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Old 04-03-2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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EZ v Argos v Duren machine polishers

I am looking for some advice on these 3 machine polishers. I have never machine polished before but I have been reading up on them for quite sometime without taking the plunge, so today I have seen the EZ machine on offer for £100 instead of £169 and it has the 5" and 6" backing plate that people have said that you would need to change on the Argos one. The Duren one that you can buy from Slims detailing is said to be nearly the same as the Argos machine but has the 5" and 6" backing plates and pads although do sure how good the pads are.
Has anyone used any of of this and what do think of them?

http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/duren-tools

https://www.ezcarcare.co.uk/products...ne-polisher-gb
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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Hi Skybie,

I've got the Argos one and it's a perfectly capable machine.

It's happily corrected general swirls in VW paint using Scholl S20 and Scholl spider pads.

You'll need to buy backing plates and pads (assuming you don't want to do much with the 6" one supplied - although it worked OK on the VW roof).

Do some specific searches and you'll find loads of info such as these:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ighlight=argos

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ighlight=argos.

Welcome to the world of machine polishing and the very best of luck

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Old 09-03-2017, 08:52 PM   #3
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I'm a complete novice at machine polishing, I'm thinking of purchasing the Challenge extreme dual action polisher. What my question is what type of pads do i buy to fit the backing plate which i believe is 150mm. Or what size thread does this particular model have ? Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:19 PM   #4
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I got the duren kit as it comes with everything included, didn't want to end up spending the same on pads and plates as the machine for something that gets used couple of times a year. Very happy with it.
(Having said that, I have since bought a new finishing pad even tho I didn't need to )
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:37 PM   #5
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Also got the Duren great value kit inc pads and carry bag...I bought new 3" backing plates and about 10 pads on ebay for £12 again great value for weekend warriors like me..
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Hi Mick.

It's a standard DA fitting which I think is 5/16" female

Suggest you buy a 125mm backing plate which will take 5.5"/145mm pads and maybe a 70/75mm plate for 85mm pads for smaller/trickier areas

As you're just starting off the 6" pad supplied is OK for large flat areas such as a roof but not so good elsewhere.

The choice of pads is vast. My personal favourite at the moment is Scholl spider pads.

https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/scholl-...-pad-neo-145mm

Make sure you do plenty of reading and video watching

Good Luck

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Hi Skybie,

I've got the Argos one and it's a perfectly capable machine.

It's happily corrected general swirls in VW paint using Scholl S20 and Scholl spider pads.

You'll need to buy backing plates and pads (assuming you don't want to do much with the 6" one supplied - although it worked OK on the VW roof).

Do some specific searches and you'll find loads of info such as these:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ighlight=argos

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ighlight=argos.

Welcome to the world of machine polishing and the very best of luck

Andy
I was looking at the scholl 20 and spider pads and yes I would need different backing plates.
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Hi Skybie,

I've got the Argos one and it's a perfectly capable machine.

It's happily corrected general swirls in VW paint using Scholl S20 and Scholl spider pads.

You'll need to buy backing plates and pads (assuming you don't want to do much with the 6" one supplied - although it worked OK on the VW roof).

Do some specific searches and you'll find loads of info such as these:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ighlight=argos

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ighlight=argos.

Welcome to the world of machine polishing and the very best of luck

Andy
Thank you for the links and advice.
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What backing playes would you recommend
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Old 20-03-2017, 07:47 AM   #10
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Hi Citygo,

Something like this:

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...tes-cat10.html

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