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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    Quote Originally Posted by CEE DOG View Post
    I got 2 junk panels. One hood and one rear lid for 20$ each.
    All the places around me want $50 each for junk panels
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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Lil Detlr View Post
    All the places around me want $50 each for junk panels
    How about polishing out the bathroom sink or something just to get a feel for the machine? I did that and it worked out great. No more scratches or swirls on the sink haha! But seriously, try it, if all else fails.

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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaban View Post
    How about polishing out the bathroom sink or something just to get a feel for the machine? I did that and it worked out great. No more scratches or swirls on the sink haha! But seriously, try it, if all else fails.
    Oh trust me, having a feel for the machines isn't an issue; I've been doing this professionally for 10 years now. Still, junk panels are nice to have around for product testing and setting up demos for potential customers and at shows.
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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    Quote Originally Posted by LegacyGT View Post
    I hear you can practice on home appliances if you are not able to get a test panel from a junk yard

    I think you will really like the new Flex, I am in the process of making the transition myself.
    I know I'm reviving this thread from the dead, but I found this so funny. My dryer has one hell of a shine.

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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    Quote Originally Posted by g26er View Post
    I know I'm reviving this thread from the dead, but I found this so funny. My dryer has one hell of a shine.
    LOL , nice one buddy .

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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    Quote Originally Posted by LegacyGT View Post
    I hear you can practice on home appliances if you are not able to get a test panel from a junk yard

    I think you will really like the new Flex, I am in the process of making the transition myself.
    No that won't work with a machine,waxes will work on Formica to test out depth and slickness as we're talking about this it's raining in south Florida so being that I detailed a huge airplane yesterday I was beat and decided to take off ,so I cleaned the house and applied prima on everything except the tub.That stuff works great on mirrors marble stove tops etc.Now the downside is when you want to clean the countertop I use sprayway glass cleaner and it strips off the wax and for about a week of cleaning it goes back to its original appearance.I can't use anything else cause that's were the cooking prep is done.I actually tried to polish it with a machine on speed 3 with hd speed and a polishing foam pad without standing on it the Formica marred real quick .

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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    I posted this in another thread...
    " I can't recommend the DeWalt DWP849X enough. My shop has had the same 2 since they first came out with the new design and and still have two of the previous, boxier versions that still work. I've seen them dropped, slammed, wet you name it. In 12 years with the same buffers only two have needed service and that was for the dial selection, in 12 years! They both get used five days a week for 3 to 4 hours (constant) at 1500 to 1800rpm. I'm sure the Flex is fantastic and may even be better but I couldn't see it being $150 better. Just thought I'd share. Check the reviews on AG."

    Even mike Phillips recommends it in his book Mike Phillips’ The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine Paperback Book

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    Re: Is it worth it to get the new Flex PE14-2-150?

    If your looking for FREE junk panels, go to any body shop or collision center and ask if you can have some! They're in the trash! Obviously they are damaged but in most cases will have good areas to practice your rotary techniques. Just ask the manager!

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