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Discussion in 'The Charles Neil Finishing Forum' started by B Rogers, Nov 25, 2018.

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    B Rogers Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Anyone make their own buffing system versus buying the Beall system? Also, what compounds do you all recommend for glossy ca and satin to semi gloss oil/wax finish?
     
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    Blue diamond for the CA.
     
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    I made this to fit in the collet chuck.

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    Where'd you get the wheels? I'm sure I could find some by googling it but didn't know if one material/thickness was better than another. Thanks for the pics
     
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    @rocky1 has buffing down great.

    Novus for buffing CA
     
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    Amazon is your friend!

    Buffing Wheels - Just make sure you order the right size hole for your arbor. There really isn't a lot to them, PSI did sell a set up like the Beal system not listed anymore. Wasn't much to that one, 3 buffing wheels with big washers and nuts on either side. One end tapered to MT 2, the other has a dimple in it for your tailstock.

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    - I typically use Novus 2, but do on occasion use Novus 3. Therefore I buy the 3 part kit in 8 oz size. The kit works great for polishing headlights out on your vehicle as well. Novus 1 works great on thin transparent plastics, i.e. soft top windows on the jeep, windows on the pickup topper.
     
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    What speed do you typically buff on 1000-1200?
     
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    Did you use a piece of all thread and ground the end down smooth to fit the collet? Or were you able to find a long bolt?
     
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    @Bearded_woodpecker_design Be careful with the speed on that one and use the real loose pads. Otherwise you will take your finish right off.
     
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    I mostly use mine to final polish epoxy resin, I've found that it works pretty well but is kinda weak. But for 40 bucks not bad.
     
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