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Jstang17
03-28-2016, 08:37 PM
Hi I've been looking at da polishers for a few years and been wandering on what one would be a good beginners one even if you have big hands too?

ascarbo27
03-29-2016, 07:38 AM
my first one is the torq 22d but i wish i bought the rupes mark 2

briarpatch
03-29-2016, 09:00 AM
Griots Garage 6".....known on lots of forums as the GG6.....got it for Christmas......one of the best gifts I've gotten

srpurdy
03-29-2016, 10:44 AM
I got a torq 10fx, and I can say it is very user friendly, and not hard to use at all. :)

TikiGT
03-29-2016, 11:21 AM
Biggest question is what is your budget? I love my torqs but if they aren't in the budget they aren't in the budget. Same goes for Rupes.

Jstang17
03-29-2016, 08:00 PM
I don't really want to get a low end one that could only apply wax with. First I was wanting the meguiars da polisher. Now I'm interested between the GG6 and the TORQ TORQX RANDOM ORBITAL POLISHER both of them are under 200. Just want to know what would be better for removing swirls and applying jet seal, glaze and wax.

briarpatch
03-30-2016, 06:08 AM
If you get the GG6....make sure you get the one with the 25' cord

TikiGT
03-30-2016, 08:39 AM
Love the torq line. I'd say hold out for a sale and snag a 10fx for under 200 if that's the goal range. I snagged mine as a kit for 160 waiting on a sale. The ergonomics and functionality are nicer than the X. food for thought.

Jstang17
03-30-2016, 02:39 PM
I got another question. How did you learn how to use the da polishers?
Did you go to a detailing training class or just bought one and tried it out?
I've been watching how to use one on youtube.

briarpatch
03-30-2016, 04:56 PM
Watched lots of videos....practiced on my lawn tractor....got the only John Deere in the neighborhood that water beads up on

GlossWurkz
03-30-2016, 06:46 PM
Watched lots of videos....practiced on my lawn tractor....got the only John Deere in the neighborhood that water beads up on

:cool: Awesome

I have the Porter Cable DA, Flex 3401 & 3403 rotary. Started out with the PC and it corrected medium hardness paints ok, but any of the newer stuff it just wouldn't touch. I use the Flex 3401 VRG the most. It's easy to use, has great power, but does build some heat like a rotary. I too am looking for a new polisher, most likely the Griots Boss or Rupes MkII but a little spendy...

Jstang17
04-01-2016, 08:17 PM
I've got another question: How many pads would I need to get and how many of each color? say you can use a black pad for jet seal and wax would I need 4 black pads. Is there a one type of pad that works better for applying a product then from another one ? lake county pads hex logic and ....

ascarbo27
04-05-2016, 11:46 AM
i have only 2 of each for black white and orange. then i have one of every other, oh i have 2 microfiber pads too.

felixthecat
08-08-2016, 07:02 PM
:cool: Awesome

I have the Porter Cable DA, Flex 3401 & 3403 rotary. Started out with the PC and it corrected medium hardness paints ok, but any of the newer stuff it just wouldn't touch. I use the Flex 3401 VRG the most. It's easy to use, has great power, but does build some heat like a rotary. I too am looking for a new polisher, most likely the Griots Boss or Rupes MkII but a little spendy...

Me also looking at the Griots 15 or the Rupes mkll 15.

Jstang17
01-05-2017, 05:27 PM
I've decided on the torq 10fx polisher kit to get started and a blue pad for glaze. What eles do I need to get and how do you guys store your polishers?

KirkH
01-06-2017, 06:44 AM
Remember you need multiple pads of the same color. They fill with polish/sealant and must be cleaned after polishing each panel. I use a new pad for each panel when polishing and clean them all when finished. Some people clean one pad after each panel.

You need grey/black and/or red pads also for wax application.