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    Does anybody have experience about Biltema orbital polisher?
    I'd like to start detail with a polisher, and this one would be available in stores here in Finland...

    I've read that 4" Cyclo pads would be ok with this polisher, any recommendations?

    I'm planning to pick Megs #80, #7 and #21 to get started...

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    I've been told that orbital polishers are better for pro detailers dude. They can burn through your paint very easily if you're not careful.

    I'm no detailer, but you're better off with a PC. I'm sure one of the detailers will be along shortly with details.

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    AJA, the Biltema is not an orbital polisher, it is a twin head rotary. pic

    Jay C, I have the Biltema, someone on DW forums was importing them Link. I bought the 4" cyclo pads from Ron at Motorgeek, his cyclo pack includes the rubber fitment cups which the Biltema doesn't need, but he will swap these for another 2 pads of your choice.

    I first used the Biltema in earnest this week (done the whole car) and found it very easy to use and for the price its a bargain (£15 or something?). Previously I have used it to remove scratches and grazes and it worked well. (Remove a huge graze on the rear arch of the MG, which was there when I bought it.)
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    Thanks for info !

    I picked the "orbital" from autogeek/cyclo ad (similar device): http://www.autogeek.net/cyclo-polisher.html

    I think I'll give it a chance, at least it is not too expensive.

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    Hi Jay,

    I have the Smartool which is the same as the Biltema....the only dif is that the Biltema is a multispeed tool........I use it often but only for applying wax, I don't know anyonr who uses it for defect removal but that's npot to say that it couldn't be, the main issue would be the speed I think the Biltema & the Smartool run at 3000rpm as opposed to the PC which is up to 6000rpm.

    Bryan

    PS I also use the Smartool for applying glass polish aswell

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    Hi Bryan,

    The planned usage would be removal of mild defects together with #80, polishing with #7 and perhaps sealant #21 / wax application (and to polish glass ).

    Maybe this would be a decent polisher to start with.

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    Hi Jay.......for sure it would be a good start and you could use all the products you mention to there full ability

    Bryan

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