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Old 05-06-2008, 11:32 AM   #1
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Pulled out the Christmas present I gave myself and like everything else I touch it quickly degenerated into crap. I wasn't sure wish pieces to buy so I bought one of the Auto-Geek packages. Got the buffer, orange pads, polish, etc., I thought I was ready. The only problem is that there is no way to anchor the orange pad to the buffer. I went back to the web site and looked at the packages and I don't see where it tells me I need anything else. Anyone have a clue as to what is missing?

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Old 05-06-2008, 11:42 AM   #2
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Pulled out the Christmas present I gave myself and like everything else I touch it quickly degenerated into crap. I wasn't sure wish pieces to buy so I bought one of the Auto-Geek packages. Got the buffer, orange pads, polish, etc., I thought I was ready. The only problem is that there is no way to anchor the orange pad to the buffer. I went back to the web site and looked at the packages and I don't see where it tells me I need anything else. Anyone have a clue as to what is missing?

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You're looking for the velcro-backed buffing pad backing plate.

http://www.autogeek.net/dual-action-backing-plates.html
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
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make sure to the flexible kind (backing plate). And **ALWAYS** hold the pc with BOTH hands when doing the horizontal surfaces. Ask me how I learned this...

Tie a rubber band between the extension cord and the PC cord. It will keep it from disconnecting when the cord gets stuck under the tires.
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Thanks guys. I don't know how they can sell a kit, ostensibly for those who don't have a buffer, sell you the pads that won't work without the plate and feel good about it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:23 PM   #5
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^ That way you have to make a second order spend $20 on a backing plate and since you don't want to spend $8 shipping on a $20 item you end up buying other stuff. Sometimes local autobody shop sell these things, you might try the yellowbook.
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Thanks guys. I don't know how they can sell a kit, ostensibly for those who don't have a buffer, sell you the pads that won't work without the plate and feel good about it.
Yeah, that seems wrong. Are you sure they didn't forget to include it? I don't know which kit you bought, but the picture of this kit shows the backing plate.

http://www.autogeek.net/dual-action-polishers.html


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