User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Machine Polisher

  1. #1
    Regular Member redraptor_141's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Sailing the High Seas on HMS Ark Royal
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Machine Polisher

    Heya Everyone, its been a while since ive been home to be able to clean the car. so before i go home next weekend i think im going to invest in a machine polisher. id rather not spend £150 for a meguirers one just because its got it written on the side!


    so i was wondering these ones off eBay..... for like £40 do they do the job. i assume its all about the pad and polish you use (and the way you use it)

    Thanks for any help guys and gals,

    Will

  2. #2
    Regular Member bobby-tupper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    LEEDS, W.YORKS
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : 07 Estate




    Default

    think this is what most lads are using at the moment http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Silverline-Car...3A1%7C294%3A50

  3. #3
    Regular Member parsco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Agreed, I have a Silvertec one and it's very good for the price. You just need to make sure that you get the correct pads and backing plates and then the correct types of polish

  4. #4
    Regular Member Dan_BlackSRi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra SRi

    Trim : XP NAV

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi 150

    Year : 2007

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by parsco View Post
    Agreed, I have a Silvertec one and it's very good for the price. You just need to make sure that you get the correct pads and backing plates and then the correct types of polish
    Aint that the truth - from my limited use, using the right pads and polish is like night and day compared with poor/wrong ones.

    I have a Silverline Blue polisher and its spot on for the usual swirl and light-medium scratch correction.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Kilmarnock
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I'm going to be getting one of these too. Can you recommend pads/backing plates to use with it? Going to be polishing a "pink" vectra.

    Also, any list of products i "need" to hav? BEar in mind my experience so far has been limited to a shampoo and turtle wax .

    Cheers

    Roddy

  6. #6
    Regular Member Dan_BlackSRi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra SRi

    Trim : XP NAV

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi 150

    Year : 2007

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RoddyKFC View Post
    I'm going to be getting one of these too. Can you recommend pads/backing plates to use with it? Going to be polishing a "pink" vectra.

    Also, any list of products i "need" to hav? BEar in mind my experience so far has been limited to a shampoo and turtle wax .

    Cheers

    Roddy
    For oxidation like that, you're most likely to need a wool cutting pad like this one... http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produc...roducts_id=571

    ..and something with some cut to it like... http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/meguia...r.php?cPath=27

  7. #7
    Ex-Staff Full Member John LE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Facelift Insignia/Corsa D

    Trim : LE/VXR

    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

    Year : 13/07

    Default

    Nice one i've been looking for a cutting pad like that for a while. Is that one new to meguiars?

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Kilmarnock
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    For oxidation like that, you're most likely to need a wool cutting pad like this one... http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produc...roducts_id=571

    ..and something with some cut to it like... http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/meguia...r.php?cPath=27
    Is the wool pad the heaviest? Advisable for someone never used a polisher? Dont want to see primer!

    Thanks for the links

    Roddy

  9. #9
    Ex-Staff Full Member John LE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Facelift Insignia/Corsa D

    Trim : LE/VXR

    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

    Year : 13/07

    Default

    Not an expert but do a bit at a time, don't hurry and KEEP THE POLISHER MOVING lol. Also spraying some water on keeps things cool

  10. #10
    Regular Member Dan_BlackSRi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra SRi

    Trim : XP NAV

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi 150

    Year : 2007

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RoddyKFC View Post
    Is the wool pad the heaviest? Advisable for someone never used a polisher? Dont want to see primer!

    Thanks for the links

    Roddy
    To be fair, there's alot of people who've never used polishers and will always talk about the worst that can happen - but if you're sensible (and even a newbie) you'll be fine - plus there's plenty of guides on the net if you're not sure.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Machine polisher
    By DNS in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13th March 2012, 07:24
  2. Machine polisher
    By david.91.09 in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17th April 2010, 21:58
  3. Machine polisher
    By aerodynamic18 in forum Northern Ireland (RO - Vacant)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 12th May 2009, 22:57
  4. Machine Polisher
    By lizard in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 1st November 2008, 23:00
  5. machine polisher
    By kgsric in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 24th June 2007, 10:56

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •