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Old 03-02-2017, 04:02 PM   #11
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If you already have Lime Prime give it a go it's a great paint cleaner and really does enhance the finish, it's very user friendly you won't go wrong with it.

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Old 03-02-2017, 04:26 PM   #12
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If you already have Lime Prime give it a go it's a great paint cleaner and really does enhance the finish, it's very user friendly you won't go wrong with it.

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Im waiting for Lime Prime at arrive through the post.
I was considering getting a polishing machine but was told due to my lack of experience i would be better off using all products by hand.


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Whilst I'd agree with that to an extent, getting used to a DA using a finishing pad and a paint cleaner like LP is a low risk way to get a feel for the machine.

EDIT: I should also add that even with simple things like paint cleaner, you can get better results, quicker, than you can by hand if you're doing eg a whole car - less time saved if you're getting the DA out for just one panel, but the results are still better IMO.

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Old 03-02-2017, 04:53 PM   #14
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Whilst I'd agree with that to an extent, getting used to a DA using a finishing pad and a paint cleaner like LP is a low risk way to get a feel for the machine.
I'd agree with this, if you want to use a machine, you ultimately do have to start with it somewhere, and a very non aggressive product like lime prime is perfect for that

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Well i was considering either a DSA6 Pro or Dodo Juice Buff Daddy.
Are they basically the same machine ( speed settings / disc size etc etc )
Ive noticed some people seem to think the DAS 6 Pro is slightly better built.

Would you use this machine for applying and removing polish and wax as well?

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Old 03-02-2017, 05:42 PM   #16
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Thats great to hear.
I actually live 2 miles from Dooka's Shop/Office.
Im hoping to meet with them next week
Get them to take a look at my paint and advise on what to buy from them to enhance and protect it.

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Make sure you get one of their wash pads, they are very good
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Whilst I'd agree with that to an extent, getting used to a DA using a finishing pad and a paint cleaner like LP is a low risk way to get a feel for the machine.

EDIT: I should also add that even with simple things like paint cleaner, you can get better results, quicker, than you can by hand if you're doing eg a whole car - less time saved if you're getting the DA out for just one panel, but the results are still better IMO.
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For me the benefit of a machine is that it can work a product harder than you can (easily) do by hand. So I would use it to apply things like paint cleaners (if I have several panels to do), particularly if part of their action is via mild abrasives. Some paint cleaners are mostly chemical acting and benefit less from machine application.

My personal favourite product of this type is Bilt Hamber Cleanser Polish which delivers a cracking finish when used on a polishing pad, as well as dragging all sorts of muck out of the paint which you just don't get out even when doing a very thorough paint decontamination with tar and fallout remover, clay etc.

In short a DA can help you make big improvements in your car's finish even if you never actually get to machine compounding & polishing your paint.
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this is lime prime finish before waxing , applied by DA.


It is surprising how much dirt lime prime removes from paint even after a full decon, I always use it first on front and rear bumpers before i machine polish a car.
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I was shown how to use LP by the guys at Dodo at some car meet when it first came out. Small blob (around 1p size), work it into panel (they used circular motions iirc), then flip to clean side of MF and buff.

When I first bought a DA (G220), I used Lime Prime to get a feel for machine polishing.
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