Argos Challenge Twin Handled Car Polisher was £29.99 now £13.99
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Argos Challenge Twin Handled Car Polisher was £29.99 now £13.99

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Found 18th Feb 2014
Product Spec:

This car polisher features a 2m cable to enable access to all areas of your car. Complete with synthetic and wool bonnets, this polisher can be easily guided using the twin handle for ultimate control.

230V mains operated twin handled car polisher featuring a polishing pad with 24cm diameter. Includes a synthetic wool bonnet and 2 cotton bonnets.
•2m cable.
•Size H21.5, W26, D24cm

31 Comments

Thanks. Just thinking about buying one of these this morning and nearly got one from halfords.

They aren't much cop..

Be bloody careful with these as if your not sure what your doing you can really mess up your paintwork if you go through the layers.

If you want one - buy a proper one and use the mazerna products.

Get it wrong - and your repainting a panel.

Much better

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Twin_Peaks_Austin_Bikini_Car_Wash_Jul_2012.jpg

as a professional car cleaner,i couldn't agree more....but a dual action polisher like the maguires v2.

RCUK

Be bloody careful with these as if your not sure what your doing you can … Be bloody careful with these as if your not sure what your doing you can really mess up your paintwork if you go through the layers.If you want one - buy a proper one and use the mazerna products.Get it wrong - and your repainting a panel.

I really wouldn't buy one of these, you can get something way more upto the job on ebay for about £50

fix

I really wouldn't buy one of these, you can get something way more upto … I really wouldn't buy one of these, you can get something way more upto the job on ebay for about £50




But that's £50 and this is only £13

youcantbeserious

Much better



she's a bit podgy, someone sent her a HUKD on chocolate?

i've used one of these polishers before, they are ok and safe if you don't apply pressure - personally i prefer to polish by hand so i know i'm being gentle

Best used on paintwork that really needs a going over, good results to be had used properly.

You own a pink Vauxhall? Course you do, their red is particularly terrible and cries out for a proper machine polish

NO NO NO NO. Doesn't anyone realise the last thing you should do is use something on your car paintwork that goes around in a circle. You shouldn't even clean your car that way. Always the strokes for cleaning and polishing should be in a straight line never ever in circles. The reason being is should you trap any dirt between the sponge / duster you will scratch the paintwork. These may be minute and only seen close up but are far more visible if they are in a circular pattern, like skates on ice. Ask any professional car valeter and they will tell you. Also each time you buy a car and it has been machine polished it takes a fine layer of the paint surface away.

I got as polisher many years back but the cleaning fabric kept coming off when it rotated. I assume and hope things have moved on since then.

What you really need is someone like the young lady in the picture to clean and polish your car and if she rubs the paintwork in circles and scratches it........who cares lol

Smartguy1

What you really need is someone like the young lady in the picture to … What you really need is someone like the young lady in the picture to clean and polish your car and if she rubs the paintwork in circles and scratches it........who cares lol



I'd kill her and stick her in the boot.

Thanks reserved one

The amount of drivel in this thread is unreal.
Don't polish in circles? how do DA and rotary polishers work? if you've got dirt trapped whatever direction you polish you'll do damage.
As for these being dangerous, they're no way near powerful enough to go through paint layers. The most damage you do will be caused by poor cleaning/decon method prior to using this resulting in dragging dirt around causing swirls.

jrawlins28

The amount of drivel in this thread is unreal.Don't polish in circles? … The amount of drivel in this thread is unreal.Don't polish in circles? how do DA and rotary polishers work? if you've got dirt trapped whatever direction you polish you'll do damage.As for these being dangerous, they're no way near powerful enough to go through paint layers. The most damage you do will be caused by poor cleaning/decon method prior to using this resulting in dragging dirt around causing swirls.



Ok then so why is when I used one of these years ago using a new pad, the pad was red after polishing the car. Incidentally my car was red and I don't remember cutting myself. Each time you use a rotary polisher (machine polisher) on your car you are removing a tiny layer of the paint surface not as bad as using a T cut. You may also like to add how to remove the dirt when cleaning the car and what happens to the dirt as you are trying to remove it or does it magically disappear into thin air. I usually find most of it ends up in the bucket used to clean the car. Maybe you take your car to the car wash and have it whipped clean.

