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10-02-2006, 01:56 PM
I searched on amazon and found the Milkwaukee 5540 7" polisher. I am planning on Zainoing my 528i in the spring and hopping to remove a decent amount of oxidation. I would also plan on using this machine, and or zainoing my other vehiles (2 2003 SAAB 9-5's, 1 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, and a 1995 Cherolet 1500 extended cab pickup). Also what accessories should I buy i.E. pads or other products. What other buffers do you recommend. This will be my first buffer, so this is a grab in the dark for me.

10-02-2006, 03:42 PM

Advice on machines, products and techniques can be found on this forum, e90post.com and autopia.com (search around). Read this post from e90post.com:


It will answer many of your questions.

The "how to" section on autopia.com is excellent and I highly recommend you spend some time there: http://www.autopia-carcare.com/how-to.html

Good luck.


10-02-2006, 08:08 PM
I searched on amazon and found the Milkwaukee 5540 7" polisher. I did a quick search and cannot determine if this is a circular or random orbital polisher. Years ago, my first polisher was a circular and I removed some paint the first use - sold it shortly thereafter. I would encourage you to determine what type this is.

One site said the weight was 12lbs, another 9lbs. If you use Zaino and apply 2-3 coats, that 9-12lbs will be a real pain.

The cumulative experience on this site says ro polishers are the way to go - either Porter Cable or others. You should really consider going this route, too. You can get a PC7336 any day of the week at Lowes for $109 - far less than what I saw listed for the 5540.

10-03-2006, 08:33 AM

I recommend the Porter Cable 7424 or 7336. These machines produce high quality results with no possible way to burn or damage the clearcoat or paint. You don't want to go cheap and cut corners when it comes to your BMW's finish.

Adam's polishes sell the polisher along with the all the pads and adapter to achieve ABSOLUTE ZERO SWIRLS.

Here is a link to show you where to buy, and how the PC is used


If you have any more questions feel free to email or call me.


10-03-2006, 10:51 AM
try Zaino zpc works very well on deeper scratches, oxidation, watermarks just work it panel by panel...