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Old 04-14-2014, 08:39 AM   #1
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Nuvite vs Jestco

Hi all,

I decided this year to try the Jestco polishing bars and buffing wheel as opposed to the Nuvite paste and Wool Bonnet that I used last year.

I gave it a go yesterday and was not impressed. Every video I've seen online shows the buffing wheel tearing through a layer of gray corrosion to reveal a mirror shine.

Any tips on RPM, amount of bar to use, pressure, etc. I'd like to get this to work but think I am doing something wrong.


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Old 04-14-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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I run about 3000 RPM in the wide open spaces. I slow it down when close to trim or lips or anything that the wheel can grab. I don't put much pressure on it, probably little more than the weight of the polisher. I found that new wheels don't cut as well as ones that have been used for a while. Its worked well for me.

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Don't start with a wool bonnet with a bar. Use the Jetsco wheel type. Then come back with the bonnet and finish white bar. Actually, the finish up with nuvite and a Cyclo is the best....Jetsco gets it to that point. I start mine this week.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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For edge wheels. RPM slow, <1200 if you can. Pressure, very little, weight of the buffer is enough. Too much pressure or RPM builds excessive heat w/o improved results. Some very common problems are, a "loaded wheel" the wheel is packed/glazed with alum & compound, happens quite fast with too much pressure & RPM. Edge wheels must be cleaned more often than flat pads but they are easier/quicker. You can buy a cleaning wheel or rake for 10ish bucks. On the edge wheel and bar system you need to match them. Take a look here to get an idea .Any whey its done I'd rather get a root cannel!!
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