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Bought the Porter Cable DA..questions..

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ABA180, May 30, 2013.

  1. May 30, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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    ABA180

    ABA180 [OP] It burns when I pee....

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    For those of you guys who have a DA polisher..if I buy the backing plate should I get the 5 or 6 inch?

    Do I buy the pads a little bigger than the plate, if so how much..
     
  2. May 30, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    Honestly I don't think it matters if you go with the 5 or 6 inch plate. I would just go with the 6 inch and then get pads that are a bit bigger than the plate.

    Make sure you have pads that match the polish though. You don't want to have a rough pad when your doing your swirl removal for example.
     
  3. May 31, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    http://www.meguiars.com/en/ has a ton of info about the pad sizes, which pad to use with which product etc.

    There is a big difference between the Meguiars "consumer" and "professional" products. Buy the pro stuff, it works.

    BTW, there are many fine manufacturers of care care products, I just happen to prefer this brand, no affiliation.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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    Google Adam's Polishes or Autogeek. I prefer Adam's because the system is color coded. Pad and polishes are matched up.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    Go to the autogeek forum...everything you could ever want to know about washing, waxing, polishing and buffing can be found there...they are all cool guys on that forum, very knowledgeable....
     
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