Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

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Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

Post by Bunford » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:01 am

As the above really.

In looking after my car I user come products like AutoGlym 's Super Resin Polish and/or Chemical Guys' Black Light etc. I'm just wondering whether there is a decent but cheap machine out there that can be used to apply these kinds of products?

Also, I live in a first floor flat with parking a bit away and no electricity available so ideally need something cordless.
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Re: Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:47 am

If you're not experienced/pro, I'd stay well away from rotaries!

It far harder to destroy your car with a Random Orbit.
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Re: Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

Post by BMWBrad » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:51 pm

The kestrel DAS-6 is a great starter machine. Safe, easy to use and fairly priced
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Re: Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

Post by nivens » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 pm

I've only ever seen the a couple of cordless machines recommended for doing small awkward areas on cars, I think if you want to do any kind of paint correction you need the power a corded machine gives you or you're better off just using a hand polish or glaze with fillers.
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Re: Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

Post by Bunford » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:35 pm

nivens wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 pm
I've only ever seen the a couple of cordless machines recommended for doing small awkward areas on cars, I think if you want to do any kind of paint correction you need the power a corded machine gives you or you're better off just using a hand polish or glaze with fillers.
I'm not necessarily looking to use it for paint correction like heavy polishing or cutting etc. I just want it more to be able to work and cover car quicker with glazing polishes like Super Resin Polish and Black Light and maybe maintenance spray waxes like Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax to top up my 6 monthly paste wax.
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Re: Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

Post by FirBim » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:59 am

Like Brad says, DAS-6 is the widely used & recommended tool for this. You'll pay a lot more for cordless.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polishing ... d_519.html
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Re: Is there a decent cheap cordless orbital/rotary machine put there?

Post by nivens » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:13 pm

I looked at it myself a few years ago and most reviews suggested they weren't much quicker than applying by hand and most of them needed at least a couple of spare charged batteries to get a car done. I'd be reluctant to take a power tool to my paint if I didn't have access to a hose when I was washing it too, it's going to be a struggle getting it properly clean with buckets living in a flat.
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