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    that das-6 is a bit on the expensive side for me. mite look into getting the silverline one but how easy is it to get replacement pads? also what pads would i acutally need?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj1soad View Post
    that das-6 is a bit on the expensive side for me. mite look into getting the silverline one but how easy is it to get replacement pads? also what pads would i acutally need?
    i would go for a heavy cutting pad like:
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_682.html

    for removing marks and oxidisation

    then a finishing pad like:
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_684.html

    and also, iif you want to apply wax with the polisher:
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_685.html

    there are loads of diffrent makes, and types of pads for polishers, they come in two main sizes 6'' and 4'' your machine polisher will come with both size backing plates, there are diffrent grades of pads hard/corse pads for cutting (like the first one i suggested) to softer pads for applying the final cut (like the seccond suggeston) and finally simple foam pads for applying wax (like the third) obviously there are pads between all of these.
     
     

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    Also, the silver line is a rotary polisher, (someone has allready said)

    you should read both of these first,
    rotary polishers: http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=66024

    Dual Action: http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=63859
     
     

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    I have the same colour mate, and I have attached a pic of how mine looks after a going over of AG Paint Restorer, followed by Super Resin Polish and then topped off with Collonite 476s. One of the best waxes you can buy for the money...

    Oh and all that was done by hand. It depends how much correction you are looking at getting! A decent amount of work by hand will produce a result that most people will be amazed with, however if you want a swirl free finish then the only way to go is by machine.

    Oh and for info I use AG BSC (Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner) to wash aswell, again a new formula and is very very slick! Lifting dirt etc very well, without damaging wax...





    Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam.wilkinson View Post
    I have the same colour mate, and I have attached a pic of how mine looks after a going over of AG Paint Restorer, followed by Super Resin Polish and then topped off with Collonite 476s. One of the best waxes you can buy for the money...

    Oh and all that was done by hand. It depends how much correction you are looking at getting! A decent amount of work by hand will produce a result that most people will be amazed with, however if you want a swirl free finish then the only way to go is by machine.

    Oh and for info I use AG BSC (Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner) to wash aswell, again a new formula and is very very slick! Lifting dirt etc very well, without damaging wax...






    Hope that helps.
    Certainly no desputing Adam your car looks great. How faded was it? I know it is possible to do the job by hand and a lot cheaper than investing in a polisher but the polisher is quick. Mind me asking what you used on your black trim? I'm sure the OP will be interested too.
     
     

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    Thanks mate, it did take me bloody ages!lol The bonnet, front wings and boot lid were quite poor. And the mirrors were shot! Altho when I went over the door mirrors it was apparant that there wasn't a clear coat on there as I got paint transfer onto my pad! Grrrrr

    I totally agree, if speed is what you are after then the only way to go is machine! I do have a rotary, but still need to get some cash together to start getting the pad and polish combos that I would like to use. I have alsways been a believer in trying the cheapest first, if that doesn't work then you can step up your game! It would be much cheaper to have a shot with the AG products first (or similar polishes) if that gets the desired result, great! If not, onto purchasing a DA or rotary with the polish and pad combos.

    I used Megs endurance tyre gell on my plastics, as I do in the engine bay, tyres etc. It has an acceptable durability on the plastics, and if buffed off after doesn't run too much in rain.
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    your car looks good m8. on my previous cars ive always done them by hand. whats this AG stuff youve been using cos i cant find it on the net. did you use the paint restorer on the wing mirrors 2?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    i would go for a heavy cutting pad like:
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_682.html

    for removing marks and oxidisation

    then a finishing pad like:
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_684.html

    and also, iif you want to apply wax with the polisher:
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_685.html

    there are loads of diffrent makes, and types of pads for polishers, they come in two main sizes 6'' and 4'' your machine polisher will come with both size backing plates, there are diffrent grades of pads hard/corse pads for cutting (like the first one i suggested) to softer pads for applying the final cut (like the seccond suggeston) and finally simple foam pads for applying wax (like the third) obviously there are pads between all of these.
    would i need to use the cutting pad everytime i need to polish the car? or is it just to help restore the faded parts? thanx
     
     

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    Thanks mate, sorry it's renovator http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165527

    I went over once with that, followed by a couple of goes with SRP and then topped it off with the collonite wax to seal it all!
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj1soad View Post
    would i need to use the cutting pad everytime i need to polish the car? or is it just to help restore the faded parts? thanx
    I'd go careful with the cutting pad as you are, like many of us, a novice. Machine polishers are safe if used with a touch of common sense.
    Always start with the finest pad and polish. If this doesnt do what you want, increase the polish to the next abrasive up, if still more is required use that same polish on the next abrasive pad up. Continue like that until you get the right combination. Just to wade in with anything agressive is dangerous and usually overkill as lighter combinations will mostly do the job.
     
     

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