Challenge  Dual Action Car Polisher £47.99 Argos
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Challenge Dual Action Car Polisher £47.99 Argos

£47.99£72.9034%Argos Deals
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Found 14th May
You can't find cheaper one of this type and Argos never sold this one cheaper. Has very good ratings too. On Amazon currently for £72.90

With high power and a slim design, the Challenge Dual Action Car Polisher is suitable for polishing, buffing and sanding bodywork. It also features variable speed control for optimum versatility, and an adjustable front handle for maximum performance, low vibration and comfort. The set includes the polisher and 1 sanding pad.

The random orbit dual action means you won't polish the same section continuously, but it will oscillate in random orbits reducing the risk of damage to your vehicle's paintwork. It operates from the mains for continuous power, so you can use it for as long as you need to.
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That's a cracking price for a beginner's DA. Reasonable and cheap pads can be found off eBay, can buy Meguiars 105 and 205 polish easily.
I have on of these it's great for tht finishing touch. Have some heat
Slightly cheaper on fleabay £44.95
The swirl maker.....
MRGRINGO32 m ago

The swirl maker.....


You saying this is bad? Was looking at trying to get swirls out of body not make it worse
Savvy143 m ago

You saying this is bad? Was looking at trying to get swirls out of body …You saying this is bad? Was looking at trying to get swirls out of body not make it worse



This one is random orbital, so should help avoid swirls
It will swirl if you don't know how to use it, if the car isn't perfectly clean and if the pads aren't good.
Have a look on the Detailing World forum for great advice about how to use, pads, wax etc.

This is a da polisher, not a rotary (like the similar priced Silverline one) so, as I understand it, you are less likely to burn through the paint or cause damage.
Edited by: "aurora" 17th May
Can anyone recommend pads that fit this?
sab35 m ago

Can anyone recommend pads that fit this?


with the factory backplate i use chemical guys hexlogic pads. i think you need the 7" due to the large backplate

relatively expensive but seem to get good reviews
Michaelgell913 h, 55 m ago

It will swirl if you don't know how to use it, if the car isn't perfectly …It will swirl if you don't know how to use it, if the car isn't perfectly clean and if the pads aren't good.


I agree if you don’t put in the prep but as long as you do you should never put swirls into the paint only remove them and some of the cutting pads I use are cheap but get good results. I’ve also never damaged the paint either. It may struggle with harder paints like on Audi cars but I’ve had great success on French, Japanese and Ford cars.
It’s all about preparation. Pressure wash first if it’s heavily soiled, then snow foam, pressure rinse, use a micro fibre mitt and hand wash, pressure rinse then micro fibre drying towel. Then use the DA to cut and polish.
Edited by: "WAWG" 14th May
Just make sure u never stop moving the polisher to avoid burning thru ur paint and check that your not using a cutting compound to avoid swirls. The finer the polish, the smoother the finish
"Likely Loanssss!"
I use this this on the Mrs for putting sun tan lotion on. Does the trick.
WAWG2 h, 26 m ago

I agree if you don’t put in the prep but as long as you do you should n …I agree if you don’t put in the prep but as long as you do you should never put swirls into the paint only remove them and some of the cutting pads I use are cheap but get good results. I’ve also never damaged the paint either. It may struggle with harder paints like on Audi cars but I’ve had great success on French, Japanese and Ford cars. It’s all about preparation. Pressure wash first if it’s heavily soiled, then snow foam, pressure rinse, use a micro fibre mitt and hand wash, pressure rinse then micro fibre drying towel. Then use the DA to cut and polish.


It's also good practice to clay the car prior to the drying stage too using the bucket of car shampoo as lubrication. Just to remove the unseen contamination. It's surprising what it can remove.
Would very much appreciated some guidance on using a clay block, I've got a 10yr old Avensis dark grey...I wash it fairly regularly ie approx 1 per month, and hope you it's not garaged so out all year! Paint is ok but haven't waxed it for couple of years plus!
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peterszy1 h, 5 m ago

Would very much appreciated some guidance on using a clay block, I've got …Would very much appreciated some guidance on using a clay block, I've got a 10yr old Avensis dark grey...I wash it fairly regularly ie approx 1 per month, and hope you it's not garaged so out all year! Paint is ok but haven't waxed it for couple of years plus!


I personally use a G3 clay mitt on my Mitsubishi Evo.It works really well and is far quicker and easier to use than a clay bar.

The way I use it is to put a load of shampoo into a bucket of water and use that as a lubricant on the mitt.Before this I use a 3 bucket method (2 wash mitts,one for body,one for wheels) to clean the car and wheels thoroughly.

Here is a link to the clay mitt -

halfords.com/mot…itt
silverbullet767114th May

It's also good practice to clay the car prior to the drying stage too …It's also good practice to clay the car prior to the drying stage too using the bucket of car shampoo as lubrication. Just to remove the unseen contamination. It's surprising what it can remove.


