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Old 02-03-2012, 02:01 PM
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Boat: 1988 Prostar 190
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If you are going to be doing any type of compounding you really need something more than just a random orbit machine. I have a Makita B06040 which is a random orbit but also has a forced circular mode. The circular mode still has a bit of jiggle to it so it is more forgiving than a true circular. If you are just looking for a machine to polish you cant beat the Porter Cable 7424. Neither machine is cheap. The Makita is substantially more.

Look at my restoration thread here for what I use. Many others here have used the same technique with great results.

This exact topic gets asked here a LOT. Do a search for tons of reading. I'll get you started. talk&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a

1997 Prostar 190, TBI 350, 1:1, OJ XMP 13 x 11.5, Stargazer, Hot Shower, Heated Drivers Seat, Reuben/Mountain Rock/Nite Navy

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