Dual Action Polishers

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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Smitten » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:12 pm

Matteus F-Pace wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 am
Smitten wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:35 pm
JAGFlubster wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Surely you can pay someone to do this for you :D

Flub!
I am sure I can but there is considerable enjoyment to be had doing it myself and knowing it has been done well :D
I'm with you on this Smitts. Considerable satisfaction to be had from a bit of detailing. OCD, SchmOCD I say (to my wife) :D
My new DA6 Pro arrived today so there could be some polishing action this weekend. I remember when "Something for the weekend sir?" had a different meaning :lol:

My partner won't drive the car as she says I am too paranoid about "minor marks" she can't even see! They just don't understand ;)
3.0 diesel S, 22" rims, Santorini black, black pck, LEDs, Priv, 350W, Control Pro, Ebony/Oyster, AdSR, space saver, config ambient, remote release, lumbar, winter pack, rear recline....build date Friday 13/4/18 :D


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Matteus F-Pace » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:29 pm

Smitten wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:12 pm
Matteus F-Pace wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 am
Smitten wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:35 pm


I am sure I can but there is considerable enjoyment to be had doing it myself and knowing it has been done well :D
I'm with you on this Smitts. Considerable satisfaction to be had from a bit of detailing. OCD, SchmOCD I say (to my wife) :D
My new DA6 Pro arrived today so there could be some polishing action this weekend. I remember when "Something for the weekend sir?" had a different meaning :lol:

My partner won't drive the car as she says I am too paranoid about "minor marks" she can't even see! They just don't understand ;)
Ha! What pads have you bought?
3.0L SC - Black - Black Pack - Black 22" wheels (20" in winter..) - ICTP - heated steering wheel - memory seat pack for 18 way sports seats - AdSR - 360 Parking Aid - LED headlights - privacy glass


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Smitten » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:42 pm

Matteus F-Pace wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Ha! What pads have you bought?
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I went for the Chemical Guy's Hex Logic white and black as recommended (many thanks) and I will go very, very easy to begin with. Have Meguiars Scratch 2.0 which I have used manually and it has already removed quite a few minor marks to sill below tailgate. Not sure if that is more or less harsh than Meguiars Ultimate but that is en-route as well. Party time :D

I have also invested in an in-line water filter for final rinse which has made a huge difference and a big micro fibre towel to pat dry as much as possible after cleaning with shampoo/two buckets/noodle mitten.

It was a top tip re Chemical Guy's quick detailer as well. I watched water beading on my car and her mini just now and it brings a nice slippery finish to the paintwork which keeps London dust to a minimum :lol:
3.0 diesel S, 22" rims, Santorini black, black pck, LEDs, Priv, 350W, Control Pro, Ebony/Oyster, AdSR, space saver, config ambient, remote release, lumbar, winter pack, rear recline....build date Friday 13/4/18 :D


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by MrPix » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:18 pm

I have had a DAS 6 pro for the past 8 years and have used it twice so far in 2 months to remove laquer deep scratches from handbags in carparks. It is so easy to use as long as you keep it in contact and moving in lines under really light pressure between 3" and 6" a second up then down over entire area then left then right... repeat until the paste is worked well then buff off the remaining residue with microfibre cloth. I use 3 different grade pads and 3 different grade pastes to suit, before I polish with a black pad and wax and/or guardX conditioner (probably overkill, but has great results in 30 mins for an entire door area. Swirls are removed very quickly with light compound and a polish after.

Dual Action is hard to get wrong if you watch a couple of instruction vids from experts like Meguiars (other experts are available to watch)
Jan '18 F-Pace S Supercharged V6, Santorini Black, Pimento/Ebony/Jet, Black Pack, 20" Black Venom/ 18" 15 spoke, Privacy Glass, ICTP, LED headlights, configurable moods, cooled gloves, heated wheel & supported lumbar.


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Smitten » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:35 pm

MrPix wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:18 pm
I have had a DAS 6 pro for the past 8 years and have used it twice so far in 2 months to remove laquer deep scratches from handbags in carparks. It is so easy to use as long as you keep it in contact and moving in lines under really light pressure between 3" and 6" a second up then down over entire area then left then right... repeat until the paste is worked well then buff off the remaining residue with microfibre cloth. I use 3 different grade pads and 3 different grade pastes to suit, before I polish with a black pad and wax and/or guardX conditioner (probably overkill, but has great results in 30 mins for an entire door area. Swirls are removed very quickly with light compound and a polish after.

