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Part Number:
980.027
Actual Diameter:
4 - 7/8"
Thread size:
M8 bolt
Backing Material:
HOOK
This 5" (125mm) diameter backing plate was made specifically for use with the Rupes BigFoot and Skorpio lineup of 5" tools, including: LHR12E, LHR15ES, and 125mm Skorpio DA Palm Sanders. Also fits the LHR21ES. Its Velcro is designated as being "extra hold". If you're looking for a plate featuring "normal hold", check out the Rupes 980.015.
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$41.00
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Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES

Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES

Rupes 5" Velcro Backing Plate - fits LHR 15ES
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BigFoot's dance moves can be tough on shoes.
Rupes LHR15ES Legacy & LHR15ll Markll 5" Polishers are quite the pair.  They deliver a 15mm ø orbit, and top out at 4,800 & 5,300 RPM.  Knowing this, it's no big surprise that eventually you'll need to replace its backing plate.  Over time, the backing plate's attachment hooks can degrade or break away, causing pads and discs to fling from the machine during use!  

Surprisingly, the primary reason backing plates need to be changed is not due to wear.  The fact is, nothing can relegate a backing plate to the trash bin faster than an accidental dropping of the machine.  

Regardless of how it happens, if the machine takes a fall and crashes to the ground, there's a very high likelihood that the mounting pad (essentially a stamped steel washer) will bend.  If this happens, you'll be dead in the water unless you've got a backup plate on hand.

This backing plate is the genuine article!  A direct replacement Rupes® 980.027 125mm Backing Plate, made specifically for use with the Rupes® LHR15ES & LHR15ll BigFoot Random Orbital Polishers.  Also fits the LHR21ES & LHR21ll, allowing the machine to be outfitted with 5" (125mm) pads and discs.

Looking for a 6" version of this backing plate?  We've got it here!
Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 4-7/8" (125mm)

  • Attachment material:
    Velcro®- low profile hook
  • Weight: 126g approximate (4.45 oz.)

  • Extra hold hook material:
    Carefully remove polishing pads to avoid damaging the loop material
  5" Diameter - Male Thread    /     /     /     /

Part Number:
W67DA
Actual Diameter:
4 - 13/16"
Thread size:
5/16 - 24
Backing Material:
MICRO HOOK
I've used a number of these backing plates over the years, and have been very impressed with their indestructability and holding power.  This plate features a traditional flare-shaped edge, allowing for progressive flexibility over contours and curves. The low profile hook attachment material is very durable, while its diameter fits a wide variety of buffing pads.
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$21.68
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Meguiar's Professional 5" D/A Polisher Backing Plate

Meguiar's Professional 5" D/A Polisher Backing Plate

Meguiar's Professional 5" D/A Polisher Backing Plate
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Industrial strength meets precision engineering.

Overly aggressive attachment material can lead to premature failure of backing plates and buffing pads. Have you ever had to pry a buffing pad from a backing plate after extended use? I have. Sometimes, it seems as though somebody glued the pad to the plate.

Upon using this plate for the first time, I was impressed. Initially, I thought that the Velcro® backing was a bit short, and NO WAY would it be able to keep a firm hold on the heavy buffing pad I was about to use.

The team at Meguiar's reassuringly mentioned that I shouldn't always judge a book by its cover. They purposely designed the hook material with a low profile, and guaranteed that buffing pads and sanding discs would not come off until I pulled them off. Well, they were right! Removal of the buffing pad was a breeze, even after a purposely-brutal buffing session.

Avoid the drama... get this plate!

To view our entire backing plate lineup, visit the Backing Plate Main Page.

Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 4-13/16"

  • Attachment material:
    Velcro®- low profile hook

  • Height to mounting pad: 9/16"
  • Thread size: 5/16"-24 male

  • Weight: 106g (3.74 oz.)

  • Long lasting:
    One piece molded construction

Part Number:
DBP5
Actual Diameter:
5"
Thread size:
5/16-24
Backing Material:
MICRO HOOK
The specialized injection-molded foam has been designed to deliver just the right amount of firmness; yet, it is comfortable when used on complex shapes, such as curved panels, hood bulges, bumper covers, and fender flares. Micro-hook Velcro really holds on to all varieties of buffing pads, and has proven to be remarkable long lasting.
Price:
$24.95
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Meguiar's Soft Buff 5" D/A Backing Plate

Meguiar's Soft Buff 5" D/A Backing Plate

Meguiar's Soft Buff 5" D/A Backing Plate
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The best Meguiar's 5" plate, to date!

