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Old 05-30-2020, 01:16 AM   #1
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Question Fading Gelcoat, Testing the Process

Question: I need to start off slow and work my way back into a lot of what it takes to cut an polish correctly.

Is there a buffer out there that is variable speed that'll let you lock the rpm where you're comfortable. I read so many reviews on buffers, my eyes are bleeding. I'd like to hear from one of you.

Background: After trying to work the problem by hand, none of it lasted. Some of it didn't even work. I'm not kidding myself this will either but test results are promising.

I bit the bullet and picked up a cheap drill polishing kit from Harbor Freight to see if a machine cut and polish would work. I learned I've long lost much of the touch and will have to work my way back but it cut through the down-stains and faded gelcoat without cutting all the way through or jeopardizing the 'paint'.
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:43 AM   #2
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Question: I need to start off slow and work my way back into a lot of what it takes to cut an polish correctly.

Is there a buffer out there that is variable speed that'll let you lock the rpm where you're comfortable. I read so many reviews on buffers, my eyes are bleeding. I'd like to hear from one of you.

Background: After trying to work the problem by hand, none of it lasted. Some of it didn't even work. I'm not kidding myself this will either but test results are promising.

I bit the bullet and picked up a cheap drill polishing kit from Harbor Freight to see if a machine cut and polish would work. I learned I've long lost much of the touch and will have to work my way back but it cut through the down-stains and faded gelcoat without cutting all the way through or jeopardizing the 'paint'.
I really like the Griot's Garage G21 BOSS. Not cheap but you will be happy with it.
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:44 AM   #3
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I really like the Griot's Garage G21 BOSS. Not cheap but you will be happy with it.
Especially when you use the Gelcoat Restorer made by McGuire's.
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:29 AM   #4
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Especially when you use the Gelcoat Restorer made by McGuire's.
Thanks.Looking into it. It's a long throw orbital. How does it feel in your hand? What feedback do you get as the pad starts to dry?
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