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    Hi All

    I have a black and decker multi function sander. It also has a random orbital attachment. I have noticed a buffer style disk in my pack that came with the sander, does this mean i would be able to use this to "machine polish" my car?

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    Watch your RPM you dont want to burn the paint

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    Is it variable speed..?

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    No, unfortunately its not variable speed, however, it doesnt spin like a grinder does, its "random" orbital sander. Best way to describe it is if you let irt spin freely, it will gain revs and spin like a normal grinder, if you apply pressure, ie sanding, it slows down the rotation or even stops the rotation, the sanding is then done via small movements done inside the machine. If you want, i can get you a link to something similar?

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    The problem I see is that Vauxhall paint (nowadays) isn't the thickest in the world, and to do "machine polishing" as a newbie you'd need to be careful with a purpose built machine, the machine you have might just be too aggressive.

    A rotary polisher (like a Silverline) are only about £50 new, so might be worth an investment if you want to do some polishing on your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gortreck View Post
    No, unfortunately its not variable speed, however, it doesnt spin like a grinder does, its "random" orbital sander. Best way to describe it is if you let irt spin freely, it will gain revs and spin like a normal grinder, if you apply pressure, ie sanding, it slows down the rotation or even stops the rotation, the sanding is then done via small movements done inside the machine. If you want, i can get you a link to something similar?

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    I know what your on about, if the outer disc spins freely then its just like the Halfords buffer and they wont really touch the paint TBH, there next to useless.

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    Thanks all for the feedback

    I now know that my B&D sander which is fantastic at sanding, sucks pants at buffing .. haha

    I may look to invest in one of the machine buffers as i do want to clean my car up a bit, along with all the other stuff i want to get done

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