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Old 07-10-10, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default electric polishers- recommendations please

as per the title

Halfords. Always cautious of own branded things, but it's easily found.

other makes, models, sources, if y'all would.
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Old 07-10-10, 02:19 PM   #2
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to do what? and budget?

i have a megs g220 which is for numpties and fairly pricey , ask coxxington smythe he knows a few decent ones
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ok.

In this instance, it is primarily for polishing the car. Alternate uses would be considered but I'm a little worried about friction effects.

overall polish/mop the living daylights out of the S4 and other piles of guano with cars encrusted beneath.

Budget. Charity level if at all possible...
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SILVERLINE-CAR...item33618023bc

this sort of thing then......
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thats the one i have...it works.!!....i think..('real' detailers might tell you otherwise though!!)

alternative uses so far....'beeswaxed' 2 big tables!!! (with other mops/sponges)
need sunglasses now to eat...

has sanding pads too! OOOOOOOO!! will be sanding the ass off of my boat with is soon..!

(spare carbon brushes with it too..)
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DO NOT! get this type...they are shit! vibrated my brain using one....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RAC-9-CAR-POLI...item33617bfb27

i might have had the pad on squint of something ..but i dont think so..
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Ideally, you want a Random Orbital polisher. Much less chance of damaging the paint with one of these.
('Porter Cable' is a popular make I gather).
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i did this with mine..

just got to be carefull and use lots of water

before

after
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Default Polishers

Nearly ten years dead, this thread, but resurrected.

My trusty Draper cheapo gave up spectacularly, yesterday. Itís had a hard life over ten years, having been pressed into service for the S4, Black V8, silver V8, quattro, dadís Mazda and now the Merc.

6 full uses in all, before the cast aluminium bit shattered, and a scattered bits of broken plastic in all directions!

£45/6cars/9.5years is not a bad return I suppose.

Now, Iím faced with buying a replacement. This time, no urgency, so I can be a bit more selective.

Does the DAS-6 still meet the exacting demands of the CA critics?
£105-130 via Amazon.
What other recommendations or suggestions? Elbow grease was trialled, and found wanting.
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