Polishing tool brilliance or stupidity
Okay, I'm beyond anal retentive when it comes to polishing the paint, mostly because my clear coat is mucked up in areas. But when I decided to follow some leads on this forum, strip the paint on the insides of the wheels and paint them black to help the factory chrome/clearcoat standout, I found that a little power on the sanding side of work would be a good thing.
1/4 sheet orbital meant it hit on the edges of the pad while 90% of the sandpaper was held in the air. I used my "oscillating" tool which worked very good with it's triangular pad. Problem was I only had a couple of sandpaper pads left - so I ended up using elbow grease.
Ended up burning time in a "home center" last weekend (wife getting a "do" done) and picked up more sanding pads when it hit me.
Why isn't there a buffing/polishing pad for these things?
Now I know these things spin like 35 thousand strokes per second or some incredibly number like that, but wouldn't it work on an incredibly "light" basis? Like using nothing more abrasive than a decent wax and light pressure?
Should any of you stop me before I experiment on the paint of my lawn tractor, under the seat where no one will see if I burn the holy heck out of the paint?
Or will you sit silently and await the results? lol!
It just made sense to me that if you could get a very high rate - cycles per minute you could do some serious polishing / cleanup if you took it lightly.
Barring any caution from members.....I'm goin' in!
2007 2.4L N/A. Stock + WindRestrictor V2 + Kappa Attic + Kapparoo + Lil' Chromies + Kappa Luggage.
Last edited by chickenwire; 12-04-2012 at 07:31 PM.
Reason: my grammer sucked