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Old 07-11-2017, 02:08 PM   #1
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Rotary polisher thoughts?

Seen this and wondered if anyone has used it and what are their thoughts on it

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/machin.../prod_806.html
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:14 PM   #2
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unless you REALLY know what you're doing, stick with an orbital.

You will get the same results and you won't end up removing the paint on the fenders and other curves on the car.

If you have experience and want to know about this brand of polisher, then maybe someone else can chime in.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thank you
Would you recommend this instead?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171836138638
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:55 PM   #4
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No experience with that brand, but it's an orbital which is what you want.
Seems to have good reviews.
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #5
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Mr. Miyagi would be disappointed.
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:12 PM   #6
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Mr. Miyagi would be disappointed.

Why? Is it a poor product?
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:56 PM   #7
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Get a Rupes.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #8
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Why? Is it a poor product?
Don't know. It's a reference to "The Karate Kid". "Wax on, wax off." Do it by hand. Tone some muscles.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:52 PM   #9
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My new Rupes Bigfoot is amazing.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:09 PM   #10
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Sensible:

Porter Cable - DA
Makita - Rotary

Money to burn:
Rupes
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:17 PM   #11
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Porter Cable - DA
Makita - Rotary

Money to burn:
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I thought Rupes was money to burn, until I used one and realized it was and is worth every single penny of what I paid. Makes my Griot's BOSS look bad.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:49 PM   #12
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I thought Rupes was money to burn, until I used one and realized it was and is worth every single penny of what I paid. Makes my Griot's BOSS look bad.

Agreed.


I only really suggest a Griot's polisher for someone new just looking to get into detailing and not sure they will ever do more than their own car once a year. If they catch the bug then the Griot's is a good backup / 3" polisher for when they setup.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:14 PM   #13
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Agreed.


I only really suggest a Griot's polisher for someone new just looking to get into detailing and not sure they will ever do more than their own car once a year. If they catch the bug then the Griot's is a good backup / 3" polisher for when they setup.
Oh absolutely! I would, and have, always suggested a Griot's for starters. They work well enough for beginners and experienced alike. I still like my BOSS, but that Rupes Bigfoot man....it is like butta. I put the 5" backing plate on mine to make it a tad more versatile.
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