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    Is this any good eBay - 230246579316



    Looking to take a little strain out of the arms/shoulders with a Vec C, Vec B, Astra G & VW Beetle to clean.

    Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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    Looks like a rotory, which is for the experianced user, you would be best with an orbital polisher ... Rotorys are easy to damage the paint with if you do not know what you are doing .

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    hi
    yep very good but get it from here
    http://www.transtools.co.uk/store/pr...r-2-heads.html

    also dont get the polishing mops get the meguiars from here
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish...ds/cat_23.html

    and these little ones from here
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish...ds/cat_19.html

    well worth it just tack your time and have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie View Post
    Looks like a rotory, which is for the experianced user, you would be best with an orbital polisher ... Rotorys are easy to damage the paint with if you do not know what you are doing .

    he is right but
    if you dont go above speed 1 and dont stay in one spot (keep it moving) and keep a check on your work you should be fine and use a light cutting polish first till you get use to it.

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    I have one of these
    but is not too brite - the foam pad comes un-stuck and the ramdom orbit doesn't always work.

    I was impressed at first - Before Pic (Daughters Corsa paintwork very dull and felt like 1000 grade wet'n'dry)


    The After Pic - (smooth as glass, deep shine with only basic products - Car Plan T-Cut & Simonoiz Demon Shne)



    Now that I have a large variety of Megs products - I was looking for a Polisher that lasts.

    Part of our fleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhvcbv View Post
    he is right but
    if you dont go above speed 1 and dont stay in one spot (keep it moving) and keep a check on your work you should be fine and use a light cutting polish first till you get use to it.
    Keep a check on your work is ok, but you are not going to see anything until it is too late !! Really would not recommend a rotary for a beginner, an orbital is much safer, with the rotary you risk striking through, particularly on edges which will heat quciker and may be thinner .... Not worth the risk imo ..

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    Those vehicles certainly look good, a credit to the owners.

    I've thought about buying one of these poslishers myself in the past but always feared I would end up with swirly marks on paint work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie View Post
    Keep a check on your work is ok, but you are not going to see anything until it is too late !! Really would not recommend a rotary for a beginner, an orbital is much safer, with the rotary you risk striking through, particularly on edges which will heat quciker and may be thinner .... Not worth the risk imo ..

    hi i understand your worries about damage to paintwork and a orbital are safer option for beginners.
    but as long as you dont go above speed 1 and use a soft mop with a very light polish you should not do any damage.
    most damaged is caused by exsesive pressure or holding it at an angle on the paint by trying to get quick fix but it all in the time taking.

    very slow and steady is the answer with all machine polishing and using the right polish and cutting compounds and good quality mops.

    but as you said the rotary is a bit more harsher then an orbital, so if in any doughts use an orbital one for the safer option.

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    hi i got this type

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Top-car-boat-p...742.m153.l1262

    this is mine though ( i couldnt wait so i bid in euros)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=350045654588

    heres my astra which i had just polished
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=46518&page=3

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