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    Any good reasons on why to spend 200+ dollars on a rotary polisher? Ive been planning on getting the Makita rotary polisher to start learning real paint correction, heard nothing but good about it. Today though i was passing time at Auto Zone and found a 7" polisher made by Great Neck. 11 amp motor, variable speed, basically all the features on paper that the more expensive polishers have from what i can tell. And its only 55 dollars. I know its not a big name brand like Dewalt or Makita, but im sure it has a decent warranty. Anything i should know before i buy it?

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    imo, one of the key benefits to the brands like makita, dewalt, etc is the availability of backing plates and hook/loop pads. If you're not too concerned w/ a flexible backing plate and just want this to practice on flat panels like hoods/trunks, than I would say to go for it. Some other numbers that some look for is the weight of the machine since it can get tiring working a rotary while doing side panels. The makita comes in at ~2lbs lighter than the one you listed. Otherwise, looks good to me hope this helped a little.
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    oh, and btw, coastal tool has the makita for 169 w/ canvas carry bag
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    Ya i was thinking about the backing plate compatability thing too. I think the only way to find out would be order some plates, buy it, and if they dont fit, return it i guess. If they do fit id definately keep it, and later in time buy the makita when i get some practice.

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    The FLEX 3401 DA ia the latest and greatest DA since slice bread from all the auto detailers over on autopia.org, and since its a DA its almost idiot proof (burnt paint/clear) too. More than $200 though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    The FLEX 3401 DA ia the latest and greatest DA since slice bread from all the auto detailers over on autopia.org, and since its a DA its almost idiot proof (burnt paint/clear) too. More than $200 though...
    FWIW

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    went to napa, ordered a cheap one for like 65 got 3m 3000 hand/machine rub(30), and 3m machine polish(42), rough foam pad(12), and polishing pad(17) total was 190 and HOLY CRAP its awesome. not a DA tho just a rotary. ill try to take some pics of my sisters truck. was flat red metallic....now its absolutely beautiful

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