Following the success of the original G110, the Meguiar’s G110V2 Professional Dual Action Polisher improves what was already a very capable polisher with extra features and various design improvements. Today we’re going to review the Meguiar’s G110V2 and see how it stacks up against the competition.
Despite the popularity of bodywork polishers many people will say that the best polishing method is to do it by hand. Although you can still get a good finish with a bit of manual labor, on darker colored bodywork it’s going to be a full time job trying to get rid of swirls and blemishes.This is where a polisher comes into it’s own and the Meguiar’s Professional Dual Action Polisher is one of the best buys on the market.
Unlike other branded polishers which try to be a jack of all trades, the Meguiar’s G110V2 is a purpose built device and has clearly been designed from the ground up to excel at it’s one specific purpose. The G110V2 is quite a weighty polisher and at first glance it looks like it’ll be unwieldy and you’ll end up doing more damage than good to your bodywork. In practise however the Meguiar’s ergonomic design means it’s easy and comfortable to steer the polisher precisely across bodywork.
It also has a number of other smart features which really show that the Meguiar’s design has been carefully thought through to be intuitive and simple to operate. For example when you fire up the G110V2 it gently winds up to operating speed rather than immediately going full blast, making it easier to handle and being more gentle on the motor. The motor also seems to feature a pressure sensor of some sort as it adjusts its speed depending on how hard you are pushing, ensuring it doesn’t get bogged down under pressure.
The motor itself can run at anything between 1800-6800RPM which is class leading and the very versatile speed settings mean that the Meguiar’s Dual Action Polisher is perfect for delicate polishing as well as more stubborn jobs. I find with some polishers they can vibrate quite a lot and don’t feel smooth as you move across the bodywork. The Meguiar’s doesn’t suffer from this issue and glides nicely regardless of whatever RPM you are working at, which makes larger jobs much easier.
One reason people are wary of using a polisher instead of doing it by hand is that they’re worried about damaging their paintwork. Unlike normal rotary polishers used by professional detailers, dual action polishers such as the Meguiar’s G110V2 make it basically impossible to do any damage, even if you haven’t used one before. Even though it’s perfectly suitable for home use, the G110V2 has also found favor with professionals which is really all the reassurance you need to know that this is a quality polisher.
With the V2 you also get a few extra goodies that didn’t come with the original G110. You’ll get a free W68DA Soft Buff 2.0 DA Backing Plate as part of the package, along with a canvas bag, tools, and motor brushes thrown in for good measure. I should point out that although you get a few freebies as part of the deal, if you’re considering buying a Meguiar’s G110V2 Dual Action Polisher then there are a few extra bits and pieces you’ll need to get started that aren’t included. So remember when you buy one you’ll also need some pads, plus some polish or wax.
It’s hard not to recommend the Meguiar’s G110V2 Dual Action Polisher. Whether you’re a professional, or this is you’re first polisher, the G110V2 is a quality device that’s clearly been carefully designed to be as easy to use as possible whilst providing excellent results.