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    New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    New 5" pads for 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401



    5" Hybrid Pads for the 4" backing plate on the Flex 3401!











    Autogeek stocks these pads here,

    Lake Country Hybrid Power Finish 5 Inch Foam Pads


    See them in action here,

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    Here's some still pictures I took from the Valiant Extreme Makeover with Justin using them...

















    My friend and forum member Tom Risk tried them out, he said,


    "They make using the Flex 3401 easier than any other pad"



    Forum Member Tom Risk aka ShineTimeDetail visits Autogeek.net

    Here's Tom using a 4.5" Hybrid Pad on the Flex 3401













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    Lake Country Hybrid Power Finish 5 Inch Foam Pads

    You'll need the 4" backing plate to use these pads...

    FLEX XC3401 Changeable Backing Plate System




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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    Very nice! In HT or Hybrid at 7/8" thick would make it perfect!
    IMO, the 4 3/8" backing plate for the 3401 is too small for a 5.5" pad.

    I don't need that much protection around the edge, 4.5 pads will be awesome.
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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    I'll take a bit of a credit for giving an early idea to produce 4.5" pads, if you don't mind. :D

    When can we expect them to be available?!?


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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    Just to be sure... That is the native 4-3/8 backing plate. Yes?

    When and how much for a set of 6 pads?

    Thanks,

    Dan.

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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    Bump... Enquiring minds want to know!

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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    Quote Originally Posted by SonOfOC View Post

    Very nice! In HT or Hybrid at 7/8" thick would make it perfect!
    You don't need thin pads for a forced rotation pad and these are thicker and measure in at 1 1/4"



    Quote Originally Posted by Danube View Post
    I'll take a bit of a credit for giving an early idea to produce 4.5" pads, if you don't mind. :D

    When can we expect them to be available?!?

    I'm all for giving credit where credit is due but I'm pretty sure Eric has had these in the works for a while now...

    You definitely pushed the issue as your posting history shows.


    Quote Originally Posted by BookemDano View Post
    Just to be sure... That is the native 4-3/8 backing plate. Yes?

    When and how much for a set of 6 pads?

    Thanks,

    Dan.
    The backing plate you see in the pictures above are the 4" backing plate from Lake country and the Velcro on the back of the 5" pads is exactly 4" which makes them very easy to align.

    Also, The pads are actually 5" in diameter. I have a bunch of different sizes but the 5" diameter pads are going to be final production. That' what you see Justin using in the pictures above and that's what they guys buffing out the 1932 Ford full Fendered Coupe will be using at my Detailing Boot Camp Class this weekend.


    Not sure when they'll be available yet... soon...


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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    do they have a foamed wool in this size as well?

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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    Just like some gentlemen predicted.... everyone said they're not gonna make 4.5" pads but they did. Nice.

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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    Hmmm... They still have not made 4.5" pads. Those are 5" pads.

    My biggest concern is the $50 backing plate kit required to use them. And that kit uses adapters (not native backing plates) and comes with a 6" backing plate which is useless for my needs.

    If there was a native, 4" backing plate, I'd buy the pads even though they are 5" (not 4.5").

    Dan.

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    Re: New 5 inch pads for the 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

    They are 5" pads with 4" loop. Will work on any machine.

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