10% off Car Detailing Packages

Remove scratches and swirl marks

10% off Machine Polishing for Cars
in Scotland

Get your paintwork looking as good as new with machine polishing services in Scotland - at our car detailing studio near Edinburgh. Ceramic Coating included as standard.
Call our machine polishing specialists on 01506 365059

Our prices are 35% below the local car detailing industry average!

What is Machine Polishing?

Machine polishing is a process used to remove surface imperfections from vehicle paint such as swirl marks, scratches, etching, oxidisation and other defects.

It uses specialised polishing compounds and pads applied with an electric machine polisher to restore the clear coat of the car.

The result of machine polishing is a smooth, glossy finish that looks like it just rolled off the assembly line. The process can also be used for paint correction in which deeper scratches are removed or corrected to bring back showroom quality shine.

Machine polishing requires a great deal of skill and knowledge about different compounds and techniques to achieve optimal results.

In addition, we offer a range of ceramic coating options for the complete car protection including for paintwork, glass, wheels, exhaust, interior, fabric and leather. 

Machine Polishing Packages

New or used, we’ve got the tools and experience to take care of your car. New and nearly new cars are usually treated with a single stage polish while older cars are more like to need 2 – 3 stages of polishing to get the desired results. Once your paintwork has been enhanced or corrected, choose from Ceramic Coating or Paint Protection Film (PPF) to keep your car looking it’s best for years to come. 

Single Stage Machine Polish
+ 12-18 Month Ceramic Coating

Any Car. Any Size
£ 333
  • Single Stage Paint Correction to remove 80% of light-medium defects
  • Angelwax Legacy 12-18 month Ceramic Coating for an ultra glossy and hydrophobic finish
10% off

Two Stage Machine Polish
+ 2 Year Ceramic Coating

Any Car. Any Size. Any Age
£ 513
  • Two Stage Paint Correction to remove 90-95% of swirl marks and heavy-medium defects
  • 2 Year Ceramic Coating for an ultra glossy and hydrophobic finish
10% off

The Ultimate Used Car Protection

Any Car. Any Size
£ 792
  • Deep Clean & Decontamination
  • Two Stage Machine Polish
  • 7 Year Ceramic Coating
  • Wheel Ceramic Coating
  • Glass Coating
  • Interior Deep Clean
  • Interior Fabric & Leather Protection
10% off

Verified Customer

It looks like a showroom new car

“Just had my 3 year old car machine polished and ceramic coated. Am absolutely delighted with the result. It looks like a showroom new car again” Dionne, 5 star review

Verified Customer

Better than when I picked it up

“I had the new car package done last week and results are totally amazing. My Kia sportage was only a week old but when I got it back from Ross it looked better than when I picked it up from the dealer” John, 5 star review

Verified Customer

Could not believe the transformation

“3 year old Mercedes GLC43 AMG in for machine polishing and 5 year ceramic coating. I could not believe the transformation in the car. Outstanding result and the car looks better than it did when new.” Alasdair, 5 star review

Most Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions about Machine Polishing below, but if you still have questions, send us a message or call 01506 365059

What is a Machine Polisher?

Machine polishers come in different sizes and power ranges, from small handheld models to large industrial-grade machines. They also offer different levels of speed control, allowing the user to adjust the speed to suit the material being polished and the level of polishing required.

Using a machine polisher can save time and effort compared to manual polishing, but it requires some skill and experience to use effectively without damaging the surface being polished. Therefore, it is essential to follow proper safety procedures and use the appropriate polishing pad and compound for the task at hand.

What different types of machine polisher are there?

There are several types of machine polishers used in the detailing industry, the most commonly used are rotary polishers, dual action polishers and forced rotation polishers. 

Rotary Polishers

Rotary Polishers are the most traditional type of machine polishers and are also known as circular polishers or rotary buffers. They have a circular rotating pad that spins in a single direction and uses a rotary motion to remove surface imperfections. Rotary polishers are powerful and can remove deep scratches, swirls, and heavy oxidation, but they require a higher level of skill and experience to use effectively.

Dual Action Polishers

Dual action polishers are also known as random orbital polishers or DA polishers. They have a circular pad that oscillates in a random pattern, which reduces the risk of damaging the surface being polished. Dual Action Polishers are less aggressive than rotary polishers and are ideal for removing light to moderate swirl marks, scratches, and other imperfections.

Forced Rotation Polishers

Forced Rotation polishers have a mechanism that forces the pad to rotate and oscillate at the same time, giving them more power than a standard dual action polisher, but with less risk of causing damage than a rotary polisher. They are ideal for removing deeper scratches and defects while still providing a user-friendly experience.

Each type of polisher has its advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of machine polisher will depend on the level of skill and experience of the user, the type of paint or material being polished, and the level of correction or enhancement required.

Which manufacturers make the best machine polishers?

3 of the top manufacturers are:


Flex is a German manufacturer that is well-known for producing high-quality rotary and dual action polishers. They are especially known for their lightweight and ergonomic designs, making them comfortable to use for extended periods.


Rupes is an Italian company that produces a range of rotary and dual action polishers, as well as other detailing tools and accessories. Their polishers are known for their excellent balance, minimal vibration, and high-quality construction.

Auto Finesse

The Auto Finesse DPX & MPX Dual Action Polishers offer professional results, and are a must have hand held accessory for the serious detailer.

Machine Polishing in Scotland

Machine Polishing Central Scotland is one of the most highly rated car detailing and ceramic coating studio’s in Scotland with over 300 five star reviews across Google and Facebook.

Machine Polishing – Central Scotland, Covault Livingston East – Unit 4, Livingston EH54 5DT

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Telephone: 01506 365059.

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00

Sunday: closed

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