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#1 OEGO

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:23 PM

I live in an apartment where there is no power outlet in my garage. I'd like to know if there is battery operated buffer.

#2 3Dog

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:33 PM

There are dozens anywhere from 4 inch to 10 inch. Pep Boys has a few, Sears... or do an online search.
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#3 NotSoRed

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:33 PM

meguiar have one that is cordless, on that note I have also seen some on ebay that are cordless that are a decent price. Here is one
http://cgi.ebay.com/...ssPageName=WDVW
I have no idea of the quality of it tho, maybe somebody might know

#4 3Dog

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:34 PM

The Meguires unit is a WEN at twice the price.
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#5 GoodnClean

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:54 PM

I got the Meguiars one as a gift and it works quite well actually. Its no PC but it will polish and apply waxes just fine if you dont have power handy. Don't expect it to remove swirls.

It also accepts all my CMA pads...
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#6 OEGO

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:55 PM

I've looked at the meguiars and I think I'm going to settle with that. But before I throw my money on that toy, has anybody used that yet ?? How's the performance and quality ? Maybe somebody could give a review on that thing. Thanks.

#7 GoodnClean

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:38 PM

Read my post above ;)

Also heed what 3 Dog said, it is almost certain that the Meg's polisher is rebadged and can be had elsewhere for less. Meguiars rebadges the PC and charges $300 for it.
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#8 OEGO

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:48 PM

OK, I didn't know WEN is a brand name for orbital buffer until it came up on yahoo search engine while looking at meguiars cordless buffer. Thanks for the infos. I saved some money.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 12:50 AM

From DavidB's article How-To Use The Porter Cable 7424 6" Orbital Polisher

If you don’t have a garage, you can run the PC 7424 off of your car battery using a 750+ watt power inverter.



#10 Jesstzn

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 06:13 AM

I have the Simoniz branded one .. same thing was only $69 Canadian ... Its great for #9 or ScratchX . Its no PC but I have used it with patience and removed mars from cars but I wouldn't want to remove swirls from a complete car with it.

It also works for #82 and applying waxes.

#11 BoxsterCharlie

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:14 AM

I just bought a 600 watt power inverter from Radio Shack. It is on sale right now, I only paid $80 for it.

Has enough amps for a PC, but not a shop vac.

It totally rocks! The other people in my complex are jealous! :)

#12 OEGO

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:26 AM

How long can you run with the power inverter normally ? Is it rechargable ? If it make sense to buy the power inverter, I might go with that route.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:42 AM

Originally posted by OEGO
How long can you run with the power inverter normally ? Is it rechargable ? If it make sense to buy the power inverter, I might go with that route.



A power invertor lets u draw power from ur car battery. Supposively when u drive around again it will charge ur battery. Maybe people say it harmful, many say it is not to the battery. I would say just get one. They attach thru the cig lighter usually. For the more powerful ones it connects thru the battery terminals.

#14 BoxsterCharlie

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 12:13 PM

I used my PC for a full polish (maybe 45 minutes of semi-continous use?), and car started right up.

The 600 watt one I have takes alligator clips to the battery. Not enough juice in the cigarette circuit.




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