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    getting some 3 for 2s at halfords but they dont have any quick clay kits so will get it else where, thinking about this
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryrn_33974
    any good?

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    In a word "NO"

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    If your going for the cheaper end of the market you could try a Silverline Rotary, about £30-£40. The down side with a rotary is that in untrained hands it will do more damage than good. A rotary goes round and round in the same pattern so if used wrong can burn the paint, eat to much of it or just leave the paint with holograms. There is a product called a Porta cable which is a random orbital machine, its action is much more like the action produced by hand, it still needs respect but is far easier to use and to learn than a rotary, down side is they cost about £200 to get up and running when you factor in transformer and pads. (You can only import them from USA.)

    For more information and a better understanding of machine polishing have a look at Detailing World. HTH
    PS, I bought one of those Halford job's, and trust me mate they are just naff. Wax can be put on from the palms of your hands and buffed of with a good miclofiber. You only need to go machine polishing when you want paint correction.
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    Here you go this is what you want: -

    http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/ultimate-...ine-p-329.html

    Same as the Porter Cable but it's 240volt so no need for a transformer etc.

    I have used one and they are just as good as the PC, if anything there is slightly less vibration and noise, it also uses the same backing plates etc as the PC.

    Bryan

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    Put some foam on the end of an angle grinder and save yourself some money


    I think I'd better write a disclaimer now dont you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    Put some foam on the end of an angle grinder and save yourself some money


    I think I'd better write a disclaimer now dont you?
    I do.........an angle grinder is waaaaaay too fast and it doesn't have the height i.e. the spindle is too short

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    My boss bought a really good one from ebay for about £40, hes really impressed with it for the cash as hes been using it on his carbon bonnet he bought for his 5-series V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danBoy View Post
    My boss bought a really good one from ebay for about £40, hes really impressed with it for the cash as hes been using it on his carbon bonnet he bought for his 5-series V8.
    A really good what Dan?.........DA or Rotary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blr123 View Post
    A really good what Dan?.........DA or Rotary?

    Bryan
    Erm I've no idea tbh I'll get some details from him on what one he got.

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    Im keen on keeping a well detailed car ...

    never felt the need for a rotary, its a lot of cash to pop on something you will rarely use and the money would be better spent on some quality detailing kit / products..

    if your paintwork needs rotary attention, find someone who is proficient, and buy them some beers

    once its to a standard, it wont need rotary attention again imo..

    danBoy, does your carbon bonneted friend use the www.bmw5.co.uk forums ??

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