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    Just a bit more advice for you rumple, because you have a black car trust me you will need a orbital polisher sooner or later. The DA's are good in their own league but if you ever need to correct the paint properly / round off heavy scratches then the rotary will be the one you need.

    Plus it'll save you loads of time and the pads are cheaper / more plentiful for a rotary
     
     

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    Also, to save a couple of quid, assess your paintwork before buying the pads and polish. If you have light swirl marks and light scratches (run your fingernail over them gently, if it catches it's not light!) the just get a medium and fine pad, and a fine polish. Alot of the starter kits come with a cutting pad, maybe wool and foam, and cutting compound, which is you have medium to light swirls, isn't needed.

    Along with that Silverline R/O linked above, and a couple of pads/polish, you should be able to get away with spending around £80. Compared to the results you will achieve by hand (poor) and the days that you will ache after trying (numerous) it's a no brainer.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Just a bit more advice for you rumple, because you have a black car trust me you will need a orbital polisher sooner or later. The DA's are good in their own league but if you ever need to correct the paint properly / round off heavy scratches then the rotary will be the one you need.

    Plus it'll save you loads of time and the pads are cheaper / more plentiful for a rotary
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    Also, to save a couple of quid, assess your paintwork before buying the pads and polish. If you have light swirl marks and light scratches (run your fingernail over them gently, if it catches it's not light!) the just get a medium and fine pad, and a fine polish. Alot of the starter kits come with a cutting pad, maybe wool and foam, and cutting compound, which is you have medium to light swirls, isn't needed.

    Along with that Silverline R/O linked above, and a couple of pads/polish, you should be able to get away with spending around £80. Compared to the results you will achieve by hand (poor) and the days that you will ache after trying (numerous) it's a no brainer.
    yes was thinking of a rotory one, probably hire one
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    ive got a bluepoint mop which was £150 with variable speeds, the best investment ive made for a car. cant fault it and imo one of the best out there.


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    i got one of those rac car polishers at christmas this year...crap lol
     
     

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    Just to chip in about the cheap ones.
    I got mine from machine mart for £20, I was getting something else and figured why not at that price?? Well as STK says, because they are sh1t!
    I've used mine for about 5 mins, it really is harder to polish out polish with it than doing it by hand.
    My paints got a bit rough lately but am undecided as to whether to go for the vinyl wrap stuff all over yet
     
     

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    +1 for the silverline machine I got one last week and so far its been brilliant, variable speed and a selection of pads for £50 delivered with a 3 year guarantee?? As the other guy said its a no brainer it does exactly the same thing as any other rotary polisher.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sketch View Post
    i got one of those rac car polishers at christmas this year...crap lol
    yep ive got one too its made a right mess of my paintwork swirls and marring wish i had never done it
     
     

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    sorry to jump in but im also looking at getting the silverline, how safe are rotary s to use regularly ? i have an e90 in silver with light sanding marks on the bonnet.
     
     

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