Don’t you hate it when your car gets swirl marks or water spots? One day your car looks like it just came off the lot, and the next, it looks like the paint got up and left. Well, the paint on a car can be a lot like the skin on a person. Just like a person, as your car gets older, its “skin” needs more care and attention. And a good car polisher is the best tool for that job.
You can buy some manual buffers and apply car wax the old-fashioned way, or you can use one of these auto polishing machines to speed up the process. In fact, one of the best things about car polishers is that they save you a lot of time. The pads that polish and buff move quickly, which makes the work go quickly. You also don’t have to worry about having to put in a lot of hard work.
If you use a car polisher to buff the wax instead of doing it by hand, the car will have a more even finish. This means that no part of the car will be more shiny or dull than others, which can happen when you do it by hand. When you wax by hand, you can’t get that nice even coating.
Geeks Picks: Best Car Polishers (2017 – 2018)
Our Picks: Top Rated Car Polishers
Since there are so many car polishers and buffers on the market, we chose our top five from the list above. We talk about what we like about each machine and some of its best features to help you decide which one is right for you. Here are a few of our favourite car polishers that will keep your car’s “skin” as smooth as a baby’s when you do auto detailing at home.
Griot’s Garage 10813STDCRD 6″ Random Orbital Polisher
The Griot’s Garage 10813STDCRD 6″ Random Orbital Polisher is a safe and reliable polisher that even beginners can use. The Griot polisher is made to get the best results with the least amount of work. It is powerful enough to get praise from professionals and easy enough for a first-time user to use safely.
The 850-watt motor gives this thing a lot of power, but the rubber grip on the handle makes it easy to use and comfortable to hold.
You can choose from six different speeds, all of which work faster than if you were to do the job by hand. When you’re done, your neighbours will think you took the car to a car wash. And because it’s cheap, this Griot’s Garage car polisher is one of the best ones for the money right now.
You can do a lot of things for your car with this Griot’s Garage polisher, like quickly apply wax and sealant and get rid of swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation.
This polisher can be used for more than just cars. It can be used on shower doors and countertops, among other things.
TORQ BUF501X 10FX Random Orbital Polisher Kit
The TORQ 10FX is made to be smooth and easy to use. It has an advanced system for reducing vibrations that can make polishing a fun job. This TORQ polisher is fast and strong, so even professionals can use it well. The advanced vibration reduction system will make it easier for them to work for longer without getting too tired.
This one is nice because it comes in a car-polishing kit with nine other things, including the polisher:
two 5′′ support plates
three 5.5-inch pads.
two 4 oz. substances
two 4 oz polishes
So, you get almost everything you need to take your car-cleaning skills to the next level. The 700-watt motor gives this one a lot of power, but the vibration-reduction technology makes sure that your hands are numb after you use it. It feels very light in your hand, and it fits well in the palm of your hand.
This whole thing has a very smooth feel to it, from beginning to end. It looks like a really high-quality machine, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some people who clean cars for a living actually use one of these.
The TORQ 10X also has a digital display and speed control buttons, which make the job more precise.
Flex XC3401VRG Positive-Drive Rotary-Orbital Polisher
This Flex model might be just what you were looking for if you want power. This isn’t just for a casual home detailer who likes to clean their car every now and then.
The grip on the handle is made to fit the shape of your hand, so you can use it comfortably to clean your car. And the speed is nice and steady, which is the best thing about this model compared to all the others on the market.
It has a powerful motor that can handle heavy loads and has safety features that make it safe to use. If the Flex’s carbon brushes wear down, the motor will turn off by itself to prevent any damage.
The orbital rotation of the Flex XC 3401 VRG Polisher is another thing that makes it interesting. This polisher was made to move like a person’s hands would when they were polishing.
Meguiar’s MT300 Pro Power DA Polisher
The Meguiar’s MT300 Pro Power DA Polisher is another model that was made to be as comfortable as possible for the user. It was made to reduce user fatigue, so professionals can work longer and regular drivers can polish in more comfort.
The D-handle is also great for left-handed people because it is made to be used by either hand.
The unit’s Digital Torque Management (DTM) feature keeps the speed level the same.
Users of this Meguiar model can also easily change the speed of the polisher. You can change the speed from 3000 to 7500 orbits per minute with just a flick of your thumb.
Since Meguiar is known for making high-quality car care products, it’s not a surprise that this polisher is a great choice.
Rupes LHR21ES Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher
The Italians brought this polisher to America, just like they brought Ferrari to the world. The Italian-made Rupes Big Foot Polisher has a strong 500-watt motor and a number of other features that make it a reliable and stylish polisher.
The anti-spinning technology in the Rupes Big Foot Polisher is one of its best features. This technology keeps the polisher from spinning at high speeds, which could otherwise scratch the car.
With a 21 mm throw, the Rupes Big Foot Polisher can fix flaws more quickly and smoothly than a regular dual action polisher.
Overall, this car polishing machine is easy to use and does a good job. This professional-grade polisher is easy enough for detailing fans to use at home, but it works well enough that detailing pros can trust it.