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#1 ashleymount95

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:56 PM

Been thinking of buying a car polisher but not 100% sure if to or not? Can anyone help with if it's worth it and what to buy as I have heard they can burn the car paint work? But don't want to spend a lot of money?


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

to be fair the price you would be to buy one your probablly best getting it done professionally by a valeter. yes it is true you can burn the paint as you are removing a fine layer of lacquer at a time so concentrate on an area too long and thats through into the paint

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:56 PM

Think u only maximise burning the paintwork using a rotary polisher if ur inexperienced so if its your first one your best getting a dual action polisher as they dont just rotate in one position

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

Could you send me a link on what type to get?:s thanks?


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

This is for the machince

http://www.cleanyour...nes/cat_68.html

And this just gives you some info on how it all works

http://www.detailing...ead.php?t=63859



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:26 PM

best bet is if you do get one find an old panel to try first as I think you can burn through with both

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:50 PM

First time useing my polisher today! Think it's gone pretty well!:)attachment=15297:ImageUploadedByFord OC1399387097.179821.jpg]


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

First time useing my polisher today! Think it's gone pretty well!:)attachment=15297:ImageUploadedByFord OC1399387097.179821.jpg]


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Happy days what polisher did you end up getting ?

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

Ended up just getting a cheap £20 one! was worried about my paint so just when for a slow/safe one!


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:24 PM

Slow safe and monitor the temperature of the paintwork

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:41 AM

Result! have you got a link to the polisher you bought?



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

i got a silverline one off ebay about 4 years ago and its still going .the pads you get with it are !Removed! but the polisher is brill cost me about 45 quid its a rotary though just go on youtube plenty of vids or detailing world and like somebody said get an old panel to try it on



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

sounds good!



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:08 PM

The one iv got is what i used to use to flat and polish with, its a big old beast but does the job!

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:28 PM

the bigger the better, especially if its a Dual Action!

 

to be fair, even the small orbital ones will work, as long as you dont put all your body weight on top of it with cutting compound on the sponge. I used one to polish some scratches out of my Focus years ago (this was a woolworths special for about a tenner at the time!) and it worked a treat, I just used it and moved it as if I was using my hand to do the polish, except I didnt end up with sleeping arms at the end!



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