Shuv's Racing Blue 200...................

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by sevenfourate, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Thanks for that info. Thats helpful.

    I can get a Sealey one at a really great price through Cromwell tools at work too; which is good if the machine is upto it. And it sounds like it is !

    I'll get one sorted tomorrow and then get some quality backers, waffle heads etc on the go too.

    ****Just for reference - they seem to do a few. Which Sealey machine in particular are you talking about ?

    Are you a detailer by trade Shane ? Or does your company do detailing, or ??
     

  2. Shane_R27

    Shane_R27 Paid Member

    67
    East Sussex
    Clio 197 F1 Team R27
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281095608814

    This is the one I've been using. They've come down loads over the years though. I know there's better, more expensive ones but I'm quite happy with this one, it's what I started on and I'm still using it now.

    Yes I've got a valeting & detailing business with my dad, been going about 5 years now. Didn't want to say much before as my car always gets neglected! Just don't get the time

    Here's a Range Rover I did a few months ago
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  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    How good does that look :smile:

    You dont have to explain about your own car. I'm aware of 'busmans Holiday' and what i could do around my home ref my job - and actually it gets totally neglected :smile:

    Going back to the slow-start and ramping it up once going; some of these polishers (Even many cheaper than this) advertise starting at 600rpm. I presume the Sealey starting at a low of 1400rpm isn't an issue. Even for DA virgins like me ?

    Brilliant advice and thanks for your time and experience.
     
  4. Shane_R27

    Shane_R27 Paid Member

    67
    East Sussex
    Clio 197 F1 Team R27
    Personally I think it starts slow enough. Just don't push too hard or hold it on one place for too long until you're more confident with it. Try and stay away from the edge of the panels, door handles and plastic trim like the mirror bases. The bumpers and wings will burn quicker being plastic and try to stay out of the sun. Other than that mate just go easy until you're confident.
     
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  5. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    You'll do for me ! Continued gratifications :smile:
     
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  6. Crazylegs

    Crazylegs Paid Member

    42
    Skoda Fabia VRS diesel
    DAS 6 Pro are supposed to be good DA polishers.
     
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  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Cheers. Indeedy ! Not expensive either and quite a few here have one.

    Seems ultimately the final finish is dependant on the quality of the backing plates, waffle pads and compounds used etc (Not to mention the care and attention of the man at the end of it all) as much as the machine itself; after a point....

    The £55 DA from Argos gets really great reviews for reference. And i've no doubt with some quality add-ons and in the right hands a fantastic finish could be achieved :smile:
     
  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Where would you buy the backing plates and pads Shuv?

    I've got access to a da polisher just need the right plate/pad/compound.

    Interweb is a nightmare. Far to much choice. Narrowed it down to minzerna stuff or 3m
     
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  9. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    I'll be going ebay too mate. All the brands available there. And both of those you've mentioned get talked of on all Detailing forums. Cant see you going hugely wrong with either of those. Maybe ask my new Detailing best buddy ^^^ for some info :smile:

    Far as i understand it - most machine are somewhat weighted / balanced for the size of pads they come with. Although you can go up or down in size slightly of course.

    Bigger obviously covers a larger area - smaller means easier to control in tighter spaces but will take longer to cover large areas. As @Shane_R27 pointed out - taping up is needed on corners, plastic parts, around handles / trim and areas where you might drag dirt off and into the polisher. But i often do that anyway when hand polishing using detailing tape......

    I'm intending getting a machine, having a look / feel and of course a go (Maybe on a work vehicle !!!) and then when im a little more sure of what i want - getting the size and compounds of backing pad / waffle's to suit.
     
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  10. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Sound advice mate thanks. I'll be sure to give you or @Shane_R27 a shout before I pull the trigger.

    Aiming to get the car done before I put it away for the winter:uk:
     
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  11. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
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  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    @Big Ben. And goes without saying you want to be decontaminating (Iron-X etc) and Clay-barring first to ensure you arent polishing rubbish into your paintwork !
     
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  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
  14. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Yep. I'm getting the gist of things needed and in what order. Sounds like a whole dry weekend will be needed.
     
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  15. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Might be the hardest bit buddy !

    I'm gonna sweet-talk my boss into borrowing a work van and utilising one of our units one weekend. Maybe this weekend coming if i get my ass into gear.

    I can then clean, decontaminate, clay-bar and then clean and dry one Friday night. Then i'll be ready to go right away Sat morning.

    I've already got some compounds, Black-hole, Collinite and wax i bought ready for this. Just need some 'hardware' now.....
     
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  16. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
  17. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Time for a new one:grinning:
     
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  18. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Blue Thunder has only just been run in Shuv :wink: get some driving done! :smile:
     
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  19. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Christ, I've nearly hit 80k! 30k miles in a year and a half...
     
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  20. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    652
    b e l g i u m
    RB7 #166
    garage queen! :smile:
     
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