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I am going to try micro mesh pads for the first time when I rub out a finish in a few weeks. I watched a video by Charles Neil and he mentioned it is a good idea to use a soft, pliable backing pad on the orbital sander when using them. It evidently allows the micro mesh pads to "flex" and get into any uneven areas by conforming to irregualr surfaces rather than using the stiff or hard backer pad which would not be able to do so.

Does anyone know where I can find one of these backer pads for a DeWalt orbital sander? I have searched and can't seem to find anything. Would I have to get one specifically made for dewalt or is there something generic that fits all orbital sanders?

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not sure if these would work for you

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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not sure if these would work for you
I believe these would be used as a buffing pad and would come in direct contact with the peice being buffed. What I am looking for is a soft pad that actually sits between the sander and the sanding pad. It never actually comes in contact with the peice. I know they make something that will stick to the orbital sander on one side and will stick to the sanding pad on the other.

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