12. For this job, you'll need a rotary polisher that spins at least 1,500 rpm, a good wool cutting pad, and a fine wool or foam buffing pad. The good tools can be found at the paint-supply store, so invest while you are buying the paint. Our buffer is a Makita that we bought from a paint-supply store nearly nine years ago. The thick wool pad is for cutting sanding scratches out of the clearcoat. To avoid burning the paint, be cautious around edges where the paint is thinner and make sure the pad is rotating off of or away from seams and edges instead of toward them. It creates less heat and friction.