I got one from Argos a few years ago, looks exactly the same, but only used it a few times. It's hard work and didn't make much difference. Cheap at this price, but if you really want to detail your car look on the Detailing World forum for advice about products and da or rotary machines. For about £45 you can get a Silverline polisher which should be a lot better - I know thats 40 quid more, but it will get more use than this one.
Edited by: "aurora" 18th Feb 2014

you are very correct, each time you use a cutting agent (like a compound such as t-cut a typical example, they take a very very small thin layer of paint off. that's how you get the scratches out....
whoever said you should wax a car in straight lines needs be kept away from car washes as have no clue they taking about.....

a dual action polisher is much more forgiving than this and i would really recommend people use their hard earned money toward a much, professional, easy fivish this very basic and hard machine.
maguires v2 dual polisher is my favourite.

finally a cutting compound should only be used a few times a year, however i use polisher to put a nice layer of polish then wax onto my cars every month.

hope this helps.

Smartguy1

Ok then so why is when I used one of these years ago using a new pad, the … Ok then so why is when I used one of these years ago using a new pad, the pad was red after polishing the car. Incidentally my car was red and I don't remember cutting myself. Each time you use a rotary polisher (machine polisher) on your car you are removing a tiny layer of the paint surface not as bad as using a T cut. You may also like to add how to remove the dirt when cleaning the car and what happens to the dirt as you are trying to remove it or does it magically disappear into thin air. I usually find most of it ends up in the bucket used to clean the car. Maybe you take your car to the car wash and have it whipped clean.

cleanyourcar.co.uk/ is a great site for professional product and kit or autosmart...I do appreciate though these are much more expensive products than this deal, but as a passionate car valeter I hope this might help someone.

What a piece of rubbish. Avoid.

don't polish in circles!! Mr Miyagi has been telling us fibs all these years!! Nooooooo :P

i bought one of these a few months ago at £24.99. would be a steal at £13.99.. does it's job so don't see any big problem with it..

Good price for what it is, but as others have said, bit of elbow grease, clean microfibre cloth and some decent polish and you'll have a cracking result

Great for pink cars however I always did mine by hand using Autoglym G3.

It did bring the colour out and remained shiny for up to 6 weeks.

Could I clean my bath with this?

webby443

But that's £50 and this is only £13



True but one of them will actually polish a car decently and one isn't worth wasting £13 on....

Andy306

she's a bit podgy, someone sent her a HUKD on chocolate?i've used one of … she's a bit podgy, someone sent her a HUKD on chocolate?i've used one of these polishers before, they are ok and safe if you don't apply pressure - personally i prefer to polish by hand so i know i'm being gentle



Really?! oO

Smartguy1

Ok then so why is when I used one of these years ago using a new pad, the … Ok then so why is when I used one of these years ago using a new pad, the pad was red after polishing the car. Incidentally my car was red and I don't remember cutting myself. Each time you use a rotary polisher (machine polisher) on your car you are removing a tiny layer of the paint surface not as bad as using a T cut. You may also like to add how to remove the dirt when cleaning the car and what happens to the dirt as you are trying to remove it or does it magically disappear into thin air. I usually find most of it ends up in the bucket used to clean the car. Maybe you take your car to the car wash and have it whipped clean.



That's because the paint was single stage and had no clearcoat/laquer, there is no protection from the UV rays hence why they also go pink. Even with hand polishing you can expect some paint transfer onto the applicator with single stage. If the paint has clearcoat then that is what you're removing instead, not the paint itself.

One of these are useless though, you would be better off doing it by hand. I use a Silverline rotary for polishing but unfortunately this doesn't go in straight lines just circles!!!

hollger

Really?! oO



no not really! she's not podgy!! ;-) and if she prefers to polish by hand then I dont mind!

aurora

I got one from Argos a few years ago, looks exactly the same, but only … I got one from Argos a few years ago, looks exactly the same, but only used it a few times. It's hard work and didn't make much difference. Cheap at this price, but if you really want to detail your car look on the Detailing World forum for advice about products and da or rotary machines. For about £45 you can get a Silverline polisher which should be a lot better - I know thats 40 quid more, but it will get more use than this one.



Exactly what I'm trying to say, don't waste your money on this...

I have one of these, hot price but not that likely to be used much.

They have there uses for getting an old car with dodgy faded paint and tar spots to look better but I wouldn't recommend using them on your pride and joy. And tbh your better off going to the Albanian/Kurdish/Pakistani car washes and getting the full monty for this sort of money or less, unless you've got a McLaren F1 then they do a very good job.
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