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NEW: Rockcar Polisher Machine - 12mm throw Dual Action - 5" Backing Plate (for 5.5" pads)

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Original price $399.99
Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
Original price $399.99
Current price $299.00
$299.00 - $299.00
Current price $299.00

The new entry level polisher from Rockcar is impressive.  At 850W and with a 12mm throw it's hard to call this "small" or "entry level".  It is a smaller machine than the Rockcar 15, and if you have to choose between the two the Rockcar 15 is the better machine, but the Rockcar 12 delivers impressive bang for buck with quality not normally seen at this price point.  We have tested and taken it apart ourselves and were impressed with what we saw.  This is a quality solid and comfortable to use machine, and while pros will still prefer the Rockcar 15 the Rockcar 12 is not far behind at a much cheaper price point.  High quality, easy to use, and it looks cool.  


This is a lot of machine for the money, and great with your Chemical Guys Hex Logic Pads and V line of Polishes.  Fits the 5.5" size Chemical Guys hex logic pads.

Long 12mm throw to cover more area with each pass, and for more polishing power. The 12mm throw combined with the 125mm (5”) backing plate is a great combination 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.  While the Rockcar15 gives a bigger coverage, the Rockcar 12 still has great throw to come pretty close, at a much cheaper price.  If you are a Pro detailer you will really notice the difference of the Rockcar15, but if you are just polishing every new and then the Rockcar 12 gives unbeatable value for money.  


A powerful 850W 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 – Like its bigger brother The RockCar 12's motor uses pure copper wiring, while more expensive to use copper conducts electricity better this makes for a more powerful and durable machine. 

copper wiring


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 101 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.

cooling of backing plate for better polishing and longer pad life

lit up cooling tunnels

The backing plate is identical to its bigger brother the Rockcar 15.  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. 

cooling tunnels in backing plate of rockcar polisher machine

The metal housing above the backing plate has metal fins like you have on a gearbox of a car to further improve cooling.  Similar but smaller than those on the Rockcar15.  Rockcar Polishers are engineered to run as cool as possible with impressive build quality.

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.  


Low vibration make it a pleasure to use.  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.  The Rockcar 15 goes further with additional rubberised front grips.

Simple controls to operate, wiht a lock on power switch.  

There is a simple reliable mechanical speed adjustment at the base of the machine, and an on off lock on switch on the top of the machine located and cureved to easily turn the machine on and off while polishing.  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

flexible high quality backing plate for better polishing


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. 

carbon brushes to protect motor

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, with a New Zealand Plug.

The "My Car Rocks" on the side of the machine is epically cool.  Makes us smile every time we use it.  


Power:  850W

Rated Voltage: 240V/50Hz

No-load Speed: 1800-5400r/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

Orbit: 12mm

Model Code: T842P

Plug:  NZ/AU



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