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    Default Machine Polishing Pads...?

    I will be soon buying my own machine polisher as I need to get the swirls/light scratches out of my car badly, but I don't have a clue as to what pads I need to buy to achieve this. I need some that will be good for removing swirls etc. and then for polishing/waxing afterwards.

    The machine is a 6" one, but comes with various size heads, so should accomodate a wide range of sizes.

    Any help would be appreciated as always

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    I'd PM Mark at Autobrite Dan.

    I'm on the waiting list for the Kestrel DA as i have the same problem as you; swirl marks and holograms. I know Mark will advise me on what are the best heads and also the best cuts and polishes to use with it.

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    Cheers Paul, will do

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    I personally like the meguiars pads yellow polishing and tan finishing are usually enough for vauxhall paint for swirls and minor scratches.
    Polishes, there are so many about, megs #83 and#80 are great places to start. But the 3m and menzerna polishes 3.02 and 85rd for finishing are also excelent products.

    I tried a different aproach to mine last weekend and used #83 for defect removal on a megs yellow pad then finished down with 3m Ultrafina on a tan pad. the shine and depth was awesome its dirty again now but next wash I will take some photos.

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    I use sonus SFX and DAS Pads on my Porta Cable Polisher, they come in various grades.

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    There are a few Kestrel's on ebay, there is one thats been used only once and still complete with box, £50

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    There are a few Kestrel's on ebay, there is one thats been used only once and still complete with box, £50
    Link..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    There are a few Kestrel's on ebay, there is one thats been used only once and still complete with box, £50
    You put a bid in m8 ...................

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    Are those SIM 180's any good..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    Are those SIM 180's any good..??
    link ? have you already bought the machine ?? and Mark is doing a multi pack of pads i think there are 6 in there about £35 great deal

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