Ideal for both professional detailiers and amateur car cleaners, the Flex XC 3401 Orbital Polisher is great for removing buffer trails, hologrammes, oxidation, swirl marks and for generally refining a vehicles paintwork. Its direct, orbital drive simulates the random circular motion of a human hand when polishing and so generates very little heat under the pad, meaning there is far less chance of any serious damage being inflicted during polishing, as can easily happen with a rotary polishing machine.
It feels more refined than most other dual action polishing machines and vibrates much less due to its positive drive motor that ensures a uniform movement, even when under load. It features a multi speed selection switch, and more importantly, an accelerator trigger which gives you much more control of the machine and allows you to spread, work and finish the polish at different speeds, without necessarily having to stop and adjust the speed dial.
The design of the machine means that it is very comfortable to hold and use, and its unique bale handle that is positioned over the front of the unit makes controlling the amount of pressure you exert very easy, while at the same time helping to reduce fatigue in your hands and arms during use. The unit weighs 5.7 lbs, has a power output of 590 watts, rotates between 160-480 times per minute and oscillates between 3200-9600 times. It must be used in conjunction with the factory supplied baking plate only, and is recommended to be used with 6.5 inch polishing pads.
The Flex XC 3401 Orbital Polisher is such an effective polishing machine because it has enough power to successfully remove most scratches and surface imperfections without the hazard of burning, or damaging the paint, because of its orbital motion as opposed to rotary. The reason it has more potential for defect removal than other dual action or orbital polishing machines is because its positive drive motor doesn’t stall under load and the pad doesn’t stop on the surface when a certain amount of pressure is applied, so, in essence, it could be looked upon as a cross between a rotary and a dual action machine.
An excellent quality, professional grade polishing machine, the Flex XC 3401 Orbital Polisher gives you the power of a rotary machine with the added safety of an orbital one and is so is ideal for beginners, but will also appeal to professionals for use on more delicate areas, or on vehicles that do not require a full rotary polish. Being made it Germany it has a solid construction that will stand the test of time and it’s advanced electronics give it a very refined and controlled feel.