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    Nano: luxury or very useful

    I was surprised just how many small/difficult to polish areas there are on cars until recently. Was polishing my wife’s Navigator which I figured was the poster child for large flat panels, and relatively it is. However, there were a lot of places that even a three inch pad on a PC seemed to big.

    Probably wouldn’t have thought about it but for the presence of the Nano and PiXiE.

    So are machines like these essential, gimmicks, or luxuries to your process?

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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    Imo the Nano is essential if you do this for a job.

    If it's a hobby, get what ya can with what ya got and forget about the rest.
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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    Quote Originally Posted by 98CayenneTA View Post
    Imo the Nano is essential if you do this for a job.

    If it's a hobby, get what ya can with what ya got and forget about the rest.
    IMO, this is the answer to the question in a nutshell. Unless you have unlimited funds and can afford to buy one for the hell of it.......
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    I only detail my own cars, but I use the nano often. I have a 15, 75 and nano. The nano is obviously good for small spaces, it works great on wheel barrels. I question the nano purchase at times, however every time I actually use it I'm thankful that the money was spent.

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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    The iBrid Nano is one of the most useful tools that you can add to your arsenal.

    You will be glad that you have one.

    My most favorite preference of usage is in rotary mode using the 1” pads.

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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    Is the iBrid Nano a luxury? Certainly yes.

    Is the iBrid Nano necessary? Yes and no.

    No because you can machine polish almost a whole car with a 3 inch and 5+ inch machine and finish off with hand polishing if needed.
    Yes because once you use one, you realize how useful they are.

    If you can afford one, just get one. I sat on the fence for a while, mainly due the cost of these in Australia. Once I opened the box, I just knew I made the right decision. The Nano feels like a really solid machine and so balanced in your hand. I'm only a hobbyist and sometimes professional, I'm so glad I have it in my arsenal.




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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    Quote Originally Posted by Texchappy View Post
    I was surprised just how many small/difficult to polish areas there are on cars until recently. Was polishing my wife’s Navigator which I figured was the poster child for large flat panels, and relatively it is. However, there were a lot of places that even a three inch pad on a PC seemed to big.

    Probably wouldn’t have thought about it but for the presence of the Nano and PiXiE.

    So are machines like these essential, gimmicks, or luxuries to your process?
    There are other 'cordless micro polishers' available waaay below the Rupes price point (I have a rotary and a DA version). The rotary is fantastic for doing headlights, but am planning other uses for the new DA one.

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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    Imo the Nano is essential if you do this for a job.

    If it's a hobby, get what ya can with what ya got and forget about the rest.

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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    there is what looks like a great deal right now for 535 for the long neck kit......been looking at this for a while now

    I had some spots on my bike where this would have come in handy....there are no shortage of tight spots

    I'm just an enthusiast, but this looks like it needs to be part of the stable

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    Re: Nano: luxury or very useful

    If I wanted to put out the cash fir top of the line, Flex PiXiE or Rupes Nano? See threads asking for comparison but not many concrete answers.

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