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Chemical Guys BUF_003 - Flex XC 3401 VRG OEM Replacement Backing Plate (5.5 in)
Replacement Backing Plate for FLEX XC 3401 VRG (5.5 Inch)
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Flex XC 3401 VRG OEM Replacement Backing Plate (5.5 in)

Why Buy This Product?

  • 5.5 Inch replacement backing plate for FLEX XC 3401 VRG dual action polisher
  • Allows you to use 6.5" and larger pads, brushes, and other detailing accessories
  • OEM factory replacement for the original backing plate
  • Ratchet and gear tooth design creates a true forced-rotation dual-action orbital movement
  • Larger diameter accepts professional-sized buffing pads for fast polishing results around any automobile

About This Backing Plate

The FLEX XC 3401 is what you get when you combine a dual action polisher with a rotary polisher: a forced-rotation dual action buffer. This unique mechanism spreads out the polishing work, and heat, over a larger area just like a DA polisher. But it uses a ratchet and gear tooth system to turn the backing plate through the orbital spin. This forced motion requires a specialty backing plate to mesh with the machine bell housing. This replacement backing plate is the same stock 5.5” diameter to run buffing pads from 6.5” to 7.5” in diameter. Use your favorite 6.5” Hex-Logic foam pads and Black Optics microfiber buffing pads with your FLEX XC3401 and the 5.5” backing plate. The OEM FLEX XC 3401 Backing Plate is the authentic factory replacement part for your 3401 DA Polisher. Only high quality injection-molded plastic, urethane interface surface, and fine hook and loop fasteners can take the vibration, heat, and pure polishing force of the rugged XC3401 machine. Take your machine polishing game to new places and polish with confidence thanks to the genuine FLEX 5.5 Inch Replacement Backing Plate for your FLEX 3401 polisher.

Take Your FLEX XC3401 To New Heights

The FLEX XC 3401 combines the best of both worlds: the power and speedy correction of a rotary polisher with the ease of use and safety of a dual action polisher. Normal rotary machines spin all the power off a single axis, and generate maximum friction and correction power on paintwork. Dual action polishers spin the buffer head off a counterweight to create an eccentric motion, or “throw,” that dissipates heat for a safer buffing job on paint. The FLEX XC 3401 VRG uses a gear and tooth mechanism that ties the rotation and oscillation movements into one powerful motion. This fast-acting machine dissipates heat as it works to safely remove paint without burning the finish, but the direct gear drive transfers more machine power into the workpiece for a deeper and faster paint correction. This replacement backing plate is the direct replacement for the large 5.5” backing plate that accommodates 6.5” buffing pads and accessories. This extra large backing plate and pad combination is best suited for polishing large flat panels quickly and easily. Upgrade to the specialty XC3401 dual action polisher, and take down the swirls and scratches that ruin your car’s shine from any painted part.

Where Can The FLEX XC3401 Work?

With the standard 5.5” backing plate, the FLEX XC3401 Polisher easily covers large areas across hoods, trunks, roofs, doors, and more. Use the powerful polishing correction power to remove scratches, swirls, and defects from all types of paint finishes, including hard ceramic clear coat finishes, conventional clear coats, single stage paints, and more. Use your favorite 6.5” Hex-Logic and Black Optics polishing pads to permanently remove scratches, restore clarity, reflection, and brilliant shine to any painted color finish. Remove scratches and swirls from clear optical plastic for perfect clarity or light transmission on plastic windows, headlights, or tail lights. Choose the FLEX XC 3401 VRG Orbital Polisher for fast correction on any vehicle.

What Machines Is This Backing Plate For?

The 5.5” FLEX XC 3401 backing plate fits the tooth-and-gear driven design of the FLEX XC 3401 Forced-Rotation Dual Action Polisher.

How To Use:
  • Hold down the black locking button on the top of your FLEX machine to prevent the backing plate from spinning.
  • Once locked, loosen and remove the screw with the included Allen wrench.
  • Lift the backing plate up and away from the gears.
  • Set the new backing plate in, making sure it is properly lined up with the vertical slot in the rotational spindle.
  • Lightly tighten the screw.
  • Push down the black locking clip again and tighten the screw to the final torque.

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