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johnlew
01-21-2002, 04:00 PM
Ok, Rip...I asked this before and forgot your answer

If I buy the orbital buffer from Coast for $115, where do I get the Velcro back plate to accept the various velcro pads? It comes with the standard screw in backplate. Thanks

JD
01-21-2002, 04:35 PM
Try here http://www.properautocare.com/porcabackit.html
Also don't forget the to get counter weight to match the larger backing plate.

johnlew
01-21-2002, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by JD
Try here http://www.properautocare.com/porcabackit.html
Also don't forget the to get counter weight to match the larger backing plate.

Thanks, have been to the site, RIP said can get it cheaper. He liked the pads from Griots, but I just got their catalogue and didn't see the back plate sold separately. Also, apparently don't need all the pads in the kit on the site you mention, however, those pads are concave to prevent splattering and griots aren't.:dunno: I don't know if I need the counterweight if I buy the polisher with the six inch disc. I think you need it if upgrading from a five inch.

JD
01-21-2002, 04:44 PM
You are correct :)

Guest84
01-22-2002, 06:37 AM
John, the PC7424 comes with a 6" polishing foam pad. I bought another one with it (click on the accessories toggle at the 7424 page at coastaltool) for 8.95, then bought the 6"hook and loop pad for 15.95. I already had a red foam pad from Griots that attaches to the 6" hook and loop pad.

In Summary:

PC7424 with 6" foam pad $115
extra 6" foam pad $8.95
6" hook and loop pad $15.75
6" counter weight $1.95

I already had the red foam pad from Griots, so you may want to buy one more foam pad.

I use one of the 6" pads for applying the the polish. The 2nd 6" pad for applying the paint cleaner, and the 3rd red foam pad (griots pad, attached to the hook and loop pad) for applying the wax.

Guest84
01-22-2002, 12:58 PM
Incidently, the white foam pad that comes with the PC is more for "cutting" than it is for a final wax, thats why I use it in the polish phase. Griots red foam pad is a finer pore sponge, and seems softer than the white foam that the PC came with, the Griots foam pad is what I use to apply the wax.

silver-or-blue
01-25-2002, 10:29 AM
Do you get the 18001 Standard or the 18002 Contour?

Guest84
01-25-2002, 11:49 AM
Standard one here.

johnlew
01-27-2002, 07:40 PM
6" hook and loop pad $15.75

Rip,

I assume the one with the holes in it to diffuse heat. My question...STANDARD or CONTOUR. Will the red GRIOTS pad fit onto the contour? Apparently contour gives more control and less splatter.

Guest84
01-28-2002, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by johnlew


Rip,

I assume the one with the holes in it to diffuse heat. My question...STANDARD or CONTOUR. Will the red GRIOTS pad fit onto the contour? Apparently contour gives more control and less splatter.

I don't know John. Haven't seen nor tried the contoured one. Sorry. I don't have a problem with splattering since I do it properly, that being turning the unit on AFTER the pad is on the surface, and shutting it off BEFORE lifting the pad off the surface.