Polishing creates friction and friction creates heat. This heat can damage the paint surface, polishing pads, the backing plates and the motor. 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 maximize air flow and cooling for better results and longer durability.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Constant power system when in low speeds the torque will increase along with the pressure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 construction. Solid metal construction with Strong black plastic and rubber housing. Steel screw (not plastic)
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.
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.
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.
High Quality Flexible backing plate with give and flex, making it easier and safer to work on curves of car bodies
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.
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.
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
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.
1. Pads must be matched to hardness of the paint:
a. Hard paint (European) - rockcar blue
b. Standard paint: rockcar purple
c. Soft paint (Asian) - rockcar gold
For deeper scratches sand to 2,000 grit first.
2. Start with 5-6 large pea sized dots, work it into the pad gently by hand or spreader. Recommended speeds: DA /Random Orbital: 2,000-10,000rpm. Rotary: 1,500 – 2,000 rpm
3. Reapply more polish as necessary, typically 1/5 of a bottle per car depending on condition and use. When finished Remove any polish residue with a soft and clean microfibre cloth, like the rockcar Roadie or Pegasus.
4. For best results protect with rockcar future coat.
Before After, 1 Step with Mirror Shine:
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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
Model Code: T882P