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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    Thank You Mike, for the taking the time of posting the Intros of the "Detailing Bible".

    The last picture and comments made me smile, and brought back memories of the olden days again for me.

    When I was resorting to a one speed Boat Anchor Milwaukee Rotary that came over on the Santa Maria, and the Waxcoa Orbital Waxer to do corrections. Believe it or not, I still have the two, one a Waxcoa large machine, and the smaller Craftsman-Chamberlain Model.

    The Waxcoa Waxers did help a little with removing any Buffing Hollograms the Rotary might have left behind, but like you say, no correction qualities.

    Still, great little machines for applying and removing Waxes and Sealants giving nice, and faster results. I got to the point that as I once worked as an Upholsterer at the Railroad for a few years, I started making large quantities of my own Bonnets in the two sizes and still have many of them. I was buying large Canon Cotton Bath Towels from a Textile Outlet in Chicago, and the Elastic Material, and sewing them up on a Singer Commercial Sewing Machine.

    Took a little practice, first one was a dud, but was making some beauties! Thick and plush. Would get 9 Bonnets per Towel.

    One day, I'll have to yank one out and use it for old time's sake, and the memories.

    Again thank you Mike, and you other fine folks for helping out a fellow member!

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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    Every failure is an opportunity to learn how to succeed. If you never fail you're not really trying. I had a few failures when I started like overheating expensive pads and throwing a bunch of money away in the process. That is part of learning. Don't get discouraged. I learned the most from reading these forums until I understand what is trying to be conveyed and I learned the second most from watching videos which gave me a sense of timing, pace, speed and pressure. Eventually, you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Keep at it.

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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    Quote Originally Posted by Route246 View Post
    Every failure is an opportunity to learn how to succeed. If you never fail you're not really trying. I had a few failures when I started like overheating expensive pads and throwing a bunch of money away in the process. That is part of learning. Don't get discouraged. I learned the most from reading these forums until I understand what is trying to be conveyed and I learned the second most from watching videos which gave me a sense of timing, pace, speed and pressure. Eventually, you learn what works for you and what doesn't. Keep at it.
    ^^^This^^^

    Very well said, man.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    I want to thank everyone man, Mike for taking your time, effort and energy, just everyone who takes their time it means a lot. Stay safe out there

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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    Quote Originally Posted by TrustJesus View Post
    I want to thank everyone man, Mike for taking your time, effort and energy, just everyone who takes their time it means a lot. Stay safe out there
    That is where AGO is different. 99.9% of members on here love to help guys who are just starting out.

    Lord knows I needed lots of guidance at first.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Well again I can’t say thanks enough real grateful here

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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

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    Very well said, man.
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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    Took a beat down like a champ and placed order for a second round. I ordered LC orangepro heavy cutting pad 3.5 inch with GG complete compounding. I also got GG complete polish. Along with some 303 3-1 leather care, Meguiars wheel and tire dedicated bottle.

    My question is, since my current random orbital polisher is only 380 motor power watt, will it be enough to correct with this new LC cutting pad? Or is this machine just underpowered??

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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    Quote Originally Posted by TrustJesus View Post
    Took a beat down like a champ and placed order for a second round. I ordered LC orangepro heavy cutting pad 3.5 inch with GG complete compounding. I also got GG complete polish. Along with some 303 3-1 leather care, Meguiars wheel and tire dedicated bottle.

    My question is, since my current random orbital polisher is only 380 motor power watt, will it be enough to correct with this new LC cutting pad? Or is this machine just underpowered??

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    3000 - 7200OPM with 6-speed control
    Yes a 3” pad, polisher can correct but they are meant for small tight area not so much for large panels. You’re really going to work harder, longer and for me it wouldn’t be an enjoyable experience

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    Re: Well, first day using random orbital polisher, and I failed

    Thanks man, I’m just trying to get all the help I can get. As Rob Dyrdek said, I’m hurting right now. But order should be in a couple days and I’m start at it again.

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