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Machine Polishing - Safety

Adam14 Mar 25, 2020

  1. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    Found this quite interesting video on machine polishers and I think it helps dispel the fears many new people (myself included) have about using a machine polisher for the first time.
    Of course still have to be careful but I know I found it interesting and might help others.



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  3. RS03_SEN

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    Definitely not what I've experienced. my rupes Bigfoot mini struggled like mad to cut the clear coat on my bumper.
    3inch pad with my rotary cut it way quicker.
    Same pad, same compound (Scholl shock2cut). [​IMG]

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    Myths and facts of polishing with any machine

    Signs of over polishing
    Compounds/polish start to dry and product flys off the pads on to other panels,whilst doing a panel....as you work the compound over it check the area you've just passed touch it with back of hand/fingers for heat transference ......too warm your over doing it...its all basically common sense...everyone fucks up....when starting off machine polishing in one way or another....using a toothbrush or similar to clean off diminshed compound will also reduce dusting, to be done whilst the machine is spinning.....
     
  5. Adam14

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    I'm not saying the video is 100% accurate just that it might help some newbies, also hasten to add its not my video Purely a conversation starter.

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    Good topic mate its is....a good pad cleaning regime whilst polishing is the best practice to learn for better results, same applys to changing pads whilst polishing...if the pad surface is clogged up even after a quick clean with a brush then it's time for replacement pad...not over using a pad will increase the pads lifespan and also make them easier to clean when yer finished .....
     
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    People are scared of rotary polishers, you're right. They're not the monsters people make them out to be. Just really difficult to control I find on uneven panels.
    My first experience wet sanding went much better than my second. First car still had paint where I'd sanded.

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    I have used a rotary a lot at work but used it on my own paint twice and to be honest l dont see the attraction....on the 2 occasions l used the larger rotary marring was induced of which the Da was then brought out to remove the marring twice the work??? l have also used a meguiers da with a 8mm throw it's a dreadful machine and they ain't cheap either £230
    Dad 6 pro plus is a great machine but it's very noisy and l have very sensitive ears....£150
    The Flex 15 mm throw da is an awesome polisher but very pricey £340 and l wouldn't recommend it because of this
    Also the Flex mini Da 8 mm throw is even better to use than it's big brother highly recommended even if its almost the same price as the 15 mm machine
    Flex pad range best l have used
    Buy the cheaper machines and use high quality pads and compounds....is the sensible thing to do plus buy some ear plugs lol
     
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