What kinda rotary backing plate do you use for 6.5" pads?
Circular Polishers -Rotary Polishers - High Speed PolisherDiscuss What kinda rotary backing plate do you use for 6.5" pads? in the Buffers and Polishers forums; Hey guys, what is a good backing plate for a rotary to be used with 6.5" pads?
Below are some pictures to show the size of the backing plates relative to some popular buffing pads to help you get an idea of the fitment of the backing plate to the hook-n-loop interface on the back of the buffing pads.
Note in this picture and all the above pictures the extra backing and or foam that sticks out past the outer edge of the backing plate. You want this extra material as a safety margin to help prevent running the outer edge of the backing plate into any painted areas, or around trim or other components like side view mirrors, rear wing spoilers, etc.
Both of these flexible backing plates are excellent backing plates to have in your tool chest to go along with your rotary buffer.
All of the above backing plates and pads work great with all the rotary buffers on Autogeek.net
I know about the 3" backing plate from gloss-it/rubbish boys UK, but I dont like the over hang. With such a small pad you want the full contact area of the pad as you are concentrating on a small area.
The same with with a 6.5" pad. I dont like using a 5" backing plate because when you apply pressure to the pad it is not evenly distributed and the overhang just mushrooms up.