Re: Problem with 3 inch Hydrotech pads
Originally Posted by dpk20x
Has anyone ever had a problem with the 3 in HT pads expanding on them?
I was trying to buff out my gas tank today using the tangerine and crimson pads on my 6 in Griots DA. I had to turn the speed way down to 3-4 while polishing, anything higher than that and my pad would balloon up in size and sling product all over the place. Now this is only the second time using these pads but I didn't have this problem the other day when I was buffing out a small panel on my car.
So is this normal when working with smaller pads? My backing plate was still spinning and I was able to exert a good amount of force on the machine, but I was having a hard time removing a lot of scratches so it would have been nice to be able to polish at a higher speed.
How high did you have it set when you were having the problem. You have to run the smaller pads on lower speeds or the machine will spin the pads to fast. There is not enough drag created by the smaller pads to keep the pad rotation under controll. Kind of like putting a skinny 14" tire on a 800hp NASCAR, the tires won't be there to long. Paint correction isn't all about how much power your machine has, it's about the right pad, product and technique for the project you are working on. You need different pads and products depending on the paint and what needs to be corrected.
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