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Old 16-07-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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Recommendations for a drill attachment system

Afternoon all.

Can anyone here recommend a relatively cost-effective set of powerdrill backing plate attachment and some pads?

I need to do some restoration on a couple of cars headlights and I'm looking for something that I can use with my powerdrill. I'd obviously prefer the kit to not be too expensive as they're not likely to get a lot of use. At the same time I don't want to buy complete tat so any recommendations would be gratefully received.

I'll be going over the headlights with a few different grits first but just need something I can use with some 105/205 on the final passes to bring back the clarity.

I've looked at some of the sets on Amazon but I've no doubt that at £5-10 for the set they probably use the most rubbish foam known to man that will die after 5 minutes. I suppose perhaps I should just find a backing plate and a single good pad separately.

Cheers all
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Old 16-07-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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Afternoon all.

Can anyone here recommend a relatively cost-effective set of powerdrill backing plate attachment and some pads?

I need to do some restoration on a couple of cars headlights and I'm looking for something that I can use with my powerdrill. I'd obviously prefer the kit to not be too expensive as they're not likely to get a lot of use. At the same time I don't want to buy complete tat so any recommendations would be gratefully received.

I'll be going over the headlights with a few different grits first but just need something I can use with some 105/205 on the final passes to bring back the clarity.

I've looked at some of the sets on Amazon but I've no doubt that at £5-10 for the set they probably use the most rubbish foam known to man that will die after 5 minutes. I suppose perhaps I should just find a backing plate and a single good pad separately.

Cheers all
You have answers your own question.

Get yourself a cheap backing plate as their is not alot of difference between branded and non branded.

But you wont find a good cheap foam pad for 3/4 inch backing plates, ebay do some good cheap 5/6inch ones but im gessing your going for 3inch backing plate so just pick up a good quality pad (to many to name)
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Old 16-07-2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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The 3m headlamp kit is excellent.
If used carefully I find I can fully finish 6 to ten headlamps per kit and if you look around all the bits can be found separately.
A kit can often be found for around £18.
I cannot see the point in trying to make up something that would do as well.
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