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Old 30-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Dirty Bottom

Hi Guys/Girls some of you may have noticed on the SEPA Poker Run Pics i'm having trouble with a mucky bottom.

What's the best way to polish it and get a nice shine, so next time I'm showing off in public I won't have to be embarrassed???

Seriously though looking at buying a silverline polisher for £40 new from eBay , but with a huge choice of polishing attachments which one/ones do I buy???

Some one said use car polish, it's cheaper does the same thing. Any views ideas, previous experience?.?

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Old 30-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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This forums great, I've learnt so much from the people on here, Cheers Everyone :-)
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Hi Guys/Girls some of you may have noticed on the SEPA Poker Run Pics i'm having trouble with a mucky bottom.

What's the best way to polish it and get a nice shine, so next time I'm showing off in public I won't have to be embarrassed???

Seriously though looking at buying a silverline polisher for £40 new from eBay , but with a huge choice of polishing attachments which one/ones do I buy???

Some one said use car polish, it's cheaper does the same thing. Any views ideas, previous experience?.?

BIG Thanks Dave
Yes you can use most polish and compounds , if you are going to be using any polish or compound a lot , just be careful of the amount of ammonia in them , its not at all good for you try and get ammonia free .
I would definitely spend a bit more on polisher as they do have a hard life .
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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This one is excellent, not cheap but you have for your money .
You need a good polisher tool to do the job, at low speed (select speed 1).

http://www.axminster.co.uk/makita-92...her-prod19576/


http://catalogue.3m.eu/en_GB/GB-Mari..._%26_Wax~09006
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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The Makita is brilliant, I'd be wary of cheaper ones as they may not have the torque, and definitely not the reliability of the Makita.

Lambswool head for gelcoat, the compound/polish needed will depend on the state of the gel to start with
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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I have a silverline one... Its so far lasted about 6 years no problem...
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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Silverline £60


Makita £200.



Um apart from the handle on the other way, I cant see a difference...
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Old 22-09-2013, 01:47 AM   #8
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Thanks gents, been looking at the silverline one, think I will buy it.
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Old 22-09-2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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Don't get me wrong, if it was my living I would buy the makita. But once a month use there's no need.
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