What pads for a beginner? Just got a used DA

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  1. Mr.Eman

    Mr.Eman New Member

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    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.

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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    I use Lake Country pads and started with them with my Porter Cable.

    Obsessive Detail is a sponsor here and has starter kits with pads and backing plate or you could check out Chemical Guys for kits also.

    Obsessive gives a 10% forum discount if you PM them.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I'd go through Obsessive. Justin has been nothing but helpful to me
     
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    Mr.Eman New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys. I'll check out Obsessive.
     
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    Sinned83 Well-Known Member

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    Lake country or hex logic pads. It's pretty easy with a D/A you should be good with yellow,orange,white plus a couple softer ones for finishing.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Never knew that thabks for the info haha.
     
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