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    ok, I bought a new porter cable 7424xp . I was doing some test spots on my Harley bags that had some bad swirls. I bought it here as a kit. It came with pads and wolfgang 3.0 swirl remover and glaze. My question is I have to lift the weight of the da off the surface to get the pad to rotate. Is my pad not loaded enough or did I not install something right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marknett View Post
    ok, I bought a new porter cable 7424xp . I was doing some test spots on my Harley bags that had some bad swirls. I bought it here as a kit. It came with pads and wolfgang 3.0 swirl remover and glaze. My question is I have to lift the weight of the da off the surface to get the pad to rotate. Is my pad not loaded enough or did I not install something right?
    What speed is the machine dial in at?

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    I started at 2 with the swirl remover , then brought it up to 4. Also , I'm using an orange pad

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    Should be spinning at 4.keep it flat and mark the backing plate with a sharpie,this by Mike Phillips will indicate spin rather the vibrate.

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    Doing Harley bags are awkward.keep the machine flat at all times with a little pressure.Dont push downward with so much force,as this will also cause the pad not to spin.

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    I put a small piece of green tape on backing tape so I could verify it was spinning. On a flat surface on #4 setting it will spin with the weight of the Da polisher . Any pressure at all it will stop. Is that normal?

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    If your pad is not rotating and only vibrating you may be putting too much downward pressure on the polisher. Should be applying about 12-15 pounds of downward pressure.

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    On the #1 or #2 setting, I have to lift the weight of the polisher to get it to rotate

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    1 or 2 is spreading the product,the machine won't spin or rotate at such a low speed.The machine needs to be dialed in at a minimum of 4 for swirl removal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank70 View Post
    If your pad is not rotating and only vibrating you may be putting too much downward pressure on the polisher. Should be applying about 12-15 pounds of downward pressure.
    5 to 10 max.12 to 15 is way to much.
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