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How do I use rubbing compound?
would a claybar do the same thing?
do i need a buffer?
if so any recomendations?
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what problem are you trying to solve?
Have any pics of what you're working on?

Claybar will do a "light" removal of oxidation/scatches.
Products like No. 7 white polishing compound remove somewhat more oxidation.
Rubbing Compound ususally is a much heavier grit and can scratch your paint.

As far as using a buffer, it can be dangerous if you haven't used one before. A variable speed polisher is a lot safer.

Again, it depends on what problem you're trying to solve.

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i would use a compound by hand if you have never used one before. One spot with a buffer too long and you can say hello to your primer.

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compound by hand... you dont need to push hard at all. wax the area after compounding

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if u wanta work on your paint.....

I have been reading about polishers latly, and from the looks of it, it can save u a hell of a lot of time. What i mean buy that is U can get the same affect from waxing/polishing your car week for about 2 months than u can by just using the polisher for 30 min.

http://www.properautocare.com/basporcab74p.html

only 130 bucks and u cant go wrong. It saves a hell of a lot of money rather than going to the shop. And with the duel action u cant mess up your pant!

read a little on that site they give u alot of advice on how to do things too

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well my father kept telling me were gonna need to use rubbing compound... i offered claybar and he said no
hmmm

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