Do-IT-Yourself Random orbital buffer $30.00

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Do-IT-Yourself Random orbital buffer $30.00

Postby cruzstyle » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:30 pm

so i really wanted an orbital buffer put a really good one like the porter cable but cant bring myself to send 100 bucks for one so i made my own for 30.00 heres how

Ryobi 6 inch orbital buffer
Orbits per Minute:
4,800 ( porter cable is 5000...i think)
Orbital Pad Coverage:
Net Weight:
3.08 lbs. (thats 2.5 pounds lighter then a porter cable)

after all is said and done this buffer can take all hook and loop (Velcro backed) pads. you will no longer have to use the Bonnets that always fall off.

the buffer $24.00 at home depot


Velcro about $6.00 get the industrial kind


apply the velcro across the pad in 3 rows


now u just have to trim the edges


after its all cut to shape


attach hook and loop pad of your choice. now u have tons of options since u can get anyone's u want. i bought these-->


there u go now time to buffer to shine


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Postby GOTGOO » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:03 pm

Smart thinking i love this kind of stuff! To bad i would actually have to clean my Pathy to buff it lol!

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Postby Zen_master » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:03 pm

how many bonnets are you guys going through on your R51?

After about one side of the vehicle I find it doesn't remove the wax so I am changing out twice for a total of three 10" bonnets when I decide to wax my rig.

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