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    Quote Originally Posted by shauns View Post
    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.
    You don't use rotary polishers regularly as a part of your cleaning/detailing routine.

    They are used for paint correction, so once you've corrected the paint you protect it and shouldn't have to use the rotary for a while!

    I machine polished my car and protected the paint in october and have simply maintained it by washing and the odd coat of wax periodically

    As we had a bad winter I will probably do my car again in a couple of months but generally you shouldn't need to machine polish your car more than once a year if that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shauns View Post
    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.
    You don't really use them regularly to be honest. Maybe once a year all over the body with a compound or twice a year with a light polish/swirl remover.

    You have to remember polishing by machine takes off a layer of paint so shouldn't be done all the time

    Silver is pretty good to buff up, a lot less harder than blacks/dark blues.
     
     

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    thanks fellas, ill practice on my van first i think.... it needs paint anyways
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shauns View Post
    thanks fellas, ill practice on my van first i think.... it needs paint anyways
    Lol thats what i done, i got the best bonnet going on a transit lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    For £20 extra you can get a silverline one, most body shops use them and they're pretty good i've got one and a £60 unbranded one of ebay and I can't tell the difference between them. Just don't get an angle grinder that has a D handle put on to it
    I wouldn't recommend a silverline to a new user (assuming OP is a new user to machine polishers)

    Get a DA, machines like silverlines are rotary, which means they spin in one spot, a DA is dual action, so it kind of orbits and moves about, thus not burning through your paint.

    I have been using a DA for about about 2 years now, and use it every couple of months, on various cars and I only just about feel confident enough now to go onto a rotary polisher.
     
     

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    How much is a DA one then? I'm a noob to it all, so need something easy to learn on...
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    I think my Kestral DA was 130, which came with 3 stages of polishes, and 3 different pads.

    I don't reccomend the polishes i chose though with the DA, whish was sonus, they seem to dry up and clog the pad up quite quickly compared to other polishes.

    I would go for the kestral DA with the menzerna polishes.

    that was off cleanyourcar.co.uk
     
     

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    130squid...best add it to the to buy list and get saving then

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    You could go straight to rotary polish if you want, and grab an old bonnet or panel from the scrapyard and have a practice, deliberately burn through the paint with it to see the limits.

    I burnt through the paint on my black wing on my E36, to reveal it was blue underneath lol must of had a tiny tiny layer of black on, and that was with a DA. So it can still happen if your trying to make shoddy sprays and repairs look better, if you have any.
     
     

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    This is a bargain.

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_519.html

    The way to look at it is, it costs a lot more to respray your car if you knacker the paint
     
     

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