Dual Action is hard to get wrong if you watch a couple of instruction vids from experts like Meguiars (other experts are available to watch)
I am sure it is bags or similar that have caused mine too over two doors three scratches equidistant like a buckle mark. Good news is they seem straightforward to remove.

Do you have favourite brands of pads and compounds and why?
3.0 diesel S, 22" rims, Santorini black, black pck, LEDs, Priv, 350W, Control Pro, Ebony/Oyster, AdSR, space saver, config ambient, remote release, lumbar, winter pack, rear recline....build date Friday 13/4/18 :D


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by MrPix » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:36 pm

Smitten wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Do you have favourite brands of pads and compounds and why?
Not really, they are all much of a muchness. I use Halfords rubbing compound on the deeper scratches (cheaper than ScratchX), cheap and cheerful and then Meguiars #83 Cleaner/Polish and Meguairs #80 Speed Glaze and then some carnuba based wax... along with sonus SFX 1, 2 3 and 4 pads, but that's just because I bought them years ago and they last for ages and do the job, no other reason
Jan '18 F-Pace S Supercharged V6, Santorini Black, Pimento/Ebony/Jet, Black Pack, 20" Black Venom/ 18" 15 spoke, Privacy Glass, ICTP, LED headlights, configurable moods, cooled gloves, heated wheel & supported lumbar.


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Matteus F-Pace » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:20 am

Good stuff Smitten! Tell me how you get on with the water filter - been thinking of investing in one. Did the CG QD recommendation come from me too? If so, another thread I guess? I buy it by the gallon for £35!
3.0L SC - Black - Black Pack - Black 22" wheels (20" in winter..) - ICTP - heated steering wheel - memory seat pack for 18 way sports seats - AdSR - 360 Parking Aid - LED headlights - privacy glass


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Smitten » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:41 am

Matteus F-Pace wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:20 am
Good stuff Smitten! Tell me how you get on with the water filter - been thinking of investing in one. Did the CG QD recommendation come from me too? If so, another thread I guess? I buy it by the gallon for £35!
Water filter is great. I got the big Aqua Gleam one - its almost a meter long (0PPM). Does a fantastic job and just use it for the final rinse. No water marks. Just made up a break in my hose and click it in and out of the line when needed then keep it inside in the dark during the week. Remains to be seen how long it will last as I am a clean freak :lol:

CG QD recommendation was from indeed you. Where do you source it at that price? I have already got through x1 small bottle. Its great stuff.

Got the scratch out btw and found the DA Polisher simple to use. Top tip. Results in pic. Must say I am very pleased and it gives you confidence for future minor scratches. No need for mirrors in our house anymore...and anyway it seems I have no refection :o

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3.0 diesel S, 22" rims, Santorini black, black pck, LEDs, Priv, 350W, Control Pro, Ebony/Oyster, AdSR, space saver, config ambient, remote release, lumbar, winter pack, rear recline....build date Friday 13/4/18 :D


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Matteus F-Pace » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:39 pm

ooohhh shiny shiny! Nice drive BTW :D I get the QD from cleanyourcar.com, but note that they are currently out of stock. You should be able to find it somewhere else though?
3.0L SC - Black - Black Pack - Black 22" wheels (20" in winter..) - ICTP - heated steering wheel - memory seat pack for 18 way sports seats - AdSR - 360 Parking Aid - LED headlights - privacy glass


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Re: Dual Action Polishers

Post by Smitten » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:09 pm

The drive is hard work to keep tidy and clean! Resin impregnated gravel next time.

Re QD think I got mine from Ultimate Finish but I will do an internet search for bigger quantities :D
3.0 diesel S, 22" rims, Santorini black, black pck, LEDs, Priv, 350W, Control Pro, Ebony/Oyster, AdSR, space saver, config ambient, remote release, lumbar, winter pack, rear recline....build date Friday 13/4/18 :D


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