Like the title says, I just picked up a used DA and I was wondering what pads I should get? The unit it didn't come with a backing plate, pads, etc. I plan on practicing on my Escape before attempting the Stang.
I would stay away from the hexlogic pads. They are terrible.
Harbor Freight sells some 6" pads from Warrior in orange, blue and black. They are good values ($5 a piece) and would be good for beginners. Once you've got some more experience, upgrade to Lake Country flat pads.
I love the CCS pads, but I don't think they are a good choice in this instance. Those little dimples in the pads hold product and probably aren't the best choice for a beginner. Also, CCS pads are recommended generally for the more powerful Flex polishers and similar machines. Most detailers will recommend flat pads for a DA polisher.