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Old 07-08-2017, 07:35 PM   #91
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Have any of you guys with pad rotation problems tried the spacer washer modification to move the backing plate away from the dust cover?
Also, do you have enough lubrication on the backing plate? Rupes say the backing plate must be lubricated where touches the dust cover.
I have the washer mod and it certainly makes a difference
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:57 PM   #92
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Had the same issue..... brought the kamikaze beast plate... and now I don't!!
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:56 PM   #93
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I fear my polisher has these symptoms now as well

might just go for a flex and save any hassle
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:19 PM   #94
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I fear my polisher has these symptoms now as well

might just go for a flex and save any hassle
Which flex bud.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:31 PM   #95
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The 3401 is the machine to go for the Xfe7 is a finishing machine,yet to use the xfe in anger yet.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:50 PM   #96
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Which flex bud.
going to see about getting my rupes sorted, it seems to be ok on very flat surfaces, but when gets near any curved or odd panels it seems like it hasnt enought bite and doesnt perform well, it doesnt do it all the time though,

I see the post above about lubricating in around the backing plate, I'll be honest, I've never done this or knew you had to?

It would be a 3401 vrg I would go for or if the new da had enough bite in it I would get it
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:41 PM   #97
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Try using an M8 washer to space out the backing pad from the machine, you won’t have any issues after this.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:56 PM   #98
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Got a Kamikazi Beast Backing plate on my 15 Mk2....really changes the machine for the better but its a very very expensive upgrade!
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This is where I believe Rupes have gone wrong,it takes Kai in Japan and Mr Brown in the USA to come up with aftermarket solutions,and the same goes to flex with the 3401 where Lake country have prodused an aftermarket backing pkate system,for the life of me I don't and can't see why companies do this,as the machines themselves arn't cheap.
So I suggest that both Flex and Rupes have a rethink on how they can put wrongs to right,they'd probably sell more machines if they put the customer a little more in their thought process.
No offence to Kai or Kevin in fact they should be thanked.
There should be no reason to exploit loyal customers or is it make loyal customers purchase smaller machines that increases revenue?
Could these companies not have foreseen these problems !!!!
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:33 PM   #100
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Did the OP ever get his machine back?


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