Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday December 16, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Care & Detailing

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2001, 10:25 PM   #1
Scooby Guru
Member#: 8725
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Portland MAINE
2013 Black Company

Default Anyone use a buffing machine?

So this WRX is the first car in my life that i've wanted to take care of, but I don't have much time to dedicate to it, nor the $$ for pofesional jobs.

Is it worth it to invest in one of those buffing machines that look like routers (wood, not data ) but with the big wool looking pad? I am thinking of using it mainly to apply and remove wax.

Am I off the wall? Somebody clue me in!!

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
jamz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 08-26-2001, 10:58 PM   #2
North Ursalia
Miss You Mom
Oct 1940 - Feb 2008

Super Moderator
Member#: 809
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: NH, Land Of Many Trees
2000 2.5 RS, '14 For
92 5MT SVX


Well, I don't use one to apply anything, but I will use it to buff out larger areas when I'm feeling lazy. There is a certain amount of the car you will always have to do by hand, but they do save time .

Come See The Magic World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator!
North Ursalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2001, 11:21 PM   #3
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 9203
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: iowa
2002 impreza 2.5 rs


they make your hands feel numb, which can be a good or a bad thing. but i love them they are fun fun fun
ODoyle1711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 10:28 AM   #4
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 1273
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: O'fallon Mo.
98 Impreza

Default Buffer

Jamz......Be careful i don't know if you have any buffer experience but the buffers that i've seen in the past you have to be really careful with the "big wool looking pad", cause you will burn up your paint, and put some serious swirl marks in the paint....also you make sure that the buffer is varible speed i got a pretty good one from sears it was like $50, had it for about 4yrs. works great but i've never used the wool pad. The WRX's paint may not be as bad as the 98-01, just trying to help so be careful pratice on you girlfriends car first and you shouldn't need to buff your car for awhile?
XROLLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 12:05 PM   #5
J Colman
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 1259
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Ashburn, VA
1999 Impreza RS
Rally Blue Pearl


If you are going to get one be very careful and also buy a very good one. You are looking at about $200 or more for a quality one. Anything for like $40 is pretty much crap.

I prefer to do it by hand, you can pay more attention to detail.

J Colman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2001, 03:53 PM   #6
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 6917
Join Date: May 2001
Location: seattle, WA, US
Default Buffers

I detailed lexus' for a year and we did beautiful work. Theres a lot that goes into detailing besides waxing and washing. Your car shouldn't need to be buffed until there are a lot of swirls in it, I would buff my car 3 times a year or so. To apply wax, do it by hand, unless you want to spend money on a Dual head buffer.
remember to remove all the tar from your car, and wax in the shade.

Good luck
WRXShopping is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
replacing used OEM clutch with a less used OEM clutch-Machine Flywheel or not? Mojambo Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 9 10-30-2008 09:30 PM
Rumsfeld used a signing machine for condolence letters Dale_K Political Playground 44 12-25-2004 04:34 PM
Has anyone used the fancy injector-cleaning machines? Coati Service & Maintenance 6 09-25-2003 03:23 PM
EGT probe install: anyone know a good machine shop and/or want to help? JLMarx Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 10 04-12-2003 11:32 PM
If you were able to use a time machine... neurotic Off-Topic 25 12-05-2002 01:33 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.