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This is probably an old idea, but I will present it anyway. I was applying wax to a new workbench top when it occurred to me that buffing out the wax was a pain and would be easirer with a buffer. However, I don't have a buffer. I do havde a 5" hook and loop sander. I tried several ways to use it with an old towel, but could not find a way to attach it. I did notice the towel stuck to the bottom of the sander. I cut out a 5" circle of the towel a atached it to the sander. It worked like a charm. I now have a bufffer in addition to the sander.

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Synthetic finishing pads, offer by Rockler.

These are a great product.

(1) My sander has variable speed and it did not create a "mess". (2) the discussion was on buffing not on the finish. Everyone has their own opinion and we should leave it at that. (3) My workbench is 8' by 30''. I hardly think a spoonful would be  a sufficent amount. My suggestion was on how to use a sander as a buffer , nothing more.

Jerry, thanks for the tip. 

Just yesterday I was trying to do something like that with a scotch pad, and it didn't work out.

There are different finishing grades of synthetic finishing pads, from course to x-fine.

I got some ''high gloss finishing'' pads, from Rocklers---

 5'' dia micro-mesh cushioned abrasive (micron-graded silicon carbide crystals) pads---

Grits are 1500 thru 12000.

For ultimate finish on wood, plastics, acrylics, urethanes, precious metals, and more.

Thanks for the tip. I will take a look at the pads.

Douglas Harwood said:

Run out of milk for those Cheerios this morning?
Sorry I offended  you. I just wanted to make the point that there are people in this world that knows almost as much as you do.

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