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After many years of manual polishing, i have bought a orbital cosmo polisher. I have used it this weekend and it makes polishing quicker and you spent less effort. However one thing i noted was it was ok with polishing but it is not so good with cleaning and buffing the the polish afterwards. I have used the original finishing pad and another woolpad for a finish but both sucked. Instead used a microfiber towel for the finish and it did a very good job. I have now ordered meguiars pad for the job.

Any recommendation with those orbital machines?
 

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it is best to apply the polish by machine and remove by hand. IIRC the cosmo isn't variable power is it? What kind of polish do you have?
 

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Cosmo is fixed to 2900 rpm (or opm). I use autoglym super resin polish or similar. Main issue is some amount of residues stays there even after i finish cleaning but i reach a satisfactory finish after cleaning with the microfiber towel.
 

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that sounds about right. I always remove it with a MF cloth.

it has broken down enough when you can remove the polish with a finger and it doesn't leave a mark.
 

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Cheers, i thought the polisher would do a better job at cleaning but still i am happy with it. It now takes me nearly half the time to polish the car and less effort. Hope the polisher will last long enough.
 

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experiment with different pads and products - it all depends on the finish you are after. (and how big your pockets are!)
 

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Cheers, already bought meguiars pads for polishing and another for finishing and now browsing at sonus buffing pads :)
 
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