Any tips on using an orbital buffer so I don't hurt my paint?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by mrautoxer, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. mrautoxer

    mrautoxer Guest

    I have an oribal buffer (a real orbital one, not a random orbit). What sort of things should i do or not do when using it? I don't want to burn my paint, so it the best idea to always keep moving it fast or slow, and not stop at any one place? What sort of products should I use with it? I have some megular's scratch-x and 3m rubbing compound for 1500 grit scratches. Would either one be ok to use? I also have some terry cloth pads and another pad that is softer (don't remember what its called off hand). Is there one direction that is better then another (diagonal vs side to side?) :confused:
  2. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

    Aug 23, 2003
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    I would not use either. rubbing coumpound is for RUBBING! And scratch X is not going to do a thing. Go get some Megs DACP or some 3m SMR
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    May 5, 2000
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    As long as you use the proper pad for the product you are using, an orbital buffer is very safe for the paint.

    1500 grit sanding scratches will at least require something like Meguiars DACP.

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