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How to Correctly Apply Polish

This is a discussion on How to Correctly Apply Polish within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Guys, I'd like to polish and wax my Black TA, but I got to be honest I'm concerned about the ...

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    How to Correctly Apply Polish

    Guys, I'd like to polish and wax my Black TA, but I got to be honest I'm concerned about the process of polishing the car.

    I have a variable speed polisher and plan on using Meguiars Ultimate Polish Pre-Waxing Glaze.

    The paint is in pretty good shape, but figure lets make it look better. Can some one walk me through the process? I've been reading up on polishing and it shoulds like you could really damage the paint if not done correctly, unlike wax....

    Thanks in advance guys..

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    What kind of polisher do you have?

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    Its a 7" polisher I got from harbor freight, I think its chicago electric. Its variable speed from like 300 to 3500 rpms. I havent oppened it yet because im hesitant to polish the car and mess up the paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98BlackMambaWS6 View Post
    Its a 7" polisher I got from harbor freight, I think its chicago electric. Its variable speed from like 300 to 3500 rpms. I havent oppened it yet because im hesitant to polish the car and mess up the paint
    Sounds like it may be a rotary polisher based on it's rpm range. You'd definaetely have to be careful with it if it is a rotary. Honestly I'd buy a good dual action polisher like the Porter Cable 7424 or the Flex Vrg 3401. These are idiot proof. I have both (learned on them) and it's just about impossible to burn the paint with them.

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    What do you meab by dual action? Also where can you get one...whats the process for polishing, im so afraid im.going to destroy the paint on my car, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Sounds like it may be a rotary polisher based on it's rpm range. You'd definaetely have to be careful with it if it is a rotary. Honestly I'd buy a good dual action polisher like the Porter Cable 7424 or the Flex Vrg 3401. These are idiot proof. I have both (learned on them) and it's just about impossible to burn the paint with them.
    This dude knows what's up. Join a detailing forum like autogeek dot com where you can learn from videos, reading and forum members who live to detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    This dude knows what's up. Join a detailing forum like autogeek dot com where you can learn from videos, reading and forum members who live to detail.
    That's Autogeek.net I believe but good advice.

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    Thanks guys for the advice...i tried watching the video last night on my phone but it was too long to stream using 3G. Im on vacation so ill check it out wednesday when I get home. I think im gonna return my polisher and get one of the ones mentioned earlier in the post. I like how they are nearly idiot proof!! I could use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    That's Autogeek.net I believe but good advice.
    You right again! How's it feel to be right all the damn time?!?

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    A black GM car will require more torque than that polisher will put out. Consider the megs da and their microfiber polishing system

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    A black GM car will require more torque than that polisher will put out. Consider the megs da and their microfiber polishing system
    Which one?

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    Excellent advise! Always use a D/A and you will be safe. Rotaries are for the pros, believe me. Polishing with a D/A can not do any harm if you use something like Meguiars 205 polishing compound. I do this everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    A black GM car will require more torque than that polisher will put out. Consider the megs da and their microfiber polishing system
    How much torque should a ''good'' quality DA have IYO ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcombs500 View Post
    Excellent advise! Always use a D/A and you will be safe. Rotaries are for the pros, believe me. Polishing with a D/A can not do any harm if you use something like Meguiars 205 polishing compound. I do this everyday.
    So IYO you dont think a variable speed rotary on the lowest speed is a good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    A black GM car will require more torque than that polisher will put out. Consider the megs da and their microfiber polishing system
    Megs...is that the brand?

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    I use the Flex d/a polisher on my black Trans Am and my black Chevy Colorado, works great.

    Flex XC 3401, FLEX Orbital Polisher,flex XC 3401 VRG dual-action polisher,flex XC3401VRG,Dual Action polisher,FLEX buffer

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    Nice one! ^^

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