I use a clay bar with a spray lube when I first get a second hand car, it’s amazing how much contaminants are in the paint. I’ve rarely kept a car long enough to do it twice 😁
Excellent price @Robert_Sebik , thanks for posting and welcome to HUKD
Great bit of kit these, I haven't used mine a whole lot since getting it - not into cleaning my car as much as a I used to be and my bikes are both matte finish paint - but I did the headlights with it and they came up an absolute treat.
Hexlogic pads worked really well for me with this.
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Another vote here for the G3 clay mitt. My project car has been sat on the drive for 5 years and was really dull and the paint was rough and gritty. I used the clay mitt on it on Sunday and again today and the difference is amazing, really incredible. The paint is like glass now. Well worth the money.
Mucka27 m ago

http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=322354decent review


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Biggunspaul5 h, 22 m ago

I personally use a G3 clay mitt on my Mitsubishi Evo.It works really well …I personally use a G3 clay mitt on my Mitsubishi Evo.It works really well and is far quicker and easier to use than a clay bar.The way I use it is to put a load of shampoo into a bucket of water and use that as a lubricant on the mitt.Before this I use a 3 bucket method (2 wash mitts,one for body,one for wheels) to clean the car and wheels thoroughly.Here is a link to the clay mitt -http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/clay-bars-detailing-products/farecla-g3-body-prep-clay-mitt


I second the g3 mitt. I bought a katsu dual action on Amazon for £69.99 and came with bunch of pads as wanted to clean my new 2nd hand car.

My prep was:
-Power wash and wash down with mitt night before
- 2nd wash in morning and dried it off.
- used finesse de-iron spray which turns purple when dissolving iron.
-g3 mitt to clay bar it.
- Meguire ultimate compound with polisher setting 2 to spread it then 3 and 4 speed for couple of passes.
- Meguires ultimate finnishing polish with speed 2 for spreading then 3 for couple passes.
- good quality wax applied on low setting.

I think my car came up pretty well and the paint is smooth and friction free.

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WAWG3 h, 36 m ago

I use a clay bar with a spray lube when I first get a second hand car, …I use a clay bar with a spray lube when I first get a second hand car, it’s amazing how much contaminants are in the paint. I’ve rarely kept a car long enough to do it twice 😁


Best stuff I’ve used is diluted baby shampoo. Sounds odd till you try it
Mucka34 m ago

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Weirdly it came up as not accessible without login from my home machine - I guess they block VPNs
Another vote for claying prior to polishing. I’d also recommend using fallout remover and tar/glue remover as part of the cleaning preparation.
I started off claying by using the G3 mitt. I recently tried a clay bar instead, and it made me appreciate just how much easier using a mitt is. I personally won’t go back to using a clay bar for larger surfaces. Handy to use one for smaller and angled areas such as bumpers, spoilers etc, but for everywhere else I’ll stick to a mitt.
Brings back memories of being 18, cleaning/polishing my beloved XR3i on a Sunday afternoon with not a care/mortgage to think about. Just thinking of it reminds me of the blazing sun heating the paintwork, making the polish dry too quick hence the good ol electric polisher. Now stashed away in a garage cupboard never to see daylight again, subsequently replaced by a group of local enthusiastic Europeans who have more time than I.
maffeycourt8 h, 15 m ago

I use this this on the Mrs for putting sun tan lotion on. Does the trick.


Has she got any swirl marks from this?
Don't do it guys. Can become obsessive. Also can cause anger issues when you spot a few marks after spending 3 days detailing.
Matt19878 h, 54 m ago

Just make sure u never stop moving the polisher to avoid burning thru ur …Just make sure u never stop moving the polisher to avoid burning thru ur paint and check that your not using a cutting compound to avoid swirls. The finer the polish, the smoother the finish



Everyone who knows how to polish a car is laughing at you right now
I have a Megs MT320 and before that a G220 and have always used Lake Country pads. Some really good results with them but like others have said it's all in the preparation!
Biggunspaul7 h, 42 m ago

I personally use a G3 clay mitt on my Mitsubishi Evo.It works really well …I personally use a G3 clay mitt on my Mitsubishi Evo.It works really well and is far quicker and easier to use than a clay bar.The way I use it is to put a load of shampoo into a bucket of water and use that as a lubricant on the mitt.Before this I use a 3 bucket method (2 wash mitts,one for body,one for wheels) to clean the car and wheels thoroughly.Here is a link to the clay mitt -http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/clay-bars-detailing-products/farecla-g3-body-prep-clay-mitt


3 bucket method, wtf. overkill...2 is fine. best to use a detail spray with clay..got rid of 10 years worth of contaimation from my wifes old car......finally had enough time
M1ckj1m1 h, 40 m ago

Brings back memories of being 18, cleaning/polishing my beloved XR3i on a …Brings back memories of being 18, cleaning/polishing my beloved XR3i on a Sunday afternoon with not a care/mortgage to think about. Just thinking of it reminds me of the blazing sun heating the paintwork, making the polish dry too quick hence the good ol electric polisher. Now stashed away in a garage cupboard never to see daylight again, subsequently replaced by a group of local enthusiastic Europeans who have more time than I.


who will ruin your car's paintwork
royals12 m ago

3 bucket method, wtf. overkill...2 is fine. best to use a detail spray …3 bucket method, wtf. overkill...2 is fine. best to use a detail spray with clay..got rid of 10 years worth of contaimation from my wifes old car......finally had enough time


I’ll stick to my method on my car thanks
tonikeys5 h, 50 m ago

Everyone who knows how to polish a car is laughing at you right now


Let them my friend. I've been a professional paint sprayer for the last 15 years so I think I know what I'm talking about
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