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    SUV/Tall vehicle roof polishing!!

    Iím typically one who always does the tall roofs on any vehicle. Honestly (unless the customer request) I consider those who skip that area a HACK detailer. That being said.....


    Roof areas are certainly a challenge along with being a safety concern. Typically you are on a platform or ladder of sorts.

    I invested in some nice work platforms years back that have paid for themselves a bunch of times over as I typically get a lot of SUV or pick-up details.

    Now letís get to the meat of this post...... I find myself EXCLUSIVELY using a cordless machine to do all polishing/compounding/waxing on roofs. I just find the extra time spent polishing using a cordless machine over a faster more powerful corded machine is worth the added safety from not tripping over a cord. . Itís so much less straining than dealing with a cord up high on a work platform. Also itís nice not having to worry about a cord marring the paint below.

    I know some of you may consider the cordless polishers just a luxury or an added expense. But for those who detail for a business, consider the safety aspect... if you get hurt, you canít work.
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    Re: SUV/Tall vehicle roof polishing!!

    That's a very smart way to work, Jim.

    If were a pro, I would follow your advice to the "T".

    Even doing the roof of my truck once a year is a PITA with having to route the cord in such a way that it doesn't touch the paint.
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    Re: SUV/Tall vehicle roof polishing!!

    I'm with you Dr O, can never be careful enough when up 'there'. And I'm not a tall guy so I need some help! Great thought on using cordless machines to increase your personal safety while working.

    Work smart!
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    Re: SUV/Tall vehicle roof polishing!!

    Totally agree as I use cordless for my F150 ( for me I have 3 cordless Flex, which I initially purchased for my boat since i do not have electricity when I work on it). I find the pickups easier to work on the roof compared to the SUVs.
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    Re: SUV/Tall vehicle roof polishing!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    That's a very smart way to work, Jim.

    If were a pro, I would follow your advice to the "T".

    Even doing the roof of my truck once a year is a PITA with having to route the cord in such a way that it doesn't touch the paint.
    Agree with this. On my F150 I route the cord between the cab and bed so it does not touch the below paint
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