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    Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Looking at buffing the paint on my 1981 Camaro. Looking at Groits G9, did a bit little of research and the smaller 5" Polisher is much better for polishing like G15 but this is not something I will be using daily,

    Is it worth buying the Groits G9 and installing a 5" backing plate? or just use the standard 6" that comes with it?

    Also

    What buffing pads do you guys reccomend with the g9?

    I'm going to be using ;

    Menzerna Heavy cut 400
    then
    menzerna 3500 super finish

    Thanks for all the advice

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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...archid=4292320


    ^^^Here are a few threads on this same topic. Check them out! (I personally like mine, and run it with a 5" plate)
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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...archid=4292320


    ^^^Here are a few threads on this same topic. Check them out! (I personally like mine, and run it with a 5" plate)
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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...archid=4292320


    ^^^Here are a few threads on this same topic. Check them out! (I personally like mine, and run it with a 5" plate)
    I donít mean to hijack, but I figure you may know the answer.

    Do you know if the 1st gen Boss long throws 15G & 21G are the same size in regards to the body of the polisher? With only the backing plate & throw being the difference?

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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    I don’t mean to hijack, but I figure you may know the answer.

    Do you know if the 1st gen Boss long throws 15G & 21G are the same size in regards to the body of the polisher? With only the backing plate & throw being the difference?
    I don’t have both to say for sure but I heard the new ones are taller and slightly shorter. The older ones seem a little more balanced but also not as powerful. I didn’t replace my G15 as it works pretty well for my needs.
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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno Soares View Post
    I don’t have both to say for sure but I heard the new ones are taller and slightly shorter. The older ones seem a little more balanced but also not as powerful. I didn’t replace my G15 as it works pretty well for my needs.
    I think he means if the first gen. G15 and G21 have different bodies. I'm not sure either.

    I love my first gen. G15 it as lots of power IME. And in my opinion the build quality is better then my G8.

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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by noorth View Post
    I think he means if the first gen. G15 and G21 have different bodies. I'm not sure either.

    I love my first gen. G15 it as lots of power IME. And in my opinion the build quality is better then my G8.
    Oh, now that I read that again I think you’re right. I’m not sure but I do think the body is the same size on the G15 and G21.
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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Love mine, by no means am I a professional using it daily - just wanted to begin detailing my own vehicles and researched a lot here. I ended up purchasing the G9 late last year and couldn’t be happier.

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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Review: Griot's G9 - 9mm Orbit Stroke Random Orbital Polisher by Mike Phillips


    Here is review of the Griots G9. For the $$....solid polisher plus Griots Garage gives it a lifetime warranty. Plus they have a system of pads and correction products.
    I just got the smaller G8 and love it.

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    Re: Griots G9 worth it? advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by 1981z28 View Post
    Looking at buffing the paint on my 1981 Camaro. Looking at Groits G9, did a bit little of research and the smaller 5" Polisher is much better for polishing like G15 but this is not something I will be using daily,

    Is it worth buying the Groits G9 and installing a 5" backing plate? or just use the standard 6" that comes with it?

    Also

    What buffing pads do you guys reccomend with the g9?

    I'm going to be using ;

    Menzerna Heavy cut 400
    then
    menzerna 3500 super finish

    Thanks for all the advice
    To answer your question most seem to switch the BP to a 5Ē as the random orbital can keep rotation better with it. Most recommend thinner pads and iíd recommend the Griots BOSS pads as I use these with my g15 and they are awesome with that.

    I use the yellow and orange.


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