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Looking for D/A polisher and kit

Old 04-08-2016, 06:40 PM
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Default Looking for D/A polisher and kit

I've been looking at the PC 7424xp and some kits out there. All seem to be short something or too much of something else (overkill on the pads, includes pad cleaner/ conditioner, excludes cleaner conditioner, 5 kinds of polish and compounds, no polish and compounds)

I know Pinnacle is a vendor but haven't seen sales., Even still, I'm there looking on their website, auto geek, chemical guys, amazon.

I have an 07 that has swirls, light scratches and needs a good clay bar cleaning. I've considered wet sanding and as mentioned above, a D/A polisher Kit.

Can someone recommend something all inclusive that's not "over the top" more pads than an amateur would use? Should I expect to pay $200, $300?

I'm an avid DIYer and former mechanic. I trust my ability to learn, just don't know enough to "limit" my purchase a kit that won't leave me lacking nor leave me with pads I will never use.

I've researched the how, just need a nudge with the what:-)
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I've been very pleased with the results I've achieved by combining Mother's Clay Bar Kit and Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. I followed up the claybar cleaning with an application of the Ultimate Compound. Then, followed this with an application of Meguiar's Gold Carnuaba Wax. Got rid of swirl marks, water spots, fine scratches and other junk fouling my car's appearance. I'm an amateur, but considering my biggest expense was in elbow grease and my actual out-of-pocket was less that $50, I'm real happy with how good my car looks now.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:19 PM
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I recently bought a HF DA that with sale and 20% off was about $50, two polishing pads $14, used some turtle wax compound $7 and some meguiars compoud $8 really couldn't tell a difference in the two, used meguiars polish then turtle wax for finish by hand.

If it were me I and not finishing new paint I wouldn't use anything stronger than a polish. I also wouldn't do the clay bar if I was going to use a DA. The DA is a pretty fast way to polish and you need to be careful or you could be through the clear coat with a compound as the factory finish won't be too thick. The idea is polish as little as possible to make you happy, so your clear lasts as long as possible.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:36 PM
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In my experience clay bar will remove containment that will cause swirls and scratches if left on the surface, particularly if use a DA polisher.

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Old 05-05-2016, 10:13 AM
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Just give me a call at 1800-869-3011 extension 244 and ask for Andre. I'll get you a great deal on a polisher kit that you will fall in love with. I'll get you the best deal I possibly can. Thanks Sean
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