Originally Posted by Jrevans2002
I've had my Craftsman 9 inch orbital buffer for over ten years. Still can't do an entire car with one. It looses its contact surface when I use it on the sides of a car and when I press on it to keep contact to the sides it stops spinning. Its great on the roof, hood and trunk lid so using on the truck is almost a waste of time...but I do used it. Those high speed polishers can burn into your clear coat or get snagged on door edge guards or door handles if you get to close. Does anyone know of a wet/vac type carpet shampooer that sprays a cleaning solution and vacuums up rinse water at the same time? I have a Oreck rug shampooer that has an attachment that did that (sprayed a cleaning solution thru a handle that had a water rinse that picked up the cleaning solution in the same pass) but its not as good as it used to be.
The Dual action ones are very much less likely to burn through your clear coat. Orbital polishers on the other hand.... not so much, but I worked as a detailer for a while and got to try my hand at using a good quality orbital (lol luckily not on my paint) and now almost prefer the orbital ones...
A good carpet shampooer is the bissell green machine. you should be able to get them used and they work well for car interiors