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Old 07-20-2011, 08:59 AM   #1
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Help me to chiose a polisher!

Hello, I want to buy a polisher to remove some swirls and some orange peel for the paint of my car, In Argentina do not sell dual action polishers, rotary only get like that metabo to USD 350

Metabo® PE 12-175 Circular Polisher

or the dewalt about USD 300

DeWalt 849 Variable Speed Circular Polisher: A heavy duty circular polisher for professional scratch and swirl removal.

You who do you recommend? Here is 220volts and i dont have no experience with machine polisher

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Re: Help me to chiose a polisher!

unless you are a pro id run from a rotary polisher. have someone smuggle in a da for you and avoid burned edges, etc.

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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Stay away from the rotory unless you have experiance with it. Order one and wait for it to come. Meguiars is availible as 22o volt. NOt sure about the PC.
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Re: Help me to chiose a polisher!

I am looking the Kestrel DAS-6 PRO

FLEX XC3401 VRG

MEGUIARS G220 V2


Who is better?
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Re: Help me to chiose a polisher!

A lot of issues recently with the Meg. I'd go with the Griot's, which has a life-time warranty or the Porter Cable.
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Re: Help me to chiose a polisher!

I'm with the others who say don't start with a rotary. There's a large learning curve with a rotary.

The DA is user friendly, and less likely to cause damage. It will give you just as good results with proper technique.

I currently have two Porter Cables and I enjoy using them. I really don't like that they don't have forced rotation though. For that reason I'll be in the market for either a Flex, or Griots soon.

But, to start with...I'd go with the Porter Cable. The forced rotation being absent will actually probably be beneficial in your case being that you are starting out. Good luck.
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Re: Help me to chiose a polisher!

Metabo looks like a temporary backorder .. how soon you need it ??
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Re: Help me to chiose a polisher!

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I am looking the Kestrel DAS-6 PRO

FLEX XC3401 VRG

MEGUIARS G220 V2


Who is better?
If you google Kestrel "DA-6" you will find it on British, Australia, New Zealand forums.
In South Africa it is Shield DA-6 and you can find information in crazydetailer forum.
Price 30-50% less than G220V2. If money no problem, you can get the Flex 3401 from autogeek, otherwise get the Kestrel. You also need to get pads.
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Metabo looks like a temporary backorder .. how soon you need it ??
I'm not in a hurry to get it, my car is 0km but has some swirls factory
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If you google Kestrel "DA-6" you will find it on British, Australia, New Zealand forums.
In South Africa it is Shield DA-6 and you can find information in crazydetailer forum.
Price 30-50% less than G220V2. If money no problem, you can get the Flex 3401 from autogeek, otherwise get the Kestrel. You also need to get pads.
I want to buy the DAS 6 PRO is a 850W version. Specifications do I pass a

Kestrel DAS-6 PRO DA Polishing Machine - Features

Powerful 850 watt motor
No load speed
Electronically controlled variable speed output 6
6 Metro Cable
Fitted 230 volt UK plug
5/16th thread
D handle Supplied
Compact, reliable and Cost Effective
12 month RTB warranty
Kestrel DAS-6 PRO DA Polishing Machine - Description

The uprated version of the DAS-6 Extremely popular, With an extra 350watts of power from 500W up to 850W for powerful, this is the DA (random orbital as totally Against orbital) car polishing machine of choice for Those Who Feel Confident in Their Ability Safely to get the job done faster.

But Safer Than a rotary with similar power, You Can now have the best of both worlds, and it Also included Both 5 "(120mm) and 6" (150mm) Covered Velcro backing plates for your own choice of pads.



It is similar to Flex XC3401?

I am interested in buying the flex autogeek, but as did not reduce the price of the reaches Argentina customs when I have to pay 50% of the total product, which is already way too

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