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Evo5man



Member Since: 04 Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Orkney Grey
DA Polisher - Backing Plate, Pads & Swirl Remover

Hi everyone,

I have always applied swirl remover and polishes using the tried and tested manual method but, after reading all the good reviews of the Challenge Extreme DA polisher, I have taken the plunge and purchased one!

I plan to try it on my wife's car before tackling the RRS so I am looking for some helpful advice for a DA polisher novice.

The backing plate seems a bit large for some of the panels and angles on the bodywork so I am considering changing the backing plate to either a 4" or 5" so I can use smaller pads. Is this a good idea? Has anyone done this and does anyone know what the thread is for the backing plate on this model of DA polisher?

My wife's car is a solid red colour and has slight swirl marks only really visible in direct sunlight. What type of foam pad and swirl remover do people recommend. It has been suggested that, as a novice, I start with Poorboys World SSR 1.0 Swirl Remover with a Lake Country Orange Light Cutting Pad. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks Thumbs Up

Steve 2013 SDV6 RRS L320 HSE Black Edition - Orkney Grey with Ivory Interior
2003 Porsche 996 C4S

Post #536014 Wed Sep 20 2017 5:29pm
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scousefly



Member Since: 24 Jan 2015
Location: sheffield
Posts: 147

United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Sumatra Black
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Get Various sizes of backing pads I have a 5 inch and a 2.5 Inch plate for smaller areas. I went with polished bliss initially and their advice but found they were airing on the cautious side. I went with scholl products S20 and 30+And spider/waffle pads. I did my RR Sport which took about 60 hrs but I remember lined 25 of that was wasted by the initial advice, like I said aired on the cautious side. The scholl stuff is easy to work just remember side to side then up and down apply medium pressure for the first 90 seconds then easing off. Keep brushing yr pads every 5 product applications so you don’t get a build of polish and you will get results. When I finished mine I had a detailer apply a product on top from Siramik and he said as a first try with a DA I did a top job

Good luck and if you need anything else shout up

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scousefly



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Sumatra Black
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At my gallery for pictures of my progress from start to finish Thumbs Up

Post #536095 Thu Sep 21 2017 2:37pm
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Evo5man



Member Since: 04 Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Orkney Grey

Hi Scousefly,

Many thanks for the advice Thumbs Up

Just had a look at your gallery, if I can achieve the same results as you I will be a very happy bunny Thumbs Up

Thanks again,

Steve 2013 SDV6 RRS L320 HSE Black Edition - Orkney Grey with Ivory Interior
2003 Porsche 996 C4S

Post #536104 Thu Sep 21 2017 4:36pm
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npinks
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SEarch You Tube lots of videos on the correct way to use a DA

Post #536117 Thu Sep 21 2017 8:30pm
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