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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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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?

Thanks in advance.
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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

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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?

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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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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
I'll chime in and say that for your needs I would recommend the original Dual Action Polisher. It's lighter, less expensive, and the right choice for a once a year DIY job.
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3 years and itís still going strong. Iv got the original and for interior stuff itís the perfect size and real easy to do the inside of hatches and fish boxís. I have a wrap so I donít do exterior really but if I did I would just get 2 polishers. When Iím up on the T-top the smaller unit really is nice to get around like a precision tool. Great products and that reminds me I need to order more pad cleaner!!
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Capt Sam,
I ordered the dual action polisher pro and pro polish today. I have another question. If I want to compound the hull and remove some oxidation which is very light, should I use a the wool pads with buff magic? The wool pads won't scratch the gel coat correct? I assume not but need to ask. Thanks alot,

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Capt Sam,
I ordered the dual action polisher pro and pro polish today. I have another question. If I want to compound the hull and remove some oxidation which is very light, should I use a the wool pads with buff magic? The wool pads won't scratch the gel coat correct? I assume not but need to ask. Thanks alot,

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If you purchased the Dual Action Polisher Pro, then you'll actually need to use the stiff foam pads we designed for the machine, or something similar. I would recommend Buff Magic pared up with either the Blue or Orange Pad on this page. https://shurhold.com/marine/polisher...n-polisher-pro

Blue is for heavy oxidation, orange is for light oxidation. Use as you would any compounding pad (I.e keep it clean and change it out when it becomes loaded up with material)
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Thanks Sam will do when the time comes. Here is my current plan. I am planning to use 3M cleaner wax seeing I have a full bottle. Then will use the Pro Polish that I purchased after using the 3M wax. I purchased two red foam pads and a micro fiber bonnet. Also purchased the pad cleaner. Is this a good plan of attack?
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Thanks Sam will do when the time comes. Here is my current plan. I am planning to use 3M cleaner wax seeing I have a full bottle. Then will use the Pro Polish that I purchased after using the 3M wax. I purchased two red foam pads and a micro fiber bonnet. Also purchased the pad cleaner. Is this a good plan of attack?
Have a few microfibers on hand to for a final wipe after buffing with the bonnet. Your red foam pads should work just fine, but if you find the finish a little hazy then I would step up to the orange pad when using a cleaner wax. Remember that cleaner waxes have an aggregate in them designed to cut the gelcoat slightly and you usually want to use a pad that supports that, especially on gelcoat. Again, you should be fine with the red, but just keep an eye on it.
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