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    Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class

    Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class



    This is hands down one of my favorite tools for wetsanding. It's small, lightweight and compact in size.

    MOST IMPORTANT is that it's EASY TO CONTROL

    This mean you can machine wetsand close to body lines or edges, or get into tight areas without making mistakes. Anyone that's ever hand saned or machine sanded knows how important this is when working on someone else's baby.

    While a full size sander with a 6" disc is great for large flat panels this baby can't be beat when it comes to everything else. In fact, if I had to choose just one electric sander to sand down an entire car I would choose the 3" Griot's Mini Polisher over a full size air or electric sander just because of the versatility factor. Of course it would take longer over all but you just can't beat the ease of control when it comes to precision sanding.


    We use this handy dandy little tool for all the wetsanding projects in my detailing classes and I also teach a class on precision sanding at Mobile Tech Expo.







    This is a 3" Meguiar's Unigrit Disc on a Meguiar's Interface pad on the factory Griot's 3" Backing Plate. You can get these discs in a grit range from #320 to #3000. The lower grits are great for machine wetsanding headlights. You can also get 3M Trizact sanding discs in 3".









    It's also great for machine waxing cars and anyone that reads my write-ups for all the projects cars we buff out here at Autogeek knows I'm a machine guy and I do all my waxing by machine.



    Machine waxing the easy way...



    1987 Monte Carlo Extreme Makeover with Rupes and Blackfire BlackICE


    The air compressor was turned off for the night by day shift so we simply switched over to the Griot's 3" mini polishers with 4" Rupes white foam finishing pads to machine apply the Blackfire BlackICE Montan Hybrid Wax. Anyone that's ever worked with me knows I do everything by machine unless it's just not practical or impossible.





    Chris laying down some BlackICE...




    Frank and Craig machine waxing...






    Chris getting the back...















    Here's an example of the easy way to machine sand headlights...

    Headlight Sander - Takes the work out of sanding headlights...


    Stephan machine sanding a headlight lens





    Handy little tool for a number of detailing jobs.



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    Mine as well I own 3 of these bad boys all for different things.
    Yellow gg sponge to scrub tires
    Cyclo interior brush
    And red lc hydrotech to apply wax and also to wet sand with megs 3inch disc

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AG Online

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    Re: Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class

    Quote Originally Posted by MajinAl View Post

    Mine as well I own 3 of these bad boys all for different things.
    Yellow gg sponge to scrub tires
    Cyclo interior brush
    And red lc hydrotech to apply wax and also to wet sand with megs 3inch disc

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using AG Online

    Good for you.

    I don't know how any body shop doesn't own a Griot's Mini Polisher for machine sanding with 3" discs.

    It's just to easy and to handy.


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    Re: Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class

    Mike, after your class, I bought one of these plus the sanding discs we used in that class. The best combo for headlights and sanding after touching up a very chipped up hood

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    Re: Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class

    I didn't take his class, but from one of Mike's threads, I bought one too, for use with 3" sanding discs. It's been great.

    Once BOSS line came out, I think it helped make the Peanut even more capable with the 3" BOSS pads and their Creams.

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    Re: Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class

    I heard today we're sold out.

    They b gone

    Best little 3" machine sander....


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    Re: Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class

    That being said....I'm glad I didn't sell mine off. (was planning to shortly after the G8 came out)

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    Re: Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher for Wetsanding Class

    In that case I’m selling mine for $950 plus a roll of Charmin!!!!!

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