You are trying to justify you point by saying that tools are 1% of the equation .
You are wrong. I guarantee I can make any car look about 10 times better with a PC , the correct pads, the proper chemicals and my skill than you ever will with a paint 4ball and some over the counter polish.
OkSlim i am not questioning or doubting your waxing skills or anyone's skill. what i am trying to point out here is that car owner's can easily buy a buffer tool and the needed polishers, waxes, cloths etc. question is do they know how to start using them? which polishing pad and compound to use? how about how much pressure they have to put into the tool while gliding it onto the paint?
now comes the patience and time you have to spend in using those tools. imagine how many kinds of polishing pads you have to keep interchanging with porter cable? there is even the lambswool pad. and the spraying liquid before applying wax or buffing compound. for an ordinary guy who wants to easily shine a car in less time, the porter cable set is just too complicated.
you also said you can make any car look about 10 times better with a PC , the correct pads, the proper chemicals and my skill than you ever will with a paint 4ball. you are very wrong. a car paint finish with more layers of clear coat will always outshine another with 1 layer or none.