Polishing Starter Pack - with NEW Rockcar 15mm DA (Our Fav)

Polishing Starter Pack - with NEW Rockcar 15mm DA (Our Fav)

Polishing Starter Pack - with NEW Rockcar 15mm DA (Our Fav)

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A great Starter Kit at an amazing price.  You Get:

1x Rockcar 15mm Dual Action Random Orbital Polishing Machine - Our pick, the goldilox polisher, not too small, not too big, just right.  dual action, random orbital, adjustable speed

1x V36 Optical Grade Cutting Polish 473ml/16oz  - the great all-around cutting-polish that eliminates light to moderate paint defects and imperfections from all paint types, then finishes like a fine polish.

3x Orange Hex-Logix Quantum Pad - the workhorse medium-cutting pad removes light to moderate defects like swirls, scratches, oxidation, and water spots to restore gloss, depth, and reflection to painted surfaces.  Three pads gives you enough to swap out and polish most cars before having to stop and clean your pads.

1x Polishing Pad Conditioner 473ml/16oz - lubricates buffing and polishing pads to reduce wear and tear, and produce superior polishing results.



More Details:

NEW! Rockcar Polisher Machine - 15mm Long throw Dual Action - 5" Backing Plate (for 5.5" pads):

With a large 15mm throw the new RockCar Dual Action Polisher quickly and easily removes scratches, swirls, corrects paint defects and gets your paint to a mirror shine. 

A high powered machine safe to use for the beginner.  This is a quality machine that will deliver great shine and longevity:  High quality construction, 2 year warranty, amazing cooling, easy to use controls, low vibration and a powerful 900w pure copper wire motor, 15mm throw, dual action, random orbital, steel construction including steel gears, and steel counterweight, flexible backing plate…

There is a lot about the RockCar 15mm to love, lets run through some of the reasons that make this our new favorite machine to work with and to have in our detailing arsenals...  


rockcars new 15mm dual action random orbital polisher


Extra long 15mm throw to cover more area with each pass, and for more polishing power. The 15mm throw combined with the 125mm (5”) backing plate gives what we believe is the optimal sweet spot for polishing quickly and efficiently with cars.  A larger throw is often too much for the curves of most cars, a smaller throw takes longer to cover the same area, this is the sweet spot and our new go-to polishing machine. 

extra long 15mm throw for faster polishing with rockcar dual action polisher



A powerful 900w motor.  The same amount of work is achieved with less effort with this more powerful machine.  This means you achieve better results faster, with less work for you.  It also means the motor is under less stress making it more durable and reliable. 

powerful 900W copper wire motor


Pure copper wiring electric motor – The RockCar 15mm motor uses pure copper wiring, while more expensive to use copper conducts electricity better this makes for a more powerful and durable machine. 

copper wiring

Constant power system when in low speeds the torque will increase along with the pressure.

 back of rockcar polisher machine



Impressive cooling system to keep air flowing  Polishing creates friction and friction creates heat.  This heat can damage the paint surface, polishing pads, the backing plates and the motor. 

cooling vents close up rockcar polisher



This RockCar polisher has 125 cooling vents and holes throughout the machine including the backing plate, with a large integrated internal cooling fan to force air flow through the machine to keep things cool and large cooling tunnels inside the machine cavity engineered to maximise air flow and cooling for better results and longer durability.

cooling of backing plate for better polishing and longer pad life

lit up cooling tunnels

Have a look at the backing plate and you can see 8 cooling tunnels cut on an angle to force cool air through the backing plate itself as the backing plate spins.  14 cooling holes on the pad mount surface allows hot air to rise through the large cooling channels combining to force hot air away from the pad and paint surface and backing plate. 

cooling tunnels in backing plate of rockcar polisher machine

The metal housing above the backing plate has metal fins like you have on a gearbox of a car to further improve cooling.  This machine has been engineered to run as cool as possible with impressive build quality.

metal cooling fins

This cooling helps cool pads, improving pad life while also reducing potential heat damage to clearcoat.  The low heat generation on the surface makes it ideal for temperature-sensitive paints.



High build quality, and rigorous quality control with all machines going through 5 separate quality checks during the production process.  Steel gears (both), designed to perfectly mesh, for better durability and increased tool life, and better more consistent performance.  Well lubricated parts, with lots of quality grease for smooth operation, lubrication and reduced wear.

Steel gears and quality lubrication polisher machine



Steel Counterweight.  Counterweight for smoother operation, designed and balanced specifically for the included and fitted 5” 125mm backing plate and 15mm throw, and 125mm 5.5” pads for better balance and less vibration.

