The flex edges allow the backing plate to be more forgiving while buffing. This backing plate is great for 5″ foam pads on all DA polishers.
Buff and Shine backing plates have moved forward by leaps and bounds these past couple years. The main goal of this product will produce a backing plate for both large wool and foam pads that was strong and true. Critical to overall buffing performance is to have a backing plate that spins with consistency and efficiency. The slow RPMs tend to wobble at higher speeds. The fewer wobbles you have the easier it is on the technician to finish the job without fatigue and imperfections. In the long run these backing plates will be used as a model to spin off various other plate designs.