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    DA Power System



    We sort of teased this last year, but for 2013 this new system is a definite go, and you'll be seeing a lot of promotion for it online in the very near future, including a Quik Tips Video scheduled for launch in the next couple of weeks.

    Product Attributes:

    • Superior, patented engineering
    • Heavy duty & multi-function
    • For corded 3/8 - 1/2" drills with 1,500 - 2,500 rpms range
    • Power System tool w/yellow polishing pad
    • A versatile, expandable, paint care platform
    • Multi-tasker, not a single-function tool


    Solutions: DA Power Packs

    • At launch, 3 solution-based kits
      • Paint correction (compound & cutting pad)
      • Paint polishing (polish & polishing pad)
      • Wax application (wax & finishing pad)
      • More applications to follow



    Refills: DA Power Pads

    • Replacement 2-pack of pads
      • Cutting (paint correction)
      • Polishing (paint polishing)
      • Finishing (wax application)
      • Interior (carpet & upholstery cleaning)



    Part Number:
    G3500
    MSRP:
    $59.99 (tool and one yellow pad)



    With this tool, "DA" means both "drill applied" and "dual action", but the dual action is in the form of a forced rotation rather than the free rotating spindle action you might be used to on a polisher like our G110v2. The backing plate is not interchangeable, but the pads are. In fact, the DA Power System makes use of our current line of 4" Soft Buff pads. Drill recommendations are for a corded drill with max speed in the 1500 to 2500 rpm range. The gear reduction ratio in the tool prevents it from spinning at equally high speeds for safety reasons. We also recommend if you have a reversible drill that you use it in the "forward" direction (ie, the setting you would normally use for drilling a hole) rather than "reverse" setting. Most drills run at a slower maximum speed when set to reverse and this will compromise the ability to remove defects from the paint.

    The tool is sold with a yellow polishing pad, but no liquid of any kind.
    DA Power Pads


    1. DA Power Pads - Cutting Pad
    Part Number: G3507
    MSRP: $13.99
    2. DA Power Pads - Polishing Pad
    Part Number: G3508
    MSRP: $13.99

    3. DA Power Pads - Finishing Pad
    Part Number: G3509
    MSRP: $13.99

    For anyone who has shied away from purchasing a buffer either due to fear of using a power tool on their paint, or even just the cost of acquiring a buffer, this is a great alternative to hand applying these products in order to achieve paint correction. For those of you who already have a buffer but find use of a 4" pad to be a bit unwieldy, this system can be a great addition to your detailing arsenal. You might think that using such a tool on a typical power drill might be a bit unwieldy, too, but it is surprisingly ergonomic. The handle is free to rotate to make accessibility easy, and to be able to move it away from mirrors, antennae, etc when buffing, and it's equally accessible to left handed users and right handed users alike. The forced rotation movement of the tool means vibration is also kept very low, adding to the comfort level when used for extended periods of time.

    Check out our Quik Tips Video on this system.
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    Re: DA Power System

    Great idea for the masses. Love the forced-rotation...just like my Makita BO6040.
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    Re: DA Power System

    Are the pads the same as the 4" Softbuff 2.0 pads?

    Also, I thought that the burgundy cutting pads weren't recommended to use with a D/A? Why are you guys paring up UC with a cutting pad?
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    Re: DA Power System

    As we mention in the post, yes, these are indeed the same 4" Soft Buff pads we've had out for a few years now. Remember, Marc, this is a forced rotation tool not a typical dual action like our G110v2 or Porter Cable buffer. It's also going to give less power when used with a drill than with a traditional DA so the cutting pad is very well matched for this tool. Sure, on some very delicate paints you may see some slight hazing, but that would happen on that paint with all kinds of tool/pad combos and would therefore require a follow up with a less aggressive pad/liquid combo.
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    Re: DA Power System

    I guess I can now say I've tried this out and it was not as awkward as I thought it would be. Good price too.

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    Re: DA Power System

    Way better price than the old $200 one... will it to as good of a job? I have never used a hand-held but i'd like to try this if its better than doing it by hand

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    Re: DA Power System

    Thanks for chiming in, Jesse. Speaking strictly from personal experience here, I thought at first that this would be really awkward and maybe even clumsy to use, but it really isn't at all. In fact, it's surprisingly comfortable and really easy to manage. Plus, a drill tends to be a super smooth operating tool and the forced rotation of the DA Power System doesn't vibrate as much as a traditional DA does.
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    Re: DA Power System

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    As we mention in the post, yes, these are indeed the same 4" Soft Buff pads we've had out for a few years now. Remember, Marc, this is a forced rotation tool not a typical dual action like our G110v2 or Porter Cable buffer. It's also going to give less power when used with a drill than with a traditional DA so the cutting pad is very well matched for this tool. Sure, on some very delicate paints you may see some slight hazing, but that would happen on that paint with all kinds of tool/pad combos and would therefore require a follow up with a less aggressive pad/liquid combo.
    Gotcha! Thanks for clearing that up Mike. The product says "DA" so I thought it will have the same action as the typical dual action polishers currently in the market.
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    Re: DA Power System

    Im very interested in seeing this thing in action. Id really like to see what those interior pads can do for carpet and leather seats.
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