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Old 12-16-2017, 04:47 AM
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I was looking to get a Shurhold Polisher

Upon looking on the website, I found out that shuthold makes 3 models. The Dual Action Polisher, The Dual Action Polisher Pro and The Pro Rotary Polisher.

I have a 25 foot hydra sport cuddy cabin, and would like to know which one would be recommended for this?
Also, what are the major differences of each?
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Boatingmax02 View Post
I was looking to get a Shurhold Polisher

Upon looking on the website, I found out that shuthold makes 3 models. The Dual Action Polisher, The Dual Action Polisher Pro and The Pro Rotary Polisher.

I have a 25 foot hydra sport cuddy cabin, and would like to know which one would be recommended for this?
Also, what are the major differences of each?
If you have heavy oxidation, I always recommend a rotary polisher. It's powerful and will quickly restore the oxidized surfaces. If it just needs a light polish or you don't want to work with a heavier tool, the Dual Action Polisher would be my recommendation. It's easy to use and can fit into tight spaces you might have on that 25.

The Dual Action Polisher Pro is a larger, more powerful version of the (original) Dual Action Polisher. It's probably not the right fit for someone who isn't detailing boats every day or owns a larger boat.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:29 AM
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Thanks for the reply!

The rotary is definately a no. I am stuck between the Dual Action Polisher and the Dual Action Polisher Pro. What are the major differences?

Alos, what are the steps to using the various pads? (What order to use them in?)

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If you have heavy oxidation, I always recommend a rotary polisher. It's powerful and will quickly restore the oxidized surfaces. If it just needs a light polish or you don't want to work with a heavier tool, the Dual Action Polisher would be my recommendation. It's easy to use and can fit into tight spaces you might have on that 25.

The Dual Action Polisher Pro is a larger, more powerful version of the (original) Dual Action Polisher. It's probably not the right fit for someone who isn't detailing boats every day or owns a larger boat.
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The Dual Action Polisher has an 8mm oscillation, so it works in very tight spaces, barley larger than the diameter of the pad your using. It has enough power to remove light to medium oxidation and leave a good finish without any risk of damaging the surface. It works best with a two step system: Buff Magic with a Buff Magic Compounding Pad to correct the surface and Pro Polish with a Pro Polish Pad to protect the surface.

The Dual Action Polisher Pro has a much bigger oscillation, 21mm. That means it can work large, open spaces much faster and with more power. It will remove medium oxidation without issue due to it's more powerful motor. It can't fit into as small of spaces as our other Dual Action, but will still correct the surface without the risk of burning or swirling the finish. It uses a 3 pad system. Blue for severe oxidation, orange for light oxidation, and red for waxing/finishing polishes. Start at the required pad and work your way down from there!
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Are either of the dual action polishers considered "forced rotation"?

What's your take on forced rotation, pros and cons?

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Are either of the dual action polishers considered "forced rotation"?

What's your take on forced rotation, pros and cons?

Thanks in advance.
Our DA polishers are not forced rotation. The powered motion is the "out of round" oscillation. The rotation you see on the pad is a by product of that motion. Forced rotation DA polishers are, in my opinion, a really cool tool that works great for specific applications. For instance, when working clear coat on cars a forced rotation DA is a great tool. In the boating world, I don't often find myself reaching for that style tool for one main reason.. it's in the middle.

For me, i see boats in two lights. Either it's correctable with a traditional DA or I need a Rotary. Rotarys work very very well for correcting gelcoat and fit odd spaces when you drop pad size. And the work is usually faster. And since gelcoat is far more forgiving then clear coat, i can work with more speed and aggressive chemicals. If i want an absolutely flawless finish, at that point I might grab a DA, but never a forced rotation DA. Just my 2cents, as I know people who can restore boats to a beautiful finish with forced rotation DA's.

There is a phrase by a guy named Mike Phillips that applies here: "Find something you like and use it often." It's very true when it comes to detailing and what the "best" is.
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Captain Sam,

Great answer!

Thanks for the advise.
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Originally Posted by CaptSamShurhold View Post
The Dual Action Polisher has an 8mm oscillation, so it works in very tight spaces, barley larger than the diameter of the pad your using. It has enough power to remove light to medium oxidation and leave a good finish without any risk of damaging the surface. It works best with a two step system: Buff Magic with a Buff Magic Compounding Pad to correct the surface and Pro Polish with a Pro Polish Pad to protect the surface.

The Dual Action Polisher Pro has a much bigger oscillation, 21mm. That means it can work large, open spaces much faster and with more power. It will remove medium oxidation without issue due to it's more powerful motor. It can't fit into as small of spaces as our other Dual Action, but will still correct the surface without the risk of burning or swirling the finish. It uses a 3 pad system. Blue for severe oxidation, orange for light oxidation, and red for waxing/finishing polishes. Start at the required pad and work your way down from there!

I will be ordering your Dual Acrion Polisher soon through your sale, what pads would you recommend purchasing?

Also, are they single packs or 2 packs for the pads. I see on amazon 2 packs

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I will be ordering your Dual Acrion Polisher soon through your sale, what pads would you recommend purchasing?

Also, are they single packs or 2 packs for the pads. I see on amazon 2 packs

thanks!
I would make sure to have a set of Buff Magic Foam Pads and a set of Pro Polish Pads. They come in packs of two, no matter where you buy them from. Good luck with it!
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Do a search on Groupon. I was able to get a shurhold da polisher with 2 wool pads, 2 polishing pads, Griots compound and was and a carry bag for $100. I don't know it it's still available though.
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Do a search on Groupon. I was able to get a shurhold da polisher with 2 wool pads, 2 polishing pads, Griots compound and was and a carry bag for $100. I don't know it it's still available though.
coffect, but if you read into it, they acquired units in an unkindly manner and are they are not an authorized retailer. So, your warranty is voided.
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Originally Posted by CaptSamShurhold View Post


I would make sure to have a set of Buff Magic Foam Pads and a set of Pro Polish Pads. They come in packs of two, no matter where you buy them from. Good luck with it!
How soon do these ship?

My zip is 08005.
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The Dual Action buffer/polisher is a great piece of equipment. We give it two thumbs up. (the random orbital action is the best way to help prevent burning the gelcoat)
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The Dual Action buffer/polisher is a great piece of equipment. We give it two thumbs up. (the random orbital action is the best way to help prevent burning the gelcoat)
Bill,
Which do you recommend for a basic once a year wax the Dual Action buffer or the Dual action pro model? Significant price difference
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