Take your detailing game to the next level with the Auto Finesse DPX Dual Action Car Polisher.
Developed as a full-bodied, 15mm random orbital DA (Dual Action) machine car polisher, capable of delivering professional results in the hands of any enthusiast, this full-size, ergonomic correction tool is designed with ease-of-use and comfort in mind. Weighing in at just 2.3kg, this lightweight machine is ideal for fatigue-free full details, enhancements, multi-stage paint corrections and even more targeted use on single panels.
Machine polishing is the professional way to restore paintwork by eradicating common defects such as swirl marks, scratches, etching, holograms, water spots, oxidation and minor abrasions, refining paintwork down to a flawless finish.
All paint correction processes use abrasive car polishes and compounds to level down the top layer of clearcoat (or single stage topcoat) over and around the flaws, to the bottom of the deepest defect. Rather than removing the defect directly, this removes a microscopic layer of the entire area around it, until the defect simply disappears. Due to the way abrasive formulas are required to break down throughout this process, utilising a machine polisher will always be the quickest and most effective method of getting the most from your polishing product.
Through heat and physical friction, the abrasive particles in compounds are broken up as you work them through to create a finer and finer finish. On a microscopic level these tiny particles are smashed together, breaking them up into smaller and smaller particles which cut the surface less and less, and start to refine more and more. This is what gives a compound its ‘range of cut'. This is also the reason it's important to fully work your compound through - usually indicated by the residue turning clear - for it to ‘finish down' properly and create the most refined surface possible with that particular abrasive. When using a machine polisher, working through this process is far quicker and more consistent than by hand, and that's why a machine is the choice of professionals – simply because you get amazing results. Machine polishers can also be used for the application of cleaner polishes, surface cleansers and paint glazes, such as Tripple All-in-One Polish, Ultra Glaze Paint Glaze and Rejuvenate Paintwork Cleanser.
Our DPX Dual Action car Polisher comes complete with a 5-inch, hook and loop backing plate - the correct size for the majority of the car detailing pads on the market - including our selection of Revitalise System V2 pads. It also features a powerful 720-Watt motor and adjustable speeds between 1800 and 5000rpm. But, although this is our most powerful machine polisher, it has been developed with increased safety in mind. Our Dual Action Polishers - which also includes our compact MPX Dual Action Machine Polisher – are capable of performing enhancements and multi-stage corrections without leaving a visible trail. Random orbital machines employ a free-floating spindle to promote pad rotation in two directions - both concentric circles from the head and a wider circulating motion from the spindle. This type of oscillation (sometimes known as the wobble) cuts down on premature heat build-up under the pad, a safety measure to prevent burning through paintwork. The 'throw' of a DA machine is simply how much oscillation it has off centre, the DPX has a throw of 15mm.
This dual action machine will also stall (stop spinning the pad and simply vibrate) when too much pressure is applied, when the machine is on the edge of the pad, or if the machine is held at an uneven angle. This stalling makes a DA far safer to use than a rotary polisher, because it's almost impossible to accidentally burn through clearcoat or paint layers. An essential tool for both professional detailers and enthusiasts, these modern machines are capable of removing the same heavy defects as rotary polishers, but without the increased risk of damaging surfaces.
With our DPX a 5m power cable ensures that you can polish higher panels, such as roofs and pillars, without worrying about abrasion from the lead. And externally accessible brushes make the machine easily serviceable for long life, helping you create professional-level results at home for years to come. For our DPX setup guide, and some top pro tips, see - Getting Started With Your DPX Dual Action Polisher.
For the very best results we’d recommend using our Dual Action Polishers in conjunction with our Swirl Spotter Detailing Light – the best tool for highlighting smaller defects as your work. For more information on the wider world of machine polishing, including the fundamentals on machines, polishing pads, compounds and different paint types check out our article – The Basic Guide To Machine Polishing.
Please note: No pads or applicators are included with the machine polisher and this correction tool is supplied with 3 -pin UK plug.