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Machine polishing a sharp contour by rotary

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Yes, more videos of rotary polishing techniques (DA ones will be following soon as well), this time for panels with sharper edges and contours and as an example the wing of a Jaguar XJ was used. two videos here, covering roughly the same point.

First video is one demonstrated to the machine polishing class by Defined Details and Bespoke Car Care held in the midlands at Autobrite which I was helping out at for fun, showing a typical set on such a wing (note, Gordon tries to distract me at the end of the set! ):

Second video set up, again showing the same thing but without the distractions at the end (All part of the spirited banter at the polishing classes ):

Key points here:

  • Do not linger on the edge, and be careful of high temperatures on the edge – the set makes a few passes over the contour and then goes to a different part of the panel to allow it to cool.
  • Use the shape of the panel to guide the rotary movements, a bit like the rotary moving along train tracks, makes the rotary much easier to control and saves fighting to move it around – it lets the machine do the work!
  • As always with a rotary polisher – relax!

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