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Old 06-18-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Simoniz polisher?

I just purchased a Simoniz polisher from part source because it is so cheap
($29.99) Is it safe to use? or should I refound this and buy some proper one?

This is my first time polishing
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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it's ok if you are a novice...if it revolutions are not that fast you'll be safe to not harm the paint..anything more professional should require experience using.. you can easily ad and extra 9 to then end of that purchase for one that is pro. :-) Makita or Milwakee are the two brands I am familiar with.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
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latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
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latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #3
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Posts: 261's as good as you can get for the price. Most people reccomend a porter cable but thats 5 times the price or more...although it is MUCH better.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:44 AM   #4
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As mentioned, a $29 polisher won't work anywhere near as well as a Porter Cable one, which I have. That works great with various grades of polishing compunds. The cheap ones will probably be OK for lightly buffing the car but not for removing scratches etc.
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