Introduction to Machine Polishing


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Develop your machine polishing skills.


Ideal for those wanting to learn a specific machine polishing style, our Introduction to Machine Polishing for Professionals one-day course is a perfect starting point to get you using machine polishers in a safe, controlled environment. If you already use machines for correction work, it’s an opportunity to reset your skills, pick up practical tips and advice, and increase your efficiency with either a different style or one you have used, but were never comfortable with.

Develop your technique in a controlled scenario and the ability to make mistakes and learn, with instructor-led training selecting from a huge range of machines, and become proficient in machine polishing all types of surfaces. Learn defect assessment and solutions, lighting, compound technology, machine handling, and efficiency tips for professional results.

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Our one-day introduction to machine polishing for professionals course is ideal for those who have either;

  • Have never needed to pick up a machine before
  • Have always used only one type of machine
  • Have restricted themselves to entry-level machines and basic techniques, and are now looking to upgrade or improve on a specific style; be it rotary, long throw DA or forced drive.

Machines covered on these days could include the Rupes LHR 15/21,  Flex XFE, XCE, rotary machines from sleek Flex PE14, through to heavier Makita models, and a further selection from over 23 machines we hold in-house or any machine you choose to bring yourself – just let us know on the day what you would prefer to concentrate on.

For those already holding some experience who want to try their hand with different machines whilst improving overall techniques we also run this as a one-day Intermediate course with Flex, or for an overview of several machine types you can look at our Advanced Machine Polishing course over two days.

Introduction to Machine Polishing doesn’t just concentrate on the hardware though. Also covered in the course are:

  • Surface defects and contamination.
  • Efficiency and productivity methods.
  • Preparation and decontamination stages.
  • “Reading” the paint.
  • Defect identification.
  • Paint thickness measurements using Magnetic Resonance, Eddy Current, and Ultrasonic gauges.
  • The “Polish/Don’t Polish” decision.
  • Introduction to Pad and Compound types and selection.
  • Finishing techniques.
  • Dressing, Sealant/Wax choices, and presentation.
  • Health and Safety

The aim of this course is to make you comfortable with using a machine polisher style over a range of scenarios, to enable you to further practice and perfect the technique required for full competency.

Course Length

1 Day (0930-1600)

Group Size



UK Detailing Academy, 2 Purlieus Barn, Ewen, Cirencester, GL7 6BY

Experience / Qualification

Open to all

Refreshments or Lunch

Refreshments included

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