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    Default Which machine polisher?

    Wanting to properly de-swirl my nice "hologram effect" black sapphire bodywork.

    Got some Megs Ultimate Compound a while back which I applied by hand and with my cheapy machine polisher.

    Want to do it again with a machine with a bit more balls.

    The Megs DAs are a bit overpriced in my opinion, can anyone recommend an alternative?

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    I went with the Kestrel DAS-6 Pro from another members recommendation. Over the standard DAS- 6 it has a bigger, beefier motor and a much longer lead. I've had no problems with it. If you check around, Autobrite, Detailing World or Cleanyourcar.co.uk, someone's usually got an offer on.
    I also went with the Chemical Guys hexologic pads, on same person's advice, as being more up to date and better than the ones he used.

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    Thanks mate, I'll check them out.

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    Forgot to ask, is it definitely best to go for a random orbital polisher? Am I really likely to do a lot of damage to the paintwork if I screw up with a normal rotary?

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    Start off with a DA. Grumpy1954 - excellent advice.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    hi mate i used one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porter-Cab...#ht_500wt_1156

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    sapph black and look at the shine...

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    Cheers for the advice guys, I'll see what I can pick up.

    Been desperately wanting to properly de-swirl my car for years, just never got off my backside to do it.

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    I think grumps has hit the nail on the head. The only thing I would change from that set up is megs UC, it does work well, but there are products out there that can do the job in half the time.

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    I do bodywork and I can recommend a silverline rotary polisher with soft start and there is no need to go over 2000 rpm, minme does 3k rpm but I only ever use it on setting 2 (of 10)!

    Get some decent polishing heads and some Farecla G6 compound - this can be used dry but I recommend using it with water.

    Finish off with Farecla wax which lasts months and beads water off like a ducks back!

    The polishers can be bought from ebay for £65, the G6 polish is £20 and the wax is £15.

    I did a Civic Type R and an A3 at the weekend and they both looked amazing, particularly the A3 as it was metallic black and had a fair amount of swirls before polishing but looked like it had just left the factory after the polish and wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Forgot to ask, is it definitely best to go for a random orbital polisher? Am I really likely to do a lot of damage to the paintwork if I screw up with a normal rotary?
    If you have time to practice on a scrap panel then a rotary is fine, i started off with a rotary and have had great success with it, just use common sense, dont go too mad, keep the pad moving and be careful around edges.

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