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Offline cyclopops

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First time using a DA polisher
« on: 22 July 2017, 15:50 »
Last week I bought the dodo juice da polisher.

I had some scratches and swirls on my bonnet that have been bugging me for a while.

I bought some G3 scratch remover and I already had some autoglym resin polish and autoglym extra gloss protection.

So I set to it and after going over the bonnet twice with G3 scratch remover, once with the resin polish then 30 mins coating of the gloss.
Fòr my first use of the machine I am happy with the result.

(Sorry I could not attach the picture as photobucket won't work on here, any suggestions?)

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Re: First time using a DA polisher
« Reply #1 on: 22 July 2017, 16:38 »
Looks a top job to me :smiley: Looking to get a polisher myself soon so thanks for posting as it is encouraging, especially with results like that.

As for posting images, is excellent, very easy to use.
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Re: First time using a DA polisher
« Reply #2 on: 23 July 2017, 17:35 »
Looks good.  :cool:

It makes such a difference giving paint the DA treatment to both correct and refine.  Glad you are happy with your first effirts and the result, thanks for sharing.  :smiley:

As Watts sats Postimage is a pain free means of posting pics

There's also Flickr which is s bit more involved process or the likes og Imgur etc.
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Re: First time using a DA polisher
« Reply #3 on: 25 July 2017, 22:11 »
Thanks for the suggestions on hosting :)

The DA is soo much easier than by hand :)

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Re: First time using a DA polisher
« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2017, 14:41 »
I have not used mine yet. So I have a few noob and probably obvious questions.

I'm guessing the more intricate parts still have to be done by hand - door handles, mirrors, spoiler, around windows, front and rear bumpers?

I expect running over the side badges and rear badges will destroy the pads and should be avoided?

Do I need to get/use tape?

I was wondering which pads to use to remove products. I have a pack of various foam pads. Do I need some Microfibre bonnets for polish? However, I was reading that it is better not to use the DA polisher to buff off the LSP. It is better done by hand as the machine is too aggressive.

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Re: First time using a DA polisher
« Reply #5 on: 28 July 2017, 16:31 »
@Daz Auto;
  • You can get small 'spot' pads and small backing plates to fit on most DA polishers for tackling most of the more intricate parts.
  • I always tape up the badges with blue detailers masking tape. You can then run the DA right up to the edge of the badges with minimal risk of damage to the pad. I also tape up window rubbers, the ends of the door handles where they're attached to the doors, around the edge of the front and rear lights, along the edges of any black plastic trim with a grained finish, along the seams where the bumpers join the bodywork - in fact, anywhere you don't want to get polish residue, where it might be difficult to remove it.
  • Above gives you the answer to your third question; yes, get some tape!
  • I apply polishing compounds with my DA, but remove them by hand with soft microfibre cloths. For applying wax or sealants, I do this by hand using small foam applicator pads like the ones at the links below (other types are available), and remove with a soft microfibre. Alway remember when applying wax or sealant, less is more!
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