Top Tier Imports

Technical => Detailing => Topic started by: J-WRX2012 on March 22, 2017, 08:43 PM

Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: J-WRX2012 on March 22, 2017, 08:43 PM
Hello fellow enthusiasts,

As the title states, I am looking for a good RO or DA polisher within the city. If you have any leads or know of any stores/ shops that carry good polishers in the city, please let me know.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: jordisonjr on March 23, 2017, 08:24 AM
@Colby (http://toptierimports.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2478) can probably chime in on this.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: Shaun on March 23, 2017, 10:41 AM
Hmmm Rondex might
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: Colby on March 23, 2017, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by J-WRX2012
Hello fellow enthusiasts,

As the title states, I am looking for a good RO or DA polisher within the city. If you have any leads or know of any stores/ shops that carry good polishers in the city, please let me know.

When I was looking last fall I couldn't find any store that had what I was looking for apart from some Entry level C-Tire stuff.

I ended up doing an online purchase at AutoGeek. They have a bunch of good resources and other detailing forums/subreddits/websites are a good place to exploit the info and real world experiences to narrow down what you think will work for you.

Is this a hobby? Are you wanting to make this a business? Decide where you want to go with detailing. It will save you a ton of money in the long run by purchasing the right product once. I'd recommend against a RO. DA's offer more predictable results with more correction power.

Griots, Meguiars, Flex are some the more reputable brands. I'd say Griots offer a better warranty, Meguiars a smoother polisher. Flex has a unique drive system that sets them apart. I believe it's almost like two motors one for rotation and one for orbit? (It's been half a year since I did any research). The flex machines are that next step over a basic DA, that shows in the price however.

I chose a package consisting of the Meguiars MT300 Professional DA and a bunch of Lake Country pads along with pad cleaner and conditioner, as well as some sealant prep and sealant. AutoGeek always has good sales on, just sit back and watch daily for the next one to pop up, over a month you should get a solid 15-25% off deal. The sales can be compounded onto the package deal sales. I think I was about 40% off of buying everything outright when I did a sale + package.

I realize it's not local, but they ship, you can either do direct or do Pembina. Either way, would recommend them 10/10

There are some photos and stuff in the detailing results thread from my first day with it


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: J-WRX2012 on March 23, 2017, 10:32 PM
Thank you for the detailed response @Colby (http://toptierimports.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2478) ! I am just doing it as a hobby, I like to keep my car looking it's best as well as protect cars of family and friends.

By chance, have you heard much about the chemical guys torq 10fx polisher? I have been looking at that recently but I'm very hesitant because it's a fairly new, unknown product.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: Colby on March 23, 2017, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by J-WRX2012
Thank you for the detailed response @Colby (http://toptierimports.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2478) ! I am just doing it as a hobby, I like to keep my car looking it's best as well as protect cars of family and friends.

By chance, have you heard much about the chemical guys torq 10fx polisher? I have been looking at that recently but I'm very hesitant because it's a fairly new, unknown product.
Referencing what I said earlier, I mistook Random Orbit for a Standard Orbit.

RO and DA are virtually the same thing

Patterns can be seen here - https://itsbetterwaxed.com/blogs/detailing-tips/50694340-what-s-the-difference-with-dual-action-random-orbit-and-rotary-buffers

As for the CG Torq - http://www.autogeek.net/torq-10fx-random-orbital-car-buffer-polisher.html - it seems like a nice lightweight unit with a powerful motor. All I can say is to search up the unit, look for reviews on a few sites and see what you can form an opinion on.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: Electro on April 14, 2017, 07:59 PM
I would suggest taking a look at www.eshine.ca
They are a Canadian supplier for detailing products, and have free shipping over $150! I buy all my supplies from them, and their customer service is fantastic.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: Electro on April 14, 2017, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by J-WRX2012
Thank you for the detailed response @Colby (http://toptierimports.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2478) ! I am just doing it as a hobby, I like to keep my car looking it's best as well as protect cars of family and friends.

By chance, have you heard much about the chemical guys torq 10fx polisher? I have been looking at that recently but I'm very hesitant because it's a fairly new, unknown product.

Be sure to look at the Chemical Guys products very critically. They have an excellent marketing team, and are known to delete any negative reviews on their website. I have never had a good experience with their customer service team, which would make me stay away from purchasing a piece of hardware from them.
I am not trying to bash CG, as I use a ton of their waxes and cleaners, but they are very good at creating hype for their products when something really isn't that great, or has a way better alternative.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: J-WRX2012 on April 16, 2017, 10:24 AM
Thanks for the responses and being detailed. After reading multiple reviews and comparicons, I made the decision and ordered a griots garage 6 inch RO polisher with 6.5 inch pads and 5.5 inch lake country pads and backing plate.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: Samo on May 17, 2017, 09:50 PM
Good stuff! Where did you end up ordering from? Shipping always seems to be somewhat of a pain here. I've also ordered detailing product from www.carzilla.ca out of Calgary, with good experience so far.

I'd like to hear how you like the GG 6 inch.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: Shaun on May 18, 2017, 09:51 AM
I have the GG with a 5" backing plate with 5.5" pads. Works well, no complaints.
Title: Where to buy a good polisher.
Post by: dan on May 18, 2017, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by Shaun
I have the GG with a 5" backing plate with 5.5" pads. Works well, no complaints.
x2  I love this GG Polisher.