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bmwm5lover 08-15-2011 11:45 PM

Is this a good polisher?
 
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It's on sale at CT? Should I keep holding out for the Simoniz (blue) one or would this do the job of remving swirls?

I think pads attach to it by velcro. Where can I get pads like that? I didn't see any at CT?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b8...0815-00010.jpg

Ceeker 08-16-2011 12:02 AM

ummmm....I would say.....professionally speaking....NO!! in all my years I have never used that to get rid of swirls. Sanding discs are readily available for that but I don't know what kind of "pad" that would need or have to polish the car. Orbital tools leave very small circular marks - common to see in body shops. You need a "product/paste/liquid" and you need the proper machine and applicator. I don't know why CT advertises this as such. I've seen there advertising in error more then once in my day.

doogee 08-16-2011 12:11 AM

I think the only way to go is Porter Cable.

TrueGem 08-16-2011 12:25 PM

I would be very careful with that unit and I would NOT recommend it at all. 5000 - 12,000 is way to high to polish a car especially if it is your first time. The one I use is by Makita, works like a charm and you can work from 1000 - 9000 which is way better for first timers

bmwm5lover 08-17-2011 12:20 PM

Thanks guys, will wait for the true orbital polisher to come up on sale.

bmwm5lover 08-25-2011 10:41 PM

YAy! bought the simoniz one from CT for half price. Now to figure out how to use the damn thing!

doogee 08-25-2011 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by bmwm5lover (Post 1520020)
YAy! bought the simoniz one from CT for half price. Now to figure out how to use the damn thing!

Can you put a proper backing plate on those? Their bullshit elastic cloth things don't do shit.

Would be alright if you can convert it to use Lake Country pads.

bmwm5lover 08-25-2011 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1520021)
Can you put a proper backing plate on those? They're bullshit elastic cloth things don't do shit.

Would be alright if you can convert it to use Lake Country pads.

I am not sure what you mean.

Sarchi 08-26-2011 10:24 AM

I think this is the one you bought (I saw it this week at CT for $30):
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

It does seem to be the elastic bonnet deal. One of the reviews-

"This polisher is more a wax applicator than a polisher. It does work good for applying/ removing wax."

Reflections 08-26-2011 12:38 PM

Well a better DA has a spindle to screw in a specific backing plate, which allows you to switch up pads. I would never recommend this to anyone. My PCXP and Griots machine are much stronger. 7amps vs 0.5amps, thats 14 times more powerful! I know its hard to fork over the cash, but the difference is huge. Tools rarely go on sale, and it would cost about $200 for the polisher and various pads that would work.

bmwm5lover 08-26-2011 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Sarchi (Post 1520091)
I think this is the one you bought (I saw it this week at CT for $30):
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

It does seem to be the elastic bonnet deal. One of the reviews-

"This polisher is more a wax applicator than a polisher. It does work good for applying/ removing wax."

No, this is not what I bought.
I've had one of these for years.
What i bought was;

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/fo...0_CC_60c57.jpg
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...olisher-7-quot

Reflections 08-27-2011 01:01 AM

Just be careful with that. Get a good backing plate, and pads. Try to learn on your car, or ideally a beater.

propr'one 08-27-2011 02:37 AM

i have this one http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/fo...0_CC_60c57.jpg

Its very good. I bought a set of 3M compounds and pads, they're amazing

E36is 08-27-2011 05:39 AM

^^ Ivan, i just picked up that same tool, where did you get the 3m compounds and pads? Im looking for products to take out car wash brush scratches and paint fade.


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