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Old 12-04-2017, 09:48 AM   #1
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Moving from rotary to DA

Hi,

I have an old silverline rotary polisher that must be about 10 years old now, it's great and I always get good results with it, however it's bloody heavy!!

I have seen a few DA's now, good value and a fraction of the weight and I'm thinking of making the jump.

Is there a lot of difference between using a rotary and DA? Also I have just bought some hexlogic pads for my rotary, can they be used on a DA or are there different ones?

I'm a hobby detailer so my kit doesn't have to be pro standard, just good quality and good value.

Finally, I'm shortly getting a 2006 BMW, I've been told the paint in them is a little hard, can anyone confirm that?

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Old 12-04-2017, 10:46 AM   #2
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If you get good results with a rotary and you are looking at correction I would stick with it. It may feel heavy but you will not need to apply much if any downward pressure yourself. With a DA you may find you need to apply pressure yourself. Also the rotary should be a lot smoother and more time efficicient although you should not be trying to do things quickly as a hobby.

The paint in theory could be hard but I prefer to treat each car in isolation rather than group them, you never know. In other words start off gently and work upwards if you need to, never go in heavy just because the brand has been labeled as hard paint.

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Thanks for the info.

I like the rotary and it has given some great results, the front handle is a little clumsy, it's more like a conventional drill where I would prefer something that went over the top of it, I may see about fabricating something for it.




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Old 13-04-2017, 01:45 PM   #4
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Depending on your budget, this might be worth looking at, http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish...r/cat_100.html 2kg

If you do fancy a DA then maybe on the the long throw machines might be worth considering. If budgets are higher then no doubt there are fancy machines from Rupes and Flex
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