Originally Posted by blt2ski
Then again, that may be a good thing, ie stalling the disk out when pushing to hard, so you do not hurt the finish!!!
You should not be applying much pressure at all. You keep the pad level, wet and let the machine do the work. To much pressure leads to heat.. While it is hard to hurt gelcoat with heat, it is possible, but it is really bad for "loading" of the pads and for painted finishes...