Best Buffer for Car Finishes!

Choosing the BEST BUFFER for Your CAR, Truck, or Boat – Helpful Tips and Recommendations!  

DIY Auto Detailing has become more and more popular.  An electric power Buffer is by far the best way to Polish or Buff out the finish of a Car, Truck, Boat, etc.  Considering how much a quality paint job costs it only makes good sense to buy the Best Buffer for your Car or whatever vehicle you intend to detail.
Best Buffer for Car


The market has become flooded with cheap Car Buffers or Polishers.  Some of them work great for the occasional polishing job and if that is all you are expecting there is no need to spend hundreds for a pro-quality Car Buffer.   And paying a high price doesn’t assure you are getting the Best Buffer for your Car.

I am as price conscious as the next guy but when it comes to tools I have always been willing to pay a little more to get a quality tool that will do the best job and will last so I won’t have to replace it anytime soon.

How to Use a Power Buffer on your Car Buffer!

No matter which Car Buffer you choose just remember that buffing or polishing your car with a power buffer can do a lot of damage very quickly if you are not careful.  Buffing or polishing is all about rubbing an abrasive on your car’s expensive paint job for the purpose of removing scratches and oxidation.  If done incorrectly you can remove paint right down to primer or bare metal…Ouch!

Go easy on the pressure and don’t dwell in the same spot.  Try and apply buffing evenly to avoid buffing the paint too thin.

I highly recommend that your read the Owner’s Manual of your new buffer before using.  Also take a few minutes to watch this tutorial Car Buffing Video.

best buffer for car finishes

VIDEO Best Way to Buff a Car!

Car Buffer RECOMMENDATIONS!

My personal experience has been that Makita generally makes one of the most rugged and longest lasting electric power tools. Dewalt makes some excellent non-pro tools. Bosch and Porter Cable also get high marks.

If your a Professional Car Detailer I recommend that you go with a Makita.  Makita has a long established reputation for professional quality power tools.

If you are a DIY Car Detailer and only expect to buff your vehicle a few times then the Bosch or Porter Cable will do just as good a job as the more expensive brands and save you some bucks.

Each of the car polishers and buffers listed Below receive the highest customer review ratings.
I hope my Best Buffer for Car List helps get you started in the right direction. Blessings, Will

#1DEWALT DWP849X 7-Inch/9-Inch Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start
DEWALT DWP849X 7-Inch/9-Inch Variable Speed Polisher with Soft Start
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#2PORTER-CABLE 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher
PORTER-CABLE 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher
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#3Neiko® 10671A 7-Inch Electric Polisher and Buffer | 6 Variable Speeds | UL/CUL Listed
Neiko® 10671A 7-Inch Electric Polisher and Buffer | 6 Variable Speeds | UL/CUL Listed
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#4Chemical Guys BUF_209 Porter Cable 7424XP Detailing Complete Detailing Kit with Pads Backing Plate and Accessories (13 Items)
Chemical Guys BUF_209 Porter Cable 7424XP Detailing Complete Detailing Kit with Pads Backing Plate and Accessories (13 Items)
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#5Meguiars MT300 Pro Power DA Polisher
Meguiar’s MT300 Pro Power DA Polisher
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#6Makita 9237CX3 7-Inch Variable Speed Polisher-Sander with Polishing Kit
Makita 9237CX3 7-Inch Variable Speed Polisher-Sander with Polishing Kit
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#7TORQ BUF501X 10FX Random Orbital Polisher Kit (Polisher + 9 Items)
TORQ BUF501X 10FX Random Orbital Polisher Kit (Polisher + 9 Items)
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#8Black & Decker WP900 6-Inch Random Orbit Waxer/Polisher
Black & Decker WP900 6-Inch Random Orbit Waxer/Polisher
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#9Custom Shop Heavy Duty Variable Speed Polisher with a Professional 4 Pad (Waffle Foam & Wool) Buffing and Polishing Kit with 3 Waffle Foam & 1 Wool Grip Pads with 5/8 Threaded Grip Backing Plate
Custom Shop Heavy Duty Variable Speed Polisher with a Professional 4 Pad (Waffle Foam & Wool) Buffing and Polishing Kit with 3 Waffle Foam & 1 Wool Grip Pads with 5/8″ Threaded Grip Backing Plate
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#10Fendior 4 High Gross Wax Polishing Buffing Pad Kit Car Polishing Buffer Set with Drill Adapter for M10 Connector Drill
Fendior 4” High Gross Wax Polishing Buffing Pad Kit Car Polishing Buffer Set with Drill Adapter for M10 Connector Drill
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