Don’t be fooled by the Grasshopper’s diminutive size. This little polisher is a true workhorse and is absolutely made for paint correction and removing swirls.
The Grasshopper 2.0 completes the Apex Customs range of Dual Action Random Orbital polishers and is an absolutely essential bit of kit for any detailer.
With its 12mm throw and 3” backing pad, the Grasshopper gets into the tight areas where the larger dual action polishers simply cannot get to. Think door jams, sills, tricky lips and lids.
Boasting a new rubberised grip, increased ventilation ports for improved heat dissipation and NSK bearings all round, the Grasshopper 2.0 was made for excellent ergonomics over prolonged use.
Combine this with a set of our Buff and Shine 3” pads to tackle any job at hand.
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- Compact & precise 12mm throw to get you through tight spots such as door trims; side mirrors and curved edges
- 600 Watts of power for paint correction, polishing and waxing applications
- 2000 – 6000 O.P.M.
- 6 levels of speed with trigger lock
- Easy to use, great for beginners and experts alike
- Quality tested & CE certified
- Grasshopper Random Orbital Polisher 12mm
- 3″ backing plate
- Instruction manual
- Manufacturers Warranty (12 months)
How Does The Grasshopper 2.0 Compare?
What is a D/A (Dual Action) Polisher?
Dual Action Random Orbital Polishers (DAROP). Afraid of damaging your paint in the process of paint correction? Look no further. We have the perfect tool at a third the cost of the industry’s leading unit.
Well you know those cheaper rotary polishers you can buy? They are extremely useful at correcting paint. In fact, they correct paint really quickly, too quickly. Think of it as a scalpel. Highly effective but also dangerous in the wrong hands. They can correct so quickly that they can literally take the paint off your car.
How about the more basic hand buffers? Well they’re about as effective as using a cat to mow a lawn. As the other extreme of the rotary polisher, these hand buffers do not have enough grunt to correct paint.
D/A Polishers rotate through the momentum created by the high speed orbital motion. As there is no direct link between the rotations and oscillations, this makes dual action random orbital polishers the safest tools to use for beginners but also enables effective paint correction. The reason why they are safer is because they significantly reduce the heat generated by rotary and forced rotation polishers.
Why is Throw Important?
Think of throw as the reach of the orbital polisher. The larger the reach, the more surface area it corrects in one swift motion. This not only reduces your polishing time significantly but it also enables your product to be spread across a larger area resulting in less caking of your product on the pad.
Slinging occurs when product gets spun of the surface of the pad onto the car/environment as a result of the over-saturation of the pad. As a result of this larger surface area, we are able to reduce the amount of slinging that occurs.
The illustration below shows the total magnitude of the throw calculated off the centre of the polisher backing plate by adding the displacement from both opposite sides of the pivot point to give you the total throw (ie: 8mm; 15mm ; 21mm).