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Old 25-08-2016, 02:18 PM   #1
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Urgent Polsiher Advice Please

Afternoon gents,

Im looking to get my first machine polisher after doing it by hands for a few years.

After reading some threads on here the DAS6 or DAS6 Pro seems to be the best best for a beginner (if thats true) Someone else also recommended the EP801 Rotary Polisher - Menzerna Kit.

Any advice if possible, i have around £160 to spend and looking to get the machine and some products with it.

Cars i will be using it on will be a 2015 Volvo V40 with non-metallic paint, 2005 Honda Civic Type R with silver metallic paint and a 2001 Honda Civic Type R with black metallic paint.

I will be mainly using it to remove swirl marks and looking to get one in time for the weekend if possible!

Any advice would be great, as i have no idea what im looking at!

Cheers,

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Old 25-08-2016, 02:32 PM   #2
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Das6 pro will be just fine for you
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Old 25-08-2016, 02:34 PM   #3
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As above, most people on here cut their teeth on the Das6 Pro and you can achieve some serious correction with it.
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Old 25-08-2016, 02:39 PM   #4
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As above, most people on here cut their teeth on the Das6 Pro and you can achieve some serious correction with it.
By that do you mean i could easily cause some damage? Or is it fairly forgiving?

Is there a particular kit that you would recommend, i mainly use Auto Finesse products but if the Maguiars, Chemical Guys, Sonus orLake Country are better than im happy to go with one of them.
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contrary to all the advice youll get im self taught and started with rotary and have never used a da machine. i found before even thinking of which machine watch hours and hours of detailing and machine polishing tutorial videos on youtube then decide wich machine is better for your needs. then watch videos of products and pads and do the same thats what i did and any mistakes i have made with pads or compounds were minimised and i havent spent hundreds of pounds on things i didnt like. personally the new autosmart evo range and autosmart pads you cant go wrong with but there arent many videos of those to compare to other products. hope this helps.
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Old 25-08-2016, 03:11 PM   #6
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By that do you mean i could easily cause some damage? Or is it fairly forgiving?

Is there a particular kit that you would recommend, i mainly use Auto Finesse products but if the Maguiars, Chemical Guys, Sonus orLake Country are better than im happy to go with one of them.
Fairly forgiving matey, it's harder to do damage with the Das6 than a rotary if your not careful. As above some people do start off with rotary rather than DA but the DA is a softer option for a total beginner to machine polishing IMHO.

I prefer Lake Country from the one's you've listed but normally stick to the CG Hexalogic pads for no other reason than I've used them for years.
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I was in the same position as you a month or so ago and opted for the DAS6 Pro+ kit with the Chemical Guys hex logic pads and Menzerna polishes. This was after much research and advice on other on what would be suitable for a beginner.

After using it on my car I can definitely recommend it for beginners - it's reasonably light and once you get used to it is easy to control too.

I'd recommend you watch some of Junkman's videos on YouTube for tips on machine polishing for beginners too.

Best of luck!
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Old 26-08-2016, 11:26 AM   #8
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Ok so would I be better off ordering the Das6 on its own and choosing own pads and products instead of buying one with a kit?
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Old 26-08-2016, 01:46 PM   #9
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Kit or individual products???

Personally I'd always go with individual products.

That way you choose what exactly which products you'd like and not be left with something that gathers dust and takes up space which you don't use/like.

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