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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhnos View Post
    claying done, compound done, polishing done.
    today im going to wax

    btw the power pads?

    how to clean them?

    thanks
    Hey Rhnos,

    Happy to hear you are enjoying our DA Power System. To clean the power pads, we recommend washing them in a regular household washing machine, with regular laundry detergent, along with your microfiber towels. They can also be dried in a household dryer machine on low heat. Just don't wash microfiber & cotton terry cloth towels together, because the lint from the terry cloth cotton will stick to the microfibers and make a mess.
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    Re: DA Power System

    So, even though I have a PC 7424, DAMF system, etc., the DA Power System has intrigued me for working on small areas. When I saw it on clearance at Wally World for $20 I bought it. Also got (2) additional polishing pads for $5!
    I've used it a few times with M105 & M205. Need to get the red pads for correction. Although the polishing pads worked, I had to make multiple passes.
    However, assuming one is experienced with both DA and Rotary use, why not just use a 3" backing plate and the pads instead of the "system"?

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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
    So, even though I have a PC 7424, DAMF system, etc., the DA Power System has intrigued me for working on small areas. When I saw it on clearance at Wally World for $20 I bought it. Also got (2) additional polishing pads for $5!
    I've used it a few times with M105 & M205. Need to get the red pads for correction. Although the polishing pads worked, I had to make multiple passes.
    However, assuming one is experienced with both DA and Rotary use, why not just use a 3" backing plate and the pads instead of the "system"?
    I think you're right. If you already have a DA or rotary, you'd just use one of those with a 3" pad for working on small areas.

    The DAPS is more for beginners, those on a budget or those who are apprehensive about using a polisher.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: DA Power System

    I'm new to the DA Power System and intend to buy a good cordless drill to go with it (either a Dewalt or Stanley model, with 18V and max 1800 - 2000 rpm).

    I have seen reviews talking about the right speed settings (for cordless drills they should go as high as possible since they will hardly be more powerful than corded ones), but interestingly I have not come across discussion about torque settings before.

    I am rather new to power tools as well, and therefore I would like to ask whether torque settings are a concern when using the DA Power System? And if so, what should roughly be their settings for the 18V tool mentioned above?

    Thanks!!

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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by EyesWideShut View Post
    I'm new to the DA Power System and intend to buy a good cordless drill to go with it (either a Dewalt or Stanley model, with 18V and max 1800 - 2000 rpm).

    I have seen reviews talking about the right speed settings (for cordless drills they should go as high as possible since they will hardly be more powerful than corded ones), but interestingly I have not come across discussion about torque settings before.

    I am rather new to power tools as well, and therefore I would like to ask whether torque settings are a concern when using the DA Power System? And if so, what should roughly be their settings for the 18V tool mentioned above?

    Thanks!!
    We recommend using a corded drill, ideally with a max speed of 2500 RPMs. There is a reduction in the attachment, so in order to counter - act that reduction, you want to have a max speed of around 2500 rpms, especially for when using a compound. We recommend max 2800 rpms.
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    Re: DA Power System

    is there a recommended speed for compounding, polishing and waxing?

    thanks

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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    We recommend using a corded drill, ideally with a max speed of 2500 RPMs. There is a reduction in the attachment, so in order to counter - act that reduction, you want to have a max speed of around 2500 rpms, especially for when using a compound. We recommend max 2800 rpms.
    Hi Nick, I am aware that it is best to use a corded drill. However, due to constraints in the country I live in (we live in apartments here and we do not have access to power sources in our carparks), I have no choice but to use a cordless drill. I have read reviews that a good 18V cordless drill can give reasonable results, though it may somewhat pale in comparison to a corded drill.

    To go back to my original question, are you aware whether torque settings are a concern when using a cordless drill for the DA Power System, and if they are, what are the recommended settings?

    Thanks in advance !

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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by EyesWideShut View Post
    Hi Nick, I am aware that it is best to use a corded drill. However, due to constraints in the country I live in (we live in apartments here and we do not have access to power sources in our carparks), I have no choice but to use a cordless drill. I have read reviews that a good 18V cordless drill can give reasonable results, though it may somewhat pale in comparison to a corded drill.

    To go back to my original question, are you aware whether torque settings are a concern when using a cordless drill for the DA Power System, and if they are, what are the recommended settings?

    Thanks in advance !
    We do not have any torque recommendations when it comes to choice of power drill. I do not believe it will take much torque for good performance with our DA Power System, even with moderate pressure while using a compound, it should not take much torque to keep pad spinning.
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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    We do not have any torque recommendations when it comes to choice of power drill. I do not believe it will take much torque for good performance with our DA Power System, even with moderate pressure while using a compound, it should not take much torque to keep pad spinning.
    Thanks for the prompt reply, Nick. That is what I believe too, as using the drill for detailing is quite different from, say hammering a nail into the wall. I do think that for the purpose of using the DA system, RPM is a more important consideration rather than torque/power. In that regard, would a 14V 2000rpm drill be actually more suitable than a 18V 1500rpm drill (the former has a higher RPM, albeit a lower battery voltage and consequently less torque) ?

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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by EyesWideShut View Post
    Thanks for the prompt reply, Nick. That is what I believe too, as using the drill for detailing is quite different from, say hammering a nail into the wall. I do think that for the purpose of using the DA system, RPM is a more important consideration rather than torque/power. In that regard, would a 14V 2000rpm drill be actually more suitable than a 18V 1500rpm drill (the former has a higher RPM, albeit a lower battery voltage and consequently less torque) ?
    Hi, yes, if you have to go cordless, we would recommend the one with the higher RPM. Remember below is the recommended RPM range:

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    We recommend using a corded drill, ideally with a max speed of 2500 RPMs. There is a reduction in the attachment, so in order to counter - act that reduction, you want to have a max speed of around 2500 rpms, especially for when using a compound. We recommend max 2800 rpms.
    Nick Winn
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