Orbital Polishers.

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Andy 308GTB, May 22, 2007.

  1. Andy 308GTB

    Andy 308GTB Formula 3
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jun 2, 2004
    Essex, UK
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    Andy M
    The wifes Focus Estate looks as though someone has taken both a hammer and a sheet of sandpaper to every panel. Last year I paid ChipsAway £600 to tidy it up - they did a great job but I am back to square one.
    I'm thinking of investing in an orbital polisher to make the car presentable. Last year Homebase had them for £19.99 - I've not seen them since.

    Any recommendations on what one to buy or how much to spend?
    What 'mops' do you stick on it?
    Do you simply you use normal polish (I use Autoglym)?
    Are there any do's and don'ts?

    Thanks chaps...
  2. bigsi

    bigsi Rookie

    Oct 5, 2006
  3. Nickt

    Nickt Formula 3

    Feb 24, 2006
    Iver, Buckinghamshir
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    Nick T
    Hi Andy,
    I use an orbital sander on all my cars (inc the GT4) with a lambs wool pad. They really work well, simply was and polish (autoglym) and let the polish harden. Put the polisher on the paint work and fire it up; it takes all the effort out of it.
    Afterwards you bung the pad in the washing machine.
  4. Dave Z

    Dave Z Formula Junior

    Apr 13, 2005
    In customers garages
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    Davie B
    Andy ,
    give me a bell during the day mate and I'll run through what you need to get and do
    Dave 07970 713062
  5. Andy 308GTB

    Andy 308GTB Formula 3
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jun 2, 2004
    Essex, UK
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    Andy M
    Thanks chaps - 3 great replies.
  6. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
    Yorkshire, UK
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    The Porter Cable is just about the best you can buy and is used extensively by most pro detailers. Menzerna RD3.02, PO1.06F and PO85RD is used by most pro detailers as the polish. is a good source of info and for buying the product. No affiliation with them just use them and had good service and advice.

  7. steveirl

    steveirl Formula 3

    Dec 29, 2003
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    Spoke to Dave Z on the phone yesterday, such a helpful guy. Thanks Dave

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