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    Need help with detailing products

    New to all this never done it before always used hand car wash and left it at that. Now im determined to do it all myself so need tips and recommend products guys. I have a black astra h. Might sound a daft question this but what is the poilsher/buffer thing which i keep seeing on pics. Are these air compression or electric and whats the best and where to get it from. Am i also right in thinking this removes all the smallshallow scratches?? Would also like to know what you guys think of pressure washers as i have heard they sometimes dull the paintwork! Thanks in advance

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    They are electric, two types available ; dual action or rotary. DA's are the safe option for beginners, much less chance of causing damage to paintwork.

    Never heard of a PW dulling the paintwork, use mine every time I wash the car. 1st of with a foam lance, then just as a normal pressure washer to remove the foam

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    Ok think im going to invest it both so would dual action do same job as rotary

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanm View Post
    Ok think im going to invest it both so would dual action do same job as rotary
    It can do but usually takes a bit more time doing so, like mentioned its safer for someone to start out with.

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    can any one recomend a good buffer looking on ebay for them now

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    Buffer? For polishing? Wouldn't bother if I were you, get some microfibre cloths if thats the case!
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    will they get the tiny scratches out??

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    No, buffer quite literally will do what it says on the tin, and buff the polish off.

    Your best off, if you want tiny scratches, i.e. swirls out, then get it machine polished, or get a machine yourself.

    Might be worth try polishing by hand first to see if Super Resin Polish would work.
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    machine wise the megs g220 is a good buy and so is the kestrel. clean your car do kits. the megs kit with either polisher will work well.


    pw wont dull the paint.

    as for products look in the guides as colour specfic products are listed there.
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