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Old 08-12-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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Anyone wiling to help by borrowing a rotary polisher/buffer?

Here is the situation,

Before I purchase something worthless from Canadian tire and what not, maybe I should get some advise or help.
I wet sanded my headlights and I hand polished them. It came out looking very good, but I need a buffer-polisher to make it perfect by taking the micro scratches out of headlights that were caused by wet sanding. So I need it briefly.

I got the compound and the microfiber towels. I may be able to do my share in return. I work on the high end racing bicycles. In return I would get your bike running like new again. (In case if you own one)I Work on the bikes that go as high as 10K.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:41 AM   #2
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Getting rid of the micro scratches is more about the compound than the buffer. Meguiar's PlastX or a similar ultra-fine plastic polisher should be the final product you use.

I usually do 600 grit, 1000 grit, rubbing compound, then Plastx all by hand and the headlights come out great.
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Grab a Porter Cable from Crappy Tire. It'll do the job and you can even do some light paint correction!

The only other "Cheap" option would be a 3M headlight restore kit from there. It comes with a polishing pad for a drill which will work well.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:03 AM   #4
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Yeah I used the paste wax which is harder to break. What you guys are saying will do the trick. I think I am going to look for a heavyduty polisher just in case for my future projects.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:25 AM   #5
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makita also works well.. lighter then a most other polishers with variable speed. had mine for over 15 years. still works great..I only replaired my power cable. I then paid in the 200.00 range.
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Meguiar's PlastX or a similar ultra-fine plastic polisher should be the final product you use.
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Did the trick. I also got my fogs finished too. Btw plenty of it left for the next time.



Creeker, I will keep an eye. Thanks
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