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    Making your own long throw polisher?

    Let say that a person owns a PC or Griots 9mm throw polisher. If they were to use a larger pad than their backing plate and intentionally not center the pad, does that create a longer throw polisher?

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    Re: Making your own long throw polisher?

    No, that is just making the machine off balance.
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    Making your own long throw polisher?

    I cannot answer that question directly.
    But, I was able to do a paint enhancement with 8” pads on a 6” PC backing plate. I ordered the wrong size pads, and didn’t get to polishing until many months later (past return date).



    So I was like, screw it, let’s see what happens. If anything, they’ll under-polish the paint...which was fine on this butter soft Mini.







    Yes, it worked.
    No, I don’t recommend it.

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    Re: Making your own long throw polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Icarus View Post
    No, that is just making the machine off balance.
    Agreed.

    And in the case of the PC (and G9 to a point) the larger, offset pads will cause the machines to stall very easily.
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    Re: Making your own long throw polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by DUBL0WS6 View Post
    Let say that a person owns a PC or Griots 9mm throw polisher. If they were to use a larger pad than their backing plate and intentionally not center the pad, does that create a longer throw polisher?
    No, it does not matter how far off center you place the pad, the backing plate will still only move 9mm and since the pad is connected to the backing plate it will also only move 9mm just in a different location and would have little to none pad rotation.
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