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      07-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Polisher

I posted this in the detailing section of the forum but didn't get any replies so thought I'd try again here!

I'm thinking of buying the following;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TecTake-Prof...ction+polisher

In aid of getting rid of some of the swirl marks on my car.

Can anyone comment on this particular polisher? Is it any good etc?

Also anything else I should add/is recommended for me to add to my itinerary?

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      07-19-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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I would say no. If this is your first attempt at this I would recommend a DA (dual action). There is less heat build up so less chance of damaging your paint compared to a rotary polisher. Try detailing world forum. There are vendors on there who sell starter kits and lots of advice. You could even keep an eye on the classifieds on there if you join up though buying a starter set up would be my advice. Even with one of these set ups you can make a world of difference to your car. It can become addictive and expensive. Go for it and good luck.
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As has been said if its your first go get a decent DA, it's a lot safer and more forgiving and once you get more proficient then (and this goes for me too) then you can move on to a decent rotary.

Plenty of tips over on Detailing World as for supplies again Detailing World have loads of decent spinsters but the two I use are UltimateFinish and EliteCarCare both offer superb service and quick delivery.
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Having read exactly what everyone else seems to be saying I went down the route of the DA polisher. I'm pretty happy with the results. If there are much better results to be had I can't wait to be ready to move up to a rotary!! I have seen a thread where someone went to the scrap yard and got a panel or two for practice. I think I will be doing this for my first rotary attempts too. Anyway here's what the DA will do







Pictures really don't do it justice and this is on an 08 car that is daily driven and parked on the driveway so paint has seen plenty of action.

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I'd suggest a DA kit from this place http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/ they have som great deals.
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Can recommend a Kestrel DAS-6 as I own one too. Very easy to use and hard to do damage with
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Great finish

+1 on your paint work, good job.

What steps did you take to achieve these and what products?

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Having read exactly what everyone else seems to be saying I went down the route of the DA polisher. I'm pretty happy with the results. If there are much better results to be had I can't wait to be ready to move up to a rotary!! I have seen a thread where someone went to the scrap yard and got a panel or two for practice. I think I will be doing this for my first rotary attempts too. Anyway here's what the DA will do







Pictures really don't do it justice and this is on an 08 car that is daily driven and parked on the driveway so paint has seen plenty of action.
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      07-29-2013, 01:45 PM   #9
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Sorry just seen questions!
Not a great job I am getting better results now :-D
That was quick wash
Clay bar
Meguires extreme compound
Meguires polish
Meguires wax
All applied with meguires 220v2 (I think!) Da polisher.
Then autoglym hd wax applied by hand.

I get better results using various other products. I will refrain from naming them as I am still undergoing product testing to see what I like best.
I will say so far super snow foam and jetseal 109 is getting a thumbs up but I have so many more products to try! If you want a life dont get a polisher at all da or rotary!!!
If you do you are in for an expensive and constant hunt for the very best products you can find.
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