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Offline pdxrealtor

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Cutting with the RO series
« on: January 30, 2021, 02:54 AM »
Could a Rotex be used to cut a 2k ureathane gloss surface the same as hand sanding?

I'm fairly new to cutting and buffing. I only do small surfaces and have always just used 3m 1500 - 2000 wet by hand.

I don't know if one could even use a tool without removing too much material, but if it's possible I'd be real interested in learning how to use it.

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Offline xedos

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Re: Cutting with the RO series
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 08:47 AM »
With the sheepskin pad and buffing compound; I don’t see why not.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Cutting with the RO series
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 06:11 PM »
You can definitely use it to buff it back up, but I think I would stick to cutting by hand.
I have used both the RO90 and RO125 for buffing clearcoat and for polishing plastics. They work great with regular compounds/polishes for clear finishes or with the Novis system for plastics.
I have never tried the actual Festool stuff as no one stocks it around here, but I have experience with the other products from my bodyshop days.
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