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    Re: How a Backing Plate Design Affects Rotary Polishing

    Quote Originally Posted by addysdaddy View Post
    Can the Flex backing plate be fitted to a PC 7424XP?
    No. The backing plates for rotaries and DA polishers are extremely different in how they attach to the machine. With a DA backing plate you wouldn`t want it to be extremely soft.

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    Re: How a Backing Plate Design Affects Rotary Polishing

    Hey Todd, what size poads do you use on the w66. I find the flex foam is perfect on my constant pressure pads, but because of the 5.5" exact velcro on it, the w66 is a bit larger.

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    Re: How a Backing Plate Design Affects Rotary Polishing

    Quote Originally Posted by J.TL View Post
    Hey Todd, what size poads do you use on the w66. I find the flex foam is perfect on my constant pressure pads, but because of the 5.5" exact velcro on it, the w66 is a bit larger.
    The W66 fits 6.5 inch pads perfectly IME. It also mates perfectly to the Meguiar`s So1o pads (and softbuff 2.0 pads as well).

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    Re: How a Backing Plate Design Affects Rotary Polishing

    Todd I want to thank you again for sharing your knowledge.
    Very good article. Simple explanation & easy to comprehend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Helme View Post
    No. The backing plates for rotaries and DA polishers are extremely different in how they attach to the machine.
    Actually that`s not 100% correct big guy. Dual Action Adapter
    NOTE: I haven`t tried one of these & really wouldn`t want to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Helme View Post
    With a DA backing plate you wouldn`t want it to be extremely soft.
    Agreed!

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    Re: How a Backing Plate Design Affects Rotary Polishing

    Nice piece.

    How thick a backing plate is will also impact tight areas being worked. It`s hard to beat a small diameter backing plate and pad combo for tag areas and below side mirrors, ect. A lower profile plate will provide the widest range of coverage in those areas with less risk of impacting against a sensitive part. Taping off a sensitive area is a must at any rate, but tape is more of a back up than a crutch.

    With an exposed spinning backing plate, the less risk of causing damage the better. (all other things being equal)
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