Car Polisher (Power)

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Does anyone have any experience with these? I have been noticing quite a few people around where I live using them to polish their cars.

I looked for a thread previously but did not see one.

Any recommendations?

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There is lots of info from detailers in the bodywork section
 

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Have a look on detailingworld.co.uk - seem to remember a pretty good thread re power polishers on there.
 

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Power polishers, the professional Buffing Machine can cause lots of problems in the wrong hands, burning thru' on edges, leaving ingrained polish on unpainted mouldings..near impossible to remove, you have to tape 'em first, ..too many different types of polishing heads etc.. But there are a few double handled ones on the 'meerkat' that usaully burn out before the car is polished
 

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Power polishers, the professional Buffing Machine can cause lots of problems in the wrong hands, burning thru' on edges, leaving ingrained polish on unpainted mouldings..near impossible to remove, you have to tape 'em first, ..too many different types of polishing heads etc.. But there are a few double handled ones on the 'meerkat' that usaully burn out before the car is polished

Very good points here,,it is very easy to do so much damage.
 

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Whats wrong with using your hands. Its not too difficult and even I have taken to polishing....

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Whats wrong with using your hands. Its not too difficult and even I have taken to polishing....

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I have 3 polishers,,but I do not use them,,as st4 do it by hand,,it works well,,it is not as though you do it for a living, I polish my car every day starting by 8am and finished by 9am
 

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I have 3 polishers,,but I do not use them,,as st4 do it by hand,,it works well,,it is not as though you do it for a living, I polish my car every day starting by 8am and finished by 9am

And very good for you it is Malcolm. Better than PT or press ups, and you end up with a product!
 

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Good Morning

Does anyone have any experience with these? I have been noticing quite a few people around where I live using them to polish their cars.

I looked for a thread previously but did not see one.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

Had one for a week last year --sent it back absolute rubbish !
Do it by hand and enjoy the exercise.
 

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Polishing by hand also helps you bond with the car, and gives you the chance to check for blemishes etc more often.

Spot on, and you get that sickly feeling when you find another mark:(:(
 

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Do it by hand and enjoy the exercise.

I bought Halford's own make polisher after it was a recommended buy in Auto Express magazine. So far so good, I'll never hand polish again, too much like hard work. :lol:

Russ
 

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I bought Halford's own make polisher after it was a recommended buy in Auto Express magazine. So far so good, I'll never hand polish again, too much like hard work. :lol:

Russ

I've got that one too, but I don't use it very often - just to give it a final buff if I have time.
 


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