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I've been answering questions on another board where someone is trying to polish their headlights. Other people are telling them to just buy an adapter for a power drill. This is fine for the headlights, but why not get a polisher which will also work for the paint?

The reason why power drills aren't good is because if you leave it for too long in 1 spot or press too hard, they will heat up and damage the plastic or paint. Free-floating paint polishers stop if you press too hard, so it's foolproof...to a point. They are designed for detailing purposes, drills are designed for high torque.

Here are some pics of before and after using a dedicated paint polisher, it's worth it IMO. To show that it's not a camera trick, there are photos with and without flash, both before and after, from the same angles. from http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q_how_to/multi/polishing_paint.htm

Before, with flash

After, with flash

Before, without flash

After, without flash

Final result

This is from the detailing article here


you can still find it online. I think topoftheline , a detailing specialty store still carrys them in stock. I personally considered a cyclo, but it was over twice the price and you get the same results.
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