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Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? #4769047
05/26/18 08:50 PM
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I won this today at a local fundraiser and I am wondering if it is any good? Truthfully, I prefer a rotary buffer/polisher but I have very little experience with both as I prefer just to use my hands.
I am thinking about maybe selling it or gifting it someone who I think will appreciate it more than me but I want to hear some thoughts first.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/simoniz-orbital-polisher-10-in-0399055p.html

I would like to use it on my wife's black Impala but I am afraid of swirl marks and the like. My white truck I don't think will be a problem but if it isn't much better than just using my hands, then I don't see the point of even using it once.
I will most likely be using Collinite 845 Insulator wax as that is my wax of choice. Does it matter what wax is used with these orbital polishers?
Thanks.. Cheers2


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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4769066
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I don't have that one but one similar. It sure beats hand waxing.

Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4769074
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NO!!

you don't want anything larger than a 6" pad. Those large units are hopeless.

Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4769096
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Call that a wax spreader.

'Bout all it's good for.


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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4769258
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i had one of these different brand, I generally found these to be too big and bulky to be effective. I would sell it before using it and buy a smaller version 5-6 inch. I think you'll be happier,

Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: bruckus] #4769277
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Originally Posted By: bruckus
i had one of these different brand, I generally found these to be too big and bulky to be effective. I would sell it before using it and buy a smaller version 5-6 inch. I think you'll be happier,


+1. My 10 inch is too awkward to use.


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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: NormanBuntz] #4769331
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
Originally Posted By: bruckus
i had one of these different brand, I generally found these to be too big and bulky to be effective. I would sell it before using it and buy a smaller version 5-6 inch. I think you'll be happier,


+1. My 10 inch is too awkward to use.


+2. I bought one back in 1998. I've only used it less than 10 times. I probably should sell it.


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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4769371
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the info. Cheers2

For sale/regifted it goes.


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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4769461
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Could be useful for a boat or RV. shrug

Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: Malo83] #4769555
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Originally Posted By: Malo83
Could be useful for a boat or RV. shrug


Good ideas, especially with our trailer so I may have to think about this one a bit more?

Thanks. cheers


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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4777311
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I was watching some vids yesterday and today and I would like to upgrade to one of these. The trouble is, based on what I have just read in here, is it's confusing.

Might as well call me an amateur when it comes to these as I have used them very little. I am basically wanting to purchase one for my wife's car as I think, being black, it will get the most benefit, but I will also likely use it on my truck if it cuts time way down.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.7-inch-variable-speed-polishersander-kit.1001076559.html

I read in posts here that the Porter 7424XP is likely my safest bet?


I was watching some MeGuiars detailing vids but their own brand DA is no longer available up here. At $349.00, its likely a good thing anyways!

Just looking for some advice on which way to go, where to purchase from, etc.
I will be using it mainly for minor paint correction/swirl removal, etc, but also for applying and removing wax mainly.

Thanks in advance. cheers

Last edited by irv; 06/04/18 02:48 PM.

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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4777505
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Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: Malo83
Could be useful for a boat or RV. shrug


Good ideas, especially with our trailer so I may have to think about this one a bit more?

Thanks. cheers


It is only useful for spreading and removing wax. It cannot do any correction at all. You need talent and experience to use a rotary so stick with a DA like the Porter Cable or better yet the Griot's 6" random orbital with the extended length cord. Buy a 5" backing plate and 5.25" pads.

Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: RTexasF] #4777600
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Originally Posted By: RTexasF
Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: Malo83
Could be useful for a boat or RV. shrug


Good ideas, especially with our trailer so I may have to think about this one a bit more?

Thanks. cheers


It is only useful for spreading and removing wax. It cannot do any correction at all. You need talent and experience to use a rotary so stick with a DA like the Porter Cable or better yet the Griot's 6" random orbital with the extended length cord. Buy a 5" backing plate and 5.25" pads.


I am really liking the Porter Cable 7472XP reviews/vids I am seeing as it looks easy enough to use without having to worry too much about screwing things up.
My dilemma will be trying to find one up here likely?


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2013 Ram 5.7 L Hemi Bighorn QC 4x4
2008 Chevy Malibu 2.4 L Ecotec
Pennzoil Platinum and/or Pennzoil Ultra Platinum in all 3.
Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4777911
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Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: RTexasF
Originally Posted By: irv
Originally Posted By: Malo83
Could be useful for a boat or RV. shrug


Good ideas, especially with our trailer so I may have to think about this one a bit more?

Thanks. cheers


It is only useful for spreading and removing wax. It cannot do any correction at all. You need talent and experience to use a rotary so stick with a DA like the Porter Cable or better yet the Griot's 6" random orbital with the extended length cord. Buy a 5" backing plate and 5.25" pads.


I am really liking the Porter Cable 7472XP reviews/vids I am seeing as it looks easy enough to use without having to worry too much about screwing things up.
My dilemma will be trying to find one up here likely?

Amazon or the Porter Cable website?



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Re: Simoniz 10" Orbital polisher/buffer. Any good? [Re: irv] #4778246
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As mentioned it will apply the wax/sealant in a thin, even coat. Which will make removal much easier. Plus the machine machine does all the work. You just guide it around the paint.

So even using the PC for correction this product can still come in handy. When applying product by hand I get in a rush and there's always uneven high spots which makes removal a pain. Below is a video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFEAz93qkHc

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