I am using the Skil - rotary polisher (made by Bosch India) for the last two years and it came from Bangalore. SKIL Polishers | Polisher | Power Tools Online
Here are my opinions and review about the usage.
When I went to Merc's service center, those guys were using this polisher. I inquired it and came to know its a Bosch product. Its easily available in the Tools shop in Chennai. I sourced through Vikram Tools- Porur.
The noise level is less and acceptable. Till now I don't have any issue except it little heaviness compared with actual Bosch.
Cost: Rs. 4200 /-
A rotary polisher, two handles ( a rod and cover type), 7" backing plate and a very good carry bag. You can see it in the images. This is big enough to carry your polish pads and some polish/wax materials. The backing plate has velcro, so you can change the polishing and buffing pad.
For polishing pad, you can buy the Meg's yellow foam pad from Balaji, Chennai for 1000 /-. foam or wool Buffing pad is 450 /-
There are 5 speed settings in it. The On/Off switch is on the exact bottom where you hold the polisher. So, its very comfortable to On/off the Skil.
Once you clean the surface, you can apply some amount of polish on the pad in a circular fashion. Please do not apply the polish on the edge of the pad. This will through out the polish when the polisher in action. lace gently on the car body and keep the speed setting to 2. Now you can On the polisher and slowly move it in a circular method. Once you apply the polish to the place, you can take out the polisher and adjust the speed settings to 4. Now you put it back on the car body and ON the polisher. Please do it in circular movement with overlap. You'll see a shiny part is coming out of your car. Once you are satisfied, switch off the skil, and wipe off residue using a MF cloth.
Speed setting 4 is good enough for DIY guys. I started with 3 and now I am in to 4. Since its little heavy, there is no need to give any extra pressure when you do the polishing.
This polisher has 7" backing plate and you put 7" foam pad. So, always keep an eye on the edges. It can easily damage the edges when you do any corner place. For bumper & door edges, I always use small foam applicator.
I do machine polish once in 6 months and it really worth it. Thanks fordfan for the idea of a new thread. Any questions, please feel free to ask.
Meg Ultimate car wash -> Mothers clay -> Muc-off pre wax cleanser -> Meg's ultimate polish(machine) -> buff machine -> Collinite 845 by hand