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Old 05-19-2004   #1
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Power drill attachment for waxing/polishing?

I saw this on tv, and I'm not sure if it's a common attachment....

Are there waxing/polishing attachments available that you can attach to a power drill so that you can use it to polish/wax your car??

Imagine your usual car wash with those "shammy dreadlocks" hanging down, and spinning around and around, smacking your car.... Is there anything like that, readily available, that I can attach to a power drill??

I'm too cheap to buy the Simoniz cordless polisher
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I know I've seen one before, but honestly I don't think it's a good idea. I would think that thing would cause more problems (swirls, burn paint, etc...) than it would take care of. Just do it by hand.

If you decide to take the plunge and buy a real buffer, get a Porter Cable 7424 random orbital buffer for about $130 or so. It is the best investment you will ever make. In either case, good luck.

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The best way to get a great wax jobh is to do it by hand. The buffers have a tendency to leave swirl marks like crazy. I realize its a hard job but well worth it when you car looks like its paint is still new after a few years. I wouldnt recomend using a power buffer.
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The PC 7424 will NOT cause swirl marks.
It's a random orbital buffer, not circular. It is very easy to use. It doesn't generate the heat that a circular does, which makes it a lot safer to use than a circular polisher.
The 7424 is one of the best investments I ever made. Hand waxing is a thing of the past for me. Although I still apply my Klasse SG by hand, it's mainly because the SG only needs a really thin coat, and if I use the 7424, I'll probably put on too much.

The BMW, Audi, Porsche, etc. guys love the PC, although these guys have no problems with spending the $200 or so on the PC and pads. They've learned that to really keep their $$$$ cars lookiing good, you have to have the right tools.

Here's some links:

http://www.roadfly.org/magazine/7/po..._buffer.1.html
http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums...1430487&page=1
http://www.autopia.org/forums/showth...threadid=14213
http://www.properautocare.com/porcabpolac.html
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The BMW, Audi, Porsche, etc. guys love the PC, although these guys have no problems with spending the $200 or so on the PC and pads. They've learned that to really keep their $$$$ cars lookiing good, you have to have the right tools.
Yea... Honestly you do get a better "Shine" but, you are still waxing it and everything when you do it by hand, so you are still protecting the paint. Wait till you get more of a luxurious car, then make sure nothing touches it!
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