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Which Is The Best Dual Action Polisher?

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Best Dual Action Polisher Review & Comparisons

A little while ago I wrote what has become one of my most read posts on the differences between a dual action polisher, rotary polishing machine and orbital buffers. Since then I have been asked on a number of occasions which is the best dual action polisher to buy.

There are of course many variables when looking to choose the best dual action polishing machine for your own needs. Some will buy on price, others performance, maybe even on weight or a combination of all these factors.

In this post I aim to give you an unbiased dual action polisher comparison of many of the popular machines and consumer brands including Meguiars and Porter Cable as well as some of the not so well-known names i.e. Kestrel/Deltalyo, Rupes & Flex.

Before getting into the detail of comparing each car polisher side by side, let’s first look at what makes a good dual action car polisher. (But if you want to get straight into the detail you can scroll down to the comparison chart) (more…)

All in a days Detailing with Meguiars, Poorboys & first use with a G220 Polishing Machine

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Colin recently contacted us to ask for some advice on detailing his Jaguar. He wanted to get a really good shine and was looking to buy the Meguiars G220 Dual Action polishing machine. After recommending various products including a mix of Meguiars and Poorboys Black Hole, Colin finally got the good weather – and results –  he had been waiting for:

Colins' Jaguar before detailing commenced

Colins’ Jaguar before detailing commenced

“I started by rinsing the car off with a hose, I then mixed some Meguiars NXT car wash in my Meguiars bucket with grit guard, I soaped the car all over using a Meguiars Microfibre Wash Mitt after fully soaping the car, I thoroughly rinsed the car again using a gentle spray from the hose.  (more…)

Car Polishing Machines and the Difference Between Rotary, Dual Action & Orbital

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

With the recent launch of the new Dodo Juice Spin Doctor Rotary car polisher, we have had many enquiries about how suitable Rotary car polishing machines are for first time users and what the main differences are between Rotary, Dual Action and Orbital car polishers.

Rotary Polishers

The motor on these machines directly drives the polishing head that fixes directly to the backing plate onto which you fix your cutting, polishing or finishing pad. This means all the power, and there can be a vast amount of it, is directly driving the rotation of the machine down onto and across your paintwork – too much pressure and you can quickly burn through your paintwork.

However the upside is (more…)