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Polisher. DS or rotary?

Ben85 Jan 23, 2017

  1. Ben85

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    I've been looking a machine polishers. Is there much difference in finished between a DS and a normal rotary one? I know the DS is a little safer for not burning through the paint.
     
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  5. Scottyg

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    Agree with @Bristle Hound DA. Even professional detailers use them. With a Rotary and you're not experienced you could burn the paint. DAs head osolates therefore no damage done. I've had mine for 5 years or so and wouldn't be without it.
    Just remember, if you're taking out swirls or scratches use the least abrasive pad and compound combo to get the job done.
     
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  6. AndyT306

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    i use a da, always start with a soft/medium pad and compound, if it doesn't work, step it up!
     
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  7. Liber_A4_te

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    Personally I use a Rotary T 1500 rpm and get amazing results. I think it's personal preference and an ability to learn. DAs are safer, and yes give you an introduction to machine polishing, but a Rotary gives better results. As long as you do your research, take things slow, listen to what the professionals say, anyone can use a Rotary. So many people are put off my scaremongering when it comes to a rotary.


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  8. steeve

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    Incorrectly used you can burn through the paint with any polisher................
     
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    Seen the dodo juice DAS-6. Only going to be using it on my cars so think it should do the job.
     
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    Ive got one and its great... perfect for a first machine...easy to use....good comfort whilst using it!

    Although i use chemical guys hex logic pads !
     
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    I've got both, a good DA is a great machine and definitely a bit safer as it won't generate as much heat.
    Probably safe to say with the rotary you need a bit more experience and I wouldn't recommend using one on
    Plastics such as bumpers because of the heat issue.
     
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