Originally Posted by Azorean
What is the best place for a power polish in Calgary? Is power polishing safe and effective or are dark colours always going to show more swirl or fine scratch marks and I'm just wasting my money?
I bought a random orbital buffer several years ago, did a BUNCH of reading, and now do all of this myself. I actually enjoy it and it is VERY easy if you take the time to learn. If you can't find someone in Calgary that knows what they are doing (and just because they have a "detail" business does NOT mean they know anything), do it yourself!
Also, IMO, dark cars benefit the most from proper prep and polishing. They will absolutely show more swirls and marring but, if done right, it can all be completely corrected and then avoided for a long time (not indefinitely) with proper washing techniques (two bucket, pre soak in foam, etc). If you find a good detailer, it is NOT a waste of money IMO if you then learn how to properly maintain the car.