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I am new to detailing and I have a question


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Hello everyone. I am so glad to find this website. I have been watching Adam on youtube and also the Junkman and this is the reason how I found this forum. I have a question and I am hoping that you guys will be able to help me. I just bought a PC and used it over the weekend for 4 hours. Now, my elbow hurts because of the vibration. I bought the kit that comes with 5" backing plate and 3 different foam pads that are 6.5".

Could this be the reason why my elbow hurts? Please help.

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The size of the counter weight will not make that much difference with the large foam polishing pads. The size marking on the counter weight is for when the PC is used for a sander. Since the sanding disks are so light, the counter weight does need to be changed for different size backing plates.

 

Some have found that work gloves with anti-vibration/shock absorbing material helps with the polisher.

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What speed were you using? I have found that running it on speed 6 shakes the living daylights out of my arm - don't like that too much. So I drop back to speed 5 instead. That takes longer on speed 5... requires a little more patience.

 

Hang in there and ask lots of questions. This is part science and part art form. It takes a little time to get technique that works great for the paint and your arm.

 

:cheers:

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Like the others suggested... padded palm gloves will help as will reducing the speed if you're sensitive to the vibration. A lot of times its just getting used to using a tool like that, have to figure you've never had to hold a polisher in that way or for that long before... its all new to your body, but eventually it starts to feel like second nature.

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