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Old 07-13-2004, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a Ryobi random orbital buffer and I am having trouble getting the proper action with it. When I turn on the buffer it spins really well. After a couple of minutes of application, the bonnet slips badly and only spins at a couple hundred rpms. The underlying foam disc is spinning really well. I have tied the bonnet as tightly as I can and still get this slippage.

Does anyone know what my problem is??
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I think you have to take off the foam disk. The foam disk is meant to be a polisher in and of itself.

My buffer has a hard rubber circular piece attached to it onto which I put the bonnet.
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Buy a replacement 6" disc that has a hook and loop (velcro) surface. The pads are about $12 to $15 each and will NOT slip off. They are removed easily by peeling them off, but the won't slip.

BTW I have the Porter Cable model 7424 see the link:


http://www.bmwworld.com/repairs/detailing/buffing.htm

It works like a charm...gordo
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You should look into returning the Ryobi and getting the Porter Cable 7424 (or one of it variants). The porter cable is specifically designed to be lightweight and its variable speed.
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