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Old 09 July 2008, 06:51   #1
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I know that this topic has come up before, but I need help. I have searched on here for polish, polishers, mops etc. and have found ebay listings that are no longer available, various advice and a reference to Sealey polishers. Having looked on their web site, there appears to be two basic types of powered polishers; a simple 'in line' hand held with the mop etc on the far end of the unit, called a car polisher, and a type (generally a lot more powerful) that resembles an angle grinder.
I am looking to do quite a bit of deck etc polishing. Would you go for the lower powered car polisher, or the higher powered 'angle grinder' type? It seems to me that the angle grinder style might be more difficult to use on a deck, but I have no experience.
I would also be grateful for any advice on mops and polishes, I have seen different grades of mops distinguished by colour? I have got Farecla G3, is that too coarse as someone suggested, should I use G10? The deck is relatively new , and I am looking to polish the in fill areas before sticking treadmaster down.

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Old 12 July 2008, 11:52   #2
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Hi Ian. Use an angle grinder sort - much better. I use Farecla foam heads, with aquabuff 2000 compound and meguiars polish. You are most welcome to borrow a polisher off me if you pick it up from Portsmouth; I have several.

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Old 12 July 2008, 13:52   #3
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Ian, I'd agree, bought an angle grinder type a year ago and it's superb. I use it with the G3, G6, G9 type cutting compounds which remove just about any stain or blemish I've found. As for top polish, international works well. Just get the right head for the job.
Happy for you to borrow mine if you need one for a while. You'll have to get new heads as mine are about finished.

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