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    After having a DA polisher, and subsequently lending it to a 'friend' who i then fell out with, and he sold it for £13 I have been on the look out for a cheap replacement...When i stumbled upon this on ebay

    Looks good quality, and the maker (tectake) seems a very reputable german manufacturer. I cant realy give any comments on the quality yet, but for £50, even if the sponges and pads are shite, its a good price for a rotary polisher.
    I paid yesterday afternoon, and it was dispatched this morning. The seller has good communication, and seems a top bloke

    Im now just going to have to wait for a my parcel to arrive...And then some good weather

    (sorry if its in the wrong section, mods, but figured more people would see it in here feel free to move if its not suitable )
     
     

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    Thats a nice little pack that mate! You will have to let us know what the pads etc are like!

    Nice with the wash mitt etc too....
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    Yeah, its what i figured. Not alot to loose realy, like i say, £50 for just the polisher is good, but with pads being about £10 each, the price soon rises when you buy them seperate so included it makes for a good deal.

    Shall have to wait and see
     
     

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    Put it this way, It cost me a further £44 for 3 bottles of different grade polishes and a bottle of sealant, from the web store where i buy my car cleaning gear usualy... and thats with my £9 discount because i bough my original polisher from them and got 300 points!
     
     

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    What polishes you going to be using mate?
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    Looks similar to a Silverline polisher...not bad
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam.wilkinson View Post
    What polishes you going to be using mate?
    Sonus SFX 4 stage system Its what i had with my last polisher, good stuff, and wont break the bank.

    Stage 1 removes scratches and oxidation, but leaves swirls (basicaly a fine rubbing compound)
    Stage 2 is a swirl remover
    Stage 3 is a fine sheen polish
    Stage 4 is a paint sealant

    Has worked out well, as i have just recieved my order of touch-up paint for the 2 scratches and 100's of stone chips, so when this rain stops, i'll be painting them, then they can be flatted and compounded back, then when the polisher arrives, it'll all look perfect
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Looks similar to a Silverline polisher...not bad
    Did look at them, theres a UK seller, but he only supplys a mop and 3 foam pads, Which is ok if your not too fussy, but i like to have 2/3 different pads for each stage(roof and bonnet, sides, lower sections..yes i have severe OCD ) and you cant garuntee that each one will be suitable for each stage, so getting a bigger collection like with the one i have ordered is a better bet
     
     

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    I really like the Sonus polishes! I've had them for years, always used 1-3 never user their sealent tho! Always been a fan of hard wax!lol
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    Well, it all arrived this morning

    Took just as long for a package to get from Harrogate to me, as it did for one to get from Frankfurt to here!

    1 big box:


    8 polishing sponges, medium density. 3 180mm, 5 150mm


    3 150mm lambswool mops, 3 150mm hard density patern sponges


    Other bits...1 lambswool washmit, 2 microfibres, 1 bug clearing wash sponge and a bottle of 'MacBrite polish'...€59 a bottle (not going to use it though..) there was also a squeege thing..buts its going no-where near my car



    3 backing plates, 125mm, 150mm, 180mm...and 1 180mm lambswool mop


    THE POLISHER! Seems very good quality, well balanced


    AND...my other delivery of Sonus 1-4 stage polish and sealant..and a super fluffy microfibre.. This lot cost nearly as much as everything above!


    Now i just need some good weather

    Overall, very happy
     
     

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