Shurhold Orbital Polisher

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ras737, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. ras737

    ras737 New Member

    Feb 7, 2010
    2008 44 Sundancer
    Has anyone had the opportunity to use Shurholds new Orbital Polisher. Any feedback would be appreciated. :smt001
  2. Plane 2 Sea

    Plane 2 Sea New Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Traverse City, MI
    1996 330 Sundancer
    twin 7.4L 454's V drives
    Just purchased a Shurhold buffer .. Numerous folks around here have used them and really like it. Also planning on using their "Buff magic" and 'Pro polish" this spring. Getting anxious!!! Good videos out there on internet land.
  3. Carver370

    Carver370 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Buffalo Michigan
    2000 Sea Ray 400 Sundancer - Diesel
    Twin 3116 Cats - 350 HP
    The difference in your gel coat will be night and day with a rotary buffer vs the orbital. Buff Magic is made to be used with a rotary. The orbital will work "ok" but you will not get near the shine that you would otherwise.

    Orbitals are perfect for applying the wax to the boat after it is buffed out though!
  4. jrock1062

    jrock1062 New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    2002 225 weekender
    5.0 260hp
    I have the Porter Cable i have used it on my cars and loved it
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 10, 2009
    West Michigan
    1990 390 Express
    454 Mercrusier
    Bought one this year, used it to apply both buff magic and pro polish on the hull, I prefer it over the rotary buffer that I have used for the last six years. The topsides are next after I rebed the hatches.
  6. 1956olds

    1956olds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 31, 2009
    michigan,saginaw bay
    1992 370 ec
    twin cummins 6bta's 300 hp
    Rl80 pathfinder radar/chartplotter,SH 2150 matrix vhf w/ais
    quicksilver 8
    ok here's a link to what i saw used by pros and it is faster than anything else with superior shine an no swirl marks.
  7. boatcraze

    boatcraze New Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Stuart, Fl
    17' Key West
    115 hp
    I used it 2 weeks ago on the hull and topsides of my boat and loved it. It's lightweight and comes with different handles so you can choose whichever you prefer. It's easy to use and delivers a great shine without burns or swirls. It has a 20 foot cord and comes in a carrying bag with all the tool it needs. I used Shurhold's Buff Magic and Pro Polish with it and my boat is shining like new....I'd highly recommend this buffer.
  8. At Ease

    At Ease New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 28, 2007
    I looked at some reviews online regarding the Cyclo and although it get good reviews for results, some indicated that it is awkward to use and very heavy. I just purchased the Flex orbital buffer from Autogeek and I can't wait to use it. It is expensive but gets better reviews than some others.

    Its made in Germany, its got to be good, right?

    I have a one year old Porter Cable Orbital for sale if anyone is interested. PM me.
  9. Lake Erie Boater

    Lake Erie Boater Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    Sandusky Bay, Ohio
    2018 Sabre 38 SE
    2019 Blackfin 272CC
    VP IPS400's
    300 Merc Verado's

    What would you suggest for applying a polish?
  10. 1956olds

    1956olds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 31, 2009
    michigan,saginaw bay
    1992 370 ec
    twin cummins 6bta's 300 hp
    Rl80 pathfinder radar/chartplotter,SH 2150 matrix vhf w/ais
    quicksilver 8
    a gf,or two!
  11. Holden

    Holden New Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    San Antonio
    2000 180BR
    4 cyl.
    A guy who was the service manager at Sail/Ski told me that rotary will blow orbital away. I bring it up bc I was bragging about my porter cable. I may need to pay him $200 to detail my boat.
  12. shurhold

    shurhold New Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    Hi all. I'm Barry from Shurhold and wanted to take a moment to join the conversation and answer some items that I saw pop up in this thread.

    1. "Rotary will do a better job that Shurhold's Dual Action Polisher" Yes and No. Yes if your boat is heavily oxidized you will need the extra power of a rotary. But be careful or hire a pro to do it. Rotary takes skill to keep from burning or swirling your finish. The Dual Action Polisher is perfect for light to no oxidation, which is what most of us deal with on our boats. The unique random action will protect your finish from the pitfalls of a rotary. Please do not confuse our unit with those cheap two handed units (orbitals) our unit has a forced random movement with a 6 speed high power motor.

    2. "Buff Magic is made to be used with a rotary" Yes, but is was also design to be used by hand and with our Dual Action Polisher in conjunction with the special Buff Magic Pad. Buff Magic will remove your oxidation, polish your metals and even restore you headlights on your truck.

    Please feel free to ask us any question you have directly at:

    Hope this was helpful.

    Happy Boating!
  13. KayKook

    KayKook New Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Mitten State
    89' 200CC Cuddy (Sold)
    175HP 4.3L V-6
    Nothing new. New and shiney boat = okay for Shurhold/PC psuedo polishers. Older/Oxidized boat= rotary.

    I would not bother with the psuedo polishers, get a rotary, use low RPM's and you will never look back.
  14. capecodcruiser

    capecodcruiser Member

    Aug 1, 2008
    Falmouth, MA
    2001 310, 350 HO's/Vdrives.
    Mercruiser MPI 350 HO's
    What is the difference between the Flex Orbital and the Porter Cable? Thanks
  15. Jaws

    Jaws Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 13, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    460 Sundancer 2002
    Cummins 8.3 6CTA
    The Flex is a true dual action machine where the Porter Cable, although some refer to it as a D/A, is more of an orbital. The Flex has a relatively long throw to the action and you have to use it on a lower speed than the Porter Cable. The Flex actually can do both jobs, rotary polisher and orbital. I've had the Flex for two years and I like the solid feel it has, without being too heavy. A nice bale handle on it as well.
  16. At Ease

    At Ease New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 28, 2007
    Very good explaination. I can't wait to try it out. The shrinkwrap comes off tomorrow.

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