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Old 24th December 2008, 15:19   #1
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Folks there is a small battery operated polisher for applying and buffing polish on a car. Small and handy with a rotary head. Its retailing for 75 AED or approximately Rs 850. Do you think its a wise investment and does it really work. Anyone used it before? I nned it for once a fortnight rubbing and buffing polish on my car.
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Any more details or links will help us decide. Sounds too good to be true to me for some reason.
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Its a rotary polisher/buffer thing. If its not one of the high powered ones, you can use it. I saw one in a video on the Meguiar's website.
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Please guide on what's available in delhi. I polish my car weekly or twice weekly so i am really looking for something nice.
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Old 25th December 2008, 14:25   #5
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Its a small hand held polisher and a buffer. Sort of a hand blender/mixer you use in a kitchen but enlarged about 10 times. A small rotary head of sponge kind of thing is fixed to it. Any one who has watched his Car getting a teflon coat would understand what I am talking about. They use it for rubbing the layer of teflon into the body before putting another layer.
I saw it in Delhi being retailed about 3000 Rs only once. I am in Dubai right now and here its for 75 AED and a Black n Decker model for about 200 AED.

Also ther eis a 7 ltr car fridge from waeco for about 1600 Rs that i am thinking about buying. Anyone using one? In India its retailing for about 4000 Rs last time I checked.
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Old 25th December 2008, 15:13   #6
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The Black & Decker model even though more expensive will serve you well in the long run. No experience with this brand of fridge though.
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Be careful when using them. Apply high enough pressure and you'll damage your paint in no time.
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I guess it is worth to have one. (i too just wish to have one )

You just have to keep the polisher 'moving' on the panel surface and never should hold it at one spot and run. Heat generated would damage the paint finish.

If it is a battery operated one, check that how long it runs on one recharge. or check if they give extra battery pack.
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Vikram bhai, agar Black & Decker loge to please pick up two!!
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i have seen one driver fellow use this mini polisher/buffer powered by car's cigarette lighter socket. thought very cool because our apartment basement doesn't have power sockets for personal use. not sure of the brand though.
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Vikram bhai, agar Black & Decker loge to please pick up two!!
Arre sir, I am not buying it. I still believe in using some good old elbow grease.
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Arre sir, I am not buying it. I still believe in using some good old elbow grease.
Arrey sirji, that request was meant for Mr. Wanderernomad whose name also happens to be Vikram!!
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Arrey sirji, that request was meant for Mr. Wanderernomad whose name also happens to be Vikram!!
Oh sorry then. Got confused.
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Old 27th December 2008, 21:25   #14
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Lolz Bade Bhaiya, anyway i have picked up the IKON one its a 9 ltr one and works on both AC/DC. B7D is 7 ltr only works on DC and costs about 2.5 times more. But weight permitting and if you really need it Ill pick one B&D for you. I have seen many people here using this IKON thing so it works maybe, lol.
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Old 13th March 2009, 09:26   #15
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I have been looking for one like this for some time and couldnt find yet. I was thinking of wrapping some cloth on the hand Cake Mixer and use
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