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    Hello every one,

    i wonder if anybody with either a dual action or a rotary machine polisher could offer some advice,

    so i have never used a machine polisher before, so im leaning towards the dual action so i dont mess up lol

    i have a mystic blue e46 with some swirl marks and a few scratches in the clear coat that ideally i would like to remove

    so what would be best to get?
     
     

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    Dual action without a doubt for a first timer , the DAS-6 is good, or if you can stretch your budget a Meguiars G220 is highly recommended by most including myself

    Rotary's will do the job quicker, but are potentially an accident waiting to happen in untrained hands. I've been detailing for 2 years and I still use the G220, I've only used a rotary once. Not bad, and it is quicker... But even the pros still use DA's as well as rotarys.

    Click here to see my old detailing thread with recommendations for methods and compounds etc...

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    Agree totally, can't go wrong with a DA, but you can get the rotary very wrong
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    yeah what the other 2 said, play it safe use a da if inexperienced!
     
     

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    will the da remove swirl marks just as good as a rotary?
     
     

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    car looks amazing in your detail thread grizzle

    seeing that you recomend the G220

    what sort of pads and polish would be good to use to get the results im looking for

    thanks for your replys guys
     
     

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    The DA will remove swirls yes. There are different gradients of compounds which are used to achieve the desired result. A rule of thumb would be to use the least cutting abrasive and work your way up until you get the finish you are happy with. I purchased the DAS-6 with the Menz starter kit from CYC . Very happy with the purchase and how the Menz polishes and pads work. For further info do as I did and get yourself on detailingworld.co.uk .

    A word of warning though......it gets addictive!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerlovin View Post

    A word of warning though......it gets addictive!!
    Thanks for the info, i will check that site out

    Lol so true, which is why im asking these questions, im already addicted,
    i was happy with washing it, until i see some photos of a car someone had waxed, so i waxed mine now every time i was it it takes me about twice as long because i find more i can clean in more detail, now i keep looking at the swirl marks thinking i should machine them out
     
     

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    what ever you decide, get hold of a scrap panel and practice. it will give you a feel for the machine, and how and what can be achieved with different pad/polish combos.
    read the guides on dw there a good place to start
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockape View Post
    what ever you decide, get hold of a scrap panel and practice. it will give you a feel for the machine, and how and what can be achieved with different pad/polish combos.
    read the guides on dw there a good place to start
    ive been looking for a bonnet, to get some practise on t
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