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    basic polisher

    hi all, need some advice,

    i have gotten a hold of an old black n decker random orbital sander. i have converted it so that it has variable speed control as it was a bit beastly at first being a single speed of 10,000 osc/min.

    next job i guess is to replace the pad holder, will just any fit? had a look on cleanandshiney.co.uk but no pictures or details on fitting. i have emailed them but no reply as yet.

    do the pad holders have a standard hole, so i can do a straight swap, or do they have a fitment ready for a specific polisher like meguiars own one for example.


    anyone got some of the lake country range?

    http://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/Detai...1&GroupID=5024






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    Post your question on www.detailingworld.co.uk mate.

    They will be able to tell you what you need to do..
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    cheers mate, will do, site seems to be down just now but will have a look by over weekend, thanks for the link

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    There will be no pad swap, but you should be able to get velcro mount pads to suit it

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    How much do I not like that plastic guard/overhang! Careful tracer.


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    it just unclips mate, but yeah i'm gonna be overly careful with it in general

    still hoping to get a pad mount to give it a bit more space but like mark said i may just have to go with a close matching velcro pad to suit.

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    quick update guys, got a backing plate and a selection of pads from http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/

    had to tap out the hole to accomodate the new backing plate, fits perfectly now. also gonna remove the dust extraction panel , again this just clips off so i'l just have to cover up the gap it leaves behind and then its ready for action






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    It will be interesting to see how you get on with the polishing. In my experience of using a random orbital polisher on my A4, I needed to use small 4 inch spot pads to get anywhere.

    I found a rotary polisher much more suited to the very hard Audi paint.

 

 

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