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    Please forgive my ignorance and stupidity, but is this the right process to use:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP1-d...eature=related

    I thought the machine was just for applying polish etc, but he seems to apply it and buff it in one go?

    So, in a nutshell, do you put the polish on the pad, go over the whole panel, and keep going over until the polish has gone? Then wipe any residue with a cloth. Or, do you apply the polish with the machine, leaving a haze, then buff it off either by hand or machine?

    Have been thinking about getting a machine for a little while, but am definately interested if it's all done in one!

    Would the machine be better for applying things like swirl and scratch remover, as it can work deeper into the paint/coat?

    And, finally, can I seriously damage my paint by using a machine? I know to start with a DA, and Kestrel seems to be coming out on top.

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    I'm new to this, the way I was shown the machine does all the work, then you wipe over with microfibre. As far as I know the safest one is a DA, which is why I bought a DAS6, the rotary ones can damage paint if you're not careful/used to them.

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    I read that with some interest, very helpful and pretty much what I've been doing with a few extras - says Machine Guide to follow, I Searched, couldn't find it.

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    I went to one of DW's machine polishing demos but unfortunately it was also a Rolling Road day too so I couldn't hear a word the guy said, gave up and went to watch the cars on the RR instead! lol

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    Thanks. I've read that guide a few times.

    I think I may invest in a machine, as my car has lots of small scratches and swirls. They're not overly noticable (Silver car), but I know they're there, and want to try and reduce the appearance of them

    Have seen Kestrels for around £80, so think I may go down that route.

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