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The New Flex XFE 7 -15 150!!


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Guys & gals did a little testing with the Flex XFE 7-15 150, got out my ole trusty door panel did a little sanding. Wow within 5 to 10 minutes I had her from sanded to shine.

I did two passes with the Orange Gen5 pad along with CP. Two passes one step and look at the results.

Very nice polisher, comfortable to use.

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Just noticed this new machine yesterday, anybody know how it compares to the rupes 15?

Before pulling the trigger on the Rupes 15 Mark II, I read some reviews elsewhere on the net compared to this new Flex. The new Rupes was still preferred from my reading.

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Guys & gals did a little testing with the Flex XFE 7-15 150, got out my ole trusty door panel did a little sanding. Wow within 5 to 10 minutes I had her from sanded to shine.

I did two passes with the Orange Gen5 pad along with CP. Two passes one step and look at the results.

Very nice polisher, comfortable to use.

Check out the pics!!

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Chris, I am a huge Flex fan and presently have a 3401, your thoughts and differences than the 3401. Looking to pick up another machine.

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That looks great Chris, size wise how does it compare to the 3401 ? Price ?

 

The XFE7-15 body is about 2" shorter in length when compared to the 3401 VRG due to the new rubber grip design above the backing plate. I plan to do some extensive testing with mine this weekend, so I will post up my thoughts and impressions as well. I took a few pictures just now to show the machines next to each other, lining them both up by the beginning section of the power cord:

 

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The XFE7-15 body is about 2" shorter in length when compared to the 3401 VRG due to the new rubber grip design above the backing plate. I plan to do some extensive testing with mine this weekend, so I will post up my thoughts and impressions as well. I took a few pictures just now to show the machines next to each other, lining them both up by the beginning section of the power cord:

 

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Thanks Dan I was going to take some pics of the two when I got home from work.

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Jimmy the xfe-7 is completely different than the 3401.  The 3401 is forced rotation random orbital while the xfe-7 is a long throw DA that is comparable to the Rupes.

 

I am looking forward to seeing the results from Dan. I know the 3401 is the detailing beast for swirl removal, was wondering if the new cuts as well. Looking for something a little lighter, but if the results aren't as good in the same amount of time, I'll stick with the old version. I have two PC's as well. 4 inch pads on one and 6.5 on the other for basic stuff like applying sealant etc to give the Flex a break as well. Will keep an eye out for the results.

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I am looking forward to seeing the results from Dan. I know the 3401 is the detailing beast for swirl removal, was wondering if the new cuts as well. Looking for something a little lighter, but if the results aren't as good in the same amount of time, I'll stick with the old version. I have two PC's as well. 4 inch pads on one and 6.5 on the other for basic stuff like applying sealant etc to give the Flex a break as well. Will keep an eye out for the resul

 

Not much different in weight.

 

3401-· Weight 5.75 lbs

 

 

XFE- Weight 5.2 lbs.

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I believe it has more to do with carrying 3 different size polishing pads, than the country of manufacture  Now just 6" pads for PC and Rupes 15, and 4" pads for Cyclo and Rupes Mini.  

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Well I can add a little to this topic. I purchased the XFE from Adams in April. Did a couple small areas twice with no problems. Last weekend I went to tackle my entire truck. The polisher got so hot that it melted the plastic behind the backing plate. Would no longer spin freely. I know Adams hasn't had this polisher available since shortly after I purchased it. I contacted flex and they are having issues with the XFE currently. They sent me a shipping tag and are sending me a check for the purchase price. Their engineers want the unit for evaluation.

 

 

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