Originally Posted by davidc
6" is usually easier to handle especially just starting. I have both 8 and 6 but I prefer the 6 unless I am doing a hood,RV etc., something large.
But do you stop to change pads only to do hoods ?
What about pad type ? Flat or those textured foam like this one ? 3M Perfect-It Plus Foam Polishing Pad 8 inches, car polishing pad, buffing pad
Does this type of foam helps to keep splatter an heat in check with a rotary ?
Originally Posted by LPfromNJ
Tip- tape or cover everything that you don't want any product to end up on. Rotary's tend to sling product everywhere unlike the DA. I definitely learned to tape the door jams after using a rotary. I just got to use a Cyclo DA and hope I never have to use a rotary again. haha!
I usually tape trims, moldings and unpainted plastics even though I only use a DA right now... but I've never covered windshields or places where the machine won't touch..... maybe this is some extra work with a rotary....