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Old 08-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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Simoniz Polisher

Hey car care, I just saw in the paper a simoniz orbital? polisher thats only $25
I'm wondering if this is fine for someone who has never owned/used one and what other products i need, It's half price!!! azn instincts are flying through the roof...
This wouldn't be for my Z btw, that'd be a waste of time lol

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They are absolute garbage. Save your hard earned $$.

The most I would even remotely use the Simoniz polisher is to apply/remove wax, but even for that, the thing is so damn unstable, there is no point in using it.
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They are absolute garbage. Save your hard earned $$.

The most I would even remotely use the Simoniz polisher is to apply/remove wax, but even for that, the thing is so damn unstable, there is no point in using it.
it's an absolute great dust collecting machine
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haha i had that feeling... Even if i buy a nice one it'd still collect dust XD
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it's an absolute great dust collecting machine
I concur

The machine will end up sitting in the corner of you garage somewhere.
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I concur

The machine will end up sitting in the corner of you garage somewhere.
No it wouldn't. You'd bin the thing before any dust even settled on it.
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No it wouldn't. You'd bin the thing before any dust even settled on it.
lol

Its funny how my tools that I don't end up using, mysteriously disappear then reappear 5 years later
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Whats an affordable polisher to recommend?
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Porter Cable 7424xp

http://www.eshine.ca/porter_cable_74...isher-3182.php
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Are those easy to use?
I'm looking for something easy to use and cheap
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Are those easy to use?
I'm looking for something easy to use and cheap
you will need lots of stuffs + chemicals .... not just decent polisher...

I think just pay for detailing would be cheaper.... if you want CHEAP .. hehe
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A Porter Cable is a great starting point
Theyre super easy to use

Buying a simoniz polisher would probably be worse than doing it by hand
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Yes the Porter Cable is easy to use. If you are interested, come by my shop and try one out before you buy it.
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what sorta polishing compounds are recommended?
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you will need lots of stuffs + chemicals .... not just decent polisher...

I think just pay for detailing would be cheaper.... if you want CHEAP .. hehe
Yeah, creating your detailing arsenal isn't cheap. But it will provide you with much more value in the long run. How much does a detail job cost? Well over $200?

You'll prob spend $400 to get all the supplies need. Wash, dry, clay, compound, polish, lsp, and polisher machine. When you get a base of supplies going, it'll last you many years.
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what sorta polishing compounds are recommended?
It all depends on what results you want. But you'll want a cut polish to remove swirls for sure, then either a sealant or wax for protection
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Yes the Porter Cable is easy to use. If you are interested, come by my shop and try one out before you buy it.
whats your hours? I might consider buying this and some other stuff for my dad's 08 MDX that has lots of scratches on it X.x.
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Yeah, creating your detailing arsenal isn't cheap. But it will provide you with much more value in the long run.
You'll prob spend $400 to get all the supplies need. Wash, dry, clay, compound, polish, lsp, and polisher machine. When you get a base of supplies going, it'll last you many years.
Exactly. The expensive things like pads, backing plates etc last for years. It is a bit pricey to get all your stuff but then you have it. Plus you then do all your buddies cars and THEY will pay off your original investment. Not such a bad deal, eh?

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whats your hours? I might consider buying this and some other stuff for my dad's 08 MDX that has lots of scratches on it X.x.
I'm in and out of the shop as I do a lot of mobile detailing as well. Call me at 604.561.5121 and we'll set up a time to pop by.
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^do you carry anything cordless, because in my garage I can see the cord being a problem
Is there even such a thing? oh wellz... no $ no complain...
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^do you carry anything cordless, because in my garage I can see the cord being a problem
Is there even such a thing? oh wellz... no $ no complain...
Nothing cordless, sorry. You could run an extension cord from somewhere else in the house.
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If you use anything cordless, the power will be nowhere near constant, which would be horrible for polishing.
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icic, i guess its fine then, how long is the cord? can i walk all the way around the car?
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icic, i guess its fine then, how long is the cord? can i walk all the way around the car?
You'll probably need an extension cord
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lolol now i'm thinking of just buying one and ditching brandon (xfactor78) to do my car It'll pay off i guess

So is the procedure
wash
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polish?
wax?
wash again?

Lol i have no clue
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