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Greg



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: orbital buffer? Reply with quote

Does anyone have an orbital buffer I can borrow? I'm looking to try to revive the paint on my bus and I'd prefer not to do it by hand.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wax on.......wax off!

I know Steve has one and I think I still have one too.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, if you come across it in the next few days, I'd love to borrow it if possible.

gotta try and keep up with all these nice buses popping up Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
cool, if you come across it in the next few days, I'd love to borrow it if possible.

gotta try and keep up with all these nice buses popping up Smile


You should get Mike H. to buff it for you. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he said he buffed out a 2' by 2' space, that was his limit Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes wimp! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thang wrote:
Rolling Eyes wimp! Rolling Eyes


I prefer the term lazy Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it need a deep buff or just wax? A random orbit buffer is safer, but it is for wax buffing. Deeper buffing requires a variable speed buffer, no orbit. I know what you are thinking, "Oh Crap". I Have been buffing on my 66 and found that a random orbit does not do much. It takes a little to get the hang of variable speed buffer. I found a compound that starts out with a heavy cut and then it breaks down in to a polishing compound, if you pull off the compound too soon you will see all kinds of scratches and its scary but if you keep going it polishes up to a nice shine. I think that this is what you are looking for. Ill be at the camp and cruise. Ill bring my stuff and we can talk if you want.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that'd be great pat, thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch out Pat! Greg will ask you to demonstrate and then figure out a way to get you to do his whole bus. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon wrote:
Watch out Pat! Greg will ask you to demonstrate and then figure out a way to get you to do his whole bus. Twisted Evil


I like to make sure i have the concept down before I try it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
Jon wrote:
Watch out Pat! Greg will ask you to demonstrate and then figure out a way to get you to do his whole bus. Twisted Evil


I like to make sure i have the concept down before I try it Smile


Once you learn, you can buff Mike's bus. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we made a big goof up. We will not be able to make it this year.
There is a dance recital scheduled for my daughter on Saturday, this will also be her last dance recital. She has decided to pursue different activities as she enters High School. So the tutorial will have to happen later. You can start by reading everything you can on the internet and the samba

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