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    Have a boat less than 10 years old that i keep trailered and it is good shape overall. It could use a buff and wax and reading through the options for a novice, and a small boat, I was gonna start simple. BoatingMag suggested the Meguiar's drill attachment (I had looked at $100-200 polishers from dewalt or porter cable initially). It looks like a decent option and has decent boat-use reviews given the price. Anyone used this and also which items I should use for compound and wax? It looks like this is what I'd need:

    #45 oxidation remover with the red cutting/waxing pads

    #49 polish with the yellow polishing pad (or #59 wax instead? Or the black finishing/waxing pads?)

    Any thoughts/comments/suggestions? Thanks!

    #2
    Well I used

    http://www.harborfreight.com/power-t...her-66615.html

    If you have one near you. Works great but a little louder than a Dewalt

    And

    http://www.amazon.com/3M-Marine-Clea.../dp/B003XPJBFO

    Available at Worst Marine and other auto stores
    Boatless at this time

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including their life."

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      #3
      Not sure if you have Harbor Freight in your area. But I purchased my polisher from them for $35. Well worth as the drill types just don't work well at all. Not enough power. Here is one similar to the one I purchased.

      7" Variable Speed Polisher

      Alaskanmutt,

      You beat me to the post. Darn slow wifi
      Patrick and Patti
      4588 Pilothouse 1991
      12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
      M/V "Paloma"
      MMSI # 338142921

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        #4
        http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/in...ff-2015#626096
        Doug ;}
        MMSI: 338068776
        "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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          #5
          I employ a nice young lady who uses a harbor freight buffer. $10 a foot, and worth every penny.

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            #6
            Fast 4G

            LOL
            Boatless at this time

            A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including their life."

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              #7
              "Papa Charlie" post=642545 wrote:
              Not sure if you have Harbor Freight in your area. But I purchased my polisher from them for $35. Well worth as the drill types just don't work well at all. Not enough power. Here is one similar to the one I purchased.

              http://www.harborfreight.com/7-in-10...Speed Polisher

              Alaskanmutt,

              You beat me to the post. Darn slow wifi
              Not sure when you bought the cheaper harbor freight model but I recently bought the same one and it SUCKS! The older model worked great. They changed the variable speed option and the motor takes a while to get up to speed off the trigger. Guess that may be good for a newbie for not slinging compound everywhere but if you are used to a polisher it will drive you crazy. I am thinking about trying the digital one instead.... On the other hand, I burned my last harbor freight polisher out after 2 years so I may just go name brand on this tool...
              2012 185 4.3l

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                #8
                I've been using one of these http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...ecommendations

                Works really well and is very easy to use without any swirl marks.

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                  #9
                  I have the digital one. No trigger. Turn it on then set the speed, it does a slow start but only takes a second or two to get up to speed. Bought it like 2 years ago when I was visiting Doug in Florida (no Harbor Freight here)
                  Boatless at this time

                  A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including their life."

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                    #10
                    "David1975" post=642748 wrote:
                    I've been using one of these http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...ecommendations

                    Works really well and is very easy to use without any swirl marks.
                    I have one like that too, but for waxing only. It doesn't seem to cut the oxidation like a rotary polisher
                    Boatless at this time

                    A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including their life."

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                      #11
                      I used Collinite Fleetwax 870 on my 2009 192. Took me about an hour without using a buffer.
                      2009 Discovery 192
                      3.0 L w/TKS, Alpha 1
                      Vancouver, Canada

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                        #12
                        If your gonna do it don't skimp on the pennies .....get a good tool and use the right gear...good luck and post a few pics when your done before and after.....Marty...

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