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Electric polisher

Post by Route666 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:44 pm

Very possibly I should have started off by PM ing Posh Twit but he's probably busy.

I'm beginning to find achieving and maintaining a shine on my "collection of scrap" (thank you dear) a bit wearing.
I really fancy an electric polisher that is a little more vigorous than the asthmatic thing I got from Halfords a couple of years ago.

While we're on the subject (can't just be me), what "gloop" should I use in conjunction with the polisher.

Ten minutes on ebay has left me even more confused. :cry:



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Re: Electric polisher

Post by swoakes » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:58 pm

Farecla G3 Compound seems to be the one recommended. The G3 is the stuff for the first run over and they have a finer compound to finish G10 I think


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Re: Electric polisher

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:08 pm

swoakes wrote:Farecla G3 Compound seems to be the one recommended. The G3 is the stuff for the first run over and they have a finer compound to finish G10 I think
that's what I suggested (having used it on a few vehicles) in one of the other polishing threads but PoshTwit suggested better products, threads on here in last few months iirc
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Re: Electric polisher

Post by scimjim » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:46 pm

G3 is great for cutting in post respray or to take a layer of paint off but not to protect the existing paint.


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Re: Electric polisher

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:46 pm

found PTs replies

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Re: Electric polisher

Post by PoshTwit » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:38 pm

Hello all! Out and about at present, but machine wise you can't go far wrong with a dual-action polisher. There are a plethora out there but a search for "DAS-6 PRO" should yield good results. Cleanyourcar.co.uk do their own branded machine which I have in my own armoury and is all a home user would need.

Compound wise, I don't think I ever "poo-pooed" anything, merely suggested alternatives which are better in my experience... but using the Cleanyourcar example again, take a look at some of their kits that supply machine, small selection of pads and a couple of compounds in one hit. It's a good way to get into it as unless you are doing it every day there are just too many products and pad/compound types to play with. I am of the opinion that there shouldn't be any "bad" products on the market as between me, you and the gatepost, there are only 3 or 4 producers in the world and most products are either re-labelled or slightly altered to suit different markets...

Always err toward the lighter compounds and softer pads until you get the hang of it and always feel free to ask!

I am considering producing a number of "training" videos on YouTube which may be of some use, but Im just too busy to get into it for a few months... up to the Northern Wastes (Yorkshire) next week for a Classic Mercedes, then down to Devon for a Noble the following week....

As ever, please get in touch if you need me for anything. Doing the contact form on my website might generate a faster response though...


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Re: Electric polisher

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:06 pm

Out of interest where does 3m Finesse It fit into the general scale of these compounds. I have a bottle of it as I was recommended to get one.


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Re: Electric polisher

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:20 pm

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Re: Electric polisher

Post by PoshTwit » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:37 pm

@CNHSS1 - no need old boy. Everybody's entitled to an opinion!

Re: 3M. They have a good range of polishes. Been around a long time and we'll used and respected in the bodywork and painting trades. I have used various and find them OK with good work times and not too filler-heavy. I still keep going back to Scholes Concepts at the moment though for general work.

There is a "New Kid on the Block" which I am doing some testing of which is a range of products being imported by SwissVax UK. Can't comment as yet as only used a couple of products on limited areas but I will report back when I've had the chance to use them more.

I'm not one to test new products on clients' cars, so my own very cars get rather a battering...

Oh - do keep an eye out for my advert in the coming Classic & Sportscar. It's been "tango'd" and I'd be grateful for your feedback!


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Re: Electric polisher

Post by PoshTwit » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:42 pm

@to I'm any sabres - reading your question a different way I may have answered wrongly...

Finesse it is designed to be a bit of an all-rounder, occupying the middle ground between cut and finishing. It markets itself as well ng able remove 2k grit sanding marks leaving a glossy finish which basically means it is a medium-cut compound which could benefit from a finishing polish afterwards.

Hope that helps...?


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Re: Electric polisher

Post by PoshTwit » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:43 pm

Apologies for speeling and other errors - typing quickly via phone whilst watching Boy's swimming lessons!


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