basic polisher

tracer

'96 a4 1.8 se
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/Details.asp?objecttradersearch=1&GroupID=5024

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tracer

'96 a4 1.8 se
cheers mate, will do, site seems to be down just now but will have a look by over weekend, thanks for the link
 

rich1068

Registered User
:faint: How much do I not like that plastic guard/overhang! Careful tracer.
 

tracer

'96 a4 1.8 se
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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.
 

tracer

'96 a4 1.8 se
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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Neil_S

Registered User
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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