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    NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

    NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!



    With permission from FLEX North America, I am excited to announce that our Autogeek Roadshow Detailing Class in Auburn, Indiana this weekend, hosted by Mike Liebing of PRAXIS Detailing at the Kruse Museum, this will be the FIRST detailing class that will get to use the NEW Production Design of the FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!


    That's right! There's a handful of these tools out in different parts of the world for testing but this will be the FIRST detailing class where these tools are introduced to the public!


    Thank You FLEX!


    I've also been given permission to share pictures of my personal production units that until now, I have kept under wraps per FLEX Germany and FLEX North America.


    I was so excited when they arrived I took a picture of the two boxes in my office.






    Here's the NEW chassis design for the Corded and Cordless FLEX XCE 3401s

    Note the ALUMINUM Head has been removed.






    Production Design - Cordless FLEX XCE 3401





    This is #11 for the production design FLEX XCE 8 18.0 - Numbering starts at 01000







    Note also the RED 5" backing plate. This is will be the factory installed backing plate for both polishers. A 6" backing plate will also be available.






    Here's the other new FLEX tool everyone has been waiting for! The FLEX XCE 10-8 125

    This tool chassis is the same as the battery operated version. Note the aluminum shroud has been removed. This makes the tool lighter and reduces heat.





    This is #09 for the production design FLEX XCE 10-8 125 - Numbering starts at 01000






    Like the cordless FLEX XCE 8-18, the new design for the FLEX 10-8 125 will also come from the factory with the RED 5" backing plate. A 6" backing plate will also be available.








    So the big question is????

    When we they be available?


    FLEX told me yesterday, the production units are expected to be in the U.S. in the next 4-5 weeks. There will be a limited number of polishers and they will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis.


    Autogeek.com will be taking pre-orders.


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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!




    Here's the store page for the CORDLESS FLEX 3401 on Autogeek.com


    FLEX XCE 3401 Cordless Polisher



    There's not a way on the above page to place a pre-order so check back often in you want one because there's a limited number of tools coming over in the first shipment and they will be sold on a first-to-order, first to get basis.



    Autogeek Customer Care


    1-800-869-3011


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    I don't see a page for the NEW CORDED FLEX 3401, (see my pictures above). Could be it's not being introduced yet. I'll update with anything I find out.




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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

    More....

    My Auburn Roadshow Classes used both new versions of the BEAST.


    As I get time I'm sharing pictures of these tools in action here,


    Pictures: Autogeek’s Roadshow Class with PRAXIS Detailing in Auburn, Indiana




    Upcoming Roadshow Classes




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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

    That's cool
    My question is why do they both have lower RPM specs vs the 480 RPM of the 3401?
    Is it still 10 orbits per?

    And what did they do to improve this red BP?

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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

    We all faithful 3401VRG owners should be able to use the 5 inch backing plate from the new machine, since one never existed before now.....or did I miss something in my sleep.
    Alas backwards compatibility probably doesn't drive sales

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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

    I love my 3401 for sure, if the new corded SUPER BEAST has the same specs as the 3401, it is a must have!

    10 years later and still curse at myself for occasionally setting the 3401’s Metal shroud on my leg or arm or skin somewhere.

    This appears to have copied the Finisher’s ergonomics, which I feel are superior and well engineered!!
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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

    Right, so will the backing plates between the old 3401 be compatible with the new ones?
    "Dirt likes detergent so much better than the surface that it's attached to, it'll leave that surface to go hang out with the soap"...aim4squirrels

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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

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    Right, so will the backing plates between the old 3401 be compatible with the new ones?

    No
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    Re: NEW FLEX XCE 3401 Corded and Cordless Polishers!

    Awesome Mike, congratulations on the new additions.

    I haven’t seen nor touched one of these beauties yet (obviously) but I can feel them in my hands . . .
    I cannot think of any good reasons why I shouldn’t add these to my arsenal.

    I look forward to hearing/reading your thoughts on these after some time behind them Mike.


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