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Aaron
21-02-2012, 13:12
I want to buy a car polisher dont want spend more that €100
as for cleaning products i use autoglym they be good enough to use with the polisher?


I was looking at something like this
http://www.sealey.co.uk/PLPageBuilder.asp?gotonode=DoProductSearch&method= mProductSearch&productdescription=&productcode=&ca tegory=10&catgroup=275&catmicrogroup=1320&analysis code=&requiredresults=16&fulltext=0
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jack-Sealey-Cordless-Polisher-230mm/dp/B000T6HIM8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1329829534&sr=8-3

What pad would i have to buy for polishing and waxing?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kent-Q8009-8-Piece-Clean-Polish/dp/B002PWYDMM/ref=pd_sim_auto_1

Legy C
21-02-2012, 13:51
I used one of those oscillating ones before and it was pretty useless. I think the grinder style ones are supposed to be much better even though they are about €150-€200.

Aaron
21-02-2012, 13:57
I used one of those oscillating ones before and it was pretty useless. I think the grinder style ones are supposed to be much better even though they are about €150-€200.


Been doing abit of reading, and your right they seem to be the better choice. Think i'll save up abit longer :)

JAMIE-TYPERV6
21-02-2012, 14:05
I bought a speed adjustable Sealey one a while back.... cost about 150. Good bit of kit.

Rob Spec C
21-02-2012, 14:17
Very easy to burn through paint with a rotary polisher so be very very careful with it. I would recommend starting with the dual action machine but on your rock hard BMW paint, you might as well be rubbing your mickey on it. You will get there but the arms would be falling off you. No need to go above speed 3 and step up while working tye polish and down again to refine. Don't allow the polisher to stop rotating while in contact with the car.

You'll get one under 100, search kestrel or silverline. I'll post links for you later, too awkward on the phone.

You need to choose polishes and pads, 3M have a very easy system to follow and you can't go wrong, green polish and pad for cutting, yellow for polishing ands blue for refining. As you get more experienced you can interchange to achieve different cut levels.

Aaron
21-02-2012, 15:20
only reason im looking at them is im just sick of hand polish and waxing, i am afraid to use the polisher i have to say.
I would prob save up and get a better one, so throw some difference options out there.

thanks,

Altezza-Dan
21-02-2012, 17:46
i have a kit there i bought from cleanyourcar.co.uk hasnt really got much use. came with 3 Sonus pads and 3 sonus polish and waxes, i would post it down to you but probably cheaper to order one from them direct

Mad Paddy RS
21-02-2012, 18:05
have a look in detailingworld.co.uk always good advise on there

Aaron
21-02-2012, 20:40
have a look in detailingworld.co.uk always good advise on there


http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=63859


that almost put me off trying. :icon_grin:

Rob Spec C
21-02-2012, 20:43
only reason im looking at them is im just sick of hand polish and waxing, i am afraid to use the polisher i have to say.
I would prob save up and get a better one, so throw some difference options out there.

thanks,


If you are only looking for something to apply polishes rather than swirl removal, then go for the dual action orbital polisher, its virtually fool proof. Super resin polish produces better results the more its worked into the paint which is very hard to do by hand without your arm falling off :smile:

Unless you are using liquid waxes, you'll find a wax very hard to apply via machine pad, you are better off applying by hand.

GORDON GT SERIES II
21-02-2012, 22:15
aaron have a look here they do all sorts of car cleaning products and accessories which are based in wexford
http://www.cleancar.ie/Polishing_Machines.html
and here is a uk site
http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/machine-polishers.php
if you search on youtube there is plenty of tutorial videos on polishers be it da or rotary

doggy
21-02-2012, 23:44
I'd get a kit with a random orbital polisher, pads and polish. You'll end up buying the pads and polish after a while once you get proficient so you might as well buy the package up front and save a small few bob.