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    As above, I am after a DA and starter kit - pads, cutting/polish/wax etc. What would you buy and where from? Clearly price is the number one concern followed by performance/results
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Sean have a look on the shinearama web site they do several starter kits based on either the meguiars g220 or the kestrel kit
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    Thanks Bob I'll have a look now
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I use a Porter Cable. Got it from Autopia with 4 Sonus pads, 1 x cutting pad, 2 x polishing pads and 1 x finishing pad. Came with a bottle of Sonus paint cleaner aswell.
    You will need a 110v transformer though which adds to the cost by about 50%.


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    I have a G220 and have used the kestrel, if you only looking after your own car then go for the kestrel, the caseing of the machine didn't have the quality feel of the G220 but it is just as capable a machine. and save yourself about £50.

    Which kit to buy as your on VX paint I would go for megs pads and megs #83 and #80. #83 and a yellow polishing pad sorted out a very baddly swirled corsa for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little John View Post
    I have a G220 and have used the kestrel, if you only looking after your own car then go for the kestrel, the caseing of the machine didn't have the quality feel of the G220 but it is just as capable a machine. and save yourself about £50.

    Which kit to buy as your on VX paint I would go for megs pads and megs #83 and #80. #83 and a yellow polishing pad sorted out a very baddly swirled corsa for me.
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    very nice work there m8

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    ive got a kestrel and an orbital. and a mix of different pads.speak to Mark im sure he would sort you out a good deal. im still not had enough work with the DA yet. but i get how it works. ive been looking at buying an old banger from work to practice on.

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    Thanks lads. The kestrel one is looking favourite atm.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    your local to me, so come and try before you buy if you like ? you can take it away with ya for a week or so

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    Thanks for the offer but i'm not back in Cov for a couple of weeks
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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