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I run Lake Country Pads and this backing plate with my orbital polisher. Well today I was buffing out my boat and the backing plate simply came apart, anyone else have this happen? Granted it did have a lot of hours on it from detailing in BCS but it still caught me off guard.

 

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Im gonna guess its from heat. Gelcoat gets hot when using foam pads.

Only other reason I can think of is that you were pushing so hard on the pad that the jerking motion from the polisher just continued to tear the backing plate apart.
 

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I was on speed 5 with slight pressure when it happened. I was holding it with one hand buffing and it started to wobble back and forth and sent the pad/backing plate flying.
 

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Hmmm... well its not unrealistic to think that it was maybe just a bad plate. It happens... nothing is 100% perfect 100% of the time.

If you're shopping for a new plate:



http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-337-adams-premium-pc-backing-plate.aspx

Ours is made in the USA, among the thinnest, lightest, and most flexible DA backing plates on the market and backed with a 110% satisfaction guarantee :cheers:
 

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I'll keep that in mind, never really tried Adam's products. Right now I'm in contact with Lake Country and they are probably going to send me a new one.
 
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