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      01-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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GG 3in orbital.........

Was considering getting Griot's 3inch orbital for small spaces, but the reviews i've seen aren't too promising.......lack of power being the popular complaint. Any experience with one from anyone here? Thanks
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I think the 3" is really for detailed work and not meant to replace the main, larger unit. A popular use in when restoring headlights.
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Well, i already have the Porter Cable larger one............just wanted something for those small areas. Didn't know if it was worth the $100
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For use in correction pass and pick up a used PCXP and get a smaller BP. The GG 3" really lacks a bit of power to do any corrections. If it's just used to jewel the paint works fine but you can stop it if too much pressure applied so be careful.
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I owned a GG3 for about 2 days...I learned in the process that this machine is great to be used on door pillars, mirrors and other specialty places, but so is the GG or PC DA with a 3' backing plate...I wouldn't reconmend buying one unless you just want to spend the money for a polisher that won't have much use...that's my opinion
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I owned a GG3 for about 2 days...I learned in the process that this machine is great to be used on door pillars, mirrors and other specialty places, but so is the GG or PC DA with a 3' backing plate...I wouldn't reconmend buying one unless you just want to spend the money for a polisher that won't have much use...that's my opinion
Ok, thanks. I was just gonna get it for pure convenience.......saw it on sale for like $85 and thought it might be a good thing to have to hit the small spots, which this car seems to have many imo. And for not having to stop in the middle and change backing plates just to hit a small spot.
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if you can spend another $18.00 go to the link bellow and buy a PC DA and put a 3' backing plate on it and have it just for those tight places...it will do a much better job at correcting and polishing...you won't regret it
In my detail studio I have 4 DAs...all with different backing plates so that I don't have to stop and waist time exchanging them.

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^That's pretty cheap. Another cheap option is harbor freight's DA which is $50 right now http://www.harborfreight.com/power-t...her-69924.html

Been planning to get some 3 or 4" pads for the bumpers.
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ok, thanks for the advice

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if you can spend another $18.00 go to the link bellow and buy a PC DA and put a 3' backing plate on it and have it just for those tight places...it will do a much better job at correcting and polishing...you won't regret it
In my detail studio I have 4 DAs...all with different backing plates so that I don't have to stop and waist time exchanging them.

go here
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used
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