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    Thinking of getting one to de-swirl and de-scratch my black sapphire Vec.

    DAS-6 is only £85, compared with nearly double that for a Meguiars one. Any good?

    What polishes should I order for my job?

    I've got Megs Scratch-X, Ultimate Compound and the usual step 1, 2 and 3. Anything I should add to that list?

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    The DAS-6 and Megs ones are nearly the same, just the das is a tad noisier but not a lot tbh.

    I'd call someone like elite car care or Autobrite and tell them what you want to do and let them advise you from that.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Thinking of getting one to de-swirl and de-scratch my black sapphire Vec.

    DAS-6 is only £85, compared with nearly double that for a Meguiars one. Any good?

    What polishes should I order for my job?

    I've got Megs Scratch-X, Ultimate Compound and the usual step 1, 2 and 3. Anything I should add to that list?
    Let me know how you get on with this as I have the 'swirls' and other small marks on my sapphire black veccy too. Would be interesting to see if this works.....

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    It does work, I done mine last year and will be doing it again this year, really makes the paintwork look better, looks soo deep, here's a few pics at Brentwood after I'd polished with a das-6.....


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    Double post grr!!

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    I asked around when I bought mine, came to the conclusion it was worth paying the extra for a DAS6 Pro, beefier motor and longer power cord. There are few more models around now, but I'm still pleased with my choice.

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    TBH, it's not really the machine in itself that is all that important. Sof start is a must, but anything with it will actually do a good job. It's the pads you choose. Thats where you get your results.

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    As for polishes, well 3M or Scholl cutting polishes seem to be the ones of choice at the moment, but Meguiars do plenty and at very good prices, plus they have a cutting guide on the front that makes choosing what you want very easy indead. Start with a light and a light to medium cut polish, something like Megs #82 and 83 would be ideal. Around £14 a lt off Amazon.

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    Pads can also make a difference too, with how much pressure and time you have to apply to the surface to get the desired effect.


    Ive got the DAS-6 and had no problems with it, it can be a bit of trial and error to start with, but if you are unsure you get an old panel from the scrappy to practice on, till you feel confident to do it on your own car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeBe View Post
    TBH, it's not really the machine in itself that is all that important. Sof start is a must
    Soft start only really makes a difference on Rotary. As said above pads and polish are the key factor.

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