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Thread: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    I'm not a big fan of chemical guys, but their 3" TORQ backing plate is awesome!


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    Sounds interesting. How is it different? Please tell us more about it.


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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    Sounds interesting. How is it different? Please tell us more about it.


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    It has cooling holes, but what I like even better is the plate is flexible, which allows it to contour. It's not rock hard like the rest out there.


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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    It has cooling holes, but what I like even better is the plate is flexible, which allows it to contour. It's not rock hard like the rest out there.


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    Is it beefy like this new Griots 1 in the pics?


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    Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    Is it beefy like this new Griots 1 in the pics?


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    Nope. The Griots one looks "heavy". They CG one is very light.


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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    Cool. Thanks for the info.[emoji1417]


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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    The person I've been talking to at Griots is Kim Oglesby. She can be emailed at koglesby@griotsgarage.com.

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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    It has cooling holes, but what I like even better is the plate is flexible, which allows it to contour. It's not rock hard like the rest out there.


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    Like the vented part and it being flexible...

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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    I believe the Griots 3" HD backing plate was designed heavy specifically to smooth out operation while using a 3" pad on the full size GG6.
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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    So many backing plates so little money

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    Re: Griots Garage 3 inch HD Backing Plate

    Guys! So the backing plate has been produced and is on its way! We're expecting delivery in our Indy Warehouse by 1/15. I'd anticipate another week before accounts begin seeing them.

    Here is the facts on 3" Orbital Backing Plates.... With any counterbalance assembly, the "Dance" between the Counterbalance & combined weight of backing plate, buffing pad and liquid must be carefully considered.
    It isn't as simple as finding a 5/16" threaded backing plate and fastening it to the machine. Lake Country manufacturers a great 3" Backing Plate...however it has a weight range from my research to be around 80-83grams. In addition, using only three rivets to hold the plate together will allow for potential flex and/or warping of the center hub. Additionally, with no center recess the plate efficiently transfers heat to the pad subsequently reducing pad life.

    The Griot's Garage 3" HD Orbital Backing Plate was built from the ground up to work in concert with the GG6- 6" Random Orbital Polisher. It features a center recess, Velcro Brand micro-hook and 6 HD rivets with a steel hub washer. The plate will ensure smoother performance from the GG orbital. Combine this 3" Plate with this tool, along with the new BOSS Pads and you'll experience paint correction as fast as any 3" tool on the market. In spite of it 8mm orbital, the insane rotation experienced with this set-up will compensate delivering ridiculously fast correction. I wouldn't recommend using the tool at speeds faster than 3 or so... I'm confident many of you will dedicate a 6" Random Orbital to a 3" tool... PS... I wouldn't recommend using a thin 3" Backing plate like what's found on the 3" Random Orbital or from other manufacturers. It'll assuredly deliver excess vibration, making the tool unbearable.

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