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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:34 pm 
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Hey guys, first post here =;

looking at getting started with a DA as i've never had one before now the suns out noticed a lot of swirl marks in my new(ish) car

looking at one of the DAS Da's with the Auto Finesse Revitalise Kit to get myself started

what is the difference between the three DAS-6 polishers on offer? the DAS-6 PRO Plus, DAS-6 PRO, and DAS-6 v2? and which would you all recommend for the beginner? the cost between the lower V2 and higher pro plus set is £70 is that difference worth it?

thanks for your help :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:16 pm 
Welcome to the CYC Forum :)

To cut out all the technical bumf...the Das6Pro is all that you will need to polish up your car. It has plenty of grunt to make inroads even into very hard paint.

although the Autofiness products are good...I would stick to either the Chemical Guys hexlogic pads or 3M yellow and Scholl S17+ polish (for deeper imperfections or Scholl S30+ for lighter imperfections.

These are tried and tested combination even on hard paint that get great results quickly.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:49 pm 
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willington wrote:
Welcome to the CYC Forum :)

To cut out all the technical bumf...the Das6Pro is all that you will need to polish up your car. It has plenty of grunt to make inroads even into very hard paint.

although the Autofiness products are good...I would stick to either the Chemical Guys hexlogic pads or 3M yellow and Scholl S17+ polish (for deeper imperfections or Scholl S30+ for lighter imperfections.

These are tried and tested combination even on hard paint that get great results quickly.



Thanks for the welcome Willington :)

I'll go for a Das6pro, which colour of hexlogic pad? Is it worth buying a few pads or do they last a while?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:41 am 
The choice of which pad and polish to use is where it can get a bit complex....it's all about the degree of paint 'hardness' and the degree of the imperfection which you want to remove.

In your case, you have 2 different cars to consider!

So here's 'rules of thumb' which will stand you well in the decision making:

Always start off with the least aggressive polish and softest pad...and do a 'test section'. Check the test and if it hasn't worked to the level you want....go to a firmer pad...and so on until you do get the results.- the same applies if you change the polish.

Be SELECTIVE - use the firmer pad/polish combination only where it is needed...NOT the whole car. Otherwise you will be removing paint/laquer when you don't need to.

So to answer you question about which pads and how many....

Pads will wear out over time and they also get dirty from the polishing. Ideally a pad should be swapped to a clean one after polishing each panel. This means that you either have to have multiple pads or be prepared to keep cleaning the same one as you go.

if you can afford it...buy several pads of each degree of firmness. Of the hexlogic pads their Orange and White pads should do the job quite well for general polishing and the green pad for the heavier imperfection.

Both sets of pads will work well with both the Scholl polishes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:25 pm 
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willington wrote:
The choice of which pad and polish to use is where it can get a bit complex....it's all about the degree of paint 'hardness' and the degree of the imperfection which you want to remove.

In your case, you have 2 different cars to consider!

So here's 'rules of thumb' which will stand you well in the decision making:

Always start off with the least aggressive polish and softest pad...and do a 'test section'. Check the test and if it hasn't worked to the level you want....go to a firmer pad...and so on until you do get the results.- the same applies if you change the polish.

Be SELECTIVE - use the firmer pad/polish combination only where it is needed...NOT the whole car. Otherwise you will be removing paint/laquer when you don't need to.

So to answer you question about which pads and how many....

Pads will wear out over time and they also get dirty from the polishing. Ideally a pad should be swapped to a clean one after polishing each panel. This means that you either have to have multiple pads or be prepared to keep cleaning the same one as you go.

if you can afford it...buy several pads of each degree of firmness. Of the hexlogic pads their Orange and White pads should do the job quite well for general polishing and the green pad for the heavier imperfection.

Both sets of pads will work well with both the Scholl polishes.



Thank you for taking the time to reply to a total novice, I'll grab a few of each of the different pads you recommended, again thank you brilliant explanation :)

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