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    taking the paint off?

    okay I've heard some horror stories of what can happen when a machine buffer gets into the hands of someone new at this (ie: me) and heard it can go through paint in seconds..

    how does this happen? too much pressure? speed set to high? both?

    what should I know as a noob?

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    Re: taking the paint off?

    Well, you really dont want (or from your pics need) a rotary buffer.

    Just a regular Dual Action Polisher will be the best thing, and that already makes things milder and safer. You can look at the Meguiars G220 model to see what those are like.

    But as far as why damage would happen, yes, it would be too much speed, too much pressure, and too much time in one spot. Some combination of the 3.
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    Also a bad technique, too agressive pad and compound.

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    Re: taking the paint off?

    thanks for the info, was just curious really.

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    Re: taking the paint off?

    OMG that is my feat too!!!

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    Re: taking the paint off?

    Well I know others have broken through/burned paint. In my 30+ years I have never done this. I've just always been careful, something I have always done with power tools. So I'd say you'll be just fine. Use common sense and don't go crazy and treat the tool with respect.

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    Re: taking the paint off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Please Wash Me Detailing View Post
    Well I know others have broken through/burned paint. In my 30+ years I have never done this. I've just always been careful, something I have always done with power tools. So I'd say you'll be just fine. Use common sense and don't go crazy and treat the tool with respect.


    im justa greenhorn, but find this advise very good. keep the buffer moving. dont be a fraid to stop and lay the back of your hand on the surface. if its hot, yer over working that area. the buffer will build up a lot of heat real quick if it is set in one spot, which will cause burn through. let the buffer,pad, and compound do the work. it doesnt need to be forced down onto the surface. top speed of the buffer isnt alwy necessary,either.
    a good suggestion is to go to the scrap yard and pick up a hood/fender and practice.
    just take you time and check your progress often. i also use a dual action buffer for final polish. it is noext to impossible to mess up a paint job with a dual action . its what i started with and there are jobs i stick specifically with it.

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    Re: taking the paint off?

    ^^^exactly

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