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4" Focus pad adapter locked on PC


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:help:As said I cannot free up this on my PCxp. So I finished the whole **** truck with it. Any ideas on how to break this loose? I appreaciate any input-I have only used it twice so far.

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It appears as though it has tightened itself. It still spins freely with or without holding the weigh spun or not.Make sense? Hope I don't have to take this apart.

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When you get the 4" focus pad off the PC, don't put it back on. The PC isn't meant to use that small of a pad. Use a variable speed drill ONLY! The PC is too heavy a tool for the tiny 4" pad application. It's just overkill in my opinion. The drill works fine. Just don't lean on one spot for a long time. I recently did a paint correction on my brothers car and I ran the drill at full speed with -0- issues using SHR and FMP polishes. It took out some pretty severe scratches too. The 4" focus pads are exactly just that - to focus on a scratch or small area. Not for doing an entire vehicle.

 

I'm sorry but this is simply incorrect.

 

The 4" pads can be used on the PC without any issues so long as the speed is kept at 4 or lower and its far safer/more effective to polish in tight areas with that versus the drill... not to mention the issues with buffer trials/holograms when only the drill is used.

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When you get the 4" focus pad off the PC, don't put it back on. The PC isn't meant to use that small of a pad. Use a variable speed drill ONLY! The PC is too heavy a tool for the tiny 4" pad application. It's just overkill in my opinion. The drill works fine. Just don't lean on one spot for a long time. I recently did a paint correction on my brothers car and I ran the drill at full speed with -0- issues using SHR and FMP polishes. It took out some pretty severe scratches too. The 4" focus pads are exactly just that - to focus on a scratch or small area. Not for doing an entire vehicle.

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It appears as though it has tightened itself.

 

Thats really strange when you consider theres no forced rotation to the machine... not sure how it would tq itself down to the point of being stuck on.

 

Like suggested, hold the spindle with the flat PC wrench that was included in the box. Unscrew the backing plate from the adapter, then use a set of pliers to grab the adapter and unscrew it. The base of the threads has 2 flat spots on opposite sides of the collar. You should be able to get a good grip on it.

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use the pc wrench to hold the base.

 

Unscrew the 4" backing plate with your hands

 

Then get some good pliers to hold the edge of the 4" pad adapter

 

(with the pc wrench still holding the base) twist the pliers hard and it will come loose...

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