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At Buff and Shine Mfg. backing plates have moved forward by leaps and bounds these past couple years. Our main goal in the short run was to produce a backing plate for both large wool and foam pads that was strong and true. We hit the mark on both. Critical to overall buffing performance is to have a backing plate that spins true; we can’t overemphasize this point. Otherwise, the wobble at slow RPMs becomes a major wobble at higher speeds. The fewer wobbles you have the easier it is on the technician to finish the job without fatigue and imperfections. In the long run the above backing plate will be used as a model to spin off various other plate designs. Bench and field testing will already be complete, so it’s a matter of prioritizing the new backing plates.
Our new backing plates have little resemblance from previous models. Future backing plates will be made of the same basic materials except for the flexible models. We fully expect to provide a wide range of backing plates in order to satisfy every buffing requirement. This has been an exciting project and early successes have provided positive feedback to move forward with confidence. One last note of uniqueness is the fact we can private label our large standard plates. No one else in the business can offer this service.
At this time we have approximately 22 various backing plates available for sale. Many deal with the issue of adapting to international requirements like metric sizing. We are also improving our range of plates for Dual Action (DA) machines, these machines are becoming more and more popular because they are safe to use and minimize or actually eliminate swirl marks.