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Old 09-10-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Shocking! ShineMate Backing Plate Disintegration

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Firstly i'd point out that i know your just the stockist of this product.

However whilst doing my winter prep today i cracked open a new Shine Mate Ultra Soft 75mm backing plate for the DAS6 Pro for the more intricate areas.

Working the pad at speed setting 1 to spread product, then going to speed setting 3 to polish whilst apply applying just enough pressure to control the machine and let the pad do the work (i wasnt correcting the paint)

After completing 2 areas perfectly, i moved on to a third area which was above the rear arch of the car. Product spread fine, bumped up to setting 3 and after the first pass it looked like the pad started to throw product all over (never seen anything like it).

Before i could hit the stop switch the backing plate flew about 5 meters into the neighbours garden, caused me to jolt forward and was around a fag papers thickness from striking the paint with what was left of the base of the backing plate.



To say i was fuming was an understatement, this could have caused serious damage to my car or more importantly myself.

I have always bought my detailing gear virtually exclusively from CYC and never had an issue with any of it, until this.

I was that blazing at the time that i through the DAS6 in the garage and just stuck an LSP on the car and called it a day.

It feels like polystyrene just glued to the base of the backing plate which is very inferior for a product designed to rotate on contact.

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Old 09-10-2016, 03:20 PM   #2
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Not good at all, serious damage could have been caused, perhaps a phone call would have been better or better still an e-mail with images.
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:33 PM   #3
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Thats not good.

Main thing is you and the car are Ok. Peed off no doubt.
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:36 PM   #4
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Have to say I've had this happen to 2 of these in the past and changed the backing plate type after just about hitting that car when it happened the last time, since making the change I've had no issue since.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:12 PM   #5
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That is not good at all I have to say that Shinemate make other mini backing plates to fit a roatary, and they to are rubbish ( the pad kept on flying off the backing plate) but I didn't get it from CYC, but am sure Tim will sort you out.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:20 AM   #6
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Yikes. Have two Shinemate backing plates and polishing pads but have to admit, not a single issue with them so far. Not of the same style as the one above though.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:39 PM   #7
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Dam thats not good. I was thinking of buying some of their rotary pads aswell but not sure now.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:57 PM   #8
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I have still to use my MF pads, will keep a close eye on them.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:23 PM   #9
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Dam thats not good. I was thinking of buying some of their rotary pads aswell but not sure now.
The problem started after I had used them again the pads kepted on slipping off even at slow speed and no pressure the problem seem to be when the backing plate Velcro and the pad Velcro were warm, the pad struggled to stay on the plate, so was it the pad or the backing plate
It looks like am going to have to change the pads and backing plates to the L/C ones
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I think the problem comes with the soft thick backing plates and the amount of heat they generate from excessive movement as I had a Dodo juice 1 do exactly the same thing.

I have found that the backing plate makes a lot of difference, I have a Flexipad Backing Plate and the hook and loop is shocking, barely holds a pad, changed to a Lake Country and never had any more problems.
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