The spring begins. Now is the perfect time to get your car ready for summer. In addition to the tire change is the careful polishing of the bodywork for car lovers on the plan. Polishing a car by hand can be tedious, however, and the result often leaves much to be desired. Most of the time you can see some residues of the polish afterwards and the car is covered with a fine gray haze – but it should shine like new.
A polishing machine for the car can help, but beginners often don’t dare to use the mechanical tool for fear of damaging the paintwork. But eccentric polishing machines in particular are definitely also suitable for beginners. polishing your car with this polish avoids unsightly holograms and creates a uniform, clean result. A test of eccentric polishing machines shows the advantages of each type of machine and how to achieve the perfect finish.
That’s why the eccentric polisher is so good for beginners
In addition to eccentrics, there are also rotary polishing machines. The functionality of the two groups of machines differs greatly. While the eccentric polishing machine for the car can also be operated by laymen due to its simple handling, machines with rotary mechanism often pose challenges even to professionals. The eccentric movement of the polishing disc requires less movement energy than with rotation. Thus, the equipment develops less heat and is therefore safer and easier to use. Even beginners who need a little longer than experienced professionals to polish their cars need not fear overheating. But there are also differences within the range of eccentric polishing machines.
How good the sealing result is, becomes particularly well visible on dark lacquers.
These types of polishing machines are available
- Eccentric with free wheel:
The eccentric movement of this device is due to the fact that the weight is distributed unevenly on the spindle as a result of the movement. The drive is therefore based on a counterweight. Free-running eccentric polishing machines are particularly popular with beginners, are among the most common models and are characterized by:
- Low entry prices
- Minimal risk of danger
- A clean result without holograms
- Eccentric with positive drive:
Unlike freewheeling, where the counterweight drives the motion, these models have a gear that feeds the stroke and creates motion. A sudden stop of the eccentric is therefore impossible. Typical for models with positive drive:
- A high entry price
- A high removal rate
- A clean finish without holograms
- Many possible applications
Polishing with the eccentric polisher: this is how the result will be crystal clear
For beginners who do not want to invest so much money at first, a free-wheeling eccentric is a really good choice. Even entry-level models are powerful and lead to a finish that is worth seeing. Beforehand, however, it should be checked whether polishing is permitted on private property. But even within the free-running devices, one must differentiate in order to select the model that best suits one’s own wishes. An important criterion is the size of the stroke. Polishing machines with a smaller stroke, i.e. less than 15 mm, are more maneuverable and ideal for small surfaces or hard-to-reach areas. Due to the smaller eccentric movement, however, such a device also wears off less surface area. So it takes longer to achieve the desired result. If an eccentric has a larger stroke, it has a higher removal rate. Accordingly, you quickly get an even finish. This type of eccentric is particularly suitable for large-area application in easily accessible places. By the way, this is how perfect rim cleaning is achieved.
Typical roll-off effect after sealing/polishing
One thing is clear: polishing beginners will do particularly well with these machines
If you look at all the advantages and disadvantages of the individual types of equipment, it quickly becomes clear: free-running eccentric polishing machines are particularly well suited to car enthusiasts. If you buy an entry-level model at a reasonable price, you will enjoy it for a long time. Ideally, you should choose a machine with a small stroke. This way you are on the safe side, you will never remove too much and you will reach every corner of your beloved car paint. Before polishing, however, you should always visit a washing line. With the right polisher, not only the car shines, but also the proud owner. Due to the current situation, however, unnecessary cruising should be avoided.