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Old 03-03-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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Have you used the buffpro polishing tool?

Hello all,
Have any of you used the buffpro polishing tool?
I'm wondering what you results were and how would you compare the results to other tools.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:36 PM   #2
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I also have been looking at the Buff pro and would very much like to hear anyone's experience.

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Old 03-10-2016, 03:47 PM   #3
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I was talking to Kevin McLaughlin (MAC Polishing Co., Inc. Manufacturer of BuffPro 1-800-699-4160) today about it, he said this in response to some of my questions:

Yes you will need an additional smaller rotary or DA polisher to get into the spots that the BuffPro can't reach. You will be able to get the vast majority of an Airstream done with the BuffPro Buffer. You will not need a rake for cleaning the BuffPro pads like you do with a rotary. The action of the BuffPro pads keeps them extremely clean. The BuffPro wool pads will last you 5-10 times longer than a rotary wool style pad. We do recommend the Nuvite polish for this application over polish bars. It is much easier to work with.
I also had some responses to questions about the weight of it (at ten pounds) in a polishing group:

Anna-Marie White says:
There is only one model BuffPro Buffer. There are 3 Wool style pads and 4 foam style pads. We used their Aluminum Polishing Kit. It has a bit of weight to it, but the moment you power it up, the Barrel spins and it starts to want to climb upward. The weight comes off it immediately. It's actually easier than the rotary because you just let it do the work and guide it. Whereas with a rotary I think you are basically wrestling with it the entire time. Mike also noticed the BuffPro gets easier as you work with it. I'll ask Mike for his feedback as well.
Michael Blakely says:

Yes and No. The BuffPro is heavier than most orbitals but once you master the technique it carries itself. So ultimately it's easier and lighter than an orbital since it doesn't fight you or require you to continually lift it.
you should be able to handle it the key is to keep the BuffPro below your shoulders and above your belly button. If you want to cover more area just squat down.
Anna Marie also shared this video about the weight of it:

But on some car sites looking at it, some of the professional detailers didn't like it, said it was heavier than their rotary kits and didn't work well on curves.

I really like the way that the drum leaves only lines rather than swirl marks, but wonder if a better way is to use a rotary tool still with just a bigger pad on it, like in this video, it would certainly be less expensive, and then you could use the rotary tool with smaller pads in areas that the buff pro was too big for.

I'm still gathering evidence. I really like the idea that the buffpro can save time, but my pocket book hates the price! So interested in people who have used different methods and what they think, either way, swirls or vertical lines, you're still going to need to use a cyclo to get rid of them, right??
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Hello - Any further info or advice on the Buffpro? I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on one with the expectation it will significantly reduce the polishing time... Would love to hear from someone who has used one recently. Thanks!
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