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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.


    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

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