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  1. hellzya

    hellzya Silver Member

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    Hello
    First I have bin out of the industry for over 10 but worked at a detail shop for 4 yrs.I
    I have bin involved as a hobbyist detailer with my own cars.

    I'm looking into getting a new buffer and found the flex orbital buffer interesting.Basically claims to have the same cutting capabilities as a rotor buffer but the safety of an orbital. Any truth to this? And which flex would you recommend?

    Also what are the differences between cquartz finest and cquartz uk? From what I can gather is uk lasts 1-2yrs and finest lasts 2 yrs. And is there anyway with out owning a business I can get me hands on some finest?
     
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    SC DETAILEL Senior Hellcat Member

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    You are referring to the FLEX 3401 forced rotation. It's a great machine and built very tough. The consensus is that the Lake Country pads work really well with it.

    To your next question. CQuartz Finest is more chemically resistant and more water spot resistant than UK. CQuartz UK is a great product and can be purchased over the counter. The durability on CQuartz Finest is stated at two years, but many installers are getting longer out of an installation.

    And to your last question: No, you cannot get your hands on CQuartz Finest unless you are a certified installer. It is a professional installation coating only, keeping it exclusive.

    I hope this helps. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a FLEX, some Lake Country pads and grab some Menzerna polishes. They seem to work really well with the FLEX.

    HUMP
     
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    I can vouch for the Flex. I have several machines (including the Flex 3401) and the Flex is a great, well built machine (made in Germany). You will see results. I'll second the suggestion on Lake Country pads and Menzerna polishes too. Good stuff!
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation I went ahead and ordered the flex. I should get it in a week. I ordered some chemical guys optical grade cutting polish and carpro reflect. Will try I'm the future some menzerna.
     
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    Any feedback on menzerna fast gloss 400 and carpet reflex. Thanks.
     
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    Menzerna FG400 is a great compound. Great working time and finishes down really nice. CarPro Reflect is also a great product. It is a finishing polish, so any correction will need to be taken care of prior to using it unless the vehicle is in really great shape. You could also try Menzerna PF4000 or PF4500 as a finishing polish to the FG400.

    HUMP
     
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    I have a Flex 3401 and a few Rupes Bigfoot machines. I prefer the Rupes.
    ...and there's the the announcement of the Rupes 21 Mark II at SEMA.
    I believe the Rupes Mark II is going to be an outstanding machine.

    Here's a short video on the different machine types.
     
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