DA Polisher burning through backing plates and pads

Discussion in 'Compounds, Polishes, Paint Cleaners, and Glazes' started by BrendanS, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. RaskyR1

    RaskyR1 Jedi Nuba

    Slow your roll! :)

    With the GG6 I'm usually on speed 3.5-4.5 for correction and speed 3 or lower for finishing. Anything over speed 5 on the GG6 is likely going to burn up pads and backing plates.
  2. Dr Oldz

    Dr Oldz Birth of a Detailer

    I don't have a GG polisher but......

    Is the BP spinning freely?
    Is a washer required between the BP and the polisher?
  3. cleung

    cleung Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    sorry for the ignorance but can you explain why I might need a washer between the backing plate and polisher?

    I put a mark on the backing plate so that I can make sure it is spinning, but I was running at higher speeds.
  4. dschia

    dschia Jedi Nuba

    The washer will prevent the vibration to further loosen or tighten the backing plate into the polisher. You wouldn't want to leave out the washer, i did once with a carpet brush and the thread was slightly eroded after some extensive abuse.
  5. Auto Concierge

    Auto Concierge DB Pro Supporter

    Talking with Mr KBM I see.................. Guys you need to slow the speed down.............way down, I just read thru another thread on the .org and a guy wanted to throw his Megs M/F discs AWAY! allow the Mechanical cut of the pad and the product do it's thing.
  6. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    Bob is right. After talking to Mr KBM, I have slowed down the speed, especially on my POS Griots Garbage machine, to no more than 4.5 -5 for polishing. Allow the engineering built into the newer pads and polishes to work for you. Slower, more consistent arm speed is the key.

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