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    Polishing Machine

    Hi folks,

    looking into buying a polishing machine but not totally sure and looking to get some pros and cons for them?

    Are they hard to use?

    Wheres the best place to buy one?

    Also, i have looked around and they are looking at about £150-£200 for a "good" one. Is there a big difference in the job they do compared to some cheaper ones?

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    have a search around. im sure you will find your answers on here.
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    i would go for a kestral da,i wouldnt jump straight into using a rotary unles su have experience as its so easy to strike through or take alot more of than is needed theres loads of traders on detailing world that sell kits as u would also need pads/polish , the kestral is good value for money and is more than capable on all paint types ,i find menz a good allround polish
    iv had good results on both vauxhall paint(fairly soft)and also bmw paint(hard) using a da
    i purchase from http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/ alot also elite car care as they offer a discount to dw members

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    As above really. Dual action is the best for a beginner as rotary can cause damage.

    Don't often hear good stuff about Menz, apparently very temperamental with varying weather conditions. I used Sonus polish on my Megs G220 machine, but its didn't seem very aggressive. Have got some Meg's Diamond cut polish now, meant to be very aggressive polish, not had a chance to test it yet.
    The Megs polish/pad kits often get recommended on here though.

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    i havent tried the newer megs polishes yet as i purchased my polishes before they came out , iv always had good results with the menz polish's with the 203s being my fav alrounder as the level of cut can be changed with pad choice never had any probs with cold or hot panel conditions either

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    I've used Menz before and it was a right pain as the air was slightly humid. It just clumped up, then flung everywhere.

    I now use 3M Perfect-It III polishes, miles better to work with.
    Gaz

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