Do you take car detailing seriously? Well, if that’s the case, then this Silverline 1200W Sander Polisher 180mm should be of interest.

With show season rapidly approaching, we’re all searching through our kit bags to check which products we have and what we need to stock up on in order to get our cars looking their very best when that summer sunshine hits. And if you want to level-up your car care and detailing game, it’s not just about having the right potions and unguents – you’ve got to have the right equipment too.

In that respect, this sander/polisher from Silverline really does take some beating. The high-quality and robust mains-powered unit features a 180mm hook and loop backing pad for sanding, polishing and buffing, and its real party piece is the fact that it’s got variable speed control – a cunning idea which means that you don’t end up burning the lacquer off, you can have as firm or as light a touch as you need at any stage of the polishing process.

Further useful elements include the sturdy D-handle, lock-on button and spindle lock, plus easy access for a quick change of the carbon brushes. And you don’t just need to take our word for the quality of this impressive little unit – it’s won the Auto Express Best Buy of the Year award on two separate occasions. Which is the sort of quality you’d expect from Silverline: they’ve been around since 1978 and grown to become one of the biggest and best-loved tool brands around.

How much does it cost?

The sander/polisher comes with a three year guarantee, and there’s no denying the value at £59.50. In fact, you can buy it for even less over at ManoMano.

So, come on. Time to spin it up and get your shine on, summer and the show season are just over the horizon.