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    hi guys, was looking at getting some of this stuff as ive heard nothing but rave reviews for their products,

    its just the directions state to use a polishing machine.. would it also be suitable and as effective using good ol' elbow grease???
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    elbow grease wuold probably work mate...but the polishing machine turns at a very fast rate...and just saves you a whole lt off time!!i bot a polishing machine from halfrauds for £30....so much easier!
     
     

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    is the polisher you got from halfords any good??

    i'd be nervous to use that incase i damaged the paintwork!!
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    its ok mate...i was shitn maself before i used it as i got told i could burn throo the paint but its a bit off a lightweight so no probs!!i got it for the meguiars 3step system...used it for the paint cleaner and polish...then waxed by hand(only because i had no more pads)if anythn id rather it was heavier....still good too have tho....but you can actually apply more pressure with the old elbow grease
     
     

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    i think im going to give it a bash by hand and if it doesnt give the desired results im going to splash out on a halfrauds polisher lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    i think im going to give it a bash by hand and if it doesnt give the desired results im going to splash out on a halfrauds polisher lol!
    The Halfords style polisher is decent but to be honest, for an extra couple of quid, if I was in your shoes I'd buy this polisher kit package;

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Polishe...8639763&sr=8-2

    With products like the ones you intend to use, the more specialised they become the more the need for a machine application as its the speed and ease that provides the even coverage and the speed for the compounds to work as intended.
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    I will definitely look at getting this cause I did the polishing by hand, two coats over the weekend and I am sore!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSK View Post
    The Halfords style polisher is decent but to be honest, for an extra couple of quid, if I was in your shoes I'd buy this polisher kit package;

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Polishe...8639763&sr=8-2

    With products like the ones you intend to use, the more specialised they become the more the need for a machine application as its the speed and ease that provides the even coverage and the speed for the compounds to work as intended.
    looks good but im just so worried about f**king the paint up!! also how do you polish awkward places like the wing mirror casing etc with that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    looks good but im just so worried about f**king the paint up!! also how do you polish awkward places like the wing mirror casing etc with that??
    No need to be worried. With the Halfords ones, they won't harm your paint, they spin at a respectable speed which just makes polishing/buffing a pleasure. Its only when you start to use specialist abrasive cutting compounds you need to ensure you don't apply pressure and allow the machine to work the product. Also you need to ensure you wet the surface as this will help prevent damaging the paint. Hence the linky to the polishing kit on Amazon. Excellent value, 6 speed settings and enough attachments to keep you going.

    With the professional type machines, I looked at some and was put off by them only having 1 or 2 speed settings.... but I will be buying a professional polishing machine around Christmas.

    As for the tricky areas, the professional polishers will be better at getting into these areas whereas the Halfords style ones will have some difficulty so here I simply do the areas the polisher cannot get to by hand.
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    cheers for the advice mate, probably going to get that kit off amazon! cant go wrong for the money! and if i cant get on with it i'll sell it of fleebay lol!
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