With its combined random orbital and rotary 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 none of the usual risks. For example, thanks to the random orbital movement, frictional heat is generated more slowly, meaning that the chances of overheating or burning the paint is minimised. In addition, the random orbital movement also ensures that holograms are not formed during the polishing process. Holograms are the bane of anyone learning to use a rotary polisher (and even a lot of old hands who have never quite mastered the 'zenith' technique), so it's quite comforting to know that the ample cutting power afforded by FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher doesn't necessitate endless hours of careful finishing down after compounding.
When the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher was originally launched the smallest available backing plate size made for it measured 115 mm, which was a problem for many detailers as this precluded the use of spot repair pads. However, a solution now exists to this issue in the form of the Lake Country XC 3401 VRG Backing Plate System, which enables 100 mm spot pads to be safely used. Given this and it's formidable cutting power, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher is arguably the best machine polisher currently on the market for professional use. It's not as easy to use as unforced random orbital machines, due to the torque produced by the rotary movement, but if you have previous rotary experience and are looking for the perfect dual action polisher then the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher should be at the top of your list.
The FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher is a CE approved 230 volt UK specification random orbital polisher with a difference. In contrast to many of the low cost dual action machines currently available, the XC 3401 VRG features a powerful 1010 watt motor with a permanently driven rotary movement (160 - 480 RPM) that operates in conjunction with a powerful 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, i.e. it will not bog down in the same way that low cost machines typically do. Like the other machine polishers in the FLEX range, the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher features a lightweight, ergonomically designed body and a curved rubber-coated handle that ensures maximum user comfort. With all of the speed controls easily accessible from the steering hand and the spindle locking mechanism recessed into the head to prevent accidental engagement, the XC 3401 VRG has been built to be light, safe and easy to use; perfect for professional detailers and for detailing enthusiasts who want to take their polishing skills to the next level without the usual risks associated with rotary polishing. Each FLEX XC 3401 VRG Positive Drive Orbital Polisher comes 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 guides entitled "What Does Polishing Do?" and "What Polish Should I Use?".
|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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