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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Do the smaller plates and pads throw the PC7424xp out of balance and make it vibrate more? Also, are there regular low profile/flat pads available in 4"?
    Brian Fowler, Hernando, FL
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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
    Because it's a mechanically driven backup plate the gear size plays a major role in its design...

    If no one makes one I'm just gonna buy up some extra factory replacement backing plates for the Flex and just custom trim it or something so that I am retaining the mechanical end of it. I'm sure you can figure something out and test it on some junkyard panels. I am shocked at the low support for this awesome machine. If I had the resources there are lots of different design ideas that could be easily manufactured.

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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    how does the meguiars 3 inch backplate compare to the lake country 4 inch?

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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Quote Originally Posted by qaz393 View Post
    how does the meguiars 3 inch backplate compare to the lake country 4 inch?

    I've been using megs 3" BP with megs 4" pads.

    IMO this is perfect combo, and its really good for machines such as G110/G220, GG and the like.

    I found that 6" BP with 7" pad is an overkill for the DA. The lack of power is then more then obvious.



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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Thanks Mike for info,
    Will this pad work with rotary polisher? I am asking because they will be very handy on bikes.

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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Are the four inch pads small enough to take care of most tight areas on a 2011 Mustang? I'm thinking "yes", but would like to see if anybody else has used them before buying.

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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Quote Originally Posted by surajprasade View Post
    Thanks Mike for info,
    Will this pad work with rotary polisher? I am asking because they will be very handy on bikes.
    Yes, I use 4" pads on rotary buffers all the time.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang81 View Post
    Are the four inch pads small enough to take care of most tight areas on a 2011 Mustang? I'm thinking "yes", but would like to see if anybody else has used them before buying.
    Yes, most of the tight areas can be handled using a 4" pad. If not then there's always these,


    Surgical Buffing


    Working on thin panels or intricate areas is what I call surgical buffing. In order to do surgical buffing you need the right tools.

    We have these new 3" pads and together with a 3" backing plate and an adapter for using double side pads but I use them as an extension.






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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang81 View Post
    Are the four inch pads small enough to take care of most tight areas on a 2011 Mustang? I'm thinking "yes", but would like to see if anybody else has used them before buying.
    I purchased the 4" LC pads with a 3.5" backing plate for small areas on my 90 mustang GT.Areas like around the antenna,5.0 emblem and anywhere tight.The pads are should be here by Tuesday or Wednesday next week.I'll post some pics of the new pads and area to be buffed along with the results.

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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Here are a few pictures of the pads I got from auto geek.The pads are 4" lake country ccs pads with a 3.5" backing plate.I used Meg's 105 with a yellow 4"ccs pad.I used a PC 7424xp to do the work.I made 6 section passes,the wiped it off to see what the results were.The scratch was still there,but barely.I made another 6 section pass and it removed the entire scratch.Next I followed it with Meg's 205 and a white 4" ccs pad.The results were awesome!

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    Re: 3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

    Thanx for sharing , might be handy one day !

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