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snowie



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Challenge car polisher

After reading on here about the challenge car polisher (sorry I can't remember who the op was)I bought one today. I washed and dried it then used poor boys black hole with the polisher. It's fantastic !!! My car was seriously swirl city and now it's looking brilliant after one go. Big thanks to the op for suggesting it. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up SNOWIE
300tdi D1 GONE
td5 D2 GONE

2007 RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.7 TDV6 HSE CURRENT

Post #531611 Sat Jul 29 2017 4:53pm
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snowie



Member Since: 21 Jun 2017
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Sorry they are upside down I've tried all kinds and can't sort it!!! Very Happy
 SNOWIE
300tdi D1 GONE
td5 D2 GONE

2007 RANGE ROVER SPORT 2.7 TDV6 HSE CURRENT

Post #531618 Sat Jul 29 2017 6:17pm
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SRE



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2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

Do all Cheshire people park on the roof Question In Spain - Santorini Black 2011 HSE
In UK - Not saying, but its NOT a Muddy Milk Float.
Gone - Several Lode Lane vehicles
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BJH1959



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

Hi Snowie - I've also read some glowing reports for the Challenger, however I've also seen (and heard) that replacement parts are really hard to get hold of. Argos are selling the machines cheap but do not supply or sell replacement polishers. I'd be interested to know if you find a retailer for new polishers etc.

Cheers Thumbs Up Barrie.
2005 RRS LHD Cairns Blue 2.7HSE (remapped) 20" wheels.

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GodivaNige



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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

Is that the pads you're referring to? If so, plenty 180mm pads on eBay.

Post #531687 Sun Jul 30 2017 4:53pm
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milesg



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport TDV8 Autobiography Santorini Black

Hi Snowy that was me recommending the challenger DA buffer. Yours looks great!

Did an awesome job for me! £54.99 well spent! Use with Poorboys Black Hole then Poorboys Black Nattys Paste Wax and this is what you get....

Did you use a wax afterward? Ensure you put a medium or hard wax on top of Black Hole to secure it. AutoGlym HD wax is pretty good if you haven't got any Nattys (well recommended and very easy to apply and remove..). You must seal Black Hole or you will need to do it again after a couple of washes pal.








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donny dog



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They are two of the shiniest, blackest, black cars I've ever seen!! Shocked

Post #531913 Wed Aug 02 2017 10:15am
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milesg



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport TDV8 Autobiography Santorini Black

Had another go with it at the weekend. This was taken last night so had done 2 days outside. Still looks fantastic. Poorboys black hole then Nattys Black Glaze.

Well worth trying if you have a black one!





 2016 RRS Autobiography - 4.4 TDV8 - Santorini Black with Ivory Leather - Grey Alloys - A few toys

Post #533507 Tue Aug 22 2017 3:07pm
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james5599



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If you wouldn't mind can you walk me through the process and specifically when you use the buffer - presumably that's for the application of product rather than removal ?!

Thanks

Post #533509 Tue Aug 22 2017 3:17pm
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milesg



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport TDV8 Autobiography Santorini Black

OK, I first washed the car with a decent cleaner, I use Dodo Juice but any GOOD cleaner will do.
I then used a Clay Mitt - http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-clean...clay-mitt?
run over the bodywork using thick suds or rapid detailing spray (I used Smart Wax spray), run it over slowly with a little pull it will pick up contaminates and get your bodywork back to 'clean'.
I then used the Challenger to apply Poorboys Black Hole liquid http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes/poorb...d_494.html . Loads of Youtube vids on applying. Use a decent amount and keep it spinning until it is hard to see the poorboys. Then leave that to dry, then buff with a clean microfibre.
I do that step twice, then apply by hand, 3 coats of Poorboys Nattys paste Black wax http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/poorboys..._1664.html (over 2 days, allowing it to dry in between). I then applied some AutoGlym https://www.autoglym.com/extra-gloss-protection EGP on top and let it sit for c.60 mins, then buff off with another microfiber.

I do pretty much the same for the wheels twice a year, taking each off in turn. Does make it easier to clean them but try Billberry's Wheel Cleaner, http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-t...d_504.html best stuff for wheels I have found, you almost don't need to agitate. Works wonders for red calipers too!!

