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Old 07-01-2013, 09:56 PM
willg willg is offline
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You really do not need to use a DA polisher, at any stage. Polishing gelcoat with a orbital polisher won't leave swirls or holograms.

Tips I've found helpful over the years:
1) Be careful around rubber/decals/sharp edges because the heat from the pad can melt them.
2) Wash the pad a few times during each stage to keep product from building up
3) Let the machine do the work
4) Hold the machine at an angle against the surface (look up a video of someone polishing and you will see what I mean)

Start on an area that wont be seen to get the hang of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5kfYz9Ybw
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