Detailing First attempt with a machine polisher

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by rimmo, Tuesday 14th Mar, 2017.

  1. rimmo Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Got the week off work so decided to bite the bullet and have a go.
    Polisher of choice Autosmart smart tool dual head random orbital.
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    Results after stage 1 using Poorboys SSR2.
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    Tomorrow I will go over again with SSR1, then Poorboys Blackhole and probably finish with Autosmart carnuba gold wax.
    Very pleased with the results so far, granted I am not going to get the results a pro would but if I can get within 75% of there standards I will be happy.
    Think I may get the bonnet wrapped, now looking like a stone chipped mirror:shock:
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Looking good @rimmo

    Be careful when going over the 'bends' on the panels, as the clear coat and paint are thinner there.
     
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  3. K24 CL9 GUY Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Looking very good I am yet to take a machine polisher to mine.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Just do it. You'll never want to go back to the 'old' way.
    Also, you really do get a better result.:nodding:
     
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  5. K24 CL9 GUY Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I need to get one but are quite pricey - might ask my brother to borrow his once the sun has fully engaged :Wink:
     
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  6. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    :whathesaid:
    Mine will be getting the treatment before Japfest.
    Claybar then set about it with the polisher.
    IMG_1228.JPG Cause it gives you one perfect finish
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    You can even see your face in it
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That's enough to put you off your dinner! :gotcha:
     
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  8. honda_saj Banned

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    Not too Expensive around £60 for basic machine then discs and polish
     
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  9. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Nothing puts an ex soldier off his dinner :hungry:
     
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  10. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Not even a 24hr ORP?
     
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