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    What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    Hi everyone

    I'm a little confused I need some help please

    First I really like flex 3401 it's on the list but I think it will not fill all my needs!

    My needs
    - Polish paint
    -Polish paint for smaller area
    -clean carpet and leather
    -Polish headlight (not necessary it's just plus)

    So for my needs
    I think I have to buy 3 machine!

    -FLEX 3401 for Polish job
    -Porter Cable 7424 for carpet and leather
    -rupes mini for headlight and smaller area

    And I think that's too much 😁


    So my questions is

    1- Dose flex XFE7 or 3401 have mini pads
    From my reading I found smallest is 4" for 3401

    You guys what you think the smallest pad I need for regular detail cover whole car!


    2- if 3401 don't have smaller than 4"
    What you recommend?
    what about rupes mini is it good for small area?
    and plus I can use it for headlight Polish!

    3- for carpet and leather cleaning
    What I really like is PC 7424
    Have good carpet brush collection

    Porter Cable 7424 Carpet & Upholstery Brushes

    (I wish flex have similar brush collection)

    But again PC the smallest pad is 3"
    So I don't know if I need smaller than 3" for regular exterior Detail job?


    By the way
    4- does it worth it to wait for
    FLEX XFE7-15 150 Long Stroke Orbital Polisher
    (maybe will be available locally after 1 or 2 months) I can wait

    Or you think
    FLEX XC 3401 Orbital Polisher
    It's good enough for beginners
    (it's already available in Stock locally)

    It will be first machine for me !



    Thank you




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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    I'd say you are on the right track for sure, flex 3401 is a beast i've heard and will do most compounding/polishing jobs.
    Also i like my griots 6 converted to a 3.5 backing plate for smaller areas and now that they have a new ''3'' inch one i will convert over.
    Also you could just use either portercable or any cheaper Da for brush attachment so you are not switching bp's all the time.

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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    buy a GG6 along with different backing plates, pads, and some accessories (carpet attachment, etc,) and you'll be set...

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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    Buy a cyclo one machine will do all of it . And do it with a 16 mm throw

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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigry18 View Post
    I'd say you are on the right track for sure, flex 3401 is a beast i've heard and will do most compounding/polishing jobs.
    Also i like my griots 6 converted to a 3.5 backing plate for smaller areas and now that they have a new ''3'' inch one i will convert over.
    Also you could just use either portercable or any cheaper Da for brush attachment so you are not switching bp's all the time.
    I will have look into griots 6

    But do I need smaller than 3" for regular exterior detail?

    And that's good idea to buy cheap DA for brush


    Thank you


    Quote Originally Posted by VISITOR View Post
    buy a GG6 along with different backing plates, pads, and some accessories (carpet attachment, etc,) and you'll be set...
    I will have look into it

    Do you think GG6 better than PC

    Thank you


    Quote Originally Posted by postaltwo View Post
    Buy a cyclo one machine will do all of it . And do it with a 16 mm throw
    I never heard of it
    But it's great to have one machine can replace rupes mini and PC

    I will searching more about it

    Thank you

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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    I'm waiting for more answers

    Thank you everyone

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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    Cyclo polishers have been around since the 1950s. They still stock parts for the polishers made in the 1950s, and pretty much everything is replaceable and available. They are twin head 4" polishers.

    If you go to their website, they seem to have a particular emphasis on carpet cleaning, and have a range of brushes for the purpose. That is not to say that they are any less good at paint correction/polishing. There are pads made specifically for the Cyclo, like Adam's Polishes sells a range of 4" pads made specifically for the Cyclo, identified by the fact that they come in pairs, but any 4" pads and backing plates for those 4" pads from other vendors work fine as well.

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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yaser222 View Post
    Do you think GG6 better than PC
    it's another choice/option and a certainly a great one at that. it has more torque/power, lifetime warranty, and GG customer service is top notch. if you are only going to machine polish/wax a few times a year then this makes more sense and is 1/3 of the cost as well. here's a recent vid of the junkman using it for the first time...


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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    Quote Originally Posted by kkritsilas View Post
    Cyclo polishers have been around since the 1950s. They still stock parts for the polishers made in the 1950s, and pretty much everything is replaceable and available. They are twin head 4" polishers.

    If you go to their website, they seem to have a particular emphasis on carpet cleaning, and have a range of brushes for the purpose. That is not to say that they are any less good at paint correction/polishing. There are pads made specifically for the Cyclo, like Adam's Polishes sells a range of 4" pads made specifically for the Cyclo, identified by the fact that they come in pairs, but any 4" pads and backing plates for those 4" pads from other vendors work fine as well.
    Great information acutely I like the twin head I saw it in one youtube video

    But I didn't now the brand I think it was cyclo so similar to it

    Unfortunately the price is a little higher
    But it's good choice I will check for it

    Thanks



    Quote Originally Posted by VISITOR View Post
    it's another choice/option and a certainly a great one at that. it has more torque/power, lifetime warranty, and GG customer service is top notch. if you are only going to machine polish/wax a few times a year then this makes more sense and is 1/3 of the cost as well. here's a recent vid of the junkman using it for the first time...


    Ok that's good to hear
    But the warranty I'm over seas customer I don't know if the warranty still applies if I buy it from usa and ship it to my country

    I will search locally for this device

    And you are right I will use it even less than what you said
    Because I will Polish cars then coated with cquartz classic for 2 years at least there will be no Polish
    Or maybe once a year if the coating not lasting 2 years





    Thank you guys for your help


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    Re: What (mini + carpet brush)machine to buy next to flex!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yaser222 View Post
    Great information acutely I like the twin head I saw it in one youtube video

    But I didn't now the brand I think it was cyclo so similar to it

    Unfortunately the price is a little higher
    But it's good choice I will check for it

    Thanks
    The price is not cheap no doubt ,but it the smoothist machine out there and u don't have to buy many machines so u save money there

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