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Don't underestimate the power of a decent electric car polisher machine. Our fantastic range of car polishing machines is ideal for giving your car a professional, glossy finish to be proud of. 

Machine polishers are used in detailing to remove scratches and imperfections from the paintwork with the help of a cutting compound and pad. Scratches and swirls can occur on your vehicle’s surface due to contamination during the wash process such as grit rubbed across the paintwork or improper drying. Machine polishers will cut through these imperfections and smooth the paintwork down to a level that is ready for the application of a wax or sealant.

Polishing by hand is a long and tedious process and you would probably prefer to limit yourself to smaller areas when doing so. Using a machine polisher for paint correction will give the best and quickest results. Depending on the level and depth of the scratches, you would normally start with a heavy to medium compound and then refine all the way to a fine polish or finishing compound. We have a huge variety of polishers from rotary and DA (Dual Action) to forced rotation and random orbital with hugely popular brands such as FLEX and RUPES. We also have a range of cordless polishers perfect for mobile detailing or situations where a cable is not wanted or power is not accessible.

So, what is the difference between a DA and a rotary polisher?

On a rotary machine, the pad spins around the spindle in a circle, generally this achieves the quickest and most aggressive scratch removal. This is also generally regarded as a machine for the experienced user as it is easy to burn and remove paint too quickly so would not be a tool for the novice. 

The DA not only spins around the spindle of the machine but also throws itself around a second orbit meaning the pad is moving off centre and in a much less aggressive manner making it more controllable and easier to use. This would be the sort of polisher most people would start with and many would continue to use as, in the right hands, great results can be achieved.

When using a polisher to remove scratches, it is always best to use caution as ultimately you are removing layers of paint or lacquer and lowering the top surface of the paint around the imperfection to the lowest point of the scratch.