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    New polisher help needed newbie!!

    ok after alot of research i'm going to buy a polisher this one
    http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/na...&isSearch=true

    My main objective is to get swirl marks and light scratches out of my black sxi.

    Can someone please advise me on a pad and polish that will do this but be gentle enough for me as a beginner incase i make a mistake..

    your help is very needed im scared stiff to mess it up...

    Also please advise which you think is best wax petes 53 or megs nxt?

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    I dont think that will work with detailing pads, its only a single speed so not what you want

    oh and petes 53 is better that nxt, if you want a good hard wearing wax use Collinite No. 476S
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    it states it has variable speeds?

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    oh yer, i doubt they will go to the correct speeds for use on a car though its a sander not a polisher, wait for GAZTD, im sure he can explain in more detail

    this is what a proper car polisher looks like
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    Don't buy that 'polisher'. It doesn't state speeds, but for £30 I could safely bet my left nut that it won't be up to the task. If you want a sander that'll do the trick, then you'll need a makita that costs £170odd, but you'd be better off with the G220 that lee posted^^. I have a Clarke rotary sander that I use, but the speeds are spot on for polishing. You want one that starts at 600rpm, these will normally go all the way up to 3000rpm.

    Pete's 53 is mile better than NXT. My hair wax is better than NXT tbh, it's really got to be the worst so-called 'wax' on the market.
    Gaz

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    Yeah, like the others said, the polisher you have linked will not have the polishing power to remove swirls. At best it will only mask them if your going to use a polish with filling properties.

    We supply the G220 in a 3M kit. It is the correct combination to tackle any paintwork, hard or soft. - http://www.cardetail.co.uk/3m/g220-m...it/prod_2.html

    Thats your best bet for perfect paintwork

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    Mike.

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    By that and you need your head tested.....Unadvisable....
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