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      07-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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What machine polisher?

Im considering a machine polisher and wondered what everyone recommends/uses?

I know thats an open question but feel free to ask anything further to narrow down the criteria.

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Kestrel DA

http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/ind...-polisher.html
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      07-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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I would get the pro version - more powerful and a longer power cord.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_673.html

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      07-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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im actually in the same position as the OP. So would you guys say the kestrel is better than a porter cable 7424?
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Kestrel Pro would be my choice.
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      07-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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I have a Flex 3401 VRG, which is an excellent DA machine as it also uses forced rotation, it's so good in fact that I often use it in preference to my Milwaukee Rotary.
It's not the cheapest piece of kit, but is well worth the money if you're planning to use it a fair amount.
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the flex would probably be too high end for me.

does the kestrel have similar speed ratings to the porter? its just that most of the guides i have read quote porter speeds (5,6 etc)
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Another vote for the Das-6 Pro, I have one, it's a great piece of kit

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_675.html
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well thats decided then
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I am just about to buy one, I'm a bit confused what pads to get or to get the microfibre system, I've read far too many reveiws over the last few days I can't decide.

Be interested in your opinions.
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Pads confuse me too so would be interested in any replies.
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For BMW paint if you have swirls get the the Megs DA MF System
It works well,but expect to use a few pads as they heat up and fall to bits if over used

Small areas at a time is the key
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what about Lake County pads?
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Mine's yet to arrive, but I went with the starter kit from Chemical Guys: http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Chemic...it_p/cgdua.htm

1 x Dual Action Polisher Complete With Backing Plate
1 x Chemical Guys V34 Optical Grade Compound 16oz
1 x Chemical Guys V36 Optical Grade Cutting Polish 16oz
1 x Chemical Guys V38 Optical Grade Final Polish 16oz
1 x Chemical Guys Orange Hex Logic Cutting Pad 5.5 Inch
1 x Chemical Guys White Hex Logic Polishing Pad 5.5 Inch
1 x Chemical Guys Black Hex Logic Finishing Pad 5.5 Inch

Taken after advice gained from DW and elsewhere, heard great things about the pads and the machine.
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