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I use this on my Bentley
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I use it to wax my bikini area
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I've been pretty obsessed with detailing lately so I'll throw in my 2¢.

Your car gets tiny scratches on it. To get them out, you need to remove some of the top layer (clearcoat) until the scratch isn't visible anymore. Rubbing compounds are aggressive for deeper scratches (faster removal), polishes are for finer scratches.

This machine is fine for applying waxes and finishes, but isn't really meant for removing scratches. AFAIK you can't even get correcting pads for it. If you want to get into paint correction, Harbor Freight sells an entry level dual-action polisher for ~$50. My research led me to both the Shurhold 3500 ($125 amazon warehouse deal) and the Adams Mini swirl killer. Lots of resources on YouTube to show you how to use them.

One more thing—wax typically lasts a month. Sealants (like Optiseal or Reload) last 4-6 months. Coatings last 1-2 years. Consider investing in a sealant instead of wax.
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I've been pretty obsessed with detailing lately so I'll throw in my 2¢.

Your car gets tiny scratches on it. To get them out, you need to remove some of the top layer (clearcoat) until the scratch isn't visible anymore. Rubbing compounds are aggressive for deeper scratches (faster removal), polishes are for finer scratches.

This machine is fine for applying waxes and finishes, but isn't really meant for removing scratches. AFAIK you can't even get correcting pads for it. If you want to get into paint correction, Harbor Freight sells an entry level dual-action polisher for ~$50. My research led me to both the Shurhold 3500 ($125 amazon warehouse deal) and the Adams Mini swirl killer. Lots of resources on YouTube to show you how to use them.

One more thing—wax typically lasts a month. Sealants (like Optiseal or Reload) last 4-6 months. Coatings last 1-2 years. Consider investing in a sealant instead of wax.
tl;dr version - don't buy this. link to said polisher at HF https://www.harborfreight.com/6-i...69924.html go find a coupon on your own
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could you use this - together with some leather cleaning/polish fluid - to clean and condition leather seats and couches?
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Let's say my car is 20 years old, will this $17 product benefit me in any way assuming I won't spend $50 on a tool for its appearance?
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Let's say my car is 20 years old, will this $17 product benefit me in any way assuming I won't spend $50 on a tool for its appearance?
I'm guess it's not single stage paint and has clear coat. The _only_ thing this might do it make it a little easier to apply sealant (wax). Nothing else. Also, there is a good chance it will induce micromaring as it is more difficult to maintain (keep 100% clean) the pad it comes with.

If you have some disability and can't apply sealant, you may want to consider this. If not, apply correctly by hand. You should apply sealant so thin that you almost can't tell it is being applied. Any more is a waste.
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Let's say my car is 20 years old, will this $17 product benefit me in any way assuming I won't spend $50 on a tool for its appearance?
I'm honestly questioning the entire hobby myself, and I've spent WAY more than $50. I went ALL OUT. Touched up chips, paint and clearc proper wash, clay, 2-step paint correction, sealant, wax—and then it rained on the blossoming trees and there's pollen and water spots everywhere.

Just drive it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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