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    Purchase help

    Right now I have two porter cable 7424's, A Griots 3" and a Graiots 6" polishers. I have been detailing for over a dozen years and looking at a new polisher. what do you recommend? Flex? Rupes? or ???? Thanks

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    Re: Purchase help

    Since you already have standard DA Polishers I would recommend either a Flex XC3401 VRG Polisher or Rupes BigFoot LK 900E Mille Polisher. These are both gear driven polishers and are perfect for paint correction.

    Flex XC 3401, FLEX Orbital Polisher,flex XC 3401 VRG dual-action polisher,flex XC3401VRG,Dual Action polisher,FLEX buffer

    RUPES BigFoot LK 900E Mille Gear Driven Polisher

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    Re: Purchase help

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleper View Post

    I have been detailing for over a dozen years and looking at a new polisher. what do you recommend? Flex? Rupes? or ???? Thanks
    If you want speed, look at one of the gear-driven tools Bobby shared.

    If speed is not a priority, then take a look at the new Griot's G9 - it has more power than the Porter Cable units and even more power than the Griot's Garage 6" ROP.

    It's not gear-driven but it's really good at maintaining pad rotation for a free spinning tool. I was impressed. I have a review in my review section.



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    Re: Purchase help

    If you do a lot of correction, specifically more difficult flaws, I would consider the Flex which I have had experience with and found it to perform difficult corrections quite well. Rupes of course also offers fine machines and have their following, but I have not had experience with them. If not as Mike suggested the GG9 is a very good choice, the power is noticeably more than the GG6 etc. and in my experience one would have to work hard to get the GG9 to stall.
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