You can go from 80 grit to shiny shiny with the 3M. Down and dirty I'm in a hurry.
Not sure but I wouldn't doubt that's one difference. The Aqua Buff is the only one I have experience with. I do use the 3M Imperial Compound #06044 (purple label) to restore molded surfaces. But you may need something even more aggressive for the first cut on your project. The 3M Super Duty may work as well as the AB 1000. And if it is easier to obtain and less expensive, all the better. Once you get a good compound, whichever you choose, I think you will be impressed with how well it works.
@steveinak...that super duty 3M compound's got a real high cut to it you may want to use tape to delineate small sections working it in at like 1500 rpms then after its good and gone a few quick passes at probably 2500. I would recommend a better buffer than a HF deal though...or at least buy some of the right pads!
Just don't burn it through and then you'll be all upset!
On Facebook today they put up the crew shots from the feb 13 issue. You were in there hauling shrimp pots. Unless there is another Steve on a downbeat boat snow squall in Alaska.
If you were a little close to the East Coast I'd come buy with Makita and give your boat a little hate for you but alas Alaska is a world away from Boston.[/QUOTE
Whats 5000 miles amongst friends Its 20 degrees out and the winds blowin 20-25 nice day for outside work !!! Thanks for the offer stop by in April we can do the boat then go out on the sound and pop a black bear.