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    Re: How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

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    Is there an attachment to use that on the Flex 3401?
    I think there a pic of it from the Roadshow Detailing ClassHow to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

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    Re: How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

    Quote Originally Posted by DetailKitty View Post
    Is there an attachment to use that on the Flex 3401?
    No attatchment needed, the back of the brushes has velcro.

    I recently machine scrubbed a vinyl top using the Beast and the brush. Works great.

    When doing tires, it will work but the backing plate is going to oscillate and at the longest point of the oscillation the backing plate will hit the ground/pavement.


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    Re: How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

    Wow this is a great use of that Flex cordless rotary. It was a pleasure to have Mike show the January class how he uses the Tuff Shine product. After I did it by hand on my test tires I can fully endorse this machine method. Using the smaller Mighty tool or rotary would be the smart method if you do this for a business.

    Thanks Mike for this tip.

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    Re: How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

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    Wow, that's quite an involved process for the tires

    Just because I'm not sure the context of what you mean,

    Do you mean what I'm showing is an involved process when applying a tire COATING to tires?

    Or do you mean machine scrubbing is an involved process?



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    Re: How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

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    Just because I'm not sure the context of what you mean,

    Do you mean what I'm showing is an involved process when applying a tire COATING to tires?

    Or do you mean machine scrubbing is an involved process?



    The picking up a machine and going around a tire seems very cumbersome, awkward, maybe it's just meHow to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

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    Re: How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post

    The picking up a machine and going around a tire seems very cumbersome, awkward, maybe it's just me

    Gotcha....

    Actually, running the FLEX PE14 around a tire is MUCH easier than hand scrubbing. Only by doing it yourself would a person appreciate not only the power of the rotating brush to get the tire so much cleaner than you can ever accomplish by hand but instead of using all the muscles in your hand, arm, shoulder and back to move some kind of brush in a back-n-forth motion over a vertical surface - with the rotary you just hold the body of the PE14 with the brush against the tire and the tool does all the work.

    It's really easy.


    If given the option to hand scrub or machine scrub tires I would choose machine scrub every time.



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    Re: How to machine scrub tires using the Cordless FLEX PE14

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    No attatchment needed, the back of the brushes has velcro.

    I recently machine scrubbed a vinyl top using the Beast and the brush. Works great.

    When doing tires, it will work but the backing plate is going to oscillate and at the longest point of the oscillation the backing plate will hit the ground/pavement.


    Thank you and good to know!

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    If given the option to hand scrub or machine scrub tires I would choose machine scrub every time.
    I'm with you there

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