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    Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    Hi, would like to know which polisher should I purchase for my new car that I want to do some paint enhancement. I live in an apartment with no power outlet so cordless is what I will buy.


    I want to be frugal as I can be with money and I will be doing polish on this car only, is it worth puchasing a cordless like the SPTA cordless DA polisher? It's around 160 usd and seems steep for an average joe that does zero car maintainence before. Another option would be much my kind of spending, which is purchasing this DA polish from Alibaba that is powered by the 12V battery powercocket from the car itself. Does anyone know if it can deliver the same results to a cordless polisher but just more time needed?

    I know I might comecross as cheap, but I just simply don't like spending money away and neither am a hobbyist. Is the alibaba cheap polisher acceptable for rare usage?

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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    I have never heard of the SPTA polisher.

    And the simple answer to anything that plugs into the 12v power port of your car is "No".

    There is zero chance that anything like that would have even a fraction of the power to work for polishing paint.
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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    I have a Griots cordless polisher and it is great for spreading wax and or extremely light polish. But in no way will it do correction. The only cordless correction I know will work is the expensive unit by flex.

    If you really put your mind to it, Iím sure thereís someplace you can take your car like a friends house or driveway where you can run a extension cord from the house. Thatís what I do when I need to do real Detailing, as I am also in a condo garage with no power or no water. My friend is more than willing. And if you can line that up, get yourself a Griots G9 and be done with it for about 160. Remember done right, you donít need to polish your car more than once a year.
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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    You could also look at the Ryobi polisher as it gets pretty good reviews and could be the basis of a cordless tool system if you plan to have a house at some point.

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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by glen e View Post
    I have a Griots cordless polisher and it is great for spreading wax and or extremely light polish. But in no way will it do correction. The only cordless correction I know will work is the expensive unit by flex.
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    Hi Glen,
    I love my cordless Griots too. Iíd take it on two week business trips, wash/wax the vehicle on the weekend when I was in a warmer climate.

    They have discontinued it.

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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    Buy yourself a G9. Has a fantastic warranty as well.

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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    9 times out of 10 anything that is cheap and cordless will die on you at an early age, disappoint you and cause you to then learn the expensive lesson of...being cheap with certain things ends up costing you more money in the long run.

    Best of luck in quest to find the tool that'll give you best of both worlds.

    Glen e and others have given quality advice to take into consideration.

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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    The SPTA is about the best route you could go to get some type of correction out of a cordless. I have there cordless mini and it does fine for one vehicle scenario.

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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by YMMV View Post
    Buy yourself a G9. Has a fantastic warranty as well.
    I 2nd this statement!

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    Re: Car Polisher for first timer and is it acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakaz1961 View Post
    I 2nd this statement!

    KEEP ON ROCKING!
    I'll join the chorus.

    I bought the G8 for my bike. I got the bug and bought the G9 for my cars and truck. Really great tool and easy for a newb like me to use.

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