M550 – 3in Plate, 550W

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SKU: M550
  • M550 car polisher utilizes a 3in backing plate to quickly refine small areas
  • Robust rotary mechanism cuts quicker than dual action polishers
  • Lightweight with an efficient 500W motor, it’s the ideal introductory rotary polisher
  • Compatible with 1in and 2in rotary backing plates to reach finer details
  • For more intricate details, pair with the Mini Rotary Polishing System or Rotary Extension Shaft Set


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Versatile M550 Rotary Polisher

Car Polisher
Refine Small Areas

This car polisher is the champion of automotive paint correction targeting small areas, designed to conquer the toughest imperfections with its ease of use features. The rotary car polisher boasts a high-torque motor that effortlessly removes scratches and heavy swirl marks, transforming your vehicle’s paintwork into an impeccable masterpiece. Dip your toes into the world of rotary polishing with the M550 rotary car polisher.

M550 Rotary Polisher

Features and Benefits

Quick Cutting Technology for Small Areas

The 3in backing plate is ideal for cutting small areas. Achieve maximum correction with the highly efficient 500W constant power motor, ensuring swirl mark, scratch, and oxidation removal, faster and easier.

M550 3in Rotary Buffer Car Polisher with Red Pad Polishing Grey Car

Seamless Job Flow with Adjustable 6-Speed Control

The rotary car polisher offers six speed adjustments, from 1000 to 3500 RPM. You can easily and seamlessly change the speed while the machine is running with the dial at the end of the machine.

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Crafted for Endurance and the Finest Results

The proximity between the head and plate has been optimized for robust cutting, especially in small areas. The balanced electro-mechanical system ensures consistent and stable operation. 

M550 3in Rotary Buffer Car Polisher with Red Pad Polishing Grey Car

Single Circular Rotary Action Facilitates Efficient Cutting Paint

The rotary polisher, M550 provides a robust single circular motion ideal for heavy-duty jobs while minimizing vibration and heat dissipation through excellence in engineering. 

M550 3in Rotary Buffer Car Polisher with Red Pad Polishing Grey Car

Comfortable Grip for Easy Maneuverability

The sleek, lightweight design and horn-shaped, rubberized hand grip enables more efficient polishing with significantly reduced discomfort. Easily extend your polishing sessions and complete detailing jobs in record time. 

M550 3in Rotary Buffer Car Polisher with Red Pad Polishing Grey Car

3in Rotary Polisher Advanced Features

The Versatile Rotary Car Polisher

Easy Handling MaxShine M550 Rotary Car Polisher

Built-In Safety Features

The bespoke auto shut-off carbon brushes prevent motor damage if overheated.
Consistent Speed MaxShine M550 Rotary Car Polisher

Consistent Speed

Achieve ideal correction with the proper speed. The M550 provides quick access to the 6-speed controller.
Single Axis Rotation MaxShine M550 Rotary Car Polisher

Stable Single Axis Rotation

The concentric rotation of a rotary polisher is what gives its unique cutting and polishing capabilities.

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  • Designed for cutting small areas with extensive coverage.
  • A balanced 550W motor with lightweight offers you improved productivity and accuracy.
  • 6-step speed control allows precise cutting or polishing.
  • Built-in motor protection from overheating.
  • Long power cord: A 13in long power cable gives you more free range.
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Weight 4.8 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 5 × 3.5 in
Product Dimensions & Weight

12.5(L) x 3.1(W) x 4.0(H), 4.2 lbs

Polisher Type

Rotary / Buffer

Backing Plate

3in (75mm)



No Load Speed

1,000-3,500 RPM

Spindle Thread


Power Cord

13 Foot Heavy Duty Cable

Speed Control

1 – 6



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1 review for M550 – 3in Plate, 550W

  1. Andrew Shuster

    Nice equipment. Good price Fast shipping

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What is the Maxshine M550 Rotary Polisher used for?

The M550 is designed for removing minor scratches, swirls, and other paint imperfections on cars. It's ideal for small to medium-sized areas and tight spaces.

Is the M550 suitable for beginners?

While it's more efficient than dual-action polishers, rotaries require more skill and control. If you're new to polishing, consider starting with a dual-action model.

What are the key features of the M550?

550W motor for strong cutting power. Variable speed control (1000-3500 RPM) for different polishing stages. 3-inch backing plate for precise work in tight spaces. Compatible with 1-inch and 2-inch backing plates for larger areas. Lightweight (3.3 lbs) and ergonomic design for comfort. Auto shut-off carbon brushes for motor protection. 13-foot power cord for extended reach.

What type of polish should I use with the M550?

Choose polishes based on the severity of paint imperfections and desired results. Start with a heavy compound for light scratches, then move to a finishing polish for a high shine.

What speed should I use for polishing?

Start with a lower speed (1000-1500 RPM) for applying polish, then gradually increase to higher speeds (2500-3500 RPM) for buffing. Adjust based on the polish and paint condition.

How long does a polishing pad last?

Pad lifespan depends on usage and maintenance. Inspect the pad regularly for wear and replace it when it shows signs of deterioration.

How do I clean and maintain the M550?

Wipe down the polisher with a damp cloth after use. Don't submerge it in water. Store it in a cool, dry place.

How often should I replace the carbon brushes?

Inspect the brushes regularly for wear and replace them when they're less than 1/4 inch long.

What is the warranty on the M550?

The MaxShine M550 comes with a 1-year warranty. See warranty page for details and exclusions.

What's the difference between a rotary and dual-action polisher?

Rotary polishers spin on a single axis, offering strong but more aggressive polishing. Dual-action polishers add orbital movement for a gentler, safer polishing experience.

Do I need a polisher if I want to wax my car?

Polishing removes imperfections before waxing, which adds protection and shine. While not essential for waxing, polishing significantly improves the final result.

Can I use a rotary polisher on all types of paint?

Be cautious on single-stage paints and older cars as they may have thinner paint layers. Start with a gentle polish and test on an inconspicuous area.

Is it safe to polish headlights with a car polisher?

Use specific headlight restoration kits for plastic headlights.

Can I polish scratches completely?

The depth and severity of scratches determine if they can be polished out entirely. Deep scratches may require professional paint correction or repainting.

1 year warranty MaxShine - Best detailing Polishers and Buffers

MaxShine Dual Action Polishers and Buffers Warranty:

Included in the purchase of a MaxShine Dual Action Polisher or Rotary Machine is a 1-year mechanical warranty, from purchase date. Exclusions include but are not limited to dismantled equipment, normal wear and tear, improper use and not following standard operational instructions.

MaxShine Guarantee

As of September 1st, 2023, MAXSHINE will maintain, repair or replace any defective tool, due to faulty materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the warranty. Subject to certain exclusions below. Receipts are required for all warranty claims. MaxShine does not cover shipping cost for repairs.

*To efficiently process a claim under warranty please keep a copy of the proof of purchase with the MaxShine product name, business name where purchased, and the purchase date.