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Old 06-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Can I use a ryobi to detail?

I've got an old 4-1/2 inch grinder/polisher made by Ryobi sitting around that I use when I carve stones. I was curious if I could buy the backing plate and pads from Adam's and get the same results as a porter cable?

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure this is a bad idea. The PC is a proven product.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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So you want to use a angle grinder on your car. Ummm NO

They spin way to fast and you are asking for trouble.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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So you want to use a angle grinder on your car. Ummm NO

They spin way to fast and you are asking for trouble.
It's a "multi-purpose angle grinder/polisher"
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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The chance of ruining your paint is very high with the Ryobi Grinder why even try to save $150 when you will end up ruining a panel and needing a paint job for much more than $150? Seems pretty counterproductive and a stupid idea, but your money and your car.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:41 PM   #7
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It's a "multi-purpose angle grinder/polisher"
Umm Doesn't matter, like I said it spins way to fast.

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #8
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what they said...just get a PC, do it right and take the risk (high probability) out of ruining your car
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Not likely going to make a good polisher... do you have a model number so I can look up specs and give you a complete answer?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:19 PM   #10
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Not likely going to make a good polisher... do you have a model number so I can look up specs and give you a complete answer?
Ohh come on Dylan, I know your trying to be helpful but Really, Really, Really now this shouldn't even be considered.

Just to squash this as a bad idea most all Angle Grinders/Polishers have a max RPM of 11,000. There are a few that will go from 1800 to 6000 however then you have torque issues. Don't forget you have to remove the metal guard, then find a arbor and pad that will fit it properly.

This is on par with that commercial a few years back with a guy trying to polish his car with a weedwacker.

Just do not do it.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:21 PM   #11
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Nein, nyet, nunca, no!!!!!!!
Bad idea.
Just sayin.
Get a PC and do it correctly.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:33 PM   #12
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Ohh come on Dylan, I know your trying to be helpful but Really, Really, Really now this shouldn't even be considered.

Just to squash this as a bad idea most all Angle Grinders/Polishers have a max RPM of 11,000. There are a few that will go from 1800 to 6000 however then you have torque issues. Don't forget you have to remove the metal guard, then find a arbor and pad that will fit it properly.

This is on par with that commercial a few years back with a guy trying to polish his car with a weedwacker.

Just do not do it.
Not saying its a good idea, but rather than just blanket "NO" I like to see what they're working with and explain WHY.

Theres been times too where people have asked about a tool, mislabled what it was, and by seeing what the actual tool was I was able to help. Perfect example being another forum a guy kept referring to his Makita as a "grinder"... found out he actually had a BO6040 dual mode RO which actually does make a decent polishing tool.

Always want to clarify... at least as long as they're not using a weed whacker
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Not saying its a good idea, but rather than just blanket "NO" I like to see what they're working with and explain WHY.

Theres been times too where people have asked about a tool, mislabled what it was, and by seeing what the actual tool was I was able to help. Perfect example being another forum a guy kept referring to his Makita as a "grinder"... found out he actually had a BO6040 dual mode RO which actually does make a decent polishing tool.

Always want to clarify... at least as long as they're not using a weed whacker

Thats cool Dylan, when I saw Ryobi I knew there was no way this was a good idea. I commend you trying to get all the facts though.
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No now wait a minute. I have used this method before and it does work. I have a Ryobi Grinder and we polished my buddies Camaro and now we just have to do the final buffing.

I plan to surprise my brother with a detail job soon for all the help he has done for me .

Heres the results, what do you think?




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Old 06-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #15
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No now wait a minute. I have used this method before and it does work. I have a Ryobi Grinder and we polished my buddies Camaro and now we just have to do the final buffing.

I plan to surprise my brother with a detail job soon for all the help he has done for me .

Heres the results, what do you think?




Very nice job. You guys saying don't use it have been proved wrong.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:24 PM   #16
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No now wait a minute. I have used this method before and it does work. I have a Ryobi Grinder and we polished my buddies Camaro and now we just have to do the final buffing.

I plan to surprise my brother with a detail job soon for all the help he has done for me .

Heres the results, what do you think?
Nice one bro, remeber the last time you had a great idea.
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yeah but we got the motor out didnt we. And we didnt even have to pull the darn hood and re-align.
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