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Old 05-06-2018, 04:18 PM   #1
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DA for buffing only

Don't laugh cos you'll all be old one day!

I'm over 60 now and want something to save my shoulders and arms as I'm finding it hard work when applying sealants & waxes and then buffing off.

I'm not interested in doing any correction so would a DA work for me?
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:45 PM   #2
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Don't know about wax, but there are some polishes / sealants that are recommended / better applied via a machine, so from that side, yes would certainly help.

Not laughing as I've a 'big' birthday coming up in a few months...
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:36 PM   #3
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I'm almost 60 and i only use my da together with:
HD Speed


and HD Poxy


both extremely easy to use and no heavy buffing afterwards just wipe and shine.
Fantastic result every time.
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A good quality wax applied thinly should be a dream to buff off. No effort required.
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I've been looking at pads and I've found a Sonus SFX-4 pad which looks like it's dead safe to use in place of a hand applicator and microfibre cloth.

I'd use it to apply Autofinesse Rejuvinate and Desire.

Am i being naive or is it that easy?
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I've been looking at pads and I've found a Sonus SFX-4 pad which looks like it's dead safe to use in place of a hand applicator and microfibre cloth.

I'd use it to apply Autofinesse Rejuvinate and Desire.

Am i being naive or is it that easy?
Desire is known for not being an easy wax to buff.

Wax can be applied by a da, but buffing is best done by hand.

Swissvax waxes are a doddle to buff, try a pot of shield if you want decent durability.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:13 PM   #7
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I've just bought the Challenge Extreme DA because I'm not going to be using it enough to merit spending hundreds on one. I'm pleased with it, it's not heavy or uncomfortable to use and it's done what I wanted it to do.
I'll probably not have to use it for 12 months now, when I'll use it to prep for the next ceramic coating.
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Old 18-06-2018, 08:55 PM   #8
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Not used them but there are the fancy sealants which you spray on and then blast with a pressure washer. Seems to be a few aerosols sealants as well, again not used them but they seem easy to use.

I have been used Opti-Seal for a few years, wipe on - wipe off. Actually the wipe off suggests effort, it is much closer to swiping the paint with a cloth
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what wax are you using? Ive been using in2detailing ceramic wax & infinity wax supergloss + and they are a dream to remove

failing that, what about carpro reload or gtechniq c2v3 - both very good sealants and easy to wipe on and off, just panel wipe before hand
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I always apply wax / sealant by DA with a finishing pad as it goes on thinly and evenly.

But i do buff by hand - and as its on so thin its always dead easy. Fusso, Bilt hamber DSW, Sonax something or other, Collinite - all easy when ive followed that method.
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