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ordered a pack of 8 koala buffers from osns in milton keynes,

and i got something similar to old koala buffers but different,lol

the grey buffing side didnt seem to buff to a shine like it used to , and it seemed different too,
they werent covered in the logo, nor said koala all over them either,
are these new or just different style?

( dont think i like them tbh)

anyone know, or recently had any that they ordered, what do you think to them???
 

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Thats funny because the Koala Buffer i recieved in my trial kit looked nothing like my tutors.. It had no Koala written on it like hers did.. :confused:.. I'm not sure about how it worked compared to hers as i only used mine.. but I stuck more to my boomerang (same grit longer/thinner) then i did the Koala.. didnt see what all the fuss was about TBH.. everyone raves about the good old Koala but i was dissapointed with it.
 

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The koalas are only good for the 1200 side.. even then they are short and stubby and akward... I long for the day I find a 1200 long board.
 

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The koalas are only good for the 1200 side.. even then they are short and stubby and akward... I long for the day I find a 1200 long board.
creative do a 240/1200 boomerang long board.. I love it!!




Its the second to last on the right!

:green:
 

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I haven't ordered new Koala's for a while now as I ordered about a million of them at one time and still have loads left, so can comment on the new ones.

I only use the 1200 side on the Koala for buffing, but if I'm honest, the Koala never buffed to a shine for me and I have the one's that have "Koala" written over them.

I've tried the Boomerang board, but I don't think it works as well as the Koala's.

Funny how we all prefer a different type of file :lol:


Marlise
 

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What you are seeing are the ones direct from CND instead of the old Hyperion versions. TBH - I think the CND ones are far better :)
 

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I haven't ordered new Koala's for a while now as I ordered about a million of them at one time and still have loads left, so can comment on the new ones.

I only use the 1200 side on the Koala for buffing, but if I'm honest, the Koala never buffed to a shine for me and I have the one's that have "Koala" written over them.

I've tried the Boomerang board, but I don't think it works as well as the Koala's.

Funny how we all prefer a different type of file :lol:


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I like the grit of the Koala.. but i just find the boomerang fits in my hand better and is less fiddly! true.. we all have our fav's!
 

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creative do a 240/1200 boomerang long board.. I love it!!




Its the second to last on the right!

:green:
Hmmm thanks chick... I cant get these here so will have to bring them in from the states on my next order.... they are $2.50 US per unit thou... do they last longer than the stubby things? I find the oil perishes the glue that holds the grit paper to the board within a few uses (not over using the oil either) and they just peal away in a sticky mess :eek:
 

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I haven't had one of these koala's either,
But I always use both sides of mine (original style)
I use the 240 for removing the shine from the nail plate during prep,
and occasionally for refining zone 3 too,

Then use the 1200 at the end to buff in solar oil,
after doing this I then wipe over the enhancements with scrubfresh, before buffing to a shine with my 3 way x
I love the size and shape , I find it very comfortable to use, It is odd how much peoples oppinions differ isnt it !
 

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I haven't had one of these koala's either,
But I always use both sides of mine (original style)
I use the 240 for removing the shine from the nail plate during prep,
and occasionally for refining zone 3 too,

Then use the 1200 at the end to buff in solar oil,
after doing this I then wipe over the enhancements with scrubfresh, before buffing to a shine with my 3 way x
I love the size and shape , I find it very comfortable to use, It is odd how much peoples oppinions differ isnt it !
i agree i also do the same .

i do have the koala abrasive with no writting on it just the C and the creative name written on it at the end on the 1200 side. it's what i had with my kit.
 

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I find it very comfortable to use, It is odd how much peoples oppinions differ isnt it !
Its my defective hands and RSI that makes the little stubby ones akward to use.. a longer board I can grip with more fingers which = less pain! gotta love less pain :lol:
 

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oooh I dunno, It depends who's inflicting the pain, and what your doing at the time !! :eek::green:
ugh lol.. no I hate pain... My fiancée however loves it... his dental appointments even scare the dentist.. thank god hes got no wisdom teeth left because he has all his work done WITHOUT pain relief or numbing up of any kind :eek: anyway.. have a client due in 30... *toodles off*
 

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I like using the koala buffers during a pedicure.

The lower grit side for refining the shape of the nail and the grey side for buffing. Find that I dont catch the skin on the toes with these.
 

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i always used to be able to buff up to a great shine with grey side with solar oil but cant with these ones???
 

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the koala buffer , the 1200 side , should be used for refining and eradicating scratches, you get the shine by removing any oil and buffing with a 3way buffer, Girlfriend, glossing block or board or anything you wish to use.
The KOALa buffer that you are using if bought from Milton Keynes Manchester London Glasgow or Ireland are the real thing, they havent changed, they still do the same job, they just dont say KOALA on them,hth
 

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the koala buffer , the 1200 side , should be used for refining and eradicating scratches, you get the shine by removing any oil and buffing with a 3way buffer, Girlfriend, glossing block or board or anything you wish to use.
The KOALa buffer that you are using if bought from Milton Keynes Manchester London Glasgow or Ireland are the real thing, they havent changed, they still do the same job, they just dont say KOALA on them,hth
so how did i used to be able to get a great sheeny shine( not a great glossy shine like you get with a shiner) with the old ones??
i did i promise you!!!! lol
 

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I have noticed that the ones without any logo on them are a bit grittyer.. they dont shine but do get rid of the scratches faster (they work better than the ones with logos all over them).. they take the enhancement to matt finish.. but perfectly scratch free ... gloss up with GF or magic shine and ur away.
 

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Hmmm thanks chick... I cant get these here so will have to bring them in from the states on my next order.... they are $2.50 US per unit thou... do they last longer than the stubby things? I find the oil perishes the glue that holds the grit paper to the board within a few uses (not over using the oil either) and they just peal away in a sticky mess :eek:
Yep this still happens.. but i mainly use the white side for the grit and use a koala for the buffing.. The boomerangs are probably worse then the Koalas for that!!
 

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