Car Polisher – Next Level Self Massage

Ok, this may seem odd, but hear me out.

2 weeks ago I stumbled across the video of Brett Summers explaining how he uses one of those car buffer / car polisher things for myofascial release when foam rollers are not enough.

You read that right. What a silly gimmick right? That was my first thought too. This surely had to be a joke on all the mobility guys.

Then last week Clint Darden also put up a video where he tries it. And he had nothing but praises for that thing.

Gadget hungry that I am, the more I think about it the more I want one for myself.

Of course this won’t make your good old foam roller redundant since you can’t hit every area by yourself. But if you have someone around who is willing to give you that last bit of polish, why not try it out?

Certainly cheaper than a rumble roller. You can get the Binford 2000 Black & Decker WP900 polisher for 30 bucks on amazon.

Anyway, here are the videos. Make your own opinion and let me know what you think of it in the comments.

Brett’s video:

Clint Darden’s experiences: Update: Clint’s praising the car polisher as a massage tool is no longer online because his youtube account was shut down.

Update #1: So some of you already tried it and seem to like it too. From a comment on reddit, if you plan to get one:

You want to buy a random orbital polisher buffer, that means one that doesn’t necessarily spin in a circle but also vibrates.

Update #2: Check out the Hands Free Massage option from reader Jake.


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  • finlifter

    actually not as weird a recommendation as it seems, it does work if you have one laying around. have had one recommended to me earlier also for this purpose.

    • GregorATG

      Good to hear.

  • Joe

    Any recommendations for a lower back electrical massager?

  • Feast of Fun

    I got one today and love it! Serious– be sure to get a “random orbital” polisher, one with a terrycloth cover.

  • knucks

    I purchased one last night. It’s not bad – I had my girlfriend use the cotton pad on me last night, it doesn’t hurt but if you stay on one area for a bit it gets red and itchy afterwards for a few minutes. It’s not as intense of a massage as a foam roller/rumble roller/pvc/lacrosse ball, though…

    • GregorATG

      I wonder if it is possible to add some rumble roller light features to the pad.

  • Chad

    Interesting… I’ve been using a Jeanie Rub for years. I don’t think this is any different, but it’s a hell of alot cheaper.

  • Jeff Diritto

    talked the wife into buying me one for xmas… just spent a few minutes with it and I am impressed!

    • GregorATG

      Nice to hear that.

  • Eric

    Lowes sells them for $29.99

  • Guesticals

    After messing with this for awhile I found it to be awesome for pre-workout or if you are really sore the following morning. As for deep down corrective work though, stick to lacrosse balls/pvc pipes/bands K-Star stuff. Just my take on it.

  • scenmed

    might seem obvious but if you have long hair…get it out the way! it’ll spin that hair round the shaft like cotton candy. been using the B&D model with the blue pad over clothes and the white cottony pad on skin. either way works…good tip!

  • Dimitris
  • question

    What makes this different than an actual vibrating massager?

  • Carson Patterson

    I just got mine! Haven’t used it a lot yet, but I and my athletes are enthused! Thanks for the tip!

  • Lift4Life

    Just got one and started using. People who DONT use it mock me, but screw them, this thing is amazing. I dont have to go an ART therapist as much now.

  • Matt

    Any suggestions for a similar UK product? I can’t find B&D here.