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    Flex 3401 VRG vs Rupes LHR21 III

    Hi guys,

    New member here, i had a quick look and couldnt see a post on this but im sure there is.

    So im looking into getting a new DA, Flex or rupes the age old question.

    I like the idea of the 3401 being gear driven (no bog) but it gives me the fear how quick its meant to go through paint. I have been using a rupes alot recently and really like it compared to my das 6 but i dont want to get 3 months down the line and think should of got a flex. just wish i knew someone with a flex to get a shot of haha

    any thoughts anyone

    thanks

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    Re: Flex 3401 VRG vs Rupes LHR21 III

    Stick with the RUPES.

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    Re: Flex 3401 VRG vs Rupes LHR21 III

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiateur1974 View Post
    Stick with the RUPES.
    Gladiateur1974, it might be helpful for the OP if you explain why you like a specific Rupes tool vs Flex.
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    Re: Flex 3401 VRG vs Rupes LHR21 III

    Here's my $.02. The Flex is an awesome machine. Period. I've been using mine for about 8 years and am just now looking to add another heavy hitter to the shop. Originally I'd planned to get another 3401 but my eye fell on a post somewhere about the Rupes Mille LK900. It's also a force rotation machine. I'm likely to try the Rupes this go around because of the favorable reviews I've read, smoother, quieter,... But if it weren't for that, I'd surely get a second Flex.

    The negatives: 1) There is a learning curve when compared to using a typical DA. I wouldn't let it scare you away. You won't burn through paint like a rotary might. But you'll just need to work at a slower speed for the first few times until you get use to the feel, and slight pull of the counter-clockwise rotation. Try different pads, some will pull more than others depending on your polishing product. 2) It's not for applying the last step product in my mind. I still like a lightweight DA for that.

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    Re: Flex 3401 VRG vs Rupes LHR21 III

    why neglect the MT300? is it that bad comapre to a Rupes. Makes me feel i bought the wrong machine consider a Rupes and a MT300 cost roughly the same in Sweden

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