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Old 12-17-2013, 03:17 AM   #1
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Question Which Polisher would you recommend?

Hello guys,

I am thinking to buy a polisher. I will use it at the carpark and probably mostly be using the Sonaxy color nano liquid wax.


1- Which one would you recommend (the 120 watt with 2 handle model or the second one (the one with a single handle)?

(I know that the second one is a bit more expensive and looking better but i dont want to damage the paint if that s too strong as I am not a qualified car detailer)

2- Have you ever heard of these brands; Federal, Einhell or Wenke ?

Look forward to hearing from you.

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120Watt (3200rpm):




1100-1200 watt (600-3000rpm):

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #2
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Hi deepblue,

I can't say I've heard of those brands, but it looks like they're generic polishers that are sold from various stores, such as Harbor Freight, etc. The first polisher in your post seems like a worthless machine for anything more than applying wax, but if that's all you're looking to do then it might be worth it. However, even when applying wax with machine, you might benefit from something like a Porter Cable 7424XP and a 5.5" Lake Country Crimson or Blue foam pad. Reason being, with the better power and movement of the PC 7424xp (compared to the generic 2 handle seen in the first picture) and the foam pads, the paint surface would not only get a coat of wax but also be lightly polished, usually giving a noticeably better look.

The rotary is more reserved for paint polishing and correction, so I would surely stay away from that only for wax application.

Hope that helps!

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Old 02-17-2014, 08:06 AM   #3
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car care products sell a product called DAS6 come with most things needed. Have a look at their site
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:20 AM   #4
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You can damage the paint with either one...

I would get the 2nd one. Does the job of both machines.
Just practice on something else.
You can even get a panel from a junk yard to practice with.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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Harbor Freight Chicago Electric Random orbital, $45ish without tax after 20% coupon. Big non fancy, but it works very well.

No a rotary is not a smart first buffer to use.
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Flex 3401 ftw. Has the safety of a dual action polisher and the correction power of a rotary. Rupes also makes a forced rotation dual action polisher that is in the same league as the Flex unit.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #7
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Flex 3401 ftw. Has the safety of a dual action polisher and the correction power of a rotary. Rupes also makes a forced rotation dual action polisher that is in the same league as the Flex unit.


Makita makes a switchable unit that goes from random orbital to forced rotation. I feel like that is the ultimate beginner polisher. I haven't used it but it has good reviews.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:31 AM   #8
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I think ill buy the PC 7424XP. Which pad is best for polishing?
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:24 PM   #9
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I think ill buy the PC 7424XP. Which pad is best for polishing?
Buff & Shine 5.5 white or green. Anything flat will work (Lake Country etc.)
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I think ill buy the PC 7424XP. Which pad is best for polishing?
As Silva said, 5.5" pads are great and I too prefer flat pads, Lake Country to be specific. I mainly use the Orange and Crimson pads for polishing work.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:40 AM   #11
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If you want a perfect shine on your car you have to do a little work on it and used quality wax, polisher. I used PKC0VC Car Polisher 6" for my car's it's a small machine and easy to use. I get this by ebay store about US $18. If you want it go there.
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Buy the most powerful one you can afford. Polishing gets old fast.
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The PC is a perfect choice for us beginners



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