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The machine being used by James is a Makita 9227CB and is a purpose designed rotary polisher. Do not use any form of angle grinder! The 2 machines are completely different.

However, in the hands of a novice a rotary like the Makita can easily damage your paint until you gain the skills required to use it properly.

I'd suggest looking at DA (Dual Action) RO (Random Orbit) polisher like the Meguiar's G220, UDM (Ultimate Detailing Machine), Festool Rotex or secondhand PC (Porter Cable 7424). The UDM and PC are only available in 110V and you will require a transformer to use them.

Hope that helps.

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Alan W said:
The machine being used by James is a Makita 9227CB and is a purpose designed rotary polisher. Do not use any form of angle grinder! The 2 machines are completely different.

However, in the hands of a novice a rotary like the Makita can easily damage your paint until you gain the skills required to use it properly.

I'd suggest looking at DA (Dual Action) RO (Random Orbit) polisher like the Meguiar's G220, UDM (Ultimate Detailing Machine), Festool Rotex or secondhand PC (Porter Cable 7424). The UDM and PC are only available in 110V and you will require a transformer to use them.

Hope that helps.

Alan W
^^ ditto above....start off with the easy stuff (random orbital), and move on to the big boys toys (rotary) once you've mastered the technique and gained the confidence, and only if necessary.

If you are gonna dive in with a rotary, buy a scrap panel from preferably a TT so you've got the exact paint quality match, and have a go on that first. :wink:
 
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