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First proper polish

Postby Telly Addict » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:32 pm

Got the DAS DA out today and went over the 5 using Maguire's 3-step products; paint cleaner, polish then carnuba wax. To top it off, some Turtlewax gloss guard. Now she should be ready to endure the Winter under the carport. Her hibernation will start once they start putting salt down on our roads, which will probably be quite soon.

Pleased with the results, the paint has come up really nice and with most of the dings removed by dent devils she looks pretty good.



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Re: First proper polish

Postby IanH » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:28 pm

Looking smart! :D
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Re: First proper polish

Postby 71NotOut » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:56 pm

Nice to see another daftie with a DA :D

I need to go over mine again with the Menzerna to remove some more swirls and get a decent coat of wax on her as well.

Yours is looking much better bud, good work!
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Re: First proper polish

Postby Telly Addict » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:05 am

Cheers.

Yeah I got the DAS starter pack that came with 4 different Menzerna pastes with a decent selection of pads. It really is the dog's danglies. I've been cutting, polishing and waxing cars for many years and this has been the easiest job by far, which is a good job with my back the way it is... It doesn't chuck polish everywhere like my old rotary and is dead easy to hold and use. A proper good bit of kit, well impressed!

The missus has been pestering me do her mini cooper now...I might even oblige! :lol:
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Re: First proper polish

Postby 71NotOut » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:48 am

I completely understand, when I was valeting cars back in 1996 I had a Sealy rotary polisher. It was bug, heavy and was basically 1600rpm or off!

You could burn thru paint in seconds.

My DAS6 DA is much nicer to use.
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Re: First proper polish

Postby tjay » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:13 am

Looking very smart and shiney !! but what's a DA ???
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Re: First proper polish

Postby 71NotOut » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:15 am

tjay wrote:Looking very smart and shiney !! but what's a DA ???


Dual Action polisher - as well as rotating, the head vibrates from side to side as well - it means you generate a lot less heat so they are much safer than an old school rotary (but take longer to get the same results).
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Re: First proper polish

Postby Telly Addict » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:56 pm

71NotOut wrote:I completely understand, when I was valeting cars back in 1996 I had a Sealy rotary polisher. It was bug, heavy and was basically 1600rpm or off!

You could burn thru paint in seconds.

My DAS6 DA is much nicer to use.


Yep precisely. I have the same, got through Cleanyourcar.co.uk.
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Re: First proper polish

Postby tjay » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:34 pm

thanks for info and the link, cracking piece of kit, expensive but, then the best usually is !! :D
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