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Old 12-28-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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Cotton polishing pad and clay bars

I have a Dewalt polisher and it did a great job with the wool pads and Nuvite polishing compound. My question is how do you attach the cotton polishing wheels? I have not seen any with a attachment to screw on my Dewalt polisher. I have used clay bars before with a regular drill and smaller pads that have attachments that the drill can clamp on to.
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When most folks get to the "fine" polishing part they tend to use a Cyclo polisher. Here is a You Tube Video. There are a several vendors that sell cotton pads (sweatshirt material) that can be clamped around the heads and then used for polishing.
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How about a home-made adaptor? grab a 5/8-11 threaded rod coupler, a couple of washers and a 5/8-11 bolt. Tractor supply had the coupler when I did mine.
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Here's where I got mine
Grinder/Buffer Adapter 1/2" Dia Shaft - Caswell Inc
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Hi Ho:

Thanks for the link! I ordered one! Now I just need to buy a brown bar and a white bar.
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Try Jestco Products Buffing Supply (Powered by CubeCart)

Review Dr. Airstream's polishing video on youtube if you haven't already.

I get better results with this technique than the wool pads at slower speeds.
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Hi Ho:

Thanks for the link! I ordered one! Now I just need to buy a brown bar and a white bar.
Caswell sells bars as well got my cotton wheels and clay bars there as well. Just check grit vs color I think they use different colors for some of their bars.
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If you don't have one for the wheels, a wheel rake is a must for cleaning build up on the edges. Or something to do its job.
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I was watching some videos and I think I can make my own wheel rake. I have the wood and nails. I will order the bars today. I will get a red rouge and white rouge. 1 lbs each.
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