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    I'm looking at getting an electric polisher can anyone recommmed one thats not mental money?
     
     

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    Buy a gd quality grinder for around £30 and buy some polishing pads nice and light and easy to use
     
     

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    I wouldn't buy a grinder as they are FAR too powerful for polishing body panels, you can burn the paint very easily...

    Buy a DA Polisher (Dual-Action) or Rotary. DA polishers are generally safer.

    I have a DA Kestrel Polisher and so far it's brilliant.

    try this... http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalo...olisher_1.html

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    Im sure you can buy varible speed grinders mabey not lol
     
     

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    From what I can work out you want one that oscilates as that prevents creating more swirl marks, I was hoping not to have to spend £75+ the Meguiars one looks good but is about £140 with the pads!
     
     

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    a silverline da polisher is the one to buy for the money ,,its about 15-20 quid and iv got one ,,highly recc by the detailing boys ,,obv not as good as dearer models but it does the job brilliantly,,get it from amazon and type in silverline (or alternatively buy mine lol)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinitydreams View Post
    From what I can work out you want one that oscilates as that prevents creating more swirl marks, I was hoping not to have to spend £75+ the Meguiars one looks good but is about £140 with the pads!
    Dont buy an angle grinder, lol

    There are two types of machine polisher ....

    DA (dual action) aka random orbital - which is the one that oscilates
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    rotary - which is much like an angle grinder, it spins but the speed can be adjusted (unlike an angle grinder) and it also has some sort of clutch arrangement (unlike and angle grinder)

    Both types will remove swirl marks, the DA is very safe and will not burn through paint work where as the rotary if you dont move it it will burn through paint work

    Take a look on http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php
     
     

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    Exactly infinitydreams. The DA oscilates and the Rotary just spins around.

    The DA is safer, however can take longer.

    Your choice,

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    Ive got a bluepoint mop and its first class can go wrong, cost around £150, or the one i use at work is a cp mop and that its really good and half the price of mine and its very light and easier to use.


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    does anyone know where i would look on how to use one of these polishers?

    like how the process actually works...
     
     

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