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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Like Bob mentioned, hearing protection is great for reducing the noise.

    Sometimes I'll hook my in ear monitors that I use when drumming to click tracks, or backing tracks into my phone, and listen to music.

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    i cant understand why anyone would consider the cylco its a decent machine however i just think its to bulky and for the price you can get a flex, rupes, or boss. if your going to do serious polishing none of the Pro's use a cylco to perfect paint they just dont.


    and i have the following machines
    Boss G21
    Boss G15
    Makita Rotary
    Flex 3401 VRG
    Cylco (i use it for interior brushes)
    Porter Cable 7424xp
    HF Rotary
    HF DA



    for the money do your self a favor get the Flex Boss or Rupes (assuming if you already dont have one)

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by NextLevelDtail View Post
    i cant understand why anyone would consider the cylco its a decent machine however i just think its to bulky and for the price you can get a flex, rupes, or boss. if your going to do serious polishing none of the Pro's use a cylco to perfect paint they just dont.


    and i have the following machines
    Boss G21
    Boss G15
    Makita Rotary
    Flex 3401 VRG
    Cylco (i use it for interior brushes)
    Porter Cable 7424xp
    HF Rotary
    HF DA



    for the money do your self a favor get the Flex Boss or Rupes (assuming if you already dont have one)
    Thanks for the reply. I was considering a Cyclo because I don't plan on doing any serious polishing. I just do a semi-annual light polish/pre-wax type thing on my own car. I have pretty good washing habits. I currently have a GG6. I was looking to upgrade with NVH being my first priority. Correcting ability and price not so much. I thought perhaps a Cyclo would fit the bill. What would you recommend?
    Thanks

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...ferrerid=33345

    I hope that link works. It's probably the most accurate readings, but it's a place to start. It looks like the flex pe14 is the quietest machine listed. Speeds 3 and 4 work out to 1200 and 1500 rpm, so you'll typically not go past there.

    Hopefully someone with a cyclo can add to this and that thread.

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by hollerstiltner View Post
    a cyclo.
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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogfather View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I was considering a Cyclo because I don't plan on doing any serious polishing. I just do a semi-annual light polish/pre-wax type thing on my own car. I have pretty good washing habits. I currently have a GG6. I was looking to upgrade with NVH being my first priority. Correcting ability and price not so much. I thought perhaps a Cyclo would fit the bill. What would you recommend?
    Thanks


    Definitely not a cylco. Its bulky and the price point is what is even more unattractive to me.

    I would say get the boss. Why ?

    Versatility and comfort.

    It can handle the light polish and wax sealant you want to do.

    But whenever you want to do the serious correction its there and melts swirls away with one section pass.

    The machine is just a beast it really is.


    I think and i do not know about the sound pitch frequency but the flex imo is the lowest sounding tool.


    However ive done many tests and the boss g21 corrects way faster then the flex at any speeds same pressure same pad same passes the g21 is a winner everytime

    However the G21 in tight areas or curved areas struggle.

    This is where the flex shines (and very happy i have both)

    The flex cant stop and wont stop at whatever you throw at it.

    But they work great as a team.

    Now am i saying the flex can not do what my G21 does no.... the G21 just does it faster with less passes.

    Also on the roofs of the car you can use the G21 with one hand how smooth and easy it is to control.

    The flex on the other hand is like a german Shepard on a leash and your 8 years old trying to keep him from dragging you.


    The G21 - it feels like your driving it ultimate comfort smoothness and control


    The Flex - it feels like its driving you sometimes but a work horse and a tank

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    Re: Is the Cyclo the Quietest Polisher?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    Note:
    "Loudness" (noise) is measured in decibels (dB).

    •The quietest polisher...?

    -The Cyclo Model 5 has a rating of 77dB

    For comparison sake:
    -The PC7424XP's is...55dB
    -The Meguiar's G110v2's is...55dB


    •With the subjective noise level doubling
    with each 10dB increment...

    -That means that the Cyclo Model 5 is
    4 (four) times "louder" than the other
    two DAs listed above.


    •Also...When operating polishers:
    -Be aware of total exposure time to
    noise levels
    -Always wear hearing protection as part
    of the overall PPE program.


    Bob
    Just a clarification on the decibel rating system. Every 3 decibels is double. So a 9 decibel change is actually 9 times louder.

    That is pretty significant. 10 decibels is 10 times louder, 100 is 100 times louder.

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