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Old 11-01-2018, 03:12 PM   #21
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Have you managed to use the Vertool yet? Is there much difference in the vibration between the machines?
I haven't tried it yet apart form plugin it in to the wall to make sure it worked. I'm hoping to try it this Sunday.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:21 PM   #22
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I haven't tried it yet apart form plugin it in to the wall to make sure it worked. I'm hoping to try it this Sunday.
Will you give us all a quick update please?
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Old 14-01-2018, 05:49 PM   #23
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Will you give us all a quick update please?
Well I gave the Vertool Force Drive it's maiden run today. Used it with a Chemical Guys Blue Hexlogic Pad and Britemax Black Max Light Polishing Glaze, which is also a new product for me.

I've never used a Flex 3401 so I can't compare the VFD to it. However I found the machine incredibly easy to use. I wouldn't say there is vibration from it but others who compare it against a F3401 say it has more vibration than the 3401.

The VFD felt smooth to me and fairly easy to control. It will try to walk you a little bit when you go over a contour on your bonnet. However you just adjust to it and within 10 minutes it just feels normal.
A harder pad may make a bit more of a difference as I found the blue pad would compress easy, even on vertical panels.

On to vertical panels, the machine didn't feel any heavier than my old DAS6 (the original model with the 500w motor), and felt comfortable holding it both ways i.e hands top and bottom also left to right.
I'm right handed but tried the machine left handed on the lower door panels and found that I could use the machine like this. I think this area on the car is the hardest to do as you are kneeling or sitting with the machine below you.

So I'm really pleased with the VFD and I can't see me needing to buy another machine that takes 5.5" pads unless the VFD breaks at some point. I know that it isn't going to slow down on curves like my old DAS6.
The DAS6 now has a 3" backing plate on it and will be used as a spot pad machine.

I only look after our family cars 5 in total and know the VFD will handle any job the require from light polishing to serious corrections. Very happy with my purchase.
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Hi guys, I've been using a Makita PO 6000C since last year it's a brilliant polisher IMHO better than the Flex XC 3401 VRG which I also have being a professional detailer .

The built quality , smoothness and quietness are light years ahead of the Flex !
Ergonomics and speed of correction are in rotary territory crisp finish no holograms what so ever ! No hazing even on Jet Black single stage paints .

It works well even as a free spinning DA especially from speeds 4 to 5.
It's forte is gear driven forced rotation that's when it comes alive !
It's a very torquey , well balanced and quiet polisher especially if you use the Flexipads XSlim foam buffing pads

Both Flex XC3401 VRG and Makita are brilliant machine polishers however,
Makita does not have those jack hammer vibrations the Flex has .
would I buy one absolutely !

That's why I bought one as soon as they were available last year here in Melbourne ,Australia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/432301713642786/photos/
https://www.facebook.com/mario.coral...&theater&ifg=1
Makita PO6000 C at full speed and slowed down to speed 4
Removing wet sanding de nibbing marks on Mercedes Benz 63AMG GLE
With my New Makita P06000C dual action polisher ( it was used in forced rotation mode to cut out sanding marks!
Speeds 5 for initial cut and then 4.5 to 4 still aggressive enough to totally remove sanding marks!
Makita has certainly nailed it with this polisher a combination of balance, smoothness and quieteness !
At speeds 5, 780rpm 4.5 650rpm 4 610rpm

https://www.facebook.com/mario.coral...&theater&ifg=1

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Old 23-05-2018, 07:53 AM   #25
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Hi guys, I've been using a Makita PO 6000C since last year it's a brilliant polisher IMHO better than the Flex XC 3401 VRG which I also have being a professional detailer .

The built quality , smoothness and quietness are light years ahead of the Flex !
Ergonomics and speed of correction are in rotary territory crisp finish no holograms what so ever ! No hazing even on Jet Black single stage paints .

It works well even as a free spinning DA especially from speeds 4 to 5.
It's forte is gear driven forced rotation that's when it comes alive !
It's a very torquey , well balanced and quiet polisher especially if you use the Flexipads XSlim foam buffing pads

Both Flex XC3401 VRG and Makita are brilliant machine polishers however,
Makita does not have those jack hammer vibrations the Flex has .
would I buy one absolutely !

That's why I bought one as soon as they were available last year here in Melbourne ,Australia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/432301713642786/photos/
https://www.facebook.com/mario.coral...&theater&ifg=1
Makita PO6000 C at full speed and slowed down to speed 4
Removing wet sanding de nibbing marks on Mercedes Benz 63AMG GLE
With my New Makita P06000C dual action polisher ( it was used in forced rotation mode to cut out sanding marks!
Speeds 5 for initial cut and then 4.5 to 4 still aggressive enough to totally remove sanding marks!
Makita has certainly nailed it with this polisher a combination of balance, smoothness and quieteness !
At speeds 5, 780rpm 4.5 650rpm 4 610rpm

https://www.facebook.com/mario.coral...&theater&ifg=1
Interesting, sounds like it's a great machine.

Your facebook URL's doesnt work, "content not available".
I'm curious to see the photos/videos. Think you might be able to share them some other way?
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