Rotary Polisher

A rotary polisher is a polishing machine which spins a backplate, to which, polishing pads are attached. This kind of polisher still has its uses in the initial stages of the polishing process, because with high RPM it can create heat, which can help with coarse polishing. However, this kind of polisher has fallen out of favour because of its tendency to create buffer tails or holograms.

Polishing is an abrasive process, and so leaves tiny scratches on your paintwork. The trick is to use ever-finer polishes so that those scratches become microscopic and invisible to the naked eye. Even so, if you have thousands of scratches all lined up in the same direction, they can still be seen. A rotary polisher can easily create this effect, while a random orbital breaks up any scratch lines and provides a superior result.