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Old 02-07-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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Hi all.

Finally about to buy a DAS-6 Pro kit of some type but need ideas on what pads and polishes for a Lexus and 2 Toyotas?

Will likely buy from CleanYourCar

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Old 13-07-2019, 05:19 PM   #2
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You will struggle to correct paint with this type of machine as it will lack enough power to cut properly.
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Old 13-07-2019, 06:13 PM   #3
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Bit negative that comment ?

Just get a mix of medium cut pads and polishes and a finishing pad and polish. Scholl polishes are great as you cannot over work them they stay oil, so no try dust everywhere and no working out when to stop. Very good polish for begginers. Hexlogic pads are great I use white generally on hard and soft paints. And a black for refining if required.

I had good results on hard paint with the infamous Argos £40da all about technique and equipment, but if the Argos da can correct hard German paint I'm pretty sure a das 6 would be fine on soft paint.

Too many people buy the wrong products or are paying well over the odds on tools and equipment just because it worked for someone else ect. Or are lured into the 'detailing' product. A detailing glass cleaner doesn't necessarily make it any better than a 'glass cleaner' yet people are willing to pay 5x or more the price as they feel it's the correct thing to do.

If someone posts they just used a rotary with a MF pad along with hard cut polish and pad on a super soft jap paint, too many people feel the need to follow that set up. It's not the right set up per say,.

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Old 13-07-2019, 06:29 PM   #4
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I used to have a lexus is220. To correct the swirls I used menz polish and lake country orange polishing pad. It was VV soft paint so you won't need anything aggressive to correct it. Can't remember which menz polish I used as it was a couple of years ago, but it was a light polish. A da will be fine for the Lexus paint
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Old 13-07-2019, 08:08 PM   #5
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I have the £40 Argos DA. Bought as a "toe in the water" starting point.

I've also managed a decent result on German paint - a VW Polo. It probably took longer than it might have done with, say, a Rupes but hey, I was(am) learning and comfortable with that. And, of course, Toyota & Lexus paint is generally soft.

As for polish & pads I'll happily suggest Scholl polish - maybe S20 as a starting point - and their Spider Pads. The reason is that you'll have more than enough variables to fry your brain without adding numerous polishes and even more numerous pads.

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/schol...-step-compound

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/schol...d-purple-145mm

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/schol...-pad-neo-145mm

If you go for the Argos DA you'll need a new backing plate. One of these:

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/paint...age=1&top=399&

Hope that helps.

Good Luck.

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The sonax kit would be good I have a DAS6 Pro but wish I had the pro plus. Scholl spider neo honey and S20 Black would be perfect. I have used this combo on a Honda with amazing results. Or Chemical guys hex logic green and orange pads.
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You will struggle to correct paint with this type of machine as it will lack enough power to cut properly.
What nonsense from a professional detailer.

Of course it will correct. Get the right pad and polish combination and you can pretty much correct anything with this machine. It may take longer than a rotary, forced rotation DA, or a long throw machine, but it will correct.
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You will struggle to correct paint with this type of machine as it will lack enough power to cut properly.
Seriously you need to think before giving advice back
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The sonax kit would be good I have a DAS6 Pro but wish I had the pro plus. Scholl spider neo honey and S20 Black would be perfect. I have used this combo on a Honda with amazing results. Or Chemical guys hex logic green and orange pads.

Thanks Chris.

I got the Guild DA (which seems very good and solid) and have ordered a proper Silverline 5” backing plate (from Amazon - multiple reviews and questions say it fits this DA perfectly), some Scholl S20 and a Scholl Honey Spider Neo pad too (from In2Detailing) as well as a Lake Country Orange too

I am planning to take off the 2m cable too eventually and for a 6metre one, which should be easy but need it to be reversible as the DA has a 2 year warranty and, knowing my luck, it will die at some point!




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