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    Orbital Polisher

    Has anyone got any recommendations for a good orbital polisher (Prefer battery not mains)? I know a few people are into cars on here , so may have some knowledge on them.

    I used a flex polisher on boat and car and it gave amazing results however the battery version is £600. Thatís a bit steep, on the other hand I donít want to go cheap and get something that burns the paint.

    Thanks

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    I have a Rupes Bigfoot polisher that is excellent
    Highly recommended especially when using Rupes pads and compounds
    About £380 iirc
    Mine is mains but I think battery ones are available including the dinky electric toothbrush style one

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    Never seen anyone use a battery one, I have a mains one that is a cheaper copy of the Flex called Vertool.

    I cant recommend a battery one though, they probably have no power to drive the pads properly.

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    I've a Meguiars MT but it's mains-powered, the company don't produce a cordless machine but the do supply a kit to attach to an electric drill so presumably you could use that in conjunction with a battery drill.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meguiars-G3...0650446&sr=8-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    Never seen anyone use a battery one, I have a mains one that is a cheaper copy of the Flex called Vertool.

    I cant recommend a battery one though, they probably have no power to drive the pads properly.
    I have the vertool mains as well. I also have the das6 pro with smaller backing plate for the smaller areas.

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    I've got a Cyclo Dual Head Orbital Polisher. Not cheap but with every penny IMHO.

    Ever since I saw one in action I had to have one, a friend of mine is in the motor trade and I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing in terms of results when he was using it. I was sold. The unique action eliminate swirls and the risk of burning through the paint.

    Not battery powered though I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BritishExpat View Post
    I've got a Cyclo Dual Head Orbital Polisher. Not cheap but with every penny IMHO.

    Ever since I saw one in action I had to have one, a friend of mine is in the motor trade and I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing in terms of results when he was using it. I was sold. The unique action eliminate swirls and the risk of burning through the paint.

    Not battery powered though I'm afraid.
    Itís a long and delicate process trying to correct paint.

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    I think Iím going to have to go mains by the sounds of it.

    They do achieve amazing results. I did my wifeís car and it looked like new paint. Needless to say she didnít notice. When I pointed out Iíd polished it, she asked why it couldnít polish out a scratch that was down to metal

    Thanks for the advice .


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    Quote Originally Posted by fraz101 View Post
    Itís a long and delicate process trying to correct paint.
    I know, I've got another pal who does this for a living and he takes days and charges a pretty penny but the results are outstanding. He did a black Range Rover a while back which had swirl marks and was looking a little tired. He spent an age on it but the owner was over the moon with the results.

    I just like to keep my cars gleaming, so would only try some very light correction myself, nothing too aggressive. Hence my choice of polisher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BritishExpat View Post
    I know, I've got another pal who does this for a living and he takes days and charges a pretty penny but the results are outstanding. He did a black Range Rover a while back which had swirl marks and was looking a little tired. He spent an age on it but the owner was over the moon with the results.

    I just like to keep my cars gleaming, so would only try some very light correction myself, nothing too aggressive. Hence my choice of polisher.
    I spent 40 hours correcting paint on my dads e90 bmw. I got maybe 70-80% correction.

    Donít have that kind of time anymore, so I just lightly polish with my machines a couple times a year.

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    I use a £45 special from Argos, does what I need it for.

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    Have you asked over on detailingworld, youíre more likely to get some hands on info

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    I have one of these, its a very handy bit of kit, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQTRlepUgzw I have other Microlithium tools so not particularly expensive.

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    DAS6 from cleanyourcar.com has done me proud for years. Highly recommended.

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    I've got DAS-6 Pro and it's excellent. Haven't got a car worth polishing anymore so it just sits unused :(

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    Rupes Bigfoot here, not cheap but an impressive bit of kit.

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    Thanks for the info, think Iíll go Bigfoot and not worry about cordless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnjm1 View Post
    Thanks for the info, think Iíll go Bigfoot and not worry about cordless.


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    At that level, also consider Festool.

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