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    Re: Backing Plate Swap - 5 inch backing plate for the Griot's Garage G9

    Ok, here’s what I got:
    (Please don’t judge the polish residue on the machine!)

    6” plate, BOSS pad:



    5” plate, BOSS pad:



    3” plate stolen from my GG3, 3” BOSS pad:



    3” plate, Griot’s 3” “regular” pad:


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    Re: Backing Plate Swap - 5 inch backing plate for the Griot's Garage G9

    Just received my 5 inch vented plate and pads on my last Autogeek order

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    Re: Backing Plate Swap - 5 inch backing plate for the Griot's Garage G9

    Oneheadlite thanks for those pictures!!!!
    Obviously you just confimed the reason why Griots dont recommend it.

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    Re: Backing Plate Swap - 5 inch backing plate for the Griot's Garage G9

    Quote Originally Posted by oneheadlite View Post

    Ok, here’s what I got:
    (Please don’t judge the polish residue on the machine!)



    3” plate stolen from my GG3, 3” BOSS pad:



    3” plate, Griot’s 3” “regular” pad:



    Great pictures showing what tiny backing plates and pads look like on full size tools.

    And for those reading this into the FUTURE...



    If you use a set-up like pictured above - it's safe when buffing out vertical panels like the door because YOU are doing 2 things,

    1: Holding the tool up.

    2: Pressing the tool against the panel.


    That's 2 things. And in order to do these 2 things you have to actively ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN to control your muscles to control the tool.

    BUT - when it comes to horizontal panels, like the hood or trunk lid - it's ALL TOO EASY to relax the brain because you don't have to hold the tool up. It can basically rest or buff/move around under it's own weight and all you have to do is steer it.

    This is where if you're not careful that is actively engaging your brain - the tool can and will tip over. I've seen it. I think I've done it. It's because this set-up is TIPPY.


    See my article here,


    Tippy - Using small pads on comparatively large tools


    Hard to believe I wrote that over 8 years ago....



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