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Old 03-21-2013
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Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Maine Sail,

Thank you for an outstanding post to the forum that MANY people have benefited from. I just purchased a used (2007) Mariah runabout that has some chaulking of the gelcoat and have been preparing for a reconditioning based primarily on your post. I have purchased the polisher, compound, polish and wax, microfiber rags but still need to purchase the compounding pad and polishing pads.
The polisher is a 7" with a hook and loop back plate but when I ordered the 3M 05711 compounding pad, I found it was a 9" and the 3M 5725 polishing pads were 8". I see the Makita polisher is also a 7". Did you change out the backplate? I suspect the 8" polishing pad with the hook and loop backing would work well on the 7" backplate but what about the 9" compounding pad (that does not have the hook and loop backing)?

Please advise on how you used the 05711 and 05725 pads with your Makita 7" polisher. First time user of a polisher so please forgive the simple question....

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