Detailing and paint correction has been something more and more home hobbyists have been taking on themselves and it’s no surprise we’ve gotten more interest in buffers and polishers. We think one of the most overlooked polishers or buffers we offer is our mini buffer/polishers. We offer two types- a direct drive 3″ Polisher/Sander and a 3″ Dual Action Sander/Polisher. Below we discuss why you may need each or in some cases; both!
3″ Mini Sander Polisher- The first we’ll discuss here is the 3″ Pistol Grip Polisher/Sander. This polisher is direct drive and has a variable trigger that spins the pad up to 2500 RPM. Because this polisher is a direct drive it can cut and buff paint with ease. The small size of the pistol grip lets you get into tight areas. We like using this polisher to get into tight corners or right up to body lines when polishing paint as you can clearly see the edge of the pad as it spins since it isn’t oscillating like a dual action polisher. The only thing you need to be careful of with a direct drive polisher like this is that there is the chance of heating up and burning through paint. Be sure that you avoid staying in one spot for too long or pushing on the pad when polishing paint on a detail line or a tight area. We usually use this polisher in tight areas after using our large rotary buffer and knocking out the majority of the polishing. This leaves us to cut the orange peel or defects from those small, detail areas.
3″ Composite Dual Action Mini Polisher- If you like to be more cautious or want a polisher that will be a bit more safe in those detail areas than you may want to invest in a DA (dual action) polisher. This mini polisher has comfort and safety in mind. With the composite body it is lighter than most mini polishers and the dual action throw gives you a level of security from burning paint. If you push on the pad it will cause the oscillation instead of spinning and burning the paint. Now this makes it harder to control the edge of the pad but it allows you to run over body details and inside crevices without instantly spinning the paint off like a direct drive polisher. We tend to reach for this polisher as a last step in our final micro polish step to really bring the sheen out in the paint.
To see all of our paint polishers and buffers you can visit our site HERE.