Steel counterweight polisher



Steel construction.  Solid metal construction with Strong black plastic and rubber housing.  Steel screw (not plastic)

steel construction with rubber dampner and large cooling channel on rockcar 15mm polishing machine dual action random orbital



Low vibration make it a pleasure to use.  The front grip is rubberised giving a soft nonslip grip and underneath between the front grip and the steel section, is a rubber dampener to isolate vibrations.  This makes a big difference to the vibrations you feel through your hand and arms, making the machine much more comfortable to use especially on bigger jobs.  The machine has been carefully balanced and engineered to reduce vibrations and operate efficiently.  In our testing there was a noticeable difference in the vibrations we felt with this machine.

 rockcar 15mm dual action random orbital polisher machine



Easy controls make it intuitive to operate, you can adjust everything with one hand without stopping or interrupting your work.

It feels so natural to use.  You squeeze the continuous progressive speed trigger with your finger to gently and smoothly start the machine, with the same hand your thumb naturally rests against the trigger lock/unlock so you don’t have to keep your finger holding down the trigger.  When you want to adjust speed, your thumb naturally goes to the speed dial - right where you want it, and you can adjust speed up and down without letting go or looking away.  All the controls are simple and durable to ensure longevity.

 easy to use ergonomic design of polisher machine



Random orbital dual action free spinning drive for hologram free finishing.  The random orbit dual action is designed to mimic hand polishing, reducing contact in the same place over and over and reducing the risk of paint damage.  This is achieved by having two movements in the machine, hence “dual action”.  As the motor drives the backing plate around, the backing plate does not just spin, but also follows an orbit on which it is free to rotate depending on forces and friction, hence “random orbital”.  If too much pressure/friction is applied the random orbital movement will stop reducing the risk of paint damage making it a much safer machine to use.  There are other machine styles such as rotary or forced rotation, and in the right hands these can give great results, but we believe the dual action random orbital is currently the best option for safer, high shine, hologram free low risk polishing.

random orbital dual action polishing machine from rockcar

High Quality Flexible backing plate with give and flex, making it easier and safer to work on curves of car bodies

flexible high quality backing plate for better polishing



Rubber backing plate protection shield to protect the user from the moving parts behind the backing plate. Safer, cleaner, better looking and, incorporating 30 cooling holes for improved airflow and cooling, better machine life and polishing results.

protection shield on RockCar random orbital dual action polisher



Over-load and over-heat protection, and Auto Shut-off Carbon Brushes to prevents motor damage, for longer tool life and durability.  An additional pair of carbon brushes are included free with the machine. 

carbon brushes to protect motor



Fits Standard Pads It has a standard 125mm (5 Inch) backing plate with high quality hook and loop for quick easy and secure pad fitment and swapping pads quickly.  It also has a rubberised resting bar for safe setting down

velcro hook and loop 125mm / 5" backing plate for standard pads



Looks great in Stealth black with red button and backing plate.  Easy to keep looking fresh and new.  A long 2.9m cord to allow you to work with the machine easily. 


AU NZ Plug, 240V/50Hz 2.9m cord



Power:  900W

Rated Voltage: 240V/50Hz

No-load Speed: 1700-4800r/min

Backing Plate Size:  125mm (5”)

Warranty:  2 Years

Recommended Polishing Pad Size: 135-150mm (5.5”)

Cord Length: 2.9m

Random Orbital Dual Action polisher

Orbit: 15mm

Model Code: T882P

Plug:  NZ/AU


How to use it:

  1. Shake well and apply 4-5 drops of V36 to Orange Pad.
  2. Prime pad with Pad Conditioner.
  3. Dab product out evenly across 2' x 2' section.
  4. Turn on machine on surface to speed setting 1 to spread product.
  5. Increase speed to 5-6 and using moderate pressure.
  6. Work area in 2-3 passes until product becomes clear.
  7. Examine results. If you are satisfied with results, proceed to step 10.
  8. If you are not satisfied with results, try using V34 with the Orange Pad; if you are satisfied, proceed to step 10.
  9. If an even more aggressive approach is needed, switch to the Yellow Cutting Pad.
  10. Refine finish with white pad and V38 Final Polish.
  11. Work until optical clarity is achieved.
  12. Remove residue with clean microfiber towel.

V36 Optical Grade Cutting Polish 473ml/16oz:  

V36 Optical Grade Cutting Polish is the great all-around cutting-polish that eliminates light to moderate paint defects and imperfections from all paint types, then finishes like a fine polish. 

