Anything wrong with using a cheap buffer?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by jdhommert, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. jdhommert

    jdhommert OT Supporter

    Aug 26, 2004
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    IL-near STL
    If it says it is a random orbit style buffer, is that ok to use for swirl removing and such? Do I need to by a PC? I'm not sure what the diffrences are between a regular random orbit buffer, and a PC. If someonecould explain the diffrences, and why the PC is better, that would be great :)

    The description of the one im looking at says random orbit, anti vibration 60hz, .65 amps, 2600 rpm, shock absortion. Its 20 bucks.

  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    May 5, 2000
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    Cheap buffers just aren't going to correct the paint, nor do you have a wide choice of pads. All they are good for is applying wax.

    PC has a 3.7 amp motor, top speed of 6000 OPM (oscillations per minute). The UDM (Ultimate Detailing Machine) and the Meguiars G110 both have 4.2 amp motors and a top speed of 6000 OPM for the UDM and I think the G110 has a slightly higher maximum speed. Works out to about 20% more power for either one vs the PC.

    This Autogeek page has a lot of information that should help you out:

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