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Thread: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

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    Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher


    Dampsanding
    This is a match made in car detailing heaven. This mini dual action polisher works flawlessly as a 3" dampsander. It makes sanding close to edges safe and easy. It makes sanding small thin panels faster and easier.

    With this combination of polisher and 3" sanding disc with an interface pad for conforming to the shape of the panel you can quickly and easily sand out a minor or small defect with surgical precision in an isolated area with only a small footprint.










    Removing Sanding Marks
    The Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher is also able to rotate the Meguiar's microfiber discs. This is a 3" microfiber cutting disc removing #3000 Unigrit dampsanding marks.

    It works but it's so much faster and effective to learn how to use a rotary buffer if you're going to sand down and buff out an entire car. If you're just doing spot repair then it's doable.










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    Meguiars Unigrit 3 Inch Finishing Discs






    I can't recommend enough getting the Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher


    Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher

    Note: Make sure you get a couple of 3" Interface Pads you want this for contours and curved panels.
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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    I've got a few pictures of the guys from our Advanced Class using these all over the place last Sunday. I had 4 of these 3" Mini Polishers out and set up to dampsand and they were always in use.

    I'll try to get some pics posted...



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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    Does the new version of the 3" polisher have the same problems as the old one? I've been thinking about getting one, I've just read bad things about the old ones. and that finish came out great.

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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    Here's a few pictures from our most recent Wetsanding Class, the pictures kind of tell the story...





















    Just a reminder, here's what the paint looked like when this 1971 GTO arrived... it has extreme orange peel...

    Wetsanding Class at Autogeek - 1971 GTO - The Black Orange







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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    For about a year I've wanted one but because of some negative reviews I held out... well after actually putting my hands on one and using it to polish and wetsand in the Detailing Classes, I now have one
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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    A few more shots of the 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher being used to dampsand...

    Orange peel and mottling near the front of the roof line...



    Close-up...



    Sanded with #1500 in this picture, follow up was #3000



    Compounded...



    Not perfect but getting there...



    Used the PC with 6" sanding disc for the major portion of the roof and rear quarter
    panel. About 90% of the orange peel was sanded off so I snagged another 5% to 6%











    Will get the other side of the roof tomorrow...




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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    im so jealous. Wetsanding to remove orange peel and then buffing to a show car finish is my number one thing i enjoy the most. Especially on black paint, when black paint has no orange peel, it just looks so gorgeous. Im sure all the students had a blast working on this, Awesome work Mike!
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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Phillips@Autogeek View Post
    Here's a few pictures from our most recent Wetsanding Class, the pictures kind of tell the story...





    Nice! but isnt that a bit too close to an edge?

    I usually hand sand areas near body lines, near trim pieces and sharp edges.

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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    Wow. That is just absolutely amazing. It is just incredible what the final outcome is.

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    Re: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    i wish i was in that class but its not near me and i dont have the money. im so jealous i wish i was there learning cause my car needs all that pampering.

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