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Old 10-10-2017, 09:01 PM   #1
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Arrow First time with a machine polisher.... nervous!

New to detailing and a friend is lending me his DAS6 machine polishing kit and if I'm honest, I'm very nervous to use it.

Is there a written guide, or can anyone give advise with does and don'ts, on how to machine polish, rather than watching YouTube clips.

My car (Lotus Exige) has lot of small area's around the front air intakes, spoiler end plates and indents around the rear lights, do I avoid these area's?
Side pods have been plastic dipped, I will remove these first.

Any advise recommend and appreciated... anyone local to Nottingham, NG17 7HB willing to show me with there machine (will pay for in drinks).

Many thanks.

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:04 PM   #2
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you wont go wrong mate watching junkmans vids on you tube, i dont know of any text that is better then his vids.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:13 PM   #3
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I'm not far from you, and in the same boat (although my car isn't as nice) so if you find someone nearby I'd like some help as well.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:15 PM   #5
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Maybe look at a smaller plate/pad for the small sections.

I recommend Forensic Detailing on Youtube to understand what polishes/pads you need to use.

He has a good few vids on there of doing some detailing.

Das6 is a DA, i was pretty nervous first effort but it was more in respect to losing control and damaging the car! You have multiple speeds on it to feel control, it is about having control to me.

Maybe you could get a test panel?
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:18 PM   #6
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Does the Das6 come with a 3" backing plate will make life easier,not mentioned what pads and compounds Ideally a rotary with extention bars would be my goto.
Unless you're willing to travel 40 miles doen the road I'm of little help,but you might find this useful:-
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http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/c...d-is-my-paint/
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Take your time, don’t rush and mark your backing plate with a big black line. This will ensure you see the backing plate circulate and not sticking on the paint or if your applying to much pressure.
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First things first,

What issues do you have with the car and what do you want to achieve?

You'd be surprised what you could achive with something like SRP or BH Cleanser polish by DA and pose very little risk to the paint while getting a feel for the DA

Scrap panel to practice on is always the safest for your car though!

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anyone... willing to show me with there machine (will pay for in drinks).
Plying people with drinks before letting them lose on your pride and joy is not a good idea!


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Old 11-10-2017, 12:47 AM   #9
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I think the panels are fibre glass which can heat up very quickly so be very careful.


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Old 11-10-2017, 05:10 AM   #10
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First things first,

What issues do you have with the car and what do you want to achieve?

You'd be surprised what you could achive with something like SRP or BH Cleanser polish by DA and pose very little risk to the paint while getting a feel for the DA

Scrap panel to practice on is always the safest for your car though!



Plying people with drinks before letting them lose on your pride and joy is not a good idea!

Don’t use SRP a it’s pretty rubbish and if you get any on plastic will stain it white.

Personally I would get a 3inch backing plate for your machine a couple of meguiars finish microfiber pads and some car pro essence.

Essence has a light cut to it but finished down beautifully and looks great having some Si02 in it and is a good to go sealant by its self for 4-6 months.

Unless you go mad I don’t think you will do much damage if it goes wrong. I train guys all the time and they are compounding with a Rupes in a couple of hours.

Pm me if you need any help.

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