How to Choose a Car Polisher: 5 Tips
February 8, 2016
Choosing a car polisher, especially if it is your first time, can be confusing. There are a lot of car polishers in the market which promise ease of use and professional results. A quality polisher will help you get the desired results more quickly and efficiently as compared to doing the polishing by hand. Below are some useful tips on how to choose a car polisher.
How to Choose a Car Polisher
The first thing you should consider when choosing your car polisher is the quality of the machine. You should check if the manufacturer has a good reputation with regards to quality and reliability. Check the reviews of the products – not just the quality of the reviews, but also the number of the reviews so you would have an idea if it has been tested by real people like you.
2) Speed Range
Most polishers allow you to vary the speed from 600 rpm to 3000 rpm. What you usually do is work at a slow speed first and then increase the speed gradually as needed, to give you a good finish.
3) The Throw
The “throw” is the size of the orbit that your polisher covers while you are using it. The bigger the throw, the faster and easier it is for you to get your polishing done. This is especially useful for large vehicles. However, a larger throw can make it more difficult for you to access hard to reach areas.
Your polisher’s weight should also be considered. This greatly determines its ease of use especially if you are buying your first one. We recommend that you try out the machine first before buying it. See how it fits your hand and if the weight is comfortable.
With price, remember that you get what you pay for. You will find that there are a lot of cheap polishers in the market but you should not be fooled by their prices. The cheap machine that you bought might be broken after the first use, as with all substandard products. Do not worry about shelling out some extra cash when getting a quality product. Consider it as an investment since it will make polishing your car faster and more effectively.
Buying a car polisher needs careful consideration and using it requires some level of expertise to avoid damaging your vehicle’s surface. Before paying for this type of detailing equipment, you should consider its quality, speed range, throw, weight and price. This way, you can be sure that your car polisher will be functional for a long time ad not end up as another piece of junk in your garage.
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