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chedz
14-07-06, 11:41 AM
Hello,

does anyone in my area (Farnborugh, J4 of the M3) have an orbital polisher I could borrow please?

I need one thats suitable for use with G3/G10 polishing compond and can be fitted with a g-Mop head. Needs to be in the 1800rpm area.

I've tried various things to get the polish to "work" and the nice man at Farecla said my Halfords special isn't close to being up to the job.

Alternatively, anyone know a good place to get one or hire one?

Thanks in advance.

Graham

russell_ram
14-07-06, 02:52 PM
Graham,

I have a 2 speed draper Pro unit but I'm not that close to you.

To be honest, unless you can find someone to loan you one free, you may as well pop down to machine mart and buy their own brand one. It's only about 90 and I'm sure it would be snapped up again 'slight used' only by someone else on here for a few quid less than you pay for it.

Russ

chedz
14-07-06, 03:05 PM
yeah, buying one might be the answer, I might need it for a while as the flashlines slowly come off. I spoke to the nice people at Farecla, they are quite specific about needing 1800-2000 rpm and using one of their Gmop heads.

Has anyone tried one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SILVERLINE-180mm-SANDER-POLISHER-3-YR-GUARANTEE_W0QQitemZ260004978743QQihZ016QQcategoryZ 30900QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Only 40 and seems to be the right spec. I can also get one locally from a tool shop rather than Ebay.

cheers

graham

shadow
14-07-06, 08:14 PM
Im gona need one soon, fancy going halves? 20 each. :D

shadow
15-07-06, 01:17 PM
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craigh
16-07-06, 12:26 PM
yeah, buying one might be the answer, I might need it for a while as the flashlines slowly come off. I spoke to the nice people at Farecla, they are quite specific about needing 1800-2000 rpm and using one of their Gmop heads.

Has anyone tried one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SILVERLINE-180mm-SANDER-POLISHER-3-YR-GUARANTEE_W0QQitemZ260004978743QQihZ016QQcategoryZ 30900QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Only 40 and seems to be the right spec. I can also get one locally from a tool shop rather than Ebay.

cheers

graham


i bought one(not from there) and its quite a decent bit of kit

chedz
17-07-06, 08:22 AM
I went too a place the other day to get a gmop head. While I was there I noticed some of these on the shelves. Apparently Farecla give this exact model free with some of their trade packs of polish. Must be up to the job then!!

Noel
17-07-06, 11:31 AM
Hi Graham,

Have just gone down the same route although bought a Makita from Screwfix instead. Great results from Farecla although after using G10 I still had "machine haze" or hologram marks in bright sunlight. Bought some G4 liquid at the weekend and it has worked miracles, not the slightest of "whirls" evident even in the brightest of sunlight, bodywork now looks "wet" even without any polish/glaze

For your next step have a look at this, it certainly changed my views on things

http://www.nsxsc.com/nsexcitement/waxtest.html

and then http://www.advancedcarproducts.com (http://www.advancedcarproducts.com)

there are also some good reviews on epinions on these products also

http://www.epinions.com/content_239892860548

Best of luck

Noel

chedz
17-07-06, 01:27 PM
Thanks Noel,

I think some of those NSX guys have too much time on their hands.

I've ordered a polisher today, though I connected my Gmop upto an electric drill at the weekend and gave it a go as a test, its brilliant, the 1500 grit marks disappear very nicely and the black gelcoat looks amazing. Its very hard to hold in the drill so the polisher is essential for doing a whole car.

Cheers
Graham

Noel
18-07-06, 09:35 AM
Graham,

check out my new post, http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?p=152500#post152500

Noel