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#1 gav240z

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:00 PM

Hi Guys,
I've been eyeing off a couple of Dual Action polishers in particular this 1 seems to be a good compromise between budget and professional tool.
https://www.carcarep...lisher_das6_pro

Just wondering if anyone has 1 of these already or similar that I could use / borrow to see if I like before committing to buy?

I'm currently in Melbourne and plan to use it on my daily hack to practice first before attempting to correct paint on my 240z.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:55 AM

Hey Gav,
Both my son and I use one of these Rockwell 'shop series' - the different foam pads are east to obtain - works great and is a random orbital - cost about $120 from Supa Cheap.  It's more about the product and action that you use that gives you the greatest results.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

Thanks Rev, read some reviews here:
http://www.detailpar...ell-DA-Polisher

Seems the consensus is good, I guess what I like about the DA polishers is that they are meant to be idiot proof.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:11 AM

I'm a noobie to polishing paint, and I purchased one of those rockwell ones and went to the waxit shop in tullamarine and the guys there gave me a few pointers and recommended a few pads and products to use. I tape up squares on the panels and just worked on them one at a time. The result was amazing after a few hours of work, that included wash, clay, then using the machine to rub down the paint and then using a wax.

best thing I ever did to the exterior of my car.




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