After reading glowing reviews I purchased the polisher purely for buffing up my the fibreglass on my boat.
I found this unit to be absolutely useless, the slightest pressure on the pads and unit stops rotating, just basically vibrates with no result.
Great idea Ryobi but does not perform, is not powerful enough.
Spoke to Ryobi via Bunnings and was told this unit not suitable for fibreglass only "spot" polishing??.
Questions & Answers
Where can I purchase more terry towel pads for this buffer?
Hi Jarod, I bought some recently from Bunnings. They weren't ryobi brand, but they work just fine!
Just make sure you get the right diameter as there are a few different sizes.
1 Is there a tendency to remove too much paint from curves and edges.
2 Is it used to apply compound/polish as well as buffing
3 What approx area is completed before pad change is required.
4 How many pads supplied.
5 Are extra pads available, at what cost.
6 How long does a fully charged battery last in polish mode
1; No, it's not fast enough to burn paint like a 12" grinder type polisher, it's more a gentle wax/polish tool i.e. Ideal for regular wax application.
2&4; it comes with a terry towelling type applicator and a lambs wool pad - as above, if wanting to cut/remove scratches I'd buy a 12" grinder type polisher.
3; I do the entire vehicle in the terry towelling pad, then the entire vehicle in the lambs wool cloth.
5; I purchased two replacement pads at Bunnings for $16 recently (one of each pads)
6; two 1.5 ah batteries seem to work for me, but I'd reckon one 5 ah battery would do the job.
****Please note***** I do not work for Ryobi, nor am I a panel beater, I'm merely a guy that likes to keep his vehicles nice and clean and this is PURELY personal opinion!
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