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Old Feb 17, 2016, 06:24 AM
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getting into detailing

Ive been detailing my car for a while but time to upgrade some tools and get good stuff. what's the best orbital polisher? leaning towards chemicals guys torq FX but open to some suggestions!
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https://www.detailersdomain.com/prod...bital-polisher

Rupes is one of the best out there, I use the porter cable, bought it right before Rupes hit the market as the better one I get great results.....
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Old Feb 17, 2016, 12:42 PM
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https://www.detailersdomain.com/prod...bital-polisher

Rupes is one of the best out there, I use the porter cable, bought it right before Rupes hit the market as the better one I get great results.....
It handles well? Does it get extremely hot while polishing and such?
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I have a porter cable and a rupes 21. Both serve their purpose, however I can work with the rupes all day and not get tired from the vibration. The porter cable will have my hands numb after 2 panels
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I'm all for the Rupes as well… I use a Bigfoot Duetto and it's amazing. I cut my teeth on the Griot's machine… it was nice, but I prefer the Rupes and Chemical Guys V-series of polishes. I've also used the tried and true Megiuar's 105/205 combination. It dusts pretty heavily, so that's why I like the Chemical Guys V-series.
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Old Feb 18, 2016, 09:33 AM
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It handles well? Does it get extremely hot while polishing and such?
the PC is good, getting hot I don't let it bother me, I usually take a break for a cold one

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I have a porter cable and a rupes 21. Both serve their purpose, however I can work with the rupes all day and not get tired from the vibration. The porter cable will have my hands numb after 2 panels
I love to see a side by side comparison on pc & rupes, there's always going to be the next one thats better but I do remember the numbness
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Old thread, but what the hell...

I have an original PC, a GG6, a Flex 3401, and a Makita rotary. I also picked up a Rupes 15 a couple of months ago. IMO, the Rupes is nothing short of a game changer. So easy to use, so little vibration, so amazingly effective. I'm not a pro; I only work on my own cars, so folks with different paint can have an alternate experience. I can say with the utmost confidence, however, that I've never achieved this sort of gloss and depth on Evo GG paint before using the Rupes with its white pad and the dedicated polish. Stunning.
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Awesome, I might have to get into detailing my self
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Originally Posted by dgutierrez079 View Post
Awesome, I might have to get into detailing my self
If you decide that you'd like to learn how to work on paint, take a look at the Apex Detail channel on YT. Yes, there are many, many detailing videos, but these stand apart by teaching the craft (professionally) without trying to appeal to the kiddies. Good luck.
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