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    ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    With detailing season coming up for a lot of us, donít forget to lubricate the felt ring!!

    Mike P has a few articles on this if you are unaware. Just do a quick search.

    Also itís a good time to check the backing plate out. I always suggest having a spare on hand as this IS a wear item. They do indeed lose adhesion strength over time.
    Jim

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    it's coming up for me to. Just did one, and will be doing a few more soon enough.

    Thanks for the reminder! (Although, I'm kind of in the habit of doing that before every detail I plan on using the 3401). Overkill? hehe.

    I do need to get some spare backing plates, though. Before I can't.

    In the meantime...I patiently await shipping of my CBEAST.

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    I already done it...

    the next time anyone who does this...announce to your significant other or others that " I will be lubing the beast!!! Be back in a few!!! ". I wonder what they will think. LOL

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    Good plan!

    Speaking if the Beast. Anyone seen a standard backing plate in stock? Ordered one from Autogeek, then it went on back order.

    Would like to have a spare

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    I recently bought the Supa BEAST. Am I correct that there is no felt ring to lube on the Supa? Thanks to you all, I did buy the 6" plate and spares, thanks. Right now the stock 5" plate is not in stock at AG.

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    Quote Originally Posted by SaabGuy View Post
    Good plan!

    Speaking if the Beast. Anyone seen a standard backing plate in stock? Ordered one from Autogeek, then it went on back order.

    Would like to have a spare
    Have not seen them in stick. I check every now and then

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    Yup, oil mine probably too much. At least every 3-4 uses
    "Dirt likes detergent so much better than the surface that it's attached to, it'll leave that surface to go hang out with the soap"...aim4squirrels

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    Quote Originally Posted by Burger View Post
    I recently bought the Supa BEAST. Am I correct that there is no felt ring to lube on the Supa? Thanks to you all, I did buy the 6" plate and spares, thanks. Right now the stock 5" plate is not in stock at AG.
    Correct there is no felt ring on the XCE polishers like there is on the 3401.

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    Quote Originally Posted by JustJesus View Post
    Have not seen them in stick. I check every now and then

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    Ordered two spare 6" plates on May 5th. Receiving them today.

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    Re: ATTENTION: FLEX Beast owners (3401)

    I just got a spare. Came off backorder

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