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Old 17-07-2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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First time machine polishing - My results

Hi all,

Firstly I want to say thank you to everyone on here that makes this such a great community and thanks for all the help and advice I have been given since I joined in September 2016.

I got my new to me 2004 Reg Honda Civic in April 2016 and have gradually been learning the many different techniques to get it up to a reasonable standard.

Over the last 4 or so months I have been dabbling with my machine polisher and although my skills with the machine and my camera are very limited I thought I would brave it on here and show my results.

I have been using a DAS6 machine. I did the first stage on the bodywork with CG Green Hex pads & Sonax EX 04-06 and used CG White Hex pads & Sonax EX 04-06 on the plastic bumpers and skirts.

To finish I used CG Black Hex pads & Sonax Final Finish.

If you have read this far here are some pictures after I washed the car today and applied some OCD Nebula wax.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 17-07-2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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for a 13 year old car it looks brand spanking new!

Nicely done
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Old 17-07-2017, 03:43 PM   #3
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A real credit to your efforts and also encourages newbies like me to have a go with a DA. Well done

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Old 17-07-2017, 04:02 PM   #4
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That looks pretty awesome, a real credit to your endeavours
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Old 17-07-2017, 04:18 PM   #5
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Good work fellah well done
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Old 17-07-2017, 05:07 PM   #6
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Get away, never! Looks like you've been using a polisher all your life, looks brilliant, you deserve a beer on me fella.
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Old 17-07-2017, 05:15 PM   #7
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That looks excellent I bet you have impressed yourself!!

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I was about to say 'considering the age, it looks great', but I'd be pleased with those results on a much newer car!

Nice work, especially for a first time!
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Old 17-07-2017, 05:31 PM   #9
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That looks like a nice tidy result. From what I can see the headlights look a slightly dull , you could use your skills and have a bash on the headlights now to sharpen it up even more.
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Old 17-07-2017, 05:32 PM   #10
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Everybody starts somewhere, any new skill takes time to learn it will improve every time developing that depth and width by practical experience never stops.

Nice result....John Tht.
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