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Old 10-17-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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That's not the kind of device I had in mind. That would destroy the surface of a CD/DVD.

You use low speed drill or use die grinder on low pressure. Those pads have different "cuts" and the polishing compound has different grits. You'd want a fine cut and grit and you'd be able to make them look like new. Fundmentally it's no different that the device you are listing...





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It's a CD, not sheet metal.
While you could polish metal with it the more common use is for polishing the finish on a car where larger polisher can't get to easily. You are removing material so you do need to be careful you don't polish off the clear coat.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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You use low speed drill or use die grinder on low pressure. Those pads have different "cuts" and the polishing compound has different grits. You'd want a fine cut and grit and you'd be able to make them look like new. Fundmentally it's no different that the device you are listing...






While you could polish metal with it the more common use is for polishing the finish on a car where larger polisher can't get to easily. You are removing material so you do need to be careful you don't polish off the clear coat.
Even if the surface of the pad was the same, even at low speed, that is still too fast. Different tools for a different purpose. You would be better off using your hand and some kind of polishing cloth or pad.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Agree with GG.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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Even if the surface of the pad was the same, even at low speed, that is still too fast.

You spend your $20, I'll continue to use what I already have available to me in my garage for pennies. Argument solved.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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You spend your $20, I'll continue to use what I already have available to me in my garage for pennies. Argument solved.
I'm not spending a single penny, so it's even less than you. I haven't used a CD or DVD in many years. My DVD and CD players are collecting dust. I do however remember dealing with scratched discs. That is why I was making suggestions to the OP which by the way, as usual, is nowhere to be found.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:17 PM
 
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I didn't check back because everything works fine. It's intermittent. But I have bookmarked this thread in case I need it later. Lots of great suggestions, thanks!


Besides, even if the original poster on any thread doesn't come back there are always other people who might benefit. So you never waste your time giving advice.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It's still nice when the OP returns so we know we aren't wasting our time whether it helps someone 10 years from now or not.
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