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Rip
07-08-2002, 09:39 PM
I ordered the Mini-Buffer less than two weeks ago. The nice lady that took my order said I should expect delivery in 4 to 6 weeks. I figured it would take that long for them to use up a whole tub of butter so they could mail me the empty plastic tub and a couple of auto polishing/buffing pads. To my surprise, the package arrived today and just like JimS said, the Mini-Buffer does a very good job of cleaning and polishing pool balls. I've purchased every type of cleaner and tried different methods but the Mini-Buffer out performs everything I've tried! It's nice to play on clean Simonis with a set of clean pool balls. Thanks for the tip JimS! Rip /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

cheesemouse
07-08-2002, 10:14 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr>I ordered the Mini-Buffer less than two weeks ago. The nice lady that took my order said I should expect delivery in 4 to 6 weeks. I figured it would take that long for them to use up a whole tub of butter so they could mail me the empty plastic tub and a couple of auto polishing/buffing pads.<hr></blockquote>

That's funny stuff~~~~cracked me up~~~thanks for the laugh Rip... /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

Rich R.
07-09-2002, 04:31 AM
Rip or Jim, the advertisement for the Mini-Buffer says that it includes a bottle of cleaner. Do you have to use their cleaner or can you use any cleaner? Also, what is the cost to buy more cleaner and buffing pads?
Rich R.~~~very curious.

07-09-2002, 05:42 AM
about $12 for extra pads &amp; wax from MB.
the pads that you get with it will last along time if you don't add wax each time you polish. Auto parts stores have the pads that you'll need when the time comes. Any good wax
will work to.
Nice inexpensive unit that performs extremely well 4 the $$. Sure beats cleaning them one at at time.
but thats just me.

Rich R.
07-09-2002, 07:16 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: itsjustme:</font><hr> Nice inexpensive unit that performs extremely well 4 the $$. Sure beats cleaning them one at at time.
but thats just me. <hr></blockquote>
That is why I'm so curious. Thanks for your input. Rich R.

JimS
07-09-2002, 07:23 AM
The instructions are to take 8 balls, put them in a plastic bag, add a teaspoon , or is it a table spoon (?), of polish to the bag and then roll the balls around in it until they are covered. I just put a capfull of the polish in the bag and when I'm done I roll the bag up and use it again with a 1/2 a capfull. Saves on polish and it works. I went about two weeks between cleanings and when I unrolled the bag it was still wet on the inside and a 1/2 capfull of polish worked great. It smells diffent than other car polishes I've use....at least I think it does, so I plan to use their product.

Bottom line.......like Rip says. It works pretty darned well!

Glad to help Rip!

Rich R.
07-09-2002, 07:57 AM
Thanks Jim. I've been looking for a ball cleaning machine, but this sure has them all beat on the price. I saw the Mini-Buffer at Valley Forge, in the spring, but I blew it off and did not watch their demonstration. From a quick look, I just could not believe that it would work well. Now I'm sorry I did not look a little closer. LOL.
Rich R.~~~will be ordering one very soon.

AustinFilAm
07-09-2002, 08:25 AM
Hi Rip,
That's a pretty good testimonial. Could you provide the address/phone number/website for ordering the MB?

Thanks, Angelo

Rich R.
07-09-2002, 09:39 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: AustinFilAm:</font><hr> Hi Rip,
That's a pretty good testimonial. Could you provide the address/phone number/website for ordering the MB?

Thanks, Angelo <hr></blockquote>

There is no website that I know of. The phone number is 1(877)622-6537.
Rich R.~~~just ordered one.

9 Ball Girl
07-09-2002, 02:50 PM
This is the only website I can find on the mini-buffer and that breakrak. Interesting contraption:

http://www.poolndarts.com/product.cfm?sku=BP33 (http://www.ontherack.com/OTRBUYOLOGY.htm>http://www.ontherack.com/OTRBUYOLOGY.htm</a>

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07-09-2002, 02:51 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: itsjustme:</font><hr> about $12 for extra pads &amp; wax from MB.
the pads that you get with it will last along time if you don't add wax each time you polish. Auto parts stores have the pads that may work when the time comes if you don't want to order from MB. Any good wax
will work but I recommed ball cleaner wax.
Nice inexpensive unit that performs extremely well 4 the $$. Sure beats cleaning them one at at time.
but thats just me. <hr></blockquote>

Alfie
07-09-2002, 09:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: 9 Ball Girl:</font><hr> This is the only website I can find on the mini-buffer and that breakrak. Interesting contraption:

<a target="_blank" href=http://www.ontherack.com/OTRBUYOLOGY.htm>http://www.ontherack.com/OTRBUYOLOGY.htm</a> <hr></blockquote> Thanks, 9 Ball Girl.

It says "the machine's sides are lined with a nylon loop material." What is a nylon loop material, anyone?

JimS
07-09-2002, 09:46 PM
It's like the soft part of Velcro. In fact that may be what it is. I think one could be made at home now that I see how it's put together and the materials used.

Rich R.
07-10-2002, 04:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: 9 Ball Girl:</font><hr> This is the only website I can find on the mini-buffer and that breakrak. Interesting contraption:

http://www.poolndarts.com/product.cfm?sku=BP33 (http://www.ontherack.com/OTRBUYOLOGY.htm>http://www.ontherack.com/OTRBUYOLOGY.htm</a>

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<hr></blockquote>
Hawley's also has an alternative, less expensive than the machine at Mueller's, but still much more expensive than the Mini-Buffer. http://www.billiardstore.com/index2.htm
Rich R.

Alfie
07-10-2002, 05:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: JimS:</font><hr> It's like the soft part of Velcro. <hr></blockquote> Thanks, Jim.

07-10-2002, 01:31 PM
(877) 622-6537

07-12-2002, 10:06 AM
Hi Jim,
I forwarded your post re: the MB to the guy who invented it.
A personal friend of mine.
His name is Pete and he said he laughed for 10 minutes when he read it. This is his 2nd invention. The 1st one is called the pro tipper I think. Its similiar to a Williards machine but at less than half the cost. Never used one but heard it works well for installing your own tips.