With its combined rotary and random orbital movements, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher offers virtually the same level of cutting performance as a traditional rotary polisher, but with fewer of the usual risks. For example, thanks to the dominant random orbital movement, frictional heat is generated more slowly, meaning that the chances of overheating or burning the paint are minimised. In addition, the short-throw random orbital movement also ensures that holograms are not formed during the polishing process, which saves time by eliminating the need for unnecessary refining work. When the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher was originally launched the smallest backing plate available for it had a diameter of 115 mm, which posed a problem for many detailers as it precluded the use of spot pads. However, a solution to this problem now exists in the form of the Lake Country XC 3401 VRG Backing Plate System, which enables 100 mm spot pads to be safely used. The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher isn't as easy to use as free-spinning random orbital machines, due to the torque steer produced by the rotary movement, but if you have previous rotary experience and are looking for a powerful dual action polisher then it should be high on your list of tools to consider. In experienced hands, it's a supremely capable machine.
In contrast to most dual action machine polishers, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher features a powerful 1010 watt motor with a permanently driven rotary movement (160 - 480 RPM) that operates in conjunction with a short-throw random orbital movement (3200 - 9600 OPM). This combined action ensures that the polishing pad continues to rotate at a consistent speed even if heavy pressure is applied, thus preventing the pad from bogging down. The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher also features a lightweight body and a rubber-coated front handle that optimises handling and user comfort. With the speed controls positioned within easy reach of the rear handle and the spindle lock recessed into the head to prevent accidental engagement, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher has been built to be light, safe and easy to use. Indeed, it is the perfect tool for experienced enthusiasts and professional detailers looking to extend their paint correction abilities, but without exposing themselves to the risks associated with rotary polishing. The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher is supplied with an optional side handle, a 140 mm proprietary backing plate and a two year return to base warranty.
Although polishing with a dual action machine polisher is a relatively straightforward process, there are various important practical points to consider that are too numerous and involved to go into in detail about here. Therefore, if you require more detailed information about dual action machine polishers and how to use them safely and effectively, please take the time to read both the instructions supplied with your machine and our illustrated guide linked in the menu above.
|Thread size:||FLEX proprietary fitment|
|Cable length:||4 m|
|Net weight:||2.6 kg|
|Warranty:||2 year return to base|
|Speed range:||3200 - 9600 OPM & 160 - 480 RPM|
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