Originally Posted by monito
I noticed thar the size of the back plate I received was not 5 in but 4.5 inches. Aftet using 6.5 orange pad for about 30 minutes it burned on the velcro area. The black and white no problems. In my humble opinion 2 inches of play is way too much. I used a newone and the 2nd one burnned in about 5 minutes.
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It would be nice if you can upload a photo showing the burning of your pad, about how the velcro was burnt.
While you are supposed to use a 6 inch backing plate for 6.5 inch pad, it should not make your pad burn due to that reason alone. I have used a 7 inch pad on a 5 inch backing plate before with no problem. Please describe the product and procedure used, how long and how hard you pressed on the machine during the process.
If you keep pressing on the same spot, you can make the pad / paint very hot even with DA.