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Old 08-10-2016, 01:17 PM   #6
Mike Phillips
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Default Re: Equipment recommendation for removing oxidation and polishing

Originally Posted by jmb18 View Post

Thank you very much for your reply, Mike. I think I need to just break down and buy your book.
I get compliments on it all the time. I'd be happy to sign it for you.

Originally Posted by jmb18 View Post

Right now, I plan on using the GG6 for the polishing step. I actually have both backing plates. Which do you recommend and which pads?

Thanks again.
Kind of relative with the Griot's Garage 6" dual action polisher as it has enough power to rotate both 5.5 and 6.5" pads if they are thin.

Griot's makes great foam polishing pads in both 5.5" and 6.5" and these have holes in the center. I'm not 100% sure but I think the benefit to the hole in the center is it prevents heat transfer from the center of the backing plate to the back of the buffing pad. Thus less chance for pad de-lamination if you push the pads hard for excessive time.

The orange cutting pads should work best for polishing steps on gel-coat.

Autogeek recently introduced ThinPro pads which are exclusive to Autogeek and made by Lake Country.

These are available in 3.5", 5.5" and 6.5"

For polishing, get the orange foam cutting pads.

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