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    Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!


    For those attending this weeks Thursday Night Detailing Class I'll have my updated FLEX XFE7-15 aka The Finisher in the garage for everyone to test out on the hotrod Lincoln.






    We'll also have the new FLEX Heavy Duty FLEX Extension Cords to test out...






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    We're also going to be showing tips and techniques for hand and machine polishing via Facebook Live so stay tuned...





    If you're attending please reply to this thread...


    Sign-up: 1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe Detailing Class - Thursday, December 15th



    Thank you!


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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Hi Mike,
    I assume this is Flex's latest "Free Wheeling DA", correct? Boy, that sure looks sweet! (I might have to finally break down, and "graduate"!)

    And so does that Lincoln, just a gorgeous car. And it looks like a million in the pics so far that I've seen, but I know if there's any flaws-shortcomings to be found, you'll find them, and you and the students will address them to the nines. I cannot wait to see the final pics when she's all done! Will be interesting to see what processes, products, tools, and what final LSP is chosen?

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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Cant wait wish i could be there with the team

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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Mike, Do I see a 5 1/2" pad??? 5" Backing Plate?? If so YES!!!!!!!

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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    I only have one question? Why is the pad facing down where it can pick up contaminates? I never lay by Flex down that way. You know I'm kidding Mike what am I thinking. You have a whole warehouse full of new pads at your disposal.
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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Mike - any update when they will be in stock at Autogeek?!?
    Keep Calm... and Detail On!

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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Mike how did you like the cord? Is it the soft rubber that is easy to work with , or more like the hard yellow ones like at lowes?

    I am always looking for good cords.

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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Finally! A 5" plate for this machine! When will these new machines ship?

    I recently cut down my 6" to run the smaller 5.5" pads. Man what a difference it makes.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Man i just orderd the flex 3401

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    Re: Updated FLEX XFE7 -15 aka The Finisher!

    Quote Originally Posted by aceone View Post

    Mike, Do I see a 5 1/2" pad??? 5" Backing Plate?? If so YES!!!!!!!
    Yes.

    That's a Lake Country ThinPro 5.5" orange foam cutting pad. It's my guess that's what's going to be needed to remove the swirls and scratches out of the paint on the Lincoln.



    Quote Originally Posted by WAXOFF View Post

    I only have one question? Why is the pad facing down where it can pick up contaminates? I never lay by Flex down that way. You know I'm kidding Mike what am I thinking. You have a whole warehouse full of new pads at your disposal.
    Ha ha...

    I would place the FLEX upside down but then the words FLEX would be upside down. For what it's worth, one of my favorite tools is the Tornador Air Blowout Gun and I use it religiously to blow off that roll-around stand you see in many of my pictures. I actually scrub the mat on the stand and then blow it out as I also place microfiber towels on it. Like you see here in this article...

    How to use Griot's Garage to detail your car - A detail job Richard Griot would be proud of!








    Quote Originally Posted by EWtheDETAILER View Post

    Mike - any update when they will be in stock at Autogeek?!?
    I'll ask and see what I can find out.



    Quote Originally Posted by JeffM View Post

    Mike how did you like the cord? Is it the soft rubber that is easy to work with , or more like the hard yellow ones like at lowes?

    I am always looking for good cords.
    Love the cord. Probably the nicest extension cord I've ever used. The best investment for anyone spending money on quality tools especially when the tools start going over $300.00



    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection View Post

    When will these new machines ship?
    I'll ask and see what I can find out.





    Quote Originally Posted by Thenissanguy View Post

    Man i just ordered the flex 3401
    Don't feel bad... you just made a GREAT investment into one of the best tools on the market. I coined the name

    The Beast

    That's how I sign my FLEX how-to books and now FLEX has officially adopted this name for the tool and for a good and accurate reason... it's a BEAST!

    My quote for the 3401 goes like this,


    With a FLEX 3401 you can power through a detail job -Mike Phillips


    And it's true. The 3401 doesn't care one bit the shape or curve of a body panel or even top cap on a boat. There's nothing you can do to stop the pad from rotating or oscillating and for this reason you can POWER THROUGH A DETAIL JOB as fast as humanly possible while still maintaining professional quality results.

    Whenever I detail cars professionally, (that means for pay), I tend to use the FLEX 3401 because I simply don't have a lot of spare time anymore and I need to work as fast as I can while still putting out professional grade and even show car quality work. The FLEX is the best tool of choice in my opinion for production detailing for cars, boats and motorhomes. Fast correction without swirls.

    The key of course like I alwasy harp on here in the forum world and in the real world is to always use GREAT abrasive technology. It's so important that the stuff touching the paint is the best you can obtain otherwise you'll get micro-marring when using an orbital tool and gross holograms when using a rotary buffer.



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