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Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by Stompie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:15 am

Good day everyone,

So just a quick question?

I got one of these as a gift with some polish ect

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are they any good at polishing cars and how does one use it...? (Lawrence help please)

i see this polisher doesnt spin but vibrates very quickly or something like that.

i aint looking at detailing cars but mearly polishing my car to a nice shine? is this good for just basic polish?
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by Lambchop » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:17 am

Should be good for waxing
But doesnt have enough power to do paint correction
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Post by Stompie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:18 am

Ja i did the bonnet and roof and the car was nice and shiny afterwards but there are some small scratches and it doesnt take that out...?
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Post by SHAUN » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:21 am

PoloGTIman wrote:Ja i did the bonnet and roof and the car was nice and shiny afterwards but there are some small scratches and it doesnt take that out...?
What product did you use to try and take the scratches out?
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Post by Stompie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:26 am

errm i used the polish that came with the polisher...? lol :oops:

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Post by ShaunTdi » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:28 am

lol
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Post by Stompie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:30 am

What... :lol:

i got the polish for free in the shield polisher box...? lol
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Post by ShaunTdi » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:31 am

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Post by Stompie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:33 am

the polish or the polisher?

*or both :fear: :fear:

well i got it for free so im sure it must do the basics? lol
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by 6R_GTI_BB » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:34 am

From my knowledge that thing is pretty useless, however I could be mistaken. Perhaps LAwrence or Lambchop can elaborate?
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by Dougi » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:37 am

I would tho that polish away. go get yourself some decent stuff. lol

i use a polisher like that but its not for paint correction but but is nice say some swirl marks out which is what i have achieved on my car, Tiaans S3 and Vdubcaddys Caddy. and is nice to apply was with. but i do not like that shield ****.
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Post by SHAUN » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:37 am

PoloGTIman wrote:errm i used the polish that came with the polisher...? lol :oops:

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Yeah good luck getting rid of marks with that crap :lol:
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Post by Tidy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:38 am

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Post by gman83 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:42 am

I might have used it wrong, but I could not polish using Meguairs, instead it left a greasy mask of polish all over the area required, had to wipe it off and revert to manual polishing...the polishing mats are also useless and hard to find proper ones...but thats just my experience and may be the cars paint being the problem?
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Post by Dougi » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:44 am

gman83 wrote:I might have used it wrong, but I could not polish using Meguairs, instead it left a greasy mask of polish all over the area required, had to wipe it off and revert to manual polishing...the polishing mats are also useless and hard to find proper ones...but thats just my experience and may be the cars paint being the problem?
you much be doing something wrong then dude.

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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by MaX » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:50 am

SHAUN wrote:
PoloGTIman wrote:errm i used the polish that came with the polisher...? lol :oops:

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Yeah good luck getting rid of marks with that crap :lol:
Was it not a moerse pain in the ass to remove this from the car once applied. I remember i tried one panel with this once... threw it away afterwards.

If I remember right, this tool is only to apply wax\polish and then buff it off.
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by brads » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:00 am

Try Autoglym Paint renovator on that machine.
Correction is possible in my experience but it takes a very long time to work the polish down.

I had/used this machine years ago on my polo,it did work..but you need a good method and plenty time.
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by Masterp » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:05 am

i am of the opinion that we should have a button on our computers which allows us to randomly send a current of no less than 1000 volts through peoples fingertips when they come up with designs like this polisher. it is ironic as the top end one is awesome but the bottome end one does the opposite of what its supposed to do. it will make swirl marks. it will scratch the paint. its rubbish. even the top end one. throw the pads that come with it away and invest in lake country or the likes. the shield polishes are not too bad as they are now copying everything they see. it is a little too runny for my liking but it is fool proof and you have to be a real chop to burn the paint. please just dont apply wax with a machine.

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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by Masterp » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:06 am

brads wrote:Try Autoglym Paint renovator on that machine.
Correction is possible in my experience but it takes a very long time to work the polish down.

I had/used this machine years ago on my polo,it did work..but you need a good method and plenty time.

read the bottle on the paint renovator.. ots not for the whole car and is for specific areas.. you will strip your entire clear coat off
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by Stompie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:08 am

That polish was applied using the machine and then took it off with it again. the car shined lekker afterwards but ja its for making it shine but not correcting the marks or little scratches. i dont have much but would like to achieve a mirror shine. currently it looks mirrory but a bit blurry
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by brads » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:18 am

Masterp wrote:
brads wrote:Try Autoglym Paint renovator on that machine.
Correction is possible in my experience but it takes a very long time to work the polish down.

I had/used this machine years ago on my polo,it did work..but you need a good method and plenty time.

read the bottle on the paint renovator.. ots not for the whole car and is for specific areas.. you will strip your entire clear coat off
I am a detailer ....Used Autoglym many times.Its fine.
The orbital is not the best ,but with the right method it can work on lightly swirled paint.
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Post by Masterp » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:20 am

does it break down Brads

after i read that i switched to menzerna.
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by brads » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:21 am

http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/forum/vi ... ?f=4&t=460

Follow that link ,shows the correction that can be achieved with the Shiled Orbital :hi:
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by brads » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:24 am

Masterp wrote:does it break down Brads

after i read that i switched to menzerna.
Its not diminishing the way Menz is but you will reach a point where it will not be abrasive anymore if that makes sense.I use Paint renovator to polish under the door handles by hand and it works.
For everything else I also use Menz...have the entire range old and new.
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Re: Shield Polisher and polishing cars

Post by Masterp » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:28 am

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