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Old 07 July 2017, 12:06 AM
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Hey all.

I'm a noob to machine polishers, but think it's about tine I got one.

Looking around its a mine field which to get, so any advice would be helpful.

Also I notice Ryobi do a cordless version, is it any good? Ryobi seem a good brand for DIY tools, that an Makita and Borsh, so I'm all ears

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Don't recognise that brand, is this one you already own
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https://uk.ryobitools.eu/power-tools...s/r18b/r18b-0/
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looks like one of them cheap sh1te things you buy in Halfords.

In reality that's not going to do anything other than maybe add some gloss with the correct pads (which in that size you're not going to get) It'll lack power as well as having no speed control. You'd also never get into any tight areas with a head of that size.

You'd be much better off with something along the lines of a DAS6 Pro with some Chemical Guys Hex Logic pads and a selection of Menzerna compounds.

They're relatively noisy and the vibration can be tiring but they do a reasonable job. Speed control is very important when you're breaking a compound or polish down and I'd consider it a necessity. It'll certainly Certainly a lot better than the Ryobi one.


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Originally Posted by B0DSKI View Post
looks like one of them cheap sh1te things you buy in Halfords.

In reality that's not going to do anything other than maybe add some gloss with the correct pads (which in that size you're not going to get) It'll lack power as well as having no speed control. You'd also never get into any tight areas with a head of that size.

You'd be much better off with something along the lines of a DAS6 Pro with some Chemical Guys Hex Logic pads and a selection of Menzerna compounds.

They're relatively noisy and the vibration can be tiring but they do a reasonable job. Speed control is very important when you're breaking a compound or polish down and I'd consider it a necessity. It'll certainly Certainly a lot better than the Ryobi one.


https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/das6-pr...LBNRoC6VHw_wcB
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I'll take your advise then and buy one of these, they seem to have good reviews. I just need some tutorial guidance now as I have never used one


Thanks for your guidance.


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No worries buddy.

There's some reasonable videos on Youtube which will give you some guidance. Junkman's ones are ok.

Rule of thumb is work a small area at a time. No more than 24" x 24" spread the compound on speed 1 then up the speed to 3-4 whilst keeping your arm speed slow, so you're taking 4-5 seconds to cover the 24" moving in straight lines work the area both horizontally and vertically at the same speed, once the compound begins to break down you'll notice it will begin to go clear and in some circumstances begin to dust. When this happens back the speed down to 1 and do one more set before stopping and using a good quality microfibre buff off any residue and then stand back to admire your work ideally you'll want to use a weak IPA solution to remove any fillers and polishing oils before waxing or sealing.

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I'll take your advise then and buy one of these, they seem to have good reviews. I just need some tutorial guidance now as I have never used one


Thanks for your guidance.


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No I don't need a Lazy c4ntt
I have 18" biceps instead to help me polish and wax
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Originally Posted by B0DSKI View Post
No worries buddy.

There's some reasonable videos on Youtube which will give you some guidance. Junkman's ones are ok.

Rule of thumb is work a small area at a time. No more than 24" x 24" spread the compound on speed 1 then up the speed to 3-4 whilst keeping your arm speed slow, so you're taking 4-5 seconds to cover the 24" moving in straight lines work the area both horizontally and vertically at the same speed, once the compound begins to break down you'll notice it will begin to go clear and in some circumstances begin to dust. When this happens back the speed down to 1 and do one more set before stopping and using a good quality microfibre buff off any residue and then stand back to admire your work ideally you'll want to use a weak IPA solution to remove any fillers and polishing oils before waxing or sealing.


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No I don't need a Lazy c4ntt
I have 18" biceps instead to help me polish and wax

Who measures there biceps


Mine were 16" but I'm training for Tough Mudder so I have trimmed down quite a bit, needless to say I still have the strength and agility to polish almost anything


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Who takes selfies in the gym

Looking well
I've been going 6days a week a year for over 10 years to the gym and leave my phone in the car

You'd be surprised after losing over 10stones of fat over 9years and tightening the skin up at the same and still losing weight aswell as keeping muscle is pretty hard

I like to measure my waist, chest and biceps to feel good within myself as an accomplishment

Anyway On a serious note
I'd stay away from machine polishers as I'd be scared to mess the paintwork up with too much force or friction

But each to there own if you feel confident enough to use one then your life will become a lot easier polishing etc let us know how you get on pal

Not using a machine polisher is a bit like the satisfaction of gaining muscle without steroid use

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Going gym 60 times in the last 10 years is a waste of your membership I manage 60 visits in two month

sounds like you've done well with your accomplishments
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Going gym 60 times in the last 10 years is a waste of your membership I manage 60 visits in two month

sounds like you've done well with your accomplishments
Hahaa sorry that's 6 times a week

Me this morning at 110kg


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Hey, you look good pal, cracking results given your history you described

I knew what you meant pal

I've no real target bar dragging my **** 13 miles of obstacles in 3 weeks, then its time to concentrate on ripping!
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