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    Re: Older lady needs help for advancing to DA polisher

    I'm sort of a misfit in my small golfing community,. I would be surprised if anyone would even recognize the Meguiar brand. Thanks for the kind thought, Bill.

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    Re: Older lady needs help for advancing to DA polisher

    An additional thought concerning the Porter Cable vs other polishers. The vibration level really come into play when you're correcting an entire vehicle. If you tackle your car one panel at a time, resting in between for an hour or a day, it may not be an issue. I have an older Porter Cable and a Meguiar's, and I don't notice a huge difference between the two. My older PC is actually smaller and easier to handle than the newer Meguiar's machine.

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    Re: Older lady needs help for advancing to DA polisher

    My goals- (1) correcting small blemishes, which may require some wet sanding, suspect that many may respond to Scratch X . (2) Application of liquid wax. Surprisingly my red 2007 Camry has kept a decent finish in spite of only an occasional spray wax at the drive thru car wash. I suppose it's because this part of NC has more rainy days second only to Seattle. (So the saying goes.) Actually thinking that a 3 inch polishing head might be sufficient for my needs but will need to learn more about counter weights. Thx HCAD.

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    Re: Older lady needs help for advancing to DA polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by gagar View Post
    My goals- (1) correcting small blemishes, which may require some wet sanding, suspect that many may respond to Scratch X . (2) Application of liquid wax. Surprisingly my red 2007 Camry has kept a decent finish in spite of only an occasional spray wax at the drive thru car wash. I suppose it's because this part of NC has more rainy days second only to Seattle. (So the saying goes.) Actually thinking that a 3 inch polishing head might be sufficient for my needs but will need to learn more about counter weights. Thx HCAD.
    Are you referring to the counter weight on a PC? If so, not to be concerned. Ya have to remember the PC started its' life as a SANDER, hence the different weights really made a difference when using different sized sanding discs. Using it as 'buffer' it really doesn't make any difference.

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    Re: Older lady needs help for advancing to DA polisher

    You hit the nail on the head. I can scratch that off my list in making my decision. Thx, Bill.

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    Re: Older lady needs help for advancing to DA polisher

    Welcome to Meguiar's Online! I think either our DA Power System drill attachment or an actual electric DA polisher like our MT300 will help with your goals. As far as comfort, for anyone starting out machine polishing it takes a little time to get comfortable. In regards to defect removal capability, a dedicated electric Dual Action Polisher machine like our MT300 will be able to remove more severe defects than our DA Power System, especially when paired with an aggressive cutting disc & compound.

    These types of machines have very low risk of permanent damage. While we hear of many who want to start out on a "junker" or not so important car, it's really not necessary. What usually happens when starting out is that you do not get the results you are after, and it may take a few attempts to get the hang of it. Below are some videos which highlight some technique tips for our DA Power System or a DA Polisher machine:



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    Re: Older lady needs help for advancing to DA polisher

    Thank you, Nick. Both videos were helpful in my decision making. Somehow, I had missed these on my quest.

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