Maguires Endurance Tyre Gel is the best I have found - http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/endurance-high-gloss-tyre-gel

Gtechniq G4 for the matt black bumpers and trim. Again, best I've found. - http://gtechniq.com/products/c4-permanent-trim-restorer

I know I am a tart but I love a super clean black car!! I do take her shooting and it really is easier when you get back to clean if you have prepped it a few times during the year.

In between treatments, use the Smart Pro Waterless Wax detailer, amazing stuff!!! https://www.smartpolishpro.com/products/wa...gKvZvD_BwE


There you go, that's all you need to make it look amazing!! 2016 RRS Autobiography - 4.4 TDV8 - Santorini Black with Ivory Leather - Grey Alloys - A few toys

Post #533522 Tue Aug 22 2017 5:09pm
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james5599



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Thanks for that, appreciate you taking the time! That's fairly comprehensive !

I have quite a lot of detailing stuff and have the poorboys/nattys, and have been using bilberry for years.

Never really ventured into DA polishers though....now I have my black svr I was thinking it's the next logical step !

Now I just need some time 😂

Post #533523 Tue Aug 22 2017 5:20pm
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BJH1959



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

Lovely job. Barrie.
2005 RRS LHD Cairns Blue 2.7HSE (remapped) 20" wheels.

Post #533569 Wed Aug 23 2017 6:54am
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jason-nike



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I will be using Poorboys Black Hole for my dark colour cars, Range Rover etc,
what should I use for Estorial Blue on my BMW?

Post #534595 Tue Sep 05 2017 10:48am
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Tyrefitter



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

milesg wrote:
OK, I first washed the car with a decent cleaner, I use Dodo Juice but any GOOD cleaner will do.
I then used a Clay Mitt - http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-clean...clay-mitt?
run over the bodywork using thick suds or rapid detailing spray (I used Smart Wax spray), run it over slowly with a little pull it will pick up contaminates and get your bodywork back to 'clean'.
I then used the Challenger to apply Poorboys Black Hole liquid http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes/poorb...d_494.html . Loads of Youtube vids on applying. Use a decent amount and keep it spinning until it is hard to see the poorboys. Then leave that to dry, then buff with a clean microfibre.
I do that step twice, then apply by hand, 3 coats of Poorboys Nattys paste Black wax http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/poorboys..._1664.html (over 2 days, allowing it to dry in between). I then applied some AutoGlym https://www.autoglym.com/extra-gloss-protection EGP on top and let it sit for c.60 mins, then buff off with another microfiber.

I do pretty much the same for the wheels twice a year, taking each off in turn. Does make it easier to clean them but try Billberry's Wheel Cleaner, http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-t...d_504.html best stuff for wheels I have found, you almost don't need to agitate. Works wonders for red calipers too!!

Maguires Endurance Tyre Gel is the best I have found - http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/endurance-high-gloss-tyre-gel

Gtechniq G4 for the matt black bumpers and trim. Again, best I've found. - http://gtechniq.com/products/c4-permanent-trim-restorer

I know I am a tart but I love a super clean black car!! I do take her shooting and it really is easier when you get back to clean if you have prepped it a few times during the year.

In between treatments, use the Smart Pro Waterless Wax detailer, amazing stuff!!! https://www.smartpolishpro.com/products/wa...gKvZvD_BwE


There you go, that's all you need to make it look amazing!!


Did you not decontaminate with the likes of Bilt Hamber Kerasol & tar remover,,if not you would damage the paint with the polisher.

Andy 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji
Previous motor.
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
1996 P38 2.5 HSE.

Post #534599 Tue Sep 05 2017 11:13am
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Beancounter_74



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I guess a lot of the contaminants would have come off with the clay mitt, but like Tyrefitter I prefer Korrosol and Tardis before going over with clay or a mitt.

Black hole is a good product and the results clearly speak for themselves, but you would get longer lasting results with a mild abrasive polish to remove the swirls rather than covering them with the BH, especially as you went to the effort of using a polisher, just my 2p Smile

Still looks great in the pics though Thumbs Up BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
MERCEDES GL350 - Metallic Navy Blue w/Grey interior

GONE: Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE - Stornaway Grey w/Black Interior (starting to wish we'd kept it Surprised )
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Post #534606 Tue Sep 05 2017 12:03pm
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