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How much pressure do you put on a DA polisher?

How much pressure do you put on a DA polisher?

Generally speaking, 25-35lbs is good for most correction work when using a random orbital polisher, but it should only be used as a starting point as stated above.

Can you damage paint with DA polisher?

You can damage your paint by using a dual action polisher carelessly. The risk of burning through paint isn’t as high as it is with a rotary polisher but it’s still there nonetheless. In order to remove scratches, you have to remove paint. When you remove too much, you break through the clear coat.

Is a DA polisher better than a rotary polisher?

The Quick Answer. Rotary polishers cut away paint faster than dual action (DA) polishers. This means DA polishers are easier and safer to use for beginners. Dual-action polishers rotate in two circular directions, whereas rotary polishers only spin in one direction, causing a faster build-up of heat and friction.

What does DA mean on a polisher?

Dual Action
Refers to a polisher which both oscillates and rotates in order to remove paint defects or apply protection.

What RPM should you polish your car?

Try to stay between 1750-2400 RPM when compounding and between 1200-1750 RPM when finishing. After using compound wash the treated area with soap and water to eliminate excess compound grit. When finishing with a polish or glaze, don’t buff dry.

What speed should I use on my DA polisher?

The ideal speed setting for applying wax using a dual action polisher is 3 to 4. Remember you are not trying to cut the surface when waxing. The trick is to apply an even and light coat of wax on the entire paint surface.

Will a DA polisher remove scratches?

While a dual action polisher will improve the appearance of scratches and remove most swirls, it does not produce enough heat to cut deep into the paint. If you need deeper scratch removal, this will require a rotary or circular polisher.

What RPM should I use to polish my car?

Is Rotary faster than Da?

In skilled hands rotary has the potential to be much quicker than DA but unless you actually know how to use one correctly to gain the time advantage, disaster is just around the corner or it will be ultimately no faster than the DA and with much greater risk.

Can you polish your car too much?

Polishes are abrasive and for that reason we recommend only polishing your car as needed because each time you polish, you’re removing a layer of material. If you over-polish your car, you will eventually thin out the paint and in extreme cases can cut through the clearcoat and the paint right through to the undercoat!

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