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Show off your DA polisher

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Pudge, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:56 PM.

  1. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    Pudge

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    Figured of start a thread here because I wanted to show a couple mods I did to my cheap harbor freight DA polisher.
    It comes with a 6" "warrior" backing plate that isn't balanced great and is just cheap.
    I should have taken more pics of the mods I did to make this cheapo polisher a little better, but didnt think of it til I was done.
    I went ahead and replaced it with a 5" lake country backing plate. The polisher comes with a wrench and changing the plate is very easy, takes 2 minutes. I can use 5-7 inch pads on this plate.
    While I had it off I removed the cover and packed in some more grease on the gears and bearing, it did quiet it down a bit.
    I also did the "washer mod". Basically it's just adding a second washer to the shaft to push the plate off the body anand extra 1/8" inch or so.
    Then I removed 4 screws that hold the handle or body to the head, very carefully pulled the body back about 1/4" and rotated it 90°. What this did was rotate the on/off switch from the side of the polisher which was awkward, to the top of it which is much more user friendly.
    Anyway, that's what I have and use and it's been fine for me. These mods will make it much better.

    Some day I'll buy a real polisher but for now this will work, and these easy, cheap mods will keep me appeased for a while longer.

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  2. Jun 14, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    Tundra Fan

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    I love my Porter Cable with velcro backing plate

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  3. Jun 14, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    I’ve got an Adam’s swirl killer 15mm and a griots 3in. Have had luck with both and both have made me money!
     
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  4. Jun 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    BrennanC0212

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    Here’s a picture of my little toothbrush polisher!

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  5. Jun 14, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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    I have a Porter Cable and a Torq.
     
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  6. Jun 14, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Nice. Some day I will upgrade I'm sure. I have been into this detailing thing for about a year now and honestly never expected to ever have a polisher. @SouthBoundSteve Steve talked me into it and guided me and I'm so glad he did. If nothing else I have a good looking truck and an expensive but rewarding hobby. If I could do a car or 2 for money I'd invest it into a polisher most likely
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2019 at 6:59 PM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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    Detailing is very addicting.
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    War Machine

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    You almost never post in the detailing section. You’ve been holding out on us!
     
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  9. Jun 17, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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  10. Jun 17, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    It is addicting. I never though ill be polishing my vehicles with tons of different products. Ill post up my polisher tomorrow when i receive. Had to buy a flex for a up coming job i have saturday since my Amazon polisher kept turning off trying to polish my windows.
     
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