What to look for in a DA polisher?

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What to look for in a DA polisher?

Postby finetrond » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:43 am

My car is due for a proper polish, long over due would some say.
Paint feels rough after a cleaning so I beleive a claying is required. I've looked online and found some products that should help we get there.
After claying polishing would be required. So I am looking for a resonable DA polisher. A Rupes LHR 21 is not it.
Any recommendations?

I have found one for about £ 85. 1000W 400-2300 rpm . 140mm backing plate.
Others are all the way from £ 16-18.
The R has been passed on to the next generation. Hard to see it with more battle scars than a gladiator. But when the roof goes away on the replacement it is all good. M4 Convertible.
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Re: What to look for in a DA polisher?

Postby Psycho Kirky » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:35 pm

I use the Challenge Extreme. Only an entry level polisher I got from Argos but it gives great results with good quality pads and polish

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Re: What to look for in a DA polisher?

Postby SciroccoEire » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:38 am

I learned with and am still using a DAS-6. Grand job , has lasted me years

https://amzn.to/2XgFNrT

You def dont NEED something like a Rupes , while it might be nice if budget allowed
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Re: What to look for in a DA polisher?

Postby finetrond » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:33 pm

Both above seems reasonable for my budget. A selection of quality pads with a good compound and polish.
And somebody else's car to learn on. My old white R is that car.

Got to read up a bit more on how to use the machine, and get the bits and bobs required to the car ready for compounding and polish.
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Re: What to look for in a DA polisher?

Postby finetrond » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 am

How important is the speed (rpm) of the polisher?
Limited availability of polisher with speed over 3000 rpm for a price i can afford.
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Re: What to look for in a DA polisher?

Postby SciroccoEire » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:55 am

The DAS 6 pro is 2500-6500 as far as i remember...
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