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    Lee, i'm no expert but i wouldnt start off with a Rotary polisher, start with a Dual action machine like a DAS 6 or similar.

    Heres some photos of the results you could achieve

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    Nice. Don't know if I could trust myself with a machine polisher and my paintwork lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark. View Post
    Lee, i'm no expert but i wouldnt start off with a Rotary polisher, start with a Dual action machine like a DAS 6 or similar.

    Heres some photos of the results you could achieve

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...bit-of-t81311/
    Quote Originally Posted by lee_h View Post
    Nice. Don't know if I could trust myself with a machine polisher and my paintwork lol
    All this has been covered soooooooooooooooooooo many times on the forum but I'm going to re-iterate the points because these are such common misconceptions!

    First things first.. BMW paint is incredibly hard so you are not going to burn through your paint with any sort of polisher unless your thick as sh*t and hold the polisher in 1 spot with full pressure for 5 minutes.. which I would hope you'd realise isn't the right thing to do..

    I'd never machine polished a car before I got my rotary.. I watched some videos on youtube etc and got an idea of the technique/best practice and just had a crack at it.. the results were amazing..

    DA polishers are ok but nowhere near as effective for light scratch / swirl and hologram removal or general paint correction so my money's always on the rotary.. stop being so scared, there's nothing to worry about!!!!!!
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