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    Griots polishers

    I have a Griots BOSS G15 and a G8 Mini up for trade. Looking for a Flex XCE 8-125 and / or PXE 80 12-EC. I used the G15 for about 4 vehicles, the G8 has never been used.

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    Re: Griots polishers

    how do you like the G15? apparently theyre backed up right now. been waiting on mine over a month now. another month to go

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    Re: Griots polishers

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosnibor View Post
    how do you like the G15? apparently theyre backed up right now. been waiting on mine over a month now. another month to go

    Only reason they backed up is the issue with the fanned backingplates comming apart. They`re redesigning it..but you always just install a mark II style plate

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    Re: Griots polishers

    I used it on 5 vehicles with no problems. I upgraded from the original 6” griots, so I loved it.


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    Re: Griots polishers

    i told them ive already purchased the backing plate, just send me the polisher without it but they wouldnt do it. makes me think theres more to it than just a backing plate

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    Re: Griots polishers

    From my understanding, the backing plate is part of the cooling system. It is not an interchangeable plate. Specific to the new machines.
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    Re: Griots polishers

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingface5384 View Post
    Only reason they backed up is the issue with the fanned backing plates coming apart. They`re redesigning it..but you always just install a mark II style plate
    Anyone else heard of this problem or experienced this problem first-hand??
    This is a real concern and makes you wonder if the new G9 and its finned 6" backing plate is subject or prone to the same issue.

    If anyone has received a letter from Griot`s Garage about this or an advisement not to use their Boss G15 until they have received a re-designed backing plate to replace an early designed plate (and now assumed to be defective), let us.
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    Re: Griots polishers

    I think there`s a thread on Autogeek that has someone`s email about it - I`ll try and find it.

    The G9`s cooling is apparently built into the counter weight, not the backing plate. The longer throw of the G15 and G21 made it so they integrated it into the backing plate instead.

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    Re: Griots polishers

    OK, somebody please school me: What 15mm GG unit is the problematic backing plate on?

    I have the older BOSS15 (still unused). Is that one that needs upgrading or is it good-to-go?

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    Re: Griots polishers

    The BOSS 15 and 21 machines are fine, it`s the newest G15 and G21 machines (G9 styling w/ above shroud grip, detachable cord) that have the backing plate issue.

    Accumulator - you`re good to go.

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    Re: Griots polishers

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    OK, somebody please school me: What 15mm GG unit is the problematic backing plate on?

    I have the older BOSS15 (still unused). Is that one that needs upgrading or is it good-to-go?
    What you have is a great problem free machine. Lots of power to plow through and low vibration. I think the new machines are called G15 and the old Boss G15.


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