Use This Polish To: 

  • Removes 2000-2500 grit sanding scratches
  • Tackle light to moderate swirls and scratches
  • Perform a one-step polish for a superior luster
  • Restore your headlights for safest night driving
  • Finish with clarity and precision for the brightest shine

Flexible Cutting And Finishing Power For Moderate Paint Defects

V36 is formulated for fast cutting with optical grade diminishing abrasives that restore both old paint finishes and freshly-painted panels. The advanced polish cuts through light to moderate paint defects, swirls, scratches and oxidation, then finishes with superior luster fit for final polish results on most paints. V36 contains no fillers or oils, so the results you see are the results you get!

Advanced Abrasives For Modern Paint Technology

V36 is the preferred finishing polish for repairing optical plastic after wet-sanding and compounding faded and hazy headlights and taillights. The water-based formula is blended with advanced lubricants for extended work time and a minimal dusting profile. Use Chemical Guys V36 Optical Grade Cutting Polish to remove light to moderate defects, swirls, and scratches from any paint finish.



3x Orange Hex-Logix Quantum Pad:

The Orange Quantum Pad is the workhorse of the Quantum system. The medium-cutting pad removes light to moderate defects like swirls, scratches, oxidation, and water spots to restore gloss, depth, and reflection to painted surfaces.

Use This Pad To:

  • Reduce surface tension on pad
  • Extend the life of your pads
  • Remove light, medium to heavy scratches
  • Restore gloss and reflection on paint

Quantum Hex-Logic Buffing Pads

Quantum Hex-Logic polishing pads represent the great leap forward in machine polishing design. Traditional buffing pad designs can’t take the physical stresses from polishing. Regular foam pads are prone to failures in the hook and loop backing system, internal foam breakdown, and burning and melting from high speed rotation. While old school rotary polishers spin on one axis and create even stresses across a buffing pad, modern dual action machines spin and oscillate and create extra stresses and strain.

Hex-Logic Backing Material

Quantum buffing and polishing pads are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the United States. Every pad uses a hook-and-loop interface backing pad to attach to any machine polisher backing plate that uses the hook-and-loop material. This unique breathable backing material helps wick heat away through the attachment side and advanced vented backing plates. While cheaper foam pads melt and pull apart during polishing jobs, Quantum Pads last and last for dependable detailing use on even the most intense polishing jobs.

Fast Acting Pads

The all new Quantum polishing pads are engineered and designed to generate the safest and most efficient cutting power on today’s powerful dual action and high speed rotary polishers. Quantum Pads cut quickly to remove deep defects, swirls, scratches, and oxidation, then refine the finish to restore gloss, reflection, and shine to any color paint finish.


How to use it:

  1. Center Pad onto backing plate.
  2. Apply 5 dime size dots of compound or polish.
  3. Spray Polishing Pad Conditioner onto face of pad. 
  4. Work product into the surface of the vhicle.

Polishing Pad Conditioner 473ml/16oz:

 hemical Guys Polishing Pad Conditioner lubricates buffing and polishing pads to reduce wear and tear, and produce superior polishing results. Dry rubbing builds up excess heat and friction, which reduces the effectiveness of polish abrasives and wears down buffing pads prematurely.

Use This To: 

  • Prime polishing pads for superior results
  • Add lubrication to extend polish work time
  • Reduces compound dusting and residue
  • Works on all foam, microfiber, and wool pads
  • Make your pads last and last

Reduces Friction

Machine polishing is the fine detailing art that balances machine power, abrasives, and friction to remove swirls and scratches, and restore luster to paint. Dry buffing pads generate excess heat and cause marring and other inconsistent paint removal marks. Chemical Guys Polishing Pad Conditioner lubricates buffing pads and polish abrasives to extend work time, reduce marring marks, and reduce the chances of burning paintwork from excess pad friction.

Works on All Buffing Pads

No matter the pad, chemical, or machine, use Polishing Pad Conditioner to lubricate and prime the pad for superior results with fewer passes in less time. Polishing Pad Conditioner extends polish work time to properly use all of the particle abrasive and refine the finish.


How to use it:

  1. Prime buffing and polishing pads with Polishing Pad Conditioner for fast and even results every time.
  2. Place 5 - 6 dots of your favorite Chemical Guys compound or polish across the buffing pad.
  3. Mist the pad with 1 - 3 spritzes of Polishing Pad Conditioner.
  4. Use Chemical Guys Polishing Pad Conditioner on any foam, microfiber, or wool buffing and polishing pads whenever compounding or polishing.



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