Although the Meguiar's W67DA 5" Backing Plate has proven to be superb, the all-new Meguiar's Soft Buff 5" D/A Backing Plate is even better.  

Build quality abounds.
Six rivets attach the mounting stud (5/16-24 male thread) to the internal rigid composite plate, assuring that the backing plate will not be easily damaged due to an unfortunate drop. The beefed-up design also ensures long term durability, and balancing.

The specialized injection-molded foam has been designed to deliver just the right amount of firmness; yet, it is comfortable when used on complex shapes, such as curved panels, hood bulges, bumper covers, and fender flares. Dual white stripes printed onto the backing plate label enable the user to easily gauge the amount of random backing plate rotation generated during use. Micro-hook Velcro really holds on to all varieties of buffing pads, and has proven to be remarkable long lasting.

Optimized for use with all Meguiar's 5" buffing pads.
Looking for the latest advancements in buffing pad technology?  Outfit your machine with this plate, and mount up! Check out the world-renowned Meguiar's 5" DA Microfiber Discs, the fast cutting 5" Xtra-Cut Disc, or an all-new 5" DA Foam Disc.

Looking for a comparable backing plate in a different diameter? 3" DBP3 | 6" DBP6

To view our entire backing plate lineup, visit the Backing Plate Main Page.

Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 5"

  • Attachment material:
    Velcro®- low profile hook
  • Thread size: 5/16"-24 male

  • Long lasting:
    One piece molded construction

Part Number:
915GV20
Actual Diameter:
4 - 13/16"
Thread size:
5/16-24
Backing Material:
MICRO HOOK
This backing plate's hook has been optimized for use with Mirka's net mesh sanding discs. Still, its micro-hook profile works with just about all loop-backed sanding discs & buffing pads. When paired with a vacuum system, 44 holes allow thorough cleaning of the surface.
Price:
$37.30
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Mirka 5" Diameter Firm-Edge Backing Plate

Mirka 5" Diameter Firm-Edge Backing Plate

Mirka 5" Diameter Firm-Edge Backing Plate
Compatible with most hook & loop systems.
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Designed for Abranet® & Autonet™ discs.

This backing plate features 44 vacuum holes, and is designed for use with Abranet® and Autonet™ discs.  However, its micro-hook profile works with just about all loop-backed sanding discs and buffing pads. 

Mirka's backing plates are manufactured using a top quality molded polymer construction. This means that the hub, foam center, and face are molded together, not glued. Each plate is balanced to eliminate vibration, so you can work comfortably.

To view our entire backing plate lineup, visit the Backing Plate Main Page.

Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 4-13/16"

  • Attachment material: hook

  • Max speed: 13,000 r.p.m.
  • Thread size: 5/16"-24 male

  • Height to mounting pad: 1/2"

  • Weight: 100g (3.5 oz.)
  5" Diameter - Female Thread    /     /     /     /

Part Number:
W64
Actual Diameter:
4-15/16"
Thread size:
5/8 - 11
Backing Material:
HOOK
A lot of engineering went into this design. Similar to its little brother (W63), this plate features one-piece molded construction for durability. Its edge is purposely soft in order to minimize paint swirling. The face of the pad features a self-centering (removable) plug that ensures perfect pad alignment, when used with appropriate pads.
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$21.24
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Meguiar's Professional 5" Rotary Backing Plate

Meguiar's Professional 5" Rotary Backing Plate

Meguiar's Professional 5" Rotary Backing Plate
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It looks stealth, but you'll surely notice the quality.

Meguiar's has made this model of backing plate for many years, but this is an all new design. Durability is top notch, thanks to its sturdy one-piece molded construction.

As before, it features a pad alignment plug (located at the center of the face), making it a snap to align buffing pads that utilize a centering hole.

The face of the plate is firm with a minute amount of cushioning, virtually guaranteeing a smooth feel while polishing.

The outer edge has been finessed to allow increased contourability of the pad when used on complex surfaces, or for those times when the pad must be tilted on edge for targeted buffing.

To view our entire backing plate lineup, visit the Backing Plate Main Page.

Specifications
  • Actual diameter: 5-1/16"

  • Attachment material: hook

  • Patented design:
    Centering plug ensures perfect pad alignment
  • Thread size: 5/8"-11 female

  • Weight: 105g (3.7 oz.)

  • Long lasting:
    One piece molded construction