Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber Sponsored by Detailed Clean : www.DetailedClean.co.uk – | Bilt Hamber | Dodo Juice | Nanolex | Sonus | Wolfs Chemicals + More | Loyalty Scheme Discounts |

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18-03-2017, 11:09 PM   #11
Maccy44
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah that's the one, I wouldn't consider myself weak at all but it's hard to control! But it definitely gets very hot
Maccy44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-2017, 11:23 PM   #12
lowejackson
Distinguished Detailer
 
lowejackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,879
Thanks: 606
Thanked 2,886 Times in 2,467 Posts
The control can be learned, it is all about the angle of the machine. Lots of heat does not sound good, if the machine is new or under warranty then take it back.
lowejackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-03-2017, 11:48 AM   #13
Christian6984
Distinguished Detailer
 
Christian6984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 5,216
Thanks: 992
Thanked 1,271 Times in 1,201 Posts
Garage
I remember using a sealey rotary on a cousins corsa when i was between machines, they had it to hand and beat doing it by hand. Was just a case of improving the finish a bit before it went up for sale. It was a handful at first and it weighed a ton. My arms where aching at the end of the day. Dont think ill buy a rotary as my Flex 3401 is great but if i did i would look for something a lot lighter.

Maccy44 - Have a read of the guide on the first page, and start of slow speed, no heavy cutting, i found the bonnet was a good place to start being mostly flat and horizontal. dont hang around near edges or creases. When you say its getting hot, do you mean the machine or the panel on the car?
Christian6984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2017, 10:30 PM   #14
Maccy44
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The machine

However I spent a few hrs with it today, using the black pad I started to get the hang on it, it's still a very heavy machine but I feel I've started to get the nack of angles etc to stop it pulling away from me
Maccy44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2017, 06:33 AM   #15
Dummer
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 120
Thanks: 11
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Make sure you tape up all edges when using a rotary. it can do damager way quicker than you expected.
Dummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2017, 09:31 PM   #16
lowejackson
Distinguished Detailer
 
lowejackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,879
Thanks: 606
Thanked 2,886 Times in 2,467 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maccy44 View Post
The machine

However I spent a few hrs with it today, using the black pad I started to get the hang on it, it's still a very heavy machine but I feel I've started to get the nack of angles etc to stop it pulling away from me
How heavy is your machine, my ageing rotary is about 2.5KG, it is possible to get lighter machines but they tend to be more expensive
lowejackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2017, 10:52 PM   #17
Christian6984
Distinguished Detailer
 
Christian6984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 5,216
Thanks: 992
Thanked 1,271 Times in 1,201 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maccy44 View Post
The machine

However I spent a few hrs with it today, using the black pad I started to get the hang on it, it's still a very heavy machine but I feel I've started to get the nack of angles etc to stop it pulling away from me
I seem to remember reading that there is a way you can make a rotary move either left or right or towards or away from you with a very slight twist of the angle of the machine. Was from along time ago so could be imagining it but sure someone will correct me if its not so
Christian6984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2017, 10:54 PM   #18
Christian6984
Distinguished Detailer
 
Christian6984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 5,216
Thanks: 992
Thanked 1,271 Times in 1,201 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowejackson View Post
How heavy is your machine, my ageing rotary is about 2.5KG, it is possible to get lighter machines but they tend to be more expensive
Although i have the Flex 3401, their rotary looks quite light if i was to ever buy one. Not that i think ill need one. The 3401 isnt cheap but its a great polisher once id got used to it.
Christian6984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors