Is it always best to use the PC at full speed?

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  1. Ryuhei

    Ryuhei Oh gawd

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    I figure that since the faster it spins, the more shine you get, and since it's not a rotary you won't burn paint. Is there a reason NOT to use it at 6 all the time? Thanks!
     
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    I use it on 5-6 for polishing, 3-4 for wax application. If you are working around delicate areas of the cars (trim, mirrors) it is best to slow the speed down a bit to make sure you have complete control over the PC in tight areas.
     
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    I see. That makes sense. Thanks!
     
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    Oops. Forgot to ask one more thing. When using the PC are you supposed to use the whole surface area of the pad or just an edge? I was under the impression you're supposed to use an edge but in some pics I see of people using it they are using the whole thing. The cutting pad that came in the package is concave so not all of it touches the paint even if you want it to :confused:
     
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    Keep the pad flat. That is the way it is designed to work, even with the concave pads.
     
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    Cool. I can't wait to use it again. Thanks!
     
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    Uh oh. It hought of another question. :hs: Why did my PC kit (ordered from Autopia) come with the "wrong" counterweight (according to alot of Autopians)?
     
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    You mean the 5" one? It will work fine with the 6.5" pads. The 6" counterweight works with the 7.5 and 8" pads but will give you less vibration on high speeds with the smaller pads.
     

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