Griots Garage 5 Inch Vented Orbital Backing Plate

Item Description:

Increases pad life by operating at cooler temperatures

Open the door to Griot's 5" pad system and experience reduced surface tension, faster pad rotation, and quicker defect removal. This vented backing plate is a performance upgrade to your corded G9 Polisher, 6" Random Orbital, and 5" cordless Lithium-Ion Random Orbital. It's a win-win as our exclusive heat management system with vertical and horizontal cooling ports delivers smoother operation, longer pad life, and better results. The plate features high-density urethane foam with chamfered edges for flexibility and improved contouring around body panels. It also has rotational speed markings for optimum pad speed control.

Fits recent model Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbitals, and random orbital/dual-action tools that accept a 5/16" - 24 threaded shaft including the Porter Calbe 7424XP and Meguiar's MT300.

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By Brian
glendale heights, IL
October 10, 2018
Saves your pads!
Been using the 5" blacking plate that came with my GG6 and pads tend to get really hot! once i switched to this backing plate problem went away. Definitely a pad and money saver!
By Jim D.
Atlanta, GA
August 11, 2018
Great addition to my car care tools.
As advertised. A snap to use. Pads attach really securely to backing plate. Holes in plate work well to cool pad during operation.
Cedar Rapids, IA
December 19, 2017
Works great!
Helps your pad to not build up too much heat as quickly.
ProsSaves on burning up pads.
By Jason
Thorofare, NJ
May 27, 2017
Quality at a steal
As soon as you pick it up you can feel this plate is hefty. It still has the nice flex for contours of a panel. Which will help in lessening downward pressure applied when polishing. Not a whole lot but much more then normal yellow BP's The cross pad air channels are genius. The best feature above them all is the center of the pad on the face is cut out all the way down to the base of the spindle. If you check your normal yellow BP's you can see the velcro in the center starting to fade from the dark black. This is your plate starting to go. This allows for greater heat dispersion from where pads run the hottest and the place where hot pads fail first.
This runs about $8 to $10 cheaper then the slim pickings out there for vented DA backing plates. Yeah you want to keep those MF pads running cooler, prevent dry buff then delaminate or blow up a expensive pad get this.
ProsBuild quality, Great design, weight, cheaper and more available then other options.