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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Dual Action Polishers Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a good polisher? Never done it before and thought i’d have a go myself... can practice on my daily driver before letting loose.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a das 6 pro.

Bought it from clean your car I think (just google das 6 pro)

Does the job spot on Thumb

Used it on my Cayman GTS recently and posted a few photos of results.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S A Watt wrote:
I use a das 6 pro.

Bought it from clean your car I think (just google das 6 pro)

Does the job spot on Thumb

Used it on my Cayman GTS recently and posted a few photos of results.


Which polish(s) or compounds are you using with the DAS 6?

Sorry just found the thread = Menzerna
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I blagged my parents to buy me a cheapo machine polisher (not DA) off eBay for Xmas last year. Was about £80 and came with all the pads. I just use T-cut (if needed) and whatever car wax from halfords (thin it's turtle wax). Car comes up like a mirror.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yip that’s the one and lake country pads
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I blagged my parents to buy me a cheapo machine polisher (not DA) off eBay for Xmas last year. Was about £80 and came with all the pads. I just use T-cut (if needed) and whatever car wax from halfords (thin it's turtle wax). Car comes up like a mirror.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d skip the DA and get a rotary. Nicer to use, works faster. I don’t like all the vibration of a DA.

Get some decent pads and polish.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I am rather addicted to this youtube channel as it plays to my OCD for cleaning!

'Picking your first machine polisher - Understanding the differences' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxtYZ9Pe2NA&t=708s

BTW, I use a Das6 Pro Plus with 15mm throw and Chemical Guys Quantum pads and any number of the compounds / polishes depending on paintwork and the desired result Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a DA and used to use a rotary but the rotary left swirls everywhere showing mostly in sunlight, the DA leave no swirls at all.

I use various compounds, Farecla is one of my favorites but recently I have been using something that was recommended by my local motor factor and its great stuff. Will update with the name once I remember.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my shame, I bought a DAS-6 Pro DA Polisher last year from cleanyourcar.co.uk, plus all the pads and Auto Finesse compounds, and have used it once.

Too many cars, too little time. I use a great, local detailer instead!

If anyone's looking to buy, PM me and I'll do a good deal...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Only one out there worth putting your money into (IMO)

https://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/rupes-lhr15es-mark-ii-bigfoot-polisher-kits.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9sXbs8a73gIVmuJ3Ch3jHQWSEAQYASABEgI0E_D_BwE

I have around 3 or 4 other DA’s and a couple of rotarys, the above blows everything I’ve used away.

No viabration, easy to use Thumb

Punch it in YouTube to check Very Happy

This one comes with pads and a selection of compounds too.

Remember to wash the car correctly first, decontamination must follow, then a clay - before any use of a DA.

Great guy (Porsche guy too), worth watching a few of his videos.

https://www.ammonyc.com/videos/

Remember decent polish (with no fillers) and a nice wax will look after the work you put in.

Enjoy

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