good results, but a dual action will give you better result with less work.

Now, with that said, if you choose to stick with the buffer, you still need a backer pad. I stand by my earlier post that you should be able to find one at any auto body supply shop.

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yeah, ill probably get the PC.

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I'm glad to know you're having good results, but a dual action will give you better result with less work.

Now, with that said, if you choose to stick with the buffer, you still need a backer pad. I stand by my earlier post that you should be able to find one at any auto body supply shop.

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Actually, it's the other way around. The polisher he has makes quick work of any kind of paint imperfection. The problem is that it can remove the imperfection and the paint with it! A orbital polisher does not have the RPM's needed to remove the paint short of you leaving it on the car and nailing it down overnight. That's why a orbital is also so safe. That, and the fact that a orbital's pad action keeps it from sitting in one spot on the car. These are the two main reasons a novice should start out on a orbital.

Check out the difference in the pad action between the two:



Keep in mind that the orbital is also spinning while making the large orbits in the picture above.

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