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Thread: The Mini Plate for the Flex

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    The Mini Plate for the Flex

    I just ordered the Mini Plate and installed it on my Flex to be able to use the 5 inch pads.
    Gave it a go yesterday , will take a little time to adjust to it being its smaller.
    My main reason is to have mostly 5-5.5 inch pads on hand being my go to machines are the Rupes and at times my Flex 3401.

    Any of you guys have it?, if so how do you like the smaller plate?


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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    If its the same smaller plate that came in the Lake country interchangeable BP system, then its pretty much all I use on my 3401.

    Its very seldom that a car has a flat enough panel to make use of the bigger 6" hybrids so most of the time I'm running the 5" pads on the smaller plate.

    I much prefer the way the machine feels with it too.

    Are you able to purchase the smaller plate on its own now, or do you still need to get it as part of the kit? Would like to grab a 'spare' if they are available as a standalone product.

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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    Quote Originally Posted by lawrenceSA View Post
    If its the same smaller plate that came in the Lake country interchangeable BP system, then its pretty much all I use on my 3401.
    I think he's talking about this one made by Flex: FLEX XC3401 Mini 4 3/8 Backing Plate, FLEX

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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    Quote Originally Posted by lawrenceSA View Post
    If its the same smaller plate that came in the Lake country interchangeable BP system, then its pretty much all I use on my 3401.

    Its very seldom that a car has a flat enough panel to make use of the bigger 6" hybrids so most of the time I'm running the 5" pads on the smaller plate.

    I much prefer the way the machine feels with it too.

    Are you able to purchase the smaller plate on its own now, or do you still need to get it as part of the kit? Would like to grab a 'spare' if they are available as a standalone product.
    They discontinued the kit which included the larger pointless 6" bp which had the cracking issue. Its been available as the 4" only from LC for a while now. I would suggest the 4 3/8 Flex bp to run regular 5.5" pads to compliment your LC 4" and oem 5.5".

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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    Do they sell a plate for the Flex for my 3 inch pads?
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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    I think he's talking about this one made by Flex: FLEX XC3401 Mini 4 3/8 Backing Plate, FLEX
    Ah got it - thanks.

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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    Quote Originally Posted by DogRescuer View Post
    Do they sell a plate for the Flex for my 3 inch pads?
    Not that I'm aware of Steve. Would love to see one myself but from a design viewpoint I would guess the direct drive gearing may limit that possibility.
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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    Quote Originally Posted by Puckman View Post
    Not that I'm aware of Steve. Would love to see one myself but from a design viewpoint I would guess the direct drive gearing may limit that possibility.
    Some of us have been hoping that Flex will see fit to produce a mini-version of the 3401, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

    To digress, the iBrid Nano is a fascinating machine, but it's not quite filling the niche that some of us see, which various machines like the GG 3", Rupes LHR 75E, ZenTool Mini, Flex PE-8, have also failed to fill.
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    Re: The Mini Plate for the Flex

    [QUOTE=lawrenceSA;1454026]If its the same smaller plate that came in the Lake country interchangeable BP system, then its pretty much all I use on my 3401.

    Its very seldom that a car has a flat enough panel to make use of the bigger 6" hybrids so most of the time I'm running the 5" pads on the smaller plate.

    I much prefer the way the machine feels with it too.

    Are you able to purchase the smaller plate on its own now, or do you still need to get it as part of the kit? Would like to grab a 'spare' if they are available as a standalone product.[

    I was able to order just the one plate.


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