"The machine itself with the mothers pads is awesome. Easy to use and very controllable speed and ..."
John L. Butler Jr
The machine itself with the mothers pads is awesome. Easy to use and very controllable speed and action. The mothers polish and wax work ok but rubbing compound is a bit weak. When used on a black finish where good/no-good shows up the most, the mothers compound can't even bring out swirls from washing and hand polishing. Used 3M perfect-it rubbing compounds 39060 and 05996 and it buffed a black Mercedes into black glass. Either works well with the mothers machine and pads. 39060 is a little cheaper and easier to find in stock but the 05996 is faster, more thorough but harder to find and a bit more$$. If you get this system/machine make sure to order extra pads. Comes with 3 but you will want more for different products.