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Old 20-06-2018, 12:23 PM   #11
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I've found the DAS6 PRO for £119.99. Would this be a better option with the more powerful motor?

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Old 20-06-2018, 12:42 PM   #12
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Old 20-06-2018, 01:33 PM   #13
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I dont want to over complicate this for you but it might be worth checking the DA throw too.

Im no expert on the das-6 ranges even though i have a pro version. But i seem to recall some have 8mm, 12mm or 21mm throws which will affect your user experience if your new to it. The 21mm being the most aggressive and requiring more technique i would guess.

I use mine a lot and its great - unless you have a BMW that needs correction. Then it doesnt quite seem to be able to cope regardless of the pad/compound i use. Ive no doubt this is not aided by my technique being a relative novice and others will be along to say they can correct BMWs. But this is my finding 10 months or so down the line from where you are now. To the point ive just bought a positive drive da.
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Old 27-07-2018, 06:55 PM   #14
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Also I think the halfords one is actually a rebadged das6. Can anyone confirm this?
Hi. I only recently joined for the wealth of info and experience here.
I hope I can add something as I have been looking at ‘starter’ DAs myself.
The Halfords DA is pretty much identical to a number of others including the Argos, Durens and Sealy one with a few minor cosmetic or cable length changes.

Basic specs are 600w, speed range 1500-6800, 8mm orbit.
I went for the Argos one as it is currently on offer at £47.99.
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Old 28-07-2018, 08:44 AM   #15
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Hi. I only recently joined for the wealth of info and experience here.
I hope I can add something as I have been looking at ‘starter’ DAs myself.
The Halfords DA is pretty much identical to a number of others including the Argos, Durens and Sealy one with a few minor cosmetic or cable length changes.

Basic specs are 600w, speed range 1500-6800, 8mm orbit.
I went for the Argos one as it is currently on offer at £47.99.
And you won't be disappointed if you have no comparisons and your paint comes up shiny (it will). Works fine with smaller pads. You can kit yourself with pads and compounds well below the price of the DAS thingy. I'm sure its a fine machine... but unless you are a pro it's not necessary imho.
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Old 28-07-2018, 11:45 AM   #16
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And you won't be disappointed if you have no comparisons and your paint comes up shiny (it will). Works fine with smaller pads. You can kit yourself with pads and compounds well below the price of the DAS thingy. I'm sure its a fine machine... but unless you are a pro it's not necessary imho.
I’m very happy so far. I bought some 5” backing pads and some ‘hexlogic’ type pads from eBay. OK it might take longer but I only have a few cars to do in my own time and they all look much better than before I started so really pleased.
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I’m very happy so far. I bought some 5” backing pads and some ‘hexlogic’ type pads from eBay. OK it might take longer but I only have a few cars to do in my own time and they all look much better than before I started so really pleased.
Half the fun is taking your time and producing a thing of beauty.

I get why the guys earning coin want speed and machine longevity.. the same way as if I was a builder I'd buy Makita tools.

And the ebay 'hex' pads are very good for the price I think.

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…And the ebay 'hex' pads are very good for the price I think...
They were able to cut out some surface scratches on my Mercedes S203 which is apparently quite a hard top coat and easily removes the swirls on my daughters mk7 Fiesta using just Meguires ulti.
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Old 29-07-2018, 12:20 PM   #19
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You don't need to start with beginner machine.

Watch a tutorial on youtube and you can use the same machine they use.

My 1st machine was 6000 rpm rotary and I only burnt the paint when I ignored all advice and good working practices in a rush to correct marks.
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Old 29-07-2018, 12:40 PM   #20
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I've just read the reviews on the Halfords 1 and I can't stop chuckling to myself....The first reveiwer, he gave it a really bad review slagging it off saying the pads keep flying off and then goes on to say he started on a red pad which flew off the put the black pad on and that flew off and had to then use the yellow pad...now according to halfords red( heavy cut) yellow(med cut) and black (finishing pad)...this is why some people should not have access to power tools and he prob using dry pad no product too...some people.

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