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    Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Hello to all-


    The griots has been my go to for 5-6 years of detailing family cars. I really like the way they work. I just got a replacement griots polisher from griots, no questions asked. Thanks to them for their amazing customer service. My wife got me a torq random orbital 2 years ago. I really don't like it, how it bogs down on anything with a curve etc. So MY QUESTION: Should I go bigger or smaller for the next polisher to add to arsenal? I am debating between adding a flex 3401 and using small backing plates on griots for smaller areas. OR do I keep griots as main workhorse and add a small rupes bigfoot nano ibrid?
    Not sure where I should have posted this, admins feel free to move to move as needed...


    thanks
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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    My first DA is the PC7424, my second DA is a Flex 3401.
    Wait for the new version since that is the machine you want.

    Some LC Force pads for the 3401 will do you no wrong.

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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Tough to tell you what to do?

    Do you have the need of correcting really tiny areas often to warrant the purchase of the Nano Ibrid?

    I might be inclined to say for the money spent, go with the Flex 3401, and use the GG6 and/or the Torq with smaller Plates-Pads.

    The 3401 with additional Flex 4.5" Backing Plate might then cover the majority of your work, save some time and effort since you won't be knocking yourself out with marking Backing Plates, and fighting the loss of rotation for paint correction.

    Maybe somewhere along the way, pick up a baby Griots 3" cheap. It can be outfitted with both 3" and 2" Plates-Pads. It is my understanding that even if you cannot provide a bill of sale for a Griots machine if it conks out at some future point, Griots will replace it if faulty.

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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Have you looked into the G21

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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Flex 3401 hands down if you’re a somewhat experienced and has handled buffing before, and even for a new person is still good, you may find it to be a bit too heavy.
    If you want to learn and at the same time have a buffer with some comparable bite as the top of the line ones in the dual action category, then I would highly recommend the porter cable PC7424XP
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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Thanks to all for your feedback. As most have eluded to, I think the 3401 is the right way to go for me. Not a ton of small spots to work on, I could borrow an ibrid as needed from a friend.

    When is the new flex 3401 coming out?

    Thanks Again,
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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Quote Originally Posted by TD_05 View Post
    Thanks to all for your feedback. As most have eluded to, I think the 3401 is the right way to go for me. Not a ton of small spots to work on, I could borrow an ibrid as needed from a friend.

    When is the new flex 3401 coming out?

    Thanks Again,
    TD
    Makita PO5000C is the best forced DA side by side

    If you already have a GG6
    Get their HD 3in plate and some lake country Thin pro pads
    Get a 21mm machine like Griot boss G21 or Rupes mark II install a 5in plate

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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    I bought a cordless polisher. I really like it for quick-fix jobs. I have no idea how many batteries it would take to do an entire vehicle but I can, for example, polish out the hood with a cleaner wax real quick and without running electrical cords.

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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Quote Originally Posted by TD_05 View Post
    Hello to all-


    The griots has been my go to for 5-6 years of detailing family cars. I really like the way they work. I just got a replacement griots polisher from griots, no questions asked. Thanks to them for their amazing customer service. My wife got me a torq random orbital 2 years ago. I really don't like it, how it bogs down on anything with a curve etc. So MY QUESTION: Should I go bigger or smaller for the next polisher to add to arsenal? I am debating between adding a flex 3401 and using small backing plates on griots for smaller areas. OR do I keep griots as main workhorse and add a small rupes bigfoot nano ibrid?
    Not sure where I should have posted this, admins feel free to move to move as needed...


    thanks
    TD
    Once you use the Flex you won't likely pick up your Griot's again.

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    Re: Which polisher to get, NEXT

    Use your Torx with a 3" backing plate. Use your GG6 with 5" or 6" plates depending on what pads you own. Get whatever geared forced rotation polisher you decided upon.

    You could do just about anything with those